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  1. Legal Legacies: The Story of Singapore Law

    This book is a delightful synopsis of Singapore’s rich legal heritage. It highlights the development of Singapore’s legal system, the evolution of legal practice and the changes in court systems from tenuous beginnings to world-class status. Legal Legacies provides a pictorial look at the key moments, places and people in Singapore’s legal history over 60 photographs, many of which are seen here for the first time, punctuated by interesting anecdotes. Each book comes enclosed in a specially-designed envelope which is packaged with four loose postcards showing artworks and photographs of Singapore’s court houses over the years. The fine finishing and artwork make this publication both a useful resource for history aficionados as well as a veritable keepsake.


    This is a joint project by the Singapore Academy of Law Legal Heritage Committee, supported by the National Heritage Board



    Date of Publication: Mar 2011

  2. Industrial Design Law in Singapore

    This book sets out a discussion of industrial design law in Singapore, beginning with a general introduction to industrial design, its importance to Singapore as one of the creative industries and its relation to intellectual property. It then proceeds to discuss, in some detail, the registered design system of Singapore which is followed by chapters setting out an overview of how copyright, passing off and trade mark law may also be relevant in protecting certain aspects of design. The problem caused by overlapping rights is also addressed. In addition, the text includes discussions of English, European and Australian laws for comparative and law reform purposes, and concludes by highlighting some areas where law reform might be considered.


    Author: George Wei Sze Shun


    Date of Publication: Sep 2012

    Member's Price: $90.00 (before GST)
    Associate Student's Price:
    $72.00 (before GST)
    Non-Member's Price: 
    $135.00 (before GST)

  3. Criminal Law for the 21st Century - A Model Code for Singapore

    In this book, the authors propose a set of improved and modernised provisions expressing the general principles of criminal responsibility. This set of principles will comprise a “General Part” which, it is proposed, will form part of Singapore’s Penal Code. The key objective of devising and enacting the General Part is to significantly revitalise the Penal Code and restore many of its original technical attributes. Each chapter of this book comprises: (a) a carefully considered and drafted provision on a general principle of criminal responsibility; (b) a summary of the existing law in Singapore pertaining to that principle; (c) a selection of recent formulations of that principle from other jurisdictions to benchmark Singapore’s law (both current and proposed) with international best practices; and (d) a comparison of these formulations with the provision proposed in this book for inclusion as a General Part in Singapore’s Penal Code.



    Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Chan Wing Cheong, Stanley Yeo and Michael Hor

    Date of Publication: Jul 2013

    Member's Price: $80.00 (before GST)
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    $64.00 (before GST)
    Non-Member's Price: 
    $120.00 (before GST)

  4. Practitioners' Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases (Print + Digital)

    The Practitioners’ Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases in Singapore (the “Guide”) serves as a comprehensive resource on the whole spectrum of defamation cases that comes before the Singapore courts and the range of damages awarded for such claims. It provides a useful and concise tabulation of defamation cases organised according to the nature of the defamation, the category of claimant, the amount awarded, and the outcome of appeal as well as case summaries for over a decade of reported and unreported cases filed between 2006 and 2017. The Guide outlines the general legal principles on the tort of defamation in Singapore, making it a quick primer on the law of defamation for anyone with an interest in this area of the law.

    Editor-in-Chief:District Judge Salina Ishak
    Contributing Editor: District Judge Clement Julien Tan

    Date of Publication: October 2019

    Member's Price: $78.00 (before GST)
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    $62.40 (before GST)
    Non-Member's Price: 
    $117.00 (before GST)