Tort law has continued to develop apace in the intervening period since the first edition of the book was published in 2011: new torts have emerged, existing torts re-formulated, and important clarifications made on the scope of specific torts and doctrines. These developments are captured in this second edition, salient examples of which include See Toh Siew Kee v Ho Ah Lam Ferrocement (Pte) Ltd (occupiers’ liability); Anwar Patrick Adrian v Ng Chong & Hue LLC and AEL v Cheo Yeoh & Associates LLC (solicitor’s duty of care); EFT Holding, Inc v Marinteknik Shipbuilders (S) Pte Ltd (unlawful means conspiracy); and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Publ), Singapore Branch v Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte Ltd (vicarious liability). The scope and impact of new statutory torts introduced pursuant to the Protection from Harassment Act and Community Disputes Resolution Act 2015 are also examined. As with the previous edition, a comparative view is offered by considering, where relevant, new developments in other leading Commonwealth jurisdictions.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Gary Chan Kok Yew & Lee Pey Woan
Date of Publication: Dec 2015The Law of Torts in Singapore (2nd Ed)$96.30CS
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
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 2012Industrial Design Law in Singapore$96.30CS
In a world of rapidly worsening environmental conditions, and amidst a growing urgent interest in best practices for addressing the crisis, Singapore is often lauded for its exemplary approach to environmental management, and its environmental law is sometimes credited for this achievement. However, while Singapore’s environmental laws have contributed to progress towards sustainable development, there is room for improvement. Environmental Law in Singapore is the first and only textbook on Singapore environmental law. It is an essential reference written for legal practitioners in and outside Singapore; researchers and students; as well as businesses, civil society and policy makers who want to gain a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of the subject. The book explains the subject in the context of international and regional environmental law and the Singapore legal system. It describes, explains and critiques the applicable legal principles, legislative provisions and cases. Topics covered go beyond the traditional areas of criminal and civil liabilities in environmental regulation such as pollution control, waste management, nature conservation and climate change, to also include environmental governance issues such as procedural and substantive environmental rights. This book also considers developments in other jurisdictions where appropriate, for insights into potential areas for legislative or judicial reform.
Authors: Joseph Chun and Lye Lin HengEnvironmental Law in Singapore$96.30CS
Since the first edition was published, the Singapore competition law regime has developed considerably. New enforcement decisions have created a small but growing depository of local cases which will continue to shape the development and practice of competition law in Singapore. This book provides a comprehensive guide to how competition laws in Singapore will be implemented, and how businesses, practitioners and students should navigate the regime. This second edition explores the lessons from the infringement decisions issued by the Competition Commission of Singapore, many of which take into account Singapore’s unique circumstances.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Cavinder Bull SC, Lim Chong Kin
Date of Publication: Mar 2015
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
The Architecture of Deals offers a novel set of tools – a framework of private orderings – to help transactional lawyers accelerate the development of key skills, such as:
- problem-solving techniques in complex transactional environments
- commercial acumen and strategic-thinking skills
- deal design structures and strategies
- problem-solving mindset and approach to legal and commercial problems
Author: Duc V Trang
Date of Publication: January 2019
Authored by practitioners and a senior assistant registrar, with input from litigation practitioners, judicial officers and law academics, this guide is lighthearted yet serious in import. It offers sound counsel on proper etiquette outside and within a courtroom, encompassing a wide range of situations with instructive illustrations and examples. Especially useful is the table of words, phrases and modes of address which provides sample terms and expressions of common courtesy and respect which should be accorded to fellow members of the legal fraternity. Suitable for both junior and seasoned practitioners, the book provides invaluable guidance on conduct becoming of a member of a noble and honourable profession.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Vinodh Coomaraswamy SC, Stanley Lai SC, Adrian Tan, Teh Hwee Hwee, Anand Nalachandran. Illustrator: Locknie Hsu
This book draws on applicable concepts in literature, and from wisdom and experience that mediators in Asia have accumulated over the years. It presents an Asian perspective on mediation that includes a culturally appropriate framework, with strategies and recommendations for managing and settling disputes in the Asian context.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Joel Lee, Teh Hwee Hwee (General Editors)
Date of Publication: May 2009An Asian Perspective on Mediation$53.50CS
The Singapore International Commercial Court serves to entrench Singapore's position as the premier dispute resolution hub in Asia. The SICC Handbook is the first comprehensive textbook on the subject; it is a handy and convenient guide to the rules and procedures of the SICC.
Mohan R Pillay
Toh Chen HanThe SICC Handbook(HB)+eBook$192.60