The Law of Torts in Singapore (2nd Ed)

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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 2015


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2nd edition


Tort Law


Profile(s) of Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s)


Gary Chan is an Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University. He graduated with LLB (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and LLM from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy from the University of London as well as a Master of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies) from the National University of Singapore. Gary has published widely in various local and international journals on torts, legal systems, and ethics and has co-edited Ethics and Social Responsibility: Asian and Western Perspectives and The Legal System of Singapore: Institutions, Principles, and Practices.


Lee Pey Woan is an Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from King’s College London and subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University. Pey Woan has published widely in company, contract, and tort law in both local and international leading journals, and has contributed to local textbooks such as The Law of Contract in Singapore and Corporate Law.




Chapter 1 – Introduction to Law of Torts
(By Gary Chan) 
Chapter 2 – Intentional Torts to the Person
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 3 – Tort of Negligence: Overview and General Duty of Care
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 4 – Duty of Care: Ordinary Duties, Special Scenarios and Parties
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 5 – Duty of Care: Contractual and Statutory Frameworks
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 6 – Tort of Negligence: Breach of Duty
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 7 – Tort of Negligence: Damage
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 8 – Tort of Negligence: Defences
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 9 – Breach of Statutory Duty
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 10 – Interference with Land
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 11 – Interference with Goods
(By Lee Pey Woan)
Chapter 12 – Tort of Defamation: Establishing a Prima Facie Case
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 13 – Tort of Defamation: Defences and Remedies
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 14 – False Representations
(By Gary Chan and Lee Pey Woan)
Chapter 15 – Economic Torts
(By Lee Pey Woan)
Chapter 16 – Protection of Privacy Interests in Tort
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 17 – Abuse of Process and Power: Malicious Prosecution and Misfeasance in Public Office
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 18 – Parties, Joint Torts and Personal Liability for Torts
(By Gary Chan and Lee Pey Woan)
Chapter 19 – Vicarious Liability
(By Gary Chan)
Chapter 20 – Remedies in Tort
(By Gary Chan)
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