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MOTOR ACCIDENT & PERSONAL INJURY

MOTOR ACCIDENT & PERSONAL INJURY – DID YOU KNOW that money due to you for a personal injury claim may be clawed back by your ex-wife upon divorce. That was the unlikely conclusion that came about as a result of a DIVORCE after a 22 year marriage. Though the peculiar facts may have been relevant [...]

PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW

[TQ v TR and Another Appeal [2009] 2 SLR(R) 961] A prenuptial agreement cannot stand on its own. In exceptional cases, such as in this case, the Singapore Court of Appeal gave it significant (or even conclusive) weight. However, this does not prevent court from scrutinising the contents of the prenuptial agreement. While the court [...]

PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT ACT (“PFHA”)

Attorney-General v Ting Choon Meng and another appeal [2017] 1 SLR 373; [2017] SGCA 6 Government is not a victim under the PFHA. e Citizen” website were false. The issue was whether s. 15 applies to the Government. The HC and CA held that the section was not applicable. Although s. 3 & 36 of [...]

INHERITANCE (FAMILY PROVISION) ACT & WILLS ACT – IMPORTANCE OF MAKING A WILL

FAQ Whether illegitimate children (born out of wedlock) are entitled to claim maintenance from the Deceased’s estate? The relevant provision in Inheritance (Family Provision) Act applies to legitimate children, which includes adopted children but does not included illegitimate children. In AAG v Estate of AAH, deceased [2009] SGCA 56, the Court of Appeal discussed whether illegitimate [...]

RECENT CHANGES/UPDATE ON EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law changes announced by Ministry of Manpower on March 2018 to take effect by April 2019 Widening the scope of employees and afford protection to all employees: Current position is that EA applies to 1) all non-managerial and non-executive employees (regardless of salary); and 2) managerial and executive earning not more than $4,500. Proposed [...]

DEFAMATION – MALICE REDEFINED

Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan and others [2018] SGHC 115 Gao Shuchao’s case concerns comments made by Gao to the members of the Management Council (MC) of a Singapore condominium, where he had asked MC for reasons for the delay in revealing the fact that they had received judgment monies owed to the MC [...]

Wills & Probate

Who should make a Will? Anyone over the age of 21 You have assets Cash Car HDB House Condo Jewellery Shares Insurance policies DPS CPF Why you should make a Will? Unpredictability of life and death – cremated or buried? You may not want it to go to people who are beneficiaries under the law [...]

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Divorce There are 5 grounds - adultery, unreasonable behaviour, separation with consent, separation without consent and desertion.