A Last Resort Legal Option for a Trustee in Bankruptcy?
Applying to Court to Sell a Private Property Co-owned by a Bankrupt This article discusses the legal basis for a Trustee in Bankruptcy (TIB)[ref] See section 2 of the Bankruptcy Act, where “trustee” in relation to a bankruptcy and a bankrupt
The Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Neutral Determination Scheme
The Law Society launched its Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme (LSNEDS) to complement its dispute resolution suite of mediation (LSMS) and arbitration (LSAS). LSNEDS provides a very useful non-binding evaluation or temporarily binding determination to deal quickly and cheaply with
Pension Sharing in England After a Singapore Divorce
How to implement pension sharing arrangements of English-based pensions after a divorce in Singapore. A discussion of the applicable law and procedure in England to the enforcement of Singapore orders concerning pensions. Pitfalls for the unwary and practical solutions. Introduction Once upon a
IBA Annual Conference 2018; Rome, Italy
Founded in 1947, the International Bar Association (IBA) is quite possibly the world’s largest organisation of lawyers. Its annual conference sees well over 5,000 legal professionals converge for a week of discussion and thought leadership on cutting edge topics, like
Dear Amicus Agony, I have been in practice for about three years and have been working mostly with this one particular senior associate. Through the course of working with him, I have come to discover (and most of the other juniors
Walk Out, or Work It Out: How to Stay Motivated in the Legal Sector
In the Opening of Legal Year in 2014, Lok Vi Ming, SC – the then-President of the Singapore Law Society – cited that “three out of four local lawyers leave practice in the first 10 years of practice”.[ref] See <https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/3-out-of-4-local-lawyers-leave-practice-in-the-first-10-years-of-practising-lawsoc>
Prevention and Management Strategies for Legal Professionals Introduction It is well-established that rates of depression and other mental illnesses are high in legal professionals. Emerging research has identified that judges, lawyers, and interpreters are also at increasing risk of vicarious traumatisation.
Three Big Ideas About AI for Lawyers
Introduction In the late Professor Stephen Hawking’s final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, the eminent physicist provided his personal take on some of the biggest questions in science. On the question “Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?”, Professor Hawking