Unwritten Constitutional Norms: Finding the Singapore Constitution
This article examines the judicial articulation of unwritten constitutional norms in Singapore over the last few years. It takes as its starting point that the constitution is underpinned by foundational norms and the articulation of such norms is important to
Administrative Law in Singapore: Recent Developments and Looking Ahead
There has been an increased interest in the field of administrative law in Singapore in recent years. This has been triggered by a number of significant developments in the field.
Reconsidering the Presumption of Constitutionality and Pre-Constitutional Legislation
The Presumption of Constitutionality is an oft-cited but seldom explored theme in Constitutional Law, and would appear to have been settled after the Court of Appeal decision in Lim Meng Suang & anor v Attorney-General. However, the recent Indian Supreme
Double Standards of Rationality
The review of decisions on grounds of irrationality (rationality review) is central to modern administrative law. Thus, Singapore’s courts have affirmed a general standard of rationality review, applicable regardless of a decision-maker’s office or the field he purports to have
Message from Guest Editor of Public Law Theme Issue
Last year when the idea of a special issue on public law was mooted at the Publications Committee meeting, I was delighted to be tasked with assembling a veritable list of academic and practitioners to contribute articles to this edition.
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Future-proofing for Lawyers 101
The Future of Law The future of law is not a subject that lawyers were taught at law school. Neither would it seem to be a priority for the busy practising lawyer, who has to contend with the overwhelming challenges of
Analysing Alternative Fee Arrangements for the Legal Profession
What value do lawyers bring to the table when clients are faced with a dispute or a transaction needing our legal advice or representation? How is this value measured and, in turn, weighed against the costs that our clients pay