Vicarious Liability and Agency: Ong Han Ling v AIA and Beyond
In the evolution of the law on vicarious liability, major developments have taken place in the past two decades. More notably, the apex courts of the UK have extended the application of vicarious liability to quasi-employees and beyond. In Singapore,
Enforceability of Legal Rights Relating to Cryptocurrencies, Digital Tokens, and Smart Contracts
What rights may be legally enforced in relation to cryptocurrencies, digital tokens, and smart contracts? What is the legal basis for enforcing any such rights? Are digital assets choses in possession, choses in action, or some third category of property?
Third-Party Funding: Is Funding of Commercial Litigation Permissible in Singapore?
It is a commonly held view that third-party funding in Singapore is only permissible in international arbitration and insolvency cases. However, a close reading of Singapore case law suggests that public policy allows funding of commercial litigation as well. 2017 marked
Dear Amicus Agony, I am a first-year associate who is new to legal practice. On a daily basis, I endure verbal abuse from one of my senior partners. He says my drafts are “terrible” and routinely calls me “stupid” and “inept”. Often, he
The Future Lawyer and Cross-border Legal Practice
Rapid globalisation and unprecedented growth in the movement of goods, services, capital and people across international borders is, along with the rapid technological change that propels it, perhaps the most significant challenge that 21st Century legal professionals face. On a recent
Microsoft Word Hacks for Young Lawyers: How to Automate Your Cross-References
This article is the second of the Law Society of Singapore’s Legal Research & Development department’s two-part series called “Microsoft Word hacks for young lawyers”. Introduction “I have an authority that was originally cited in full in footnote 1, but I’ve added
Thinking Ahead for the Legal Future
Tech-celerate for Law Conference Highlights The Tech-celerate for Law conference was held on 15 May 2019 to commemorate the launch of the Law Society’s latest legal technology initiatives, the Tech-celerate for Law programme and the SmartLaw Guild. This article provides a
How Three Small-Medium Firms Successfully Adopted Legal-Tech Adopting legal technology can seem like a time-consuming and costly undertaking. In this article, lawyers from three small and medium firms detail their firm’s experiences with legal technology and share their insights into the