Every Worker Matters
A snapshot of the amendments to the Employment Act that came into effect on 1 April 2019. Introduction 1 April 2019 was a watershed moment in the legal development of Singapore’s Employment Law. I personally saw our labour movement’s lobbying efforts in
Wrongful Dismissal, Disability Discrimination and Mental Illness
Can an employer dismiss an employee for conduct which was the result of a mental condition or illness? Is mental impairment a form of disability for the purpose of employment law? Would such a dismissal be justified or wrongful amounting
Dear Amicus Agony, I am a fourth year PQE in a small firm which does mainly civil litigation. Recently, my partner approached me to do a trial with him where I would be first chair and conducting the trial. I did
Should You Change Your Business Structure?
Should you change your existing business structure from sole-proprietorship or a partnership to a company? A tax professional’s angle. According to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Mr Ng Wai Choong, in the current annual report for the financial year ended 31
Does Your Team Rise or Fall Under Pressure?
Pressure is an inevitable part of working in the legal profession. While the type of pressure might be different between those in private practice, government or in house legal roles, the impact of pressure on performance is real. Research into
Managing Legal and Ethical Risks in Cross-Jurisdictional Transactions
Background – The “Panama Papers” Leak In 2016, an anonymous source released 11.5 million client files from what was then the fourth-largest offshore services firm in the world, Mossack Fonseca & Co (a Panamanian law firm), in an incident now known
Cross Country Run 2019
This year, the Annual Law Society Cross-Country Run took place yet again at Bedok Reservoir on 3 August 2019. This was the second year in succession that the run was taking place after a long hiatus. This year’s event saw some
A British Serial Killer in Singapore
a True Story by Tan Ooi Boon A law graduate, Ooi Boon is a law and crime specialist who covered the crime scene for the Straits Times for many years. This is his latest page-turner about a horrendous crime committed in