Compensation for Frivolous or Vexatious Prosecution
Parti Liyani v Public Prosecutor  SGHC 146 According to section 359(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code, an acquitted accused person may receive compensation if the prosecution was “frivolous or vexatious”. In Parti Liyani v Public Prosecutor, Singapore’s High Court –
To What Extent Should the Court Consider a Patient’s Wishes and Feelings When Determining the Patient’s Best Interests?
The Mental Capacity Act (Cap 177A) makes it clear that a decision maker making a decision on behalf of a mentally incapacitated person (P) must consider P’s wishes and feelings. This article aims to illustrate the position in Singapore and
Can a Customer Claim Against the Bank for an Authorised Push Payment Fraud?
Authorised push payment fraud, wherein technologically savvy fraudsters impersonate legitimate payees and/or manipulate parties into making real-time payments to the fraudster’s bank account, is on the rise. In these circumstances, the question of a bank’s duty of care comes to
Dear Amicus Agony, I am a recently qualified lawyer and I am the most junior in my litigation team. My bosses and senior associates often e-mail me after working hours, and even on weekends. Sometimes, when I do not respond immediately
How Legal Tech Innovation Can Drive Success in Your Firm
The legal landscape continues to change rapidly, and in the next few years, we will see breakaway firms and practices. Will your practice evolve and thrive? Look back at past commentary, and this may seem like a stale retort. However, much
Jarrell’s Bistro – A Steampunk-Themed Restaurant with Asian-Fusion Dishes
There is certainly no shortage of restaurants and bars in and around the Central Business District but the Telok Ayer district is a favourite of mine. Although it’s just a short walk from the ubiquitous glass and steel structures of
Why Do So Many Young Lawyers Leave Practice, and is This a Problem?
Just one year into the practice of law, I have noticed that several of my peers have left, or are thinking of leaving the profession. I spoke to a former schoolmate recently who resigned from his job as a junior
Keynote Address at Family Conference 2021
By Minister for Culture, Community & Youth and Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong SC 28 September 2021 Mr Chia Wee Kiat, Deputy Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts; Mr Kenneth Yap, Registrar of the Family Justice Courts; Mr Gregory Vijayendran SC, President
Working and Partying Together I first met Vincent Wong when he joined our practice at ATMD Bird & Bird in late 2008 as an associate. He assisted me in many litigation and arbitration matters from that time up to about 2012