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“It’s Tuesday. You’re at your desk. The phone rings. It’s reception. A client wants to speak to a lawyer in your team. Your colleagues are in meetings and you’re the only one available to speak to the client. What do

General Views of the Publication This book is basically a guide to the law and procedures governing tribunals. It is plain reading and digestible by any person, whether he is a tribunal member, practitioner, layperson or researcher. Those responsible for the

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

When should one invoke an account of profits? How should one go about asserting an equitable claim over property? Why does the old count for “money had and received” still appear in 2019 despite regular judicial disapproval? It is no

Respondek & Fan have reissued their Asia Arbitration Guide, first published in 2007. This is the sixth, expanded and revised edition of the guide, a number that speaks for the success of the publication but also reflects the continuing, dynamic

The 3rd Edition of the Law on Carriage of Goods by Sea by Senior Judge Professor Tan Lee Meng is a much-awaited addition to the literature on the subject. Published by the Singapore Academy of Law, it is in various

This informative and instructive book, rich in lessons, tips and history, is more of a supplement, as opposed to a sequel, to the 2008 publication Modern Advocacy – Perspectives from Singapore. Both books are highly recommended by me and are

Angela Yap and Ritchie Ramesh (Eds) Eusoffe Abdoolcader was a prominent Malaysian Judge who presided over, or was involved in, some of that country’s landmark cases. Abdoolcader was also known for being very erudite and one of the most articulate members

When Michael Hwang SC decided to retire from the partnership of the significant law firm he had spent his entire practising career at to practice as an arbitrator, he was generous in his comments to those he had worked with

Tommy Koh, Scott Wightman, ed., 2019 Straits Times Press Historian Edward Hallett Carr wrote that “History would not be worth writing or reading if it had no meaning”[ref]TLS 26 December 1954[/ref]; but searching for meaning presents an interesting conundrum ever since