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Many think of COVID-19 as a crisis cast upon us. That, however, creates a false impression of a lack of control. Our response is in fact the combined result of many very-human decisions.With great power, however, comes great responsibility.

In a series of interviews with women lawyers from different backgrounds, the Law Society’s Women in Practice Committee seeks to explore gender equality in the legal profession in Singapore. By sharing these vignettes, we hope to celebrate all of us

Operational Resilience Priorities While the financial impact of a crisis is what immediately grabs attention, operational adjustments are essential for business continuity and to compete in the new market reality. By “operations,” we mean the organisation and support of the

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis unlike any other we have experienced in recent memory. It ravaged with such intensity that all businesses were forced to implement business continuity plans (BCP) with unprecedented speed.After the initial shock of scrambling to

It hasn’t taken long for the statement that we live in unprecedented times to become a universal cliché – COVID-19 and the resulting financial crisis is impacting all businesses far and wide and it will certainly get worse before it

With the issuance of the Infectious Diseases (Workplace Measures to Prevent Spread of COVID-19) Regulations 2020, gazetted on 1 April 2020, working remotely is no longer a luxury or optional benefit. It is now a requirement and is likely to

It is almost a truism that innovation is a good thing. But the legal industry is infamously slow to embrace innovation. Richard Susskind, one of the world’s pre-eminent legal futurists, had predicted in his book The Future of Law (published

Law Firms – Low Hanging Fruit for Hackers and Scammers All law firms are vulnerable to data security breaches, regardless of size and location. They are often perceived to be easy targets because law firms handle large volumes of sensitive information

In 2013, a group of designers, lawyers and technologists at Stanford University came together with the aim of developing innovative solutions to advance access to justice. They founded the Legal Design Lab (the Lab), based out of Stanford Law School’s

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