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Lasting Powers of Attorney are not unique creations of Singapore. This article discusses how equivalent foreign instruments are treated under Singapore law, and practical issues that may arise once the relevant court orders are issued. Some emphasis will be placed

This article will explore and discuss Poseidon Principles and its applicability and relevancy in loan agreements. With the exponential emphasis on green finance and sustainable finance, these Principles will be increasingly relevant. What are Poseidon Principles? Poseidon Principles (Principles) are an international

There’s a new kid on the legal block: GPT, crafted by OpenAI. Since ChatGPT 3.5 first launched on 30 November 2022, the new kid has received quite the range of responses: confusion, elation, ambivalence, fore-telling of the end-times, and my

Statistically, the Family Justice Court’s (FJC) caseload for probate cases has seen a 16 per cent increase from 2020 to 2021.

In view of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) mandate to phase out all corporate cheques by 2025, the Legal Profession (Solicitors Accounts) Rules (SAR) was amended on 12 April 2022 to allow members to transit to effecting withdrawals from

In the setting of a sole proprietorship or small-sized firm where the key responsibilities lie on just one principal lawyer, what happens to the law practice, its employees and clients when the principal lawyer is unwell or incapacitated, or loses

Congratulations on your recent call to the Bar! You are no doubt excited about what lies ahead. It can be daunting and overwhelming as there is so much to learn and so much to do. But where do you start?

Like a certain Mr Baggins who wrote about his experiences outside the Shire and his comfort zone, this article features some lawyers who have spread their wings and made that leap of faith to work overseas, either in-house or in

There seems to be a trend of lawyers going in-house at a younger age, and nowadays some companies may not even require their new in-house counsels to have experience in private practice. The internet is full of articles listing the

The Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) (Amendment) Bill (CDSA Bill) Introduction You befriend “Joey” (a sweet young thing) on social media. One day, Joey asks for your urgent help to receive funds into your bank account and