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This article is the second of the Law Society of Singapore’s Legal Research & Development department’s two-part series called “Microsoft Word hacks for young lawyers”. Introduction “I have an authority that was originally cited in full in footnote 1, but I’ve added

Insights from a Forensic Scientist Introduction Forensic analysis has emerged as a powerful tool for the justice system. Its unique ability to uncover the most vital piece of evidence can make or break a case. It can provide an objective explanation to

Insights from a Forensic Scientist Experts are given the privilege albeit heavy responsibility to express expert opinions in their respective specialisations to assist the Court in resolving legal disputes. Experts are expected to be objective, independent and neutral in their forensic

This article is brought to you by the Law Society of Singapore’s Legal Research & Development department. It marks the start of a series called “Microsoft Word hacks for young lawyers”. Click here to read the second article in the

Prevention and Management Strategies for Legal Professionals Introduction It is well-established that rates of depression and other mental illnesses are high in legal professionals. Emerging research has identified that judges, lawyers, and interpreters are also at increasing risk of vicarious traumatisation.

Pitfalls of Video Analysis in Traffic Collision Cases Introduction This article examines the differences between what a motorist or driver sees and what an in-vehicle video camera records. What a motorist describes after a traffic accident can be rather incomplete in

Lawyers will encounter clients with a myriad of emotional problems across their varied and complex work. Working effectively with emotionally vulnerable clients is essential across all areas of law. This is particularly the case in family and criminal law where

A newspaper headline in 2017 reads “Recalcitrant Flasher Gets 3 Months Jail”. A married man, and a father of two young daughters, why did he keep exposing his private parts in public and attracting charges of insulting a person’s modesty,

In the previous issue of the Law Gazette, I had discussed the rise in importance of LinkedIn for law firms and some key pointers to note when setting up your profile. Part II: Find Your Sweet Spot – Using LinkedIn to

Competition in the legal field is intense and getting more cutthroat. In Singapore alone, there are 881 law firms,[ref] See Comparison of Size of Law Practices in the Last Five Years, Law Society Annual Report 2017 at page 33.[/ref] nearly