Reasonable Doubt, Guilt and the New Hybrid of Composition
A Commentary on Teo Seng Tiong v Public Prosecutor  SGCA 65 A five-coram Court of Appeal has held that previously compounded offences under any law can potentially aggravate the sentence that an offender receives for a future offence. What are
Lessons from the First Case Under the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act 2016
In Wham Kwok Han Jolovan v Attorney-General and other appeals, a judgment delivered on 16 March 2020, the Court of Appeal (CA) set out the parameters for liability for scandalising contempt under section 3(1)(a) of the Administration of Justice (Protection)
Analytical Framework for Sentencing: Harm, Culpability and Aggravating/Mitigating Factors
This article surveys the recent Supreme Court judgments with regard to the analytical framework for sentencing: (a) harm, (b) culpability, (c) aggravating factors and (d) mitigating factors. It navigates the contours of the two-step sentencing bands framework in Ng Kean Meng
Overview of Recent SGX Disciplinary Cases Involving False Trading and False Markets
From FY2015 to FY2017, Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) Disciplinary Committee (DC) has heard charges against eight Trading Representatives
A Recalibration of the Sentencing Framework for Rape
Terence Ng Kean Meng v Public Prosecutor: A Recalibration of the Sentencing Framework for Rape. This article explores the difficulties that arose from PP v NF and reviews the new framework for rape offences moving forward.
Doubts on Legal Effect of Composition — PP v Koh Thiam Huat
This article examines the recent High Court decision on the relevance of compounded offences. It compares it with previous High Court decisions and suggests that a final determination on the issue by the Court of Appeal may be necessary.