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SUBJECT INDEX: Singapore
Criminal Appeals in Singapore

Criminal Appeals in Singapore is a comprehensive, practical and authoritative guide to the law and practice of criminal appeals in Singapore. This book provides a step-by-step account of criminal appeals for all the criminal courts in Singapore and includes flow charts for improved usability.  

 
Singapore Civil Procedure 2020

Helmed by Honourable Supreme Court Justice Chua Lee Ming, the Executive Director of Singapore Judicial College Paul Quan and authored by over 60 leading practitioners, the new edition of the Singapore White Book has been significantly updated to include changes over the last 12 months so you are fully prepared for new developments.

Defined by quality, no other text gives you clarity into Civil Procedure like the Singapore White Book.

 
Amendments to the SOP Act

The SOP Amendment Act
A Commentary on the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018

 

Since the passage of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B) or the SOP Act in 2004, the dispute resolution landscape in the construction industry has changed considerably. Each year between 400 and 500 adjudication applications are lodged and the statutory adjudication process is now the

principal dispute resolution route for construction payment claim disputes.

In 2018, Parliament passed the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018. The Amendment Act raises important changes to the operation of the statutory adjudication regime, including changes to the scope of contracts which comes under the Act and the provision for the claimant to now apply for a review of an adjudication determination. This work addresses a number of important issues arising from the amendments.

The authors are senior adjudicators and general editors of the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review, an established series of reports on adjudication determinations since 2005.
 
Legal Skills: A Complete Guide

The Definitive Guide on Legal Skills

 

  • Provides a user-friendly and practical step-by-step guide to the essentials of Singapore legal process, the tools available to excel and practical guidance on advocacy strategies.
  • Addresses the much-needed practice-ready skills gap for those transitioning from law school or foreign jurisdictions into the Singapore legal practice and is the first comprehensive guide written from the Singapore perspective.
  • Written in a clear and practical manner, Ms Sim Khadijah provides a unique perspective on what’s required to succeed in law early in your career from her background as Counsel, Assistant Registrar and Judge, with experience in private practice, public service and a skills trainer for NUS, SILE and SMC.

 

There exists a gap between what is taught in law schools and the skills that are actually needed in practice. Senior lawyers may not have the bandwidth to train and mentor their junior lawyers as much as they would prefer. As a result, these young lawyers are unable to maximise their true potential in the shortest time possible. This prompted the founding of the author’s legal skills training firm, Lacuna Training Solutions, the first of its kind, to fill the training gap.

Key features: Legal Research, Analysis, Written Advocacy, Oral Advocacy, ADR, General Skills in Legal Practice, and Additional Guidance for Law Students.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Malaysia
Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings, 2nd Edition (COMING SOON)

As the practice of pleading is central to civil procedural law, this home-grown publication presents a comprehensive compendium of precedents and related documents. It offers authoritative and structured precedents to support the drafting of pleadings and other court documents. Each topic begins with a commentary which gives a succinct account of the applicable principles of law and, where relevant, specific guidelines on pleading. The clear understanding of the applicable law afforded by the commentaries greatly enhances the drafting exercise based on the multitude of precedents available in the publication.
 
To maintain the objective of this publication as an indispensable guide to drafting pleadings, in this second edition, all the existing chapters have been updated/revised to take account of developments in the law and practice, and a further 8 new chapters have been introduced. 
 
Modelled on the highly respected UK Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings, this publication is intended to be the first point of reference for civil practitioners in the drafting of pleadings. It contains the combined expertise of more than 50 experienced practitioners across both mainstream and specialist areas of practice and will no doubt continue to be the most sought-after guide on pleading to all Malaysian practitioners.
 
NEW TOPICS IN THIS EDITION
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Competition 
  • Data Protection 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Judicial Review
  • Online Contracts and Domain Names Disputes 
  • Road Traffic
KEY FEATURES
  • 8 new areas of law introduced
  • High quality precedents which can be relied on with confidence
  • Concise commentary which may be referred to for a quick refresher of the applicable principles of law
  • Expert guidance provided by experienced practitioners
  • Updated and revised to include new developments in the law
 
 
Law, Principles and Practice in the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) of Malaysia (COMING SOON)

This book aims to be a comprehensive reference for parliamentarians, parliamentary officers, civil servants, serious scholars and researchers, and the general reader with a keen interest in parliamentary affairs. 

 
Divorce and Matrimonial Proceedings Rules 1980: Commentary and Cases (COMING SOON)

This book is an invaluable guide to understand divorce and matrimonial proceedings - the flow and procedure of each and every divorce and ancillary relief petition filed under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976. It facilitates a good grasp of the rules and procedure of divorce and matrimonial proceedings which is essential for successful family law study and practice.

 
The Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016, Second Edition (COMING SOON)

The Annotated Malaysian Companies Act 2016 provides invaluable section-by-section annotations to the Companies Act 2016, throwing light on the application and interpretation of the provisions of the Act. The full text of the Act accompanies the high-quality annotations which are insightful, practical and authoritative, enabling a confident understanding of the workings of the Act. 
 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
Journal of International and Comparative Law (JICL)

Journal of International and Comparative Law (www.JICL.org.uk), in its seventh year of publication, promotes international legal research and scholarship encouraging new insights into law in context.
 
The latest issue of the JICL, June 2020, includes Stephen Todd’s  penetrating analysis of vicarious liability including the significant decisions of the UKSC delivered in April 2020 in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants and Various Claimants v WM Morrison; Tomoko Ishikawa’s thorough assessment of investment screening on national security grounds;  Stefan HC Lo’s insider view of proposed insolvent trading laws in Hong Kong; Paola Ruelas and Christopher A Riley’s board gender diversity in Mexico; and Christa Rautenbach’s constitutional judicial law-making in post-apartheid South Africa.

 

Edited by Professors Anton Cooray (City, University of London) and Wang Guiguo (Tulane/Zhejiang) JICL welcomes submissions for publication in 2022. Submissions may be sent to Professor Anton Cooray at Anton.cooray.1@city.ac.uk to whom any inquiries may also be directed.
 
Competition Ordinance (Cap.619): Commentary & Annotations

• Authored and annotated by Knut Fournier, Chairman of the Hong Kong Competition Association.

• This work reproduces the full text of the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) together with section-by-section analyses and commentaries with references to relevant case law and other legislation.
 
• Included in the annotations are definitions of words and phrases as well as practical applications of the provisions.
 
• Competition regimes of other jurisdictions are referred to and compared with wherever relevant.
 
• Guidelines of the Hong Kong Competition Commission and Hong Kong Communications Authority are reproduced in full, making this a comprehensive resource on Competition Law.
 
 
Chitty on Contracts, Hong Kong Specific Contracts, Sixth Edition

  • New Chapter on Cyber Law and Contract expounded.
     
  • Deals individually and in detail in areas of bailment, banking, insurance and covenants.
     
  • Extensive in-depth coverage of recent case law and legislation since last edition.
     
  • Multi-country author team providing perspectives from across diverse global jurisdictions as well as contributions from members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) and The Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

 

This is the pre-eminent reference work on contract. An essential book for anyone working on contracts, either for drafting or dealing with points of dispute. It is an extremely well-respected title, for which most authors want to write for because of the prestige associated with it. Of particular note, the sixth edition contains the addition of a new section on AI, an expansion of the blockchain section to reflect recent developments in this field, and further detail on data protection (in light of the entry into force of GDPR in the EU in May 2018). In addition, there is a new chapter on cyber law covering data protection, cloud computing, cybersecurity, blockchain technology, smart contracts, artificial intelligence and related subjects. The sixth edition welcomes a number of new authors who in updating chapters, have significantly refreshed key content areas. With these updates, Chitty on Contracts, Hong Kong Specific Contracts is a key title to have as a reference tool.

 

 
Law and Justice in Hong Kong, Third Edition

Extensively rewritten and revised, the third edition of Law and Justice in Hong Kong continues to offer readers a comprehensive account of the legal system of Hong Kong — the only common law jurisdiction in East Asia. Fully updated, it encourages readers to appreciate the underlying values of legal practice and the administration of justice in the context of wider global and regional developments. It explains the crucial role played by the rule of law in Hong Kong’s historic transition from a fishing settlement into a leading international financial centre over the course of nearly two centuries.

An essential text for students studying Legal System and Legal Research and Writing, this book is also useful to legal practitioners, jurists, and general readers, both in Hong Kong and abroad, who find interest, if not indeed intrigue, in the spectacle of an internationalised common law jurisdiction under Chinese sovereignty.

 

 

 
 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: United Kingdom
Arlidge and Parry on Fraud 6th Edition

Providing a complete guide to the law on fraud, Arlidge & Parry on Fraud sets out the basic principles and clarifies key terms. The work discusses and interprets the law offering strategic guidance to complex areas. In addition, it offers advice on presenting a fraud case, so that you can be sure you follow the correct procedures and avoid mistakes.
 
It includes relevant case law to ensure that you are fully up to speed with changes that have occurred and what they mean. What’s more, it explains the implications of each offence with examples of legislation and case law enabling you to build the strongest argument possible.
 
The work includes statutes, SI’s and reproduces sections of Acts where relevant, so that you have all the core statutory and related primary materials to hand. The user friendly format means that offences are dealt with in their own separate chapters. This makes it even easier for you to find the information you need quickly, saving you time and effort.
 
Written by respected experts in the field, Jonathan Fisher QC, HHJ Alexander Milne QC, Jane Bewsey QC and Andrew Herd, the work provides an invaluable source of information that will guide you through the complex area of the law on fraud.
 
The 6th edition features a new structure to help you navigate the offences considered, new chapters on Cybercrime, Parallel proceedings, the Procedure for Charging, Internal Corporate Fraud Investigations, International Assistance, Private/Public Sector Initiatives, Money Laundering and confiscation.
 
KEY FEATURES:
  • Provides a detailed account of the three kinds of fraud codified by the Fraud Act 2006
  • Gives a practical and detailed explanation of the prosecution of fraud cases, including the powers and obligations of the prosecuting authorities, the procedure of complex and serious fraud cases (including those involving multiple offences), and the issues arising from the case management of a lengthy trial
  • Sets out the elements of the crime and the mens rea standards for establishing fraud
  • Explains the multiplicity of statutes and common law under which fraudulent acts were prohibited prior to the commencement of the 2006 Act
  • Examines fraud in the context of a range of sectors, including insolvency, tax, social security and gambling
  • Details the statutory and common law offences of conspiracy to defraud, as well as the law of inchoate liability in relation to attempt and conspiracy
  • Looks at closely associated offences that may have been considered fraud, including fraudulent trading, theft, obtaining services dishonestly, forgery and false accounting.
  • Considers related offences likely to be charged in fraud case, including company fraud, investment fraud, bribery and price fixing
  • Addresses the international reach of courts in England and Wales with regard to offences committed wholly or partly in foreign jurisdictions
  • Undertakes a detailed analysis of the obligations of the prosecutor to disclose information
  • Presents the 2014 sentencing guidelines as they pertain to fraud offences, as well as the sentences which deviate from the guidelines
  • Explores the alternatives to prosecution, including civil recovery orders and deferred prosecution agreements
  • Considers the process involved in bringing a private prosecution, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of doing so in fraud cases
  • The Fraud Act 2006 is reproduced in full as an appendix, for ease of reference

 

 
Sinclair on Warranties and Indemnities on Share and Asset Sales 11th Edition

This practical text contains precedents and commentary on warranties and indemnities on share sales. It provides guidance for all parties – purchasers and vendors - who deal with a sale and purchase agreement (“sale agreement”) for either a company or business. Written for commercial lawyers, it is the only title to deal exclusively with this area.
 
New for the 11th edition
  • Substantial changes have been made in relation to IT and data protection warranties to reflect GDPR and this fast evolving area as the importance of IT to most companies increases.
  • New accounts warranties have been included to reflect the FRS regime and the decreasing relevance on most transactions of the historical SAAPs and FRS's that were relevant for financial periods prior to the 4th January 2015.
  • The tax warranties have been simplified and shortened to reflect the exclusion of esoteric areas that are not applicable to most transactions as well as reflecting legislative updates. The tax covenant reflects the continuing trend to start with a balanced draft rather than a purchaser bias version.
Other features
  • Provides precedents and commentary on warranties and indemnities on share sales
  • Provides guidance for all parties – purchasers and vendors - who have to deal with a sale and purchase agreement (“sale agreement”) for either a company or business.
  • For the purchasers’ solicitors, provides precedents of suitable warranties and indemnities from which a tailored draft can be prepared
  • For the vendors’ solicitors, provides guidance and commentaries with the precedents
  • Organised around precedents of clauses and documents, accompanied by extensive commentary
  • Arranged in a logical chronology
  • Covers the history and function of warranties and indemnities
  • Covers the various parties to a sale and purchase agreement
  • Covers the rights and liabilities that arise from a breach of warranty
  • Provides detailed consideration of tax, property and general warranties in a share sale
  • Covers the forms taken by tax deeds
  • Covers warranties, undertakings and indemnities requested by the purchaser
  • Covers completion accounts and valuation
  • Provides clearly-written commentary and guidance aimed to explicate clauses and their impact 
 
Toulson & Phipps on Confidentiality 4th Edition

Confidentiality is a complex subject. In the Fourth edition of Toulson & Phipps on Confidentiality, Charles Phipps along with new editors William Harman and Simon Teasdale provides a comprehensive and authoritative combination of reference, analysis and procedure in relation to confidentiality across all relevant areas of law.
 
As a (very) small selection, the cases decided since the last edition include:
  • Saab v Dangate Consulting Ltd [2019] EWHC 1558 (Comm); [2019] P.N.L.R. 29, in which Cockerill J conducted a detailed analysis of several aspects of the public interest defence;
  • Richard v British Broadcasting Corporation [2018] EWHC 1837 (Ch); [2019] Ch. 169, in which Mann J held that a suspect had a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to a police investigation;
  • Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring [2019] UKSC 38, which is now the leading case on access to court records; and
  • R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales [2019] EWHC 2341 (Admin), in which the Court of Appeal held that data would fall within the scope of the data protection regime if it identified someone by a process of “individuation” (notwithstanding their continued anonymity).
  • ABC v Telegraph Media Group Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2329, in which the Court of Appeal upheld “the important legitimate role played by non-disclosure agreements in the consensual settlement of disputes
KEY FEATURES:
  • Provides comprehensive guidance on the law of confidentiality.
  • Sets out the principles and foundations underlying the law of confidence, identifying the essential elements of the equitable cause of action.
  • Considers the widely varying circumstances in which duties of confidentiality may arise.
  • Analyses the nature of confidential information, distinguishing what can and what can’t be protected.
  • Discusses what counts as misuse of confidential information, and the different ways in which the unauthorised use of confidential information may be justified.
  • Examines the remedies which may be available for breach of confidence – both before and after the event.
  • Considers in detail the impact of privacy rights and the new tort of misuse of private information.
  • Summarises both the data protection and the freedom of information regimes, reviewing the principal case-law.
  • Examines the confidentiality issues that arise in a variety of professional and other relationships, including medical advisers, bankers, broadcasters and journalists, teachers, clergy, counsellors , mediators, employers & employees, police, and lawyers.
  • Illustrates how confidentiality operates within the legal process, with guidance on legal professional privilege, the without prejudice rule, and public interest immunity, as well as other forms of protection which are available to litigants.
  • Considers, in particular, how children’s confidentiality in the legal process is maintained.
  • Analyses the law of arbitral confidentiality.
  • Takes into account judicial decisions in other common law jurisdictions including, in particular, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Includes up-to-date case law which can be cited in court. 
 
Lewin on Trusts, 20th Edition

Lewin on Trusts, 20th Edition gives an in-depth analysis of both general principles and practical considerations, covering all aspects of trusts law, including creation of trusts, jurisdiction and choice of law, the role and duties, indemnity and remuneration of trustees, the rights of beneficiaries, dispositive and administrative powers concerning trusts, trust proceedings and remedies, and regulation of trusts and trustees.
 
The new edition has been extensively re-organised and substantially expanded to take account of developments in the law, and decisions in England, as well as the old Commonwealth and all the main offshore jurisdictions.
 
New features:
  • A new chapter on trusts and divorce
  • A full conspectus on the “firewall” legislation in overseas jurisdictions protecting trusts from the application of foreign laws
  • The impact of the new data protection legislation (GDPR and the 2018 Act) on trusts
  • The effect of human rights legislation on the interpretation of trusts for children
  • An expanded treatment of the nature and effect of powers of the settlor concerning changes in the trusteeship and other matters
  • A revised analysis of the indemnity of outgoing trustees
  • Developments on priorities of claims on insolvent trusts and on their winding up
  • Coverage of mediation and other forms of ADR for trust disputes
  • Public and private hearings in, and confidentiality of, trust proceedings
  • Commentary and explanation of regulations about registration of beneficial ownership and on CRS, FATCA and DAC 6 reporting for trusts
  • An examination of unexplained wealth orders