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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
Intellectual Property Law in Malaysia, Second Edition (COMING SOON)

This book is a detailed work that gives a distinctively Malaysian account of the six areas of law that are conventionally accepted as falling under the rubric of intellectual property: the law of passing off, registered trademarks, copyright, patents, registered industrial designs and confidential information. It provides a basic but comprehensive account of the substantive rules that govern these areas of intellectual property law, with the focus being essentially on the Malaysian position. In treating intellectual property law as a coherent whole, this book enables the inter-relationship and the similarities that exist between the different areas to be better appreciated.

 
Undang-undang Media di Malaysia (COMING SOON)

CIRI-CIRI UTAMA:

  • Membincangkan statut-statut dan prinsip-prinsip undang-undang utama yang mengawal kebebasan bersuara dan media massa di Malaysia.
  • Membincangkan kes-kes utama yang mentafsir dan mengaplikasi perundangan-perundangan yang berkaitan dengan media massa.
  • Memberikan gambaran keseluruhan (overview) mengenai kawalan media massa dan kebebasan bersuara di Malaysia.
  • Menghuraikan peruntukan-peruntukan utama dalam instrumen-instrumen antarabangsa dan domestik mengenai kebebasan bersuara.
  • Menerangkan prinsip dan proses semakan kehakiman sebagai imbangan kepada kuasa kawalan media massa.
Undang-undang Media di Malaysia merangkumi perbincangan tentang kebebasan bersuara dan media, terutamanya media massa, dan kawalan kebebasan media di Malaysia. Buku ini membincangkan isu-isu perundangan yang sering timbul dalam amalan kebebasan media, termasuk fitnah, hasutan, rahsia rasmi, percetakan dan penerbitan, penghinaan mahkamah, serta penapisan filem dan kelucahan, yang merangkumi aspek jenayah dan sivil.
 
Terdapat juga perbincangan penggunaan media elektronik dari segi undang-undang, serta semakan kehakiman sebagai imbangan kepada sekatan kebebasan yang tidak wajar. Penulis-penulis menyertakan instrumen-instrumen perundangan antarabangsa dan domestik yang relevan dan kes-kes terbaru sebagai autoriti perbincangan dalam buku ini.
 
Buku in pasti membawa faedah kepada pengamal undang-undang baru, pengamal media seperti wartawan, penulis dan penyunting sama ada dalam media bercetak atau elektronik, serta penuntut-penuntut program sarjana muda undang-undang, media massa dan sains politik.
 
Foong's Malaysia Cyber, Electronic Evidence and Information Technology Law (OUT NOW)

This is the only book on cyberlaw and electronic evidence in Malaysia. Carrying more than 200 local cases and some selected foreign cases with commentaries, this publication looks at areas that have evolved in the digital sense such as civil issues like defamation, privacy and copyright. Current and very much relevant issues such as instant messages, social media postings, admissibility of electronic evidence in industrial relation disputes and digital asset cases are also discussed. Chapters have been devoted to legal practice and technology, the digital economy, electronic signature and electronic commerce. 

 
Defamation Law: A Primer (OUT NOW)

Defamation Law: A Primer is a simple text covering various defamation situations occurring in the context of the Malaysian landscape. It is written specifically for a "reader" searching for a basic introductory book on the law of defamation as contained in statutes and expounded in leading court cases in Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and other common law jurisdictions. Case law from the United States has also been considered.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
Equity and Trusts in Hong Kong: Doctrines, Remedies and Institutions, 2nd Edition

• Discusses the worlds’ first detailed consideration of anti-Bartlett clauses by an appellate court in the Court of Final Appeal’s decision in Zhang Hong Li v DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd [2019] HKCFA 45.
• Considers the fiduciary duty of trustees including the concept of a residual fiduciary duty after Zhang Hong Li v DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd [2019] HKCFA 45.
• A chapter discussing the relationship between equity and unjust enrichment.
• Fresh consideration of the approach to property ownership disputes involving the doctrines of common intention constructive trust, proprietary estoppel, and the resurrection of the presumption of resulting trust after the privy council decisions of Marr v Collie (Bahamas) [2017] UKPC 17 and Whitlock v Moree (Bahamas) [2017] UKPC 44.
• Submission that the common law doctrine of sham should not apply to trusts, considering JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank and another v Pugachev (Pugachev v. Pugachev) [2017] EWHC 2426 (Ch)
• Considers why Hong Kong has no need of the possible new doctrine of estoppel that may be developing in England after the English Court of Appeal decision in Pennington v. Waine [2002] EWCA Civ 227.
• A chapter considering the importance of special trust jurisdictions for trust business in Hong Kong, including Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.
 

 
Business Law in Hong Hong, 6th Edition

Business Law in Hong Kong continues to provide an analysis of the general principles relating to the laws of business and the legal system in Hong Kong 

 
IPO Handbook for Hong Kong 2020

IPO Handbook for Hong Kong 2020

A comprehensive handbook spanning the entire listing process

Asian Legal Business is proud to announce that it has published the 2020 edition of its popular Hong Kong IPO Handbook.

The handbook, which took a year to put together, covers a number of topics and chapters including Hong Kong dual-class shares, legal issues related to the listing of red chips, IPO application process, and tax consideration in an IPO, among others.

The list of contributors and supporting organizations include ACMI Asia Capital Markets Institute, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Appleby, BDO Hong Kong, Beijing DHH Law Firm, CLSA, CMB Wing Lung Bank, Commerce & Finance Law Offices, DeHeng Law Offices, Grandall Law Firm, iDeals Solutions, Jingtian & Gocheng, LC Lawyers, ONC Lawyers, Porda Havas, SWCS. Wisdom Investor Relations, ACC Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Investor Relations Association. 

To request for a complimentary digital copy of the handbook, click here to register now.

The handbook is also available for purchase at USD70 each. Limited copies are available. Order yours now!

 
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.
 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: United Kingdom
Clerk & Lindsell on Torts 23rd Edition

Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, one of our flagship titles and part of the Common Law Library series, is an essential reference tool which is widely referred to by practitioners and cited by the judiciary. It offers the most comprehensive coverage of the subject, providing the end user with indispensable access to current, frequent and unrivalled authoritative information on all aspects of tort law.
  • Provides unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage on all areas of tort law
  • Sets out the general principles of liability and causation
  • Explains the general defences, such as claimant’s wrongdoing, contributory negligence, consent and assumption of risk, exclusion of liability and miscellaneous defences
  • Covers all areas of tort, from joint liability and vicarious liability to capacity and parties, from negligence to breach of statutory duty and professional liability, and from product liability and occupiers’ liability to employers’ liability and public service liability
  • Deals with important areas from malicious prosecution to wrongful interference with goods, from deceit to trespass of land and dispossession, from animals’ liability to nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher, and from malicious falsehood to economic torts
  • Discusses statutory IP rights, passing off and breach of confidence and privacy
  • Includes a fully updated chapter on Defamation
  • Deals extensively with damages
  • Covers injunctions and limitation periods
  • Includes discussion of self-help and discharge of torts
  • Considers relevant human rights issues
New to this edition from the Supreme Court:
  • Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire on the duty of care owed by the police to members of the public when effecting an arrest of a suspected offender; and, together with Poole BC v GN, on the role of the “Caparo tripartite test” for the existence of a duty of care, stressing the importance of taking an incremental approach to novel negligence claims
  • Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD holding that policy arguments about the risk of defensive policing or the diversion of resources from police work to compensation claims were not relevant to whether the police owe an operational duty under ECHR art.3 when investigating criminal offences and that serious defects in the investigation of crimes of violence could amount to a breach of that duty
  • Dryden v Johnson Matthey Plc on the meaning of “damage” in personal injury claims
  • Steel v NRAM Ltd (formerly NRAM Plc) on the duty of care owed by a solicitor to a third party in claims for negligent misrepresentation
  • JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov on what constitutes “unlawful means” for the purposes of the tort of conspiracy
  • R. (on the application of Haralambous) v St Albans Crown Court holding that there is no obligation to disclose to the party affected by a search warrant the material upon which the magistrates relied when deciding to grant the warrant
  • Perry v Raleys Solicitors on the correct approach to a “lost chance” claim against solicitors, approving Maples Group Ltd v Simmons & Simmons; and Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey on the use of evidence which had become available after the date of the lost claim in assessing the strength of that claim
  • WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants on the interpretation of “the close connection test” for the purpose of vicarious liability; and Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants on the limits of that test
  • Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe on the potential liability of a parent company in relation to the activities of its subsidiaries
  • Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust on the duty of care owed by an Accident and Emergency department receptionist to a patient
  • Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd on the requirement introduced by the Defamation Act 2013 that a claimant have suffered “serious harm” to reputation
  • Stocker v Stocker on the correct approach to determining the meaning of words posted to a social media site (Facebook) for the purposes of the tort of defamation
  • James-Bowen v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis holding that an employer does not owe a duty of care to employees to defend a civil action against the employer in a manner that protects the employees from economic or reputational harm
  • Playboy Club London Ltd v Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro SpA on the Hedley Byrne duty of care owed by a bank when giving a credit reference to an agent of a casino, where the bank had no knowledge of the casino
  • Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd on the assessment of damages in lieu of an injunction under Lord Cairns’ Act, and holding that “negotiating damages” (previously referred to as “Wrotham Park damages”) are compensatory and not intended to remove gains from the defendant
  • R. (on the application of Jalloh (formerly Jollah)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department on the relationship between the tort of false imprisonment the concept of deprivation of liberty within art.5 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • R (on the application of Hemmati) v Secretary of State for the Home Department on a claimant’s entitlement to substantial, as opposed to nominal, damages for false imprisonment where the policy under which the claimant was detained was unlawful
  • Singularis Holdings Ltd (In Liquidation) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd holding that there is no rule that, where a company is suing a third party in tort, the fraudulent conduct of a sole director will be automatically attributed to the company
  • Tiuta International Ltd (In Liquidation) v De Villiers Chartered Surveyors Ltd on the liability of a valuer where a lender advances monies against over-valued security and part of those monies goes to pay off old indebtedness to the same lender
  • R. (Mott) v Environment Agency on a fisherman’s rights under art.1 Protocol 1 of the ECHR
  • XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust where the claimant was entitled to recover the reasonable costs of entering commercial surrogacy arrangements abroad, although such arrangements would be contrary to the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985
  • Re D (a child) (residence order: deprivation of liberty) holding that a parent could not authorise the detention of a 16- or 17-year old minor who lacked capacity that would amount to a deprivation of liberty
  • Welsh Ministers v PJ imposing conditions in a community treatment order which would amount to a deprivation of the patient’s liberty would breach art.5 ECHR
  • Secretary of State for Justice v MM neither the tribunal nor the Secretary of State are permitted to impose conditions amounting to detention or a deprivation of liberty, in relation to a conditionally discharged restricted patient, even if the patient consented
  • An NHS Trust v Y on the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration from a patient with a prolonged disorder of consciousness
  • Cartier International v British Telecommunications Plc which held that trade mark owners must indemnify ISPs against the cost of complying with a blocking injunction

 

 
Conflicts of Interest, 6th Edition

Conflicts of Interest provides authoritative guidance on the law relating to conflicts of interest in all its dimensions, from client conflict and personal conflict to commercial and judicial conflict. It explains in detail the current legal position in various professional sectors (lawyers, accountants, the City, directors, estate agents and insurance brokers). It helps the user avoid potential conflicts of interest and provides practical advice and remedies for ones that arise.

 
Dealing with Delay and Disruption on Construction Projects, 1st Edition

Dealing with Delay and Disruption on Construction Contracts provides construction lawyers with the understanding of how these topics can affect construction projects, how to plan for them and what to look out for when making claims. Led by a team of lawyers – with input from relevant experts – this title covers how the topic is dealt with in standard forms (such as FIDIC, JCT and NEC), as well as a variety of comparative jurisdictions.
  • Provides an understanding of how delay and disruption can affect construction projects, how to plan for them and what to look out for when making claims
  • Explains how to plan for delay and disruption during the procurement and drafting stage, covering how these topics are addressed in standard form contracts, including JCT, NEC and FIDIC
  • Combines coverage of both technical and legal aspects
  • Introduces the concepts of delay and disruption and the process of structuring claims, including discussion of extension of time (EOT) and concurrent delay
  • Provides an overview of delay methodologies and how compensation for prolongation is addressed, as well as quantification principles
  • Covers valuation methodologies and principals, as well as acceleration entitlement
  • Introduces disruption causation principles and quantification principles
  • Discusses the disruption methodologies of causation and quantification
  • Explains how to deal with delay & disruption subcontract claims, and employer claims, including liquidated damages
  • Describes the common procedural requirements for advancing delay & disruption claims
  • Covers how BIM and 4D animation can be used in presenting delay & disruption claims and analyses the tools needed to present a delay or disruption case at arbitration
  • Describes the issues that should be considered during contract negotiations such that disputes over delay & disruption can be avoided
  • Gives practical guidance on project management and covers the delay & disruption issues related to project finance
  • Authored by a team led by the Freshfields Dubai and London office, plus an assortment of technical experts
  • Also covers comparative law considerations throughout, covering 12 key jurisdictions, including UAE, UK, US, China and Germany.

 

 
Medical Law and Ethics, 6th Edition

Medical Law and Ethics provides coverage of the major topics of medical law and ethics, combining detailed legal exposition and analysis with moral theory and philosophy. It considers the wider contextual pressures facing the law, such as the impact of patient consumerism and the changing perceptions of medicine.
 
New for the Sixth Edition
  • Data Protection Act 2018; Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019; Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019
  • 73 additional cases, including the end of life cases brought by Noel Conway and Phil Newby and on behalf of Ashya King, Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans
Medical Law and Ethics is an ideal textbook for undergraduate law students, those studying at postgraduate level and researchers. The text will also provide a useful supplementary reader to students studying Philosophy, Ethics and Medicine.
 
Winner of the 2010 Minty Medico-Legal Prize for best medico-legal book:

“Scholarly, comprehensive and well referenced, Shaun Pattinson’s style ensures that the book is eminently readable throughout. lt will be of value not only to readers with a specific interest in medical law, but also to those concerned about the legal and moral aspects of modern medical treatments.”