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Economic torts in Singapore

The law of economic torts in Singapore has its origins in English common law. Today, there is some departure from the English position and a significant body of local case law and legislation, although many of the guiding principles remain the same. There have also...

Welfare of children in divorce proceedings

In divorce proceedings, the welfare of the children to a marriage is often the paramount consideration. A person is a “child” if he is under 21 years of age.   In general, the court will be slow to grant any judgment of divorce or nullity of marriage...

Breach of contract in Singapore

When is there a breach of contract?   A contract is a valid and binding legal agreement. It could have been made orally or in writing. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform his obligations under the contract, without lawful excuse.   Lawful excuses come...

Drink driving in Singapore

In Singapore, drink driving is governed by the Road Traffic Act. When driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle, any person who:   is unfit to drive because he is under the influence of drink or drug to such an extent as to be incapable of...

How to file for divorce

What is a divorce? A divorce is a legal procedure that ends a marriage. It takes place as a 2 step process: 1. The first stage will determine whether you qualify to get a divorce; 2. The second stage will determine other ancillary matters such as child care...

Access to a child after divorce

Access refers to the periods during which the parent who does not have care and control of the child is granted time to spend with the child. When custody or care and control is given to one parent, the other parent is usually also permitted...