Criminal Law

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...

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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...

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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...

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Negligence and the duty of care

Liability for negligence involves more than a mere lack of care. In order to succeed in a claim for negligence, the claimant has to prove several elements, including the following:   A legal duty of care (a duty to take reasonable care) was owed by the...

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