Criminal Matters

Criminal Matters

The law of culpable homicide and murder

Murder is the act of killing another person with the intention to kill or cause grievous hurt. In law, there are several ways an act can count as murder. Murder is committed: if the act is committed with the intention of causing death; if it...

You MUST know this if a police report is made against you!

If someone makes a police report against me, how will the police contact me? Do I have the right to remain silent? Do I have the right to consult a lawyer? Will my mobile phone be retained by the investigating officer? Will I be...

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...

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...

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...