Archive

24 December 2009
The Straits Times

"MORE WOMEN SAY: TOUCH ME, PAY ME"

Lawyers say they are seeing more men settling cases with cash to avoid criminal record.

“The men are drunk, don’t remember anything and have no defence against them…To avoid the whole saga, they’d rather just pay.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

21 December 2009
The Straits Times

"THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE – ON FACEBOOK"

Social networking site a useful tool in getting information for legal battles.

“Divorce cases tend to involve a lot of personal life…[Facebook] is like a diary. People will talk about their ‘exploits’ or things that make them happy.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

12 October 2009
Today Newspaper

"DAMSELS IN DISTRESS – OR ARE THEY?"

It takes two hands to clap; why just penalise the man?

“There is little sympathy for the man no matter how proactive the girl was in wanting sex. The onus is on the man to make sure the girl is above age.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

27 September 2009
The Sunday Times

"PROBATION USUALLY FOR JUVENILES"

Beauty queen lucky as credit card fraud is usually treated severely, say lawyers.

“It’s difficult to persuade the court to give a probation order if there are more than one or two charges…It’s harder to argue that the offences were committed on the spur of the moment.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

02 August 2009
The Sunday Times

"LITTLE SUCCESS FOR DIY DEFENDANTS"

Limited knowledge of the law and court procedures works against their favour.

“If the accused doesn’t know the law and the rules, he might end up asking questions he’s not entitled to ask or miss questions he should be asking.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

25 June 2009
The Straits Times

"CHINA NATIONAL JAILED FOR LYING TO GET PR"

The boss of two building companies here faked educational qualifications.

Features case handled by Mr. Chia Boon Teck.