A Commentary on Pigg, Derek Gordon v Public Prosecutor [2022] SGHC 5*

(Abstract: The High Court has held that a prosecution witness’s prior statements can fall within the ambit of the prosecution’s Kadar disclosure obligations even though such statements are presumptively inadmissible. Yet a prosecution’s breach of its Kadar obligations does not automatically overturn a conviction. How does the Court’s finding impact criminal discovery and defence counsels’ litigation strategy […]

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K Kannan’s Lifetime Ban Lifted After 26 Years

1. Introduction We are pleased to announce that the FAS Council has decided to lift K Kannan’s lifetime ban. K Kannan, a Singaporean footballing legend and winner of the Golden Boot in the 1987 Malaysian League, was represented by our Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, Mr Chooi Jing Yen and our practice trainee Mr Ariffin Sha. We would also like […]

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Mitigating Factors In Sentencing – Where Forgiveness Stands

Public Prosecutor v Tan Jia Jun Shawn [2022] SGHC 76 Forgiveness is often a crucial part of a victim’s healing process, allowing them to move beyond the harm caused by an offender against them. Where, then, does forgiveness come in when it comes to determining the appropriate sentence to impose on an offender? This question has […]

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Valuation of Proprietary Technology

This publication provides insights on valuation of proprietary technology. Technology-based intangible assets protect or support technology and may include, patented technology, in- process research and development, unpatented technology, computer software etc. In general parlance, the terms are used interchangeably. However, in dealing with the valuation of technologybased intangible assets, understanding the exact nature of the […]

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Branding Considerations You Need To Be Aware For 2022

Most organisations, brands, and advertisers have already started planning for 2022. Suppose your business has not yet started planning, or you are thinking of starting in 2022. In that case, it’s not too late to consider some of the ideas discussed in this article. It’s even more important in the current situation the world is […]

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7 Steps You Can Follow To Become A Better Business Leader

Being an entrepreneur is far from easy. As a business leader, you need to wear many hats and be accountable for a great range of responsibilities, from business development and marketing to accounting and bookkeeping services. With all of these responsibilities on your plate, entrepreneurship can sometimes become so overwhelming and burdensome. However, being flooded with […]

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5 Key Trends Small Businesses Should Jump On In 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic sent small businesses into a period of hardships that they are still trying to recover from. Loss of profits, downscaled workforce, and even closure – these are only some of the most unfortunate situations that many small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as large corporations, experienced at the height of the […]

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VOLUNTARILY CAUSING GRIEVOUS HURT

Man Acquitted of Murder of 4-year-old 1. Introduction Muhammad Salihin Bin Ismail (“Salihin”) faced a capital charge of murder under s 300(c) of the Penal Code for causing the death of a 4-year-old girl. If he had been found guilty of the charge, he would face either the death penalty or life imprisonment. Salihin was […]

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Section 377a Appeals Dismissed By The Court Of Appeal

Tan Seng Kee v Attorney-General & Ors [2022] SGCA 16 1. Introduction These three appeals brought by Mr Johnson Ong Ming (“Mr Ong”), a disc-jockey and producer, Dr Roy Tan Seng Kee, a retired general practitioner, and Mr Bryan Choong, a former executive of LGBT non-profit organisation Oogachaga. Eugene Thuraisingam, Suang Wijaya, Johannes Hadi, and Joel Wong were part of […]

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PDLegal expands its International Arbitration and China Practices with the appointment of Cathryn Neo

PDLegal LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathryn Neo as partner to bolster the firm’s International Arbitration and China Practices. Prior to joining PDLegal LLC, Cathryn practised in the Dispute Resolution team of a leading UK international law firm in Singapore. Cathryn has a broad commercial disputes practice with experience in international arbitration, […]

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Can An Employer Summarily Terminate An Employee’s Employment For Breaches Of His Or Her Employment Contract, Whilst The Employee Is Whistleblowing?

Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors, L Capital (HK) Limited, Ravi Thakran & Nauman Hasan [2022] SGHC 23* 1. Introduction The Singapore High Court recently issued its judgment in Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors, L Capital (HK) Limited, Ravi Thakran & Nauman Hasan (“Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors and Ors”). The judgment contains important […]

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What is a Conditional Fee Agreement?

Authors: Venetia Tan and Lim Shu-Yi. Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) – what’s this?  A conditional fee agreement allows the client to agree with their Singapore lawyer that their lawyer’s fees be payable only upon certain milestones. It could also mean that the client enjoys a discounted rate until the client successfully recovers their claim amount. […]

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