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MARCH 2017
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Law Society launches one-stop helpline
As part of its efforts to enhance pastoral care for members, the Law Society of Singapore has launched a new members’ helpline. The “Members’ Assistance and Care Helpline” (MACH) provides members with a one-stop forum for help with ethical issues or any problems which affect their work. More>>
 
 
Subsidies for law practices to adopt technology
In 2016, the Law Society of Singapore collaborated with the Ministry of Law to embark on a detailed half year industry study to understand the business models and level of technology adoption by small law practices. More>>
 
 
Upholding the Rule of Law: The Law Society Mediation Scheme.
On 10 Mar, the Honourable Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon officially launched the Law Society Mediation Scheme during the Society's Mediation Forum. Key individuals from Singapore’s mediation scene were invited to share their academic and practice insights on developments in mediation both locally and internationally at the Forum. More>>
 
 
Enhancing transparency, facilitating business and positioning for growth
On 10 Mar, Parliament passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill and Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Bill. The Companies Act amendments are aimed at making ownership and control of business entities more transparent. More>>
 
 
Promoting good governance
The Monetary Authority of Singapore recently formed a Corporate Governance Council to review the Code of Corporate Governance. The review will take into account the developments in Singapore’s corporate landscape as well as international developments. More>>
 
 
Courts of the Future
A Courts of the Future Taskforce was set up in early 2015 to undertake a strategic study to identify technological opportunites that will support the strategic direction of the Judiciary over the medium to long term. More>>
 
 
Apex court rules woman entitled to damages for loss of 'genetic affinity' in fertility treatment mix-up
In ACB v Thomson Medical Pte Ltd and Others the Court of Appeal held that the Appellant suffered a loss of genetic affinity and was entitled to damages. More>>
 
 
Laws allowing third-party funding come into force
Third-party funding of certain classes of dispute resolution proceedings are now allowed in Singapore with effect from 1 Mar. More>>
 
 

Articles

Proposed amendments to Singapore's copyright regime
A consultation paper published by the Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in late 2016 set out a number of proposed changes to Singapore's copyright laws.More>>
 
 
SICC News - The year 2016 in review
The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) kicked off 2017 with the SICC Conference.This issue of SICC News details a key aspect of what was presented at the Conference—significant developments and milestones achieved in 2016.More>>
 
 
Let's keep it confidential
It is important that everyone in your law practice understands the importance of preserving client confidentiality. You should always be conscious and vigilant about information which is confidential to your client and the restrictions against its disclosure. More>>
 
 
 
     

 
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