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Rechtsidee     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Religion, State and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Revenue Law Journal     Open Access  
Review of Central and East European Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Review of European Administrative Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Revista Acadêmica : Faculdade de Direito do Recife     Open Access  
Revista Arbitrada de Ciencias Jurídicas y Criminalísticas Iustitia Socialis     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Direito     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Catalana de Dret Privat     Open Access  
Revista catalana de dret públic     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista CESCO de Derecho de Consumo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Chilena de Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Chilena de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social     Open Access  
Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Chilena de Derecho y Tecnología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Chilena de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Científica do Curso de Direito     Open Access  
Revista da Faculdade de Direito UFPR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Revista de Bioética y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
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Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
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Revista de Derecho de la Seguridad Social, Laborum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Derecho de la UNED (RDUNED)     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Unión Europea     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Revista de Direito Brasileira     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Revista de Educación y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios de la Justicia     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudos Empíricos em Direito     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Institucionais     Open Access  
Revista de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Escuela de Medicina Legal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas     Open Access  
Revista de la Maestría en Derecho Procesal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Secretaría del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión     Open Access  
Revista de Llengua i Dret     Open Access  
Revista de Movimentos Sociais e Conflitos     Open Access  
Revista de Processo, Jurisdição e Efetividade da Justiça     Open Access  
Revista de Sociologia, Antropologia e Cultura Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Derecho del Estado     Open Access  
Revista Diálogos do Direito     Open Access  
Revista Digital Constituição e Garantia de Direitos     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Direito Ambiental e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Direito GV     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Direitos Emergentes na Sociedade Global     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Direitos, Trabalho e Política Social     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito do Centro Universitário Brazcubas     Open Access  
Revista Electrónica Cordobesa de Derecho Internacional Público : RECorDIP     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Direito e Política     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito - PUC Minas Serro     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito da UFSM     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Española de Medicina Legal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Revista Estudios Jurídicos     Open Access  
Revista Estudios Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Historia y Justicia     Open Access  
Revista Icade. Revista de las Facultades de Derecho y Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Internacional de Derecho del Turismo     Open Access  
Revista IUS     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Jurídica da UFERSA     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de Asturias     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de la Universidad de León     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica do Cesuca     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica IUS Doctrina     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Portucalense/Portucalense Law Journal     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Universidad Autónoma de Madrid     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Latinoamericana de Derechos Humanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Opinión Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Pedagogía Universitaria y Didáctica del Derecho     Open Access  
Revista Persona y Derecho     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Pesquisas Jurídicas     Open Access  
Revue générale de droit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue internationale de droit pénal     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue Marocaine de Droit, d’Economie et de Gestion     Open Access  
Revue pro právo a technologie     Open Access  
Riau Law Journal     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Law     Open Access  
Russian Law Journal     Open Access  
Russian Politics & Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Santa Clara Law Review     Open Access  
Science & Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 444)
ScienceRise : Juridical Science     Open Access  
Scientiam Juris     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
SCRIPTed - A Journal of Law, Technology & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Seattle Journal for Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seattle University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Selçuk Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi / Selçuk Law Review     Open Access  
Seqüência : Estudos Jurídicos e Políticos     Open Access  
Seton Hall Circuit Review     Open Access  
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seton Hall Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases     Full-text available via subscription  
Singapore Academy of Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Security Reporter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Società e diritti     Open Access  
Sociologia del diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociological Jurisprudence Journal     Open Access  
Soumatera Law Review     Open Access  
South African Crime Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
South East European University Review (SEEU Review)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Southern African Public Law     Full-text available via subscription  
Southern Illinois University Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
St. John's Law Review     Open Access  
Stanford Law & Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Stanford Law Review     Free   (Followers: 35)
Stanford Technology Law Review     Free   (Followers: 1)
Statute Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Statutes and Decisions : Laws USSR     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Studenckie Zeszyty Naukowe     Open Access  
Studia Canonica     Full-text available via subscription  
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Studia Iuridica Toruniensia     Open Access  
Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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Suhuf     Open Access  
Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Supremasi Hukum : Jurnal Penelitian Hukum     Open Access  
Supreme Court Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Sustainable Development Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Swiss Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Sydney Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Tanjungpura Law Journal     Open Access  
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Te Mata Koi : Auckland University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Teisė : Law     Open Access  
Temas Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access  
Texas Journal of Women and the Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Texas Law Review     Free   (Followers: 10)
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The National Legal Eagle     Open Access  
THEMIS - Revista de Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Theoretical Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Theoretical Inquiries in Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
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Tilburg Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Toruńskie Studia Polsko-Włoskie     Open Access  
Touro Law Review     Open Access  
Transactions : The Tennessee Journal of Business Law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Transnational Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Transnational Legal Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Trusts & Trustees     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Tulane Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Tulsa Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
UCLA Entertainment Law Review     Open Access  
UCLA Law Review     Free   (Followers: 8)
UCLA Women's Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Udayana Journal of Law and Culture     Open Access  
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  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - "All power has legal limits": The principle
           of legality as a constitutional principle of judicial review
    • Abstract: Neo, Jaclyn L
      The now familiar passage in 'Chng Suan Tze v Minister for Home Affairs' asserting that all power has legal limits has been declared to be a principle of legality that functions as a "basic principle" in constitutional and administrative judicial review. This article provides a close examination of case jurisprudence in Singapore to determine exactly how this passage has influenced the development of this area of law. Specifically, it argues that while the principle of legality has been used to justify and expand reviewability of both statutory and constitutional executive powers, there is scope to develop the principle to further extend the scope of reviewability as well as to justify a more robust approach to judicial review in Singapore.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Basic structure and supremacy of the
           Singapore constitution
    • Abstract: Chan, Sek Keong
      Recent constitutional adjudication in some common law jurisdictions has embraced the basic structure doctrine that was first applied by the Supreme Court of India to the Indian Constitution. This article argues that in principle, the doctrine is or should be applicable to the Constitution of Singapore. If the theory of the doctrine is politically sound, the fact that the Singapore Constitution expressly allows its own provisions to be amended does not necessarily exclude an implied limitation on the exercise of such power. This article also puts forward a historical explanation for the applicability of the doctrine in Singapore. Finally, it argues that the supremacy of the Singapore Constitution supports the applicability of the doctrine.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Foreword
    • Abstract: Prakash, Judith
      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Introduction
    • Abstract: Lee, HP; Neo, Jaclyn L
      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Localising administrative law in Singapore:
           Embracing inter-branch equality
    • Abstract: Jhaveri, Swati
      This article considers two main ways in which Singapore courts have localised administrative law, departing from its English law roots. First, it will look at differences in the balance struck by courts between themselves and the Executive in the review of administrative action. Traditional analyses of administrative law in common law jurisdictions tend to rationalise a particular hierarchy between courts and the Executive based on factors like the relative institutional expertise of the institutions and the relative political and democratic credentials of the two branches. This article argues for a third possible analysis for Singapore: one that is premised not on the supremacy of either branch but, instead, on the idea of co-equality. Secondly, the article will look at how this co-equality is manifested in the court's approach to reviewing the substantive aspects of administrative decision-making. Through this analysis of the localisation of Singapore administrative law, the article ultimately seeks to contribute to a richer and more robust understanding of "common law" administrative law systems.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Curial deference in Singapore public law:
           Autochthonous evolution to buttress good governance and the rule of law
    • Abstract: Tan, Eugene KB
      Central to the separation of powers and the rule of law, judicial review empowers the courts to examine the exercise of discretionary power. While there is no general doctrine of deference, judicial review in Singapore emphasises the green-light approach in facilitating good governance, and is sensitive to the political, socio-cultural and economic context. However, the jurisprudence also indicates a nuanced and robust approach to better regulate the decision-makers' latitude. A categorical approach towards justiciability is eschewed, and judicial scrutiny adopts varying intensities of review, taking into account the rights of the individual vis- -vis the fair and just protection of governmental autonomy.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Proportionality and rights protection in
           Asia: Hong Kong, Malaysia, south Korea, Taiwan - whither Singapore'
    • Abstract: Stone Sweet, Alec; Mathews, Jud
      Over the past 50 years, the principle of proportionality has become a core component of global constitutionalism. Asia is proportionality's new frontier, and courts in jurisdictions as diverse as South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and now Malaysia have adopted proportional analysis as their basic approach to adjudicating constitutional rights. Underlying these developments are transitions away from single-party rule. The article considers the anomalous situation in Singapore, and argues that Singapore's judges ought to reconsider their doctrinal approach to rights protection.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Walking the tightrope between legality and
           legitimacy
    • Abstract: Tan, David
      The discourse of proportionality and balancing permeates constitutional rights scholarship, and numerous scholars have proffered a plethora of normative justifications for proportionality-based balancing in contemporary democratic societies. Parliamentary sovereignty in its Diceyan conception often clashes with enshrined constitutional rights, leaving the Judiciary in an unenviable position to resolve this conflict in a principled manner. This article analyses how courts engage with the principle of proportionality-based balancing in determining the validity of laws limiting constitutional rights. By focusing on the free speech jurisprudence of Singapore and Australia, it discusses how courts in these jurisdictions negotiate the tightrope between fidelity to the written text of the constitution and a commitment to their role as guardians of fundamental rights and liberties.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Comparative originalism in constitutional
           interpretation in Asia
    • Abstract: Tew, Yvonne
      Originalist approaches to constitutional interpretation take many forms across different constitutional contexts. This article examines the diversity of approaches to using constitutional history in constitutional interpretation and explores its practice across four Asian constitutional systems. It begins by examining the different ways in which constitutional courts and actors approach constitutional history. The article then explores at greater depth the constitutional practice of originalist arguments in four Asian jurisdictions: Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Hong Kong. The article concludes with reflections on the broader comparative observations gained from considering the salience of constitutional history in these Asian contexts.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Exploring the political question doctrines
           in Hong Kong
    • Abstract: Yap, Po Jen
      In Hong Kong, instead of a political question doctrine, the courts arguably enforce three political question doctrines. First, the Hong Kong courts do not have jurisdiction to review matters that are expressly or implicitly committed to the Central People's Government in Beijing exclusively. Second, the Hong Kong courts observe the principle of non-intervention in the internal process of the Legislature. Where this principle applies, the courts will exercise jurisdiction to determine the existence of a power, privilege or immunity of the Legislative Council, but the courts "will not exercise jurisdiction to determine the occasion or the manner of exercise of any such powers, privileges or immunities" by the Legislature. Finally, with regard to statutory restrictions on the electoral process and voting rights, the Judiciary will accord a margin of appreciation to the Legislature when assessing the constitutionality of these limitations as these issues implicate "political and policy considerations" that judges are ill-equipped to resolve. In essence, the Hong Kong judiciary have tiered the standard of review on political questions. Cases in the first category are non-justiciable. Those in the second are justiciable only to the extent that courts would only determine whether the Legislature has the requisite non-reviewable powers in the first place. And, in the third category, the disputes are non-justiciable in the "secondary" sense, that is, the Judiciary would decrease its standard of review when resolving these disputes. In itself, each strand of the three political doctrines in Hong Kong is conceptually defensible. But their applications have been fraught with inconsistencies and the purpose of this paper is to illuminate this political thicket.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Law, legitimacy and separation of powers
    • Abstract: Tan, Kevin YL
      This article argues that for the separation of powers doctrine to work, it is not enough that we consider what the relevant branches of government are or how power is to be distributed between them. What most scholars seem to have ignored is the need for constitutions to take into account and bring under the law, all legitimate forms of power within a polity. Unless this is done, such extraconstitutional sources of power may supplant the constitutional order because of the greater legitimacy it enjoys, outside the constitutional framework.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - Separation of powers in the Australian
           constitution: Themes and reflections
    • Abstract: Gerangelos, Peter
      The separation of powers is legally entrenched in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia. It must, however, be accommodated with the principle of responsible government adapted to Australia's federal structure and which tends to the unification of the branches, not separation. Different consequences flow when comparing the separation of the "political" branches (executive and legislative) inter se, on the one hand, and their separation from the judicial branch on the other. How these subtle differences may prevent the application of a thorough-going separation of powers in Australia will be addressed, drawing lessons from the difficulties arising from the dual inheritance of American and British constitutional principles.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - "The people" as a source of constitutional
           principle: The Australian constitution and the contours of representative
           government
    • Abstract: Murray, Sarah
      This article explores the genesis of "the people" as an Australian constitutional touchstone. While the mandate that the Commonwealth Parliament be "directly chosen by the people" has seen the High Court of Australia source an implied freedom of political communication and a constitutionally guaranteed franchise, its content remains opaque and many questions remain as to the role of the High Court in determining the contours of representative government within the Australia constitutional landscape.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Issue Special Ed. - The triumph of practical fairness over
           legitimate expectation in Australian administrative law
    • Abstract: Pittard, Marilyn J
      This article explores the adoption and ultimate rejection in Australian administrative law of the idea of a legitimately held expectation as a basis for implying a duty of procedural fairness in administrative decision-making or fleshing out the content of that duty. The article analyses the peaks and troughs of the application of the concept of legitimate expectation, from its shaky beginnings and adoption, implementing UK law, to its subsequent demise and death in the High Court decision in the 'Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v WZARH ("WZARH")'. Cases after 'WZARH' are discussed and the new overall test of practical fairness in administrative decision-making is reviewed.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:08:45 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Weathering the evolving landscapes of electronic discovery: A
           comparative analysis
    • Abstract: Er, Danna
      With the widespread use of electronic communications, and the increasing volumes and types of digital information, electronic discovery has taken centre stage in modern-day dispute resolution. The objective of this essay is to survey the diverse electronic discovery landscapes in the US, the UK (England & Wales), the People's Republic of China and the People's Republic of Singapore to suggest that the People's Republic of Singapore needs to rethink its electronic-discovery framework in terms of preservation, proportionality, search and co-operation.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Fulfilling the duty of full and frank disclosure in arrest of
           ships: Identifying, consolidating and presenting material facts
    • Abstract: Cheng, Eugene Jiankai
      The development of Singapore's admiralty jurisprudence has given birth to a duty of full and frank disclosure in the application for a warrant of arrest against a ship. This duty of disclosure obliges an arresting party to identify and present material facts to the court, failing which, the arrest may be set aside and a finding of wrongful damages may be made against the arresting party. The identification, consolidation and presentation of material facts are therefore integral aspects to a successful arrest. This article seeks to provide an exposition on the above aspects, which are integral to the fulfilment of the duty of full and frank disclosure.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 The case against physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active
           euthanasia: A jurisprudential consideration
    • Abstract: Tan, Seow Hon
      Twenty years after the Advance Medical Directive Act came into force in Singapore, the issue of the legalisation of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia remains live. By examining jurisprudential arguments, this article makes a case against legalisation. In particular, it is important to address the points raised in the article by Toh Puay San and Stanley Yeo, Decriminalising Physician-assisted Suicide in Singapore", as it is possibly the most comprehensive local article on this subject and includes draft legislation for legalisation in Singapore. As Toh and Yeo also considered the arguments often raised in debates on euthanasia, it is apposite to approach the jurisprudential consideration by countering their arguments. In conclusion, the contention of Toh and Yeo that the benefits of allowing terminally-ill patients the option of physician-assisted suicide far outweigh the harms is not supported. 'A fortiori', voluntary active euthanasia should not be legalised.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Reconsidering the enforceability of bare intention to arbitrate:
           Kvc Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd, [2017] SGHC
           32
    • Abstract: Poon, Nicholas
      As arbitration continues to gain popularity as a means of resolving disputes privately, there appears to be an increasing tendency in the courts to recognise, and thereafter, give effect to parties' supposed bare intention to arbitrate, even if the intention can only be tenuously ascertained. It is hoped that the experience in 'KVC Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd' will provoke a reconsideration of the circumstances under which a bare intention to arbitration will be enforced.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Recent developments on the protection of customers' moneys
           through segregation and trust obligations: Vintage bullion DMCC v chay
           fook Yuen, [2016] 4 SLR 1248
    • Abstract: Leo, Zhen Wei Lionel
      A key plank of the regulatory regime for the protection of customers' moneys in Singapore is the requirement to segregate customers' moneys and the imposition of a statutory trust on such segregated moneys. There have been significant recent developments in this area of law. In particular, the Court of Appeal has recently interpreted, for the first time, the scope of the segregation and statutory trust obligations of capital market services licence holders and commodity brokers. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has also released a consultation paper proposing various enhancements to the regulatory regime governing the protection of customer moneys. This article seeks to explain and comment on these recent developments.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 The non-delegable duty: Some clarifications, some questions:
           Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 3322 v Tiong Aik Construction
           Pte Ltd, [2016] 4 SLR 521
    • Abstract: Amirthalingam, Kumaralingam
      The non-delegable duty is a device used by courts to hold defendants accountable for acts of negligence of third parties in exceptional cases where the defendant has a special relationship with the plaintiff or has undertaken exceptionally hazardous activity. The rule is controversial as it imposes liability without personal fault on the defendant. The recent Singapore Court of Appeal decision of 'Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 3322 v Tiong Aik Construction Pte Ltd' provides welcome clarification of the general principles underpinning the non-delegable duty.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Law firm discipline in Singapore
    • Abstract: Xu, Daryl
      Corporate liability for an employee or officer's wrongdoing is not a controversial concept in Singapore. However, it has largely yet to find clear application to the realm of legal professional ethics and ethical breaches by lawyers. By and large, where there are ethical breaches, it is the individual lawyer who is disciplined, and not the firm in which he practices. This article seeks to introduce the Singapore reader to "law firm discipline", the concept of disciplining law firms as entities to ensure compliance with legal ethics rules, and explores, by reference to the existing regime, the extent to which they have or have not, knowingly or unknowingly, been embraced and adopted in Singapore. In this regard, it is suggested that simple reforms to the existing regime can be adopted to create a coherent and functional application of law firm discipline in Singapore.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 A step or a misstep in court: Preserving the right to
           arbitration
    • Abstract: Tay, Yong Seng
      Arbitration agreements are well respected under Singapore law. A party to an arbitration agreement can usually enforce it in a Singapore court, unless he has delivered a pleading or otherwise taken any other "step" in court proceedings (see s 6 of the International Arbitration Act). The "step" is not defined in the Act, but case law has developed around the concept of such a "step". These authorities will be examined to delineate the boundaries and characteristics of the "step".

      This article will analyse some common themes under which the right to arbitration may be lost or curtailed by taking '(mis)'steps in court, and seeks to identify the overarching rationale for the "step" doctrine.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Contempt orders and judicial "attachment" of equitable property:
           Jurisdiction, recognition or choice of law'
    • Abstract: Tan, Yock Lin
      This article argues that a foreign contempt order is ordinarily not a judicial act and, therefore, not a fit subject for recognition by the domestic court as a final and conclusive judgment. It is an exercise of enforcement jurisdiction giving rise to concerns of extraterritoriality. Such orders are to be dealt with not in terms of abstention from exercising jurisdiction in cases which involve an attack on the validity of an act of a foreign nation state. They involve a different question of jurisdiction, the denial of jurisdiction to make orders absent reasonable connection. Concerns of non-justiciability may also exist and doctrines of act of state may also be relevant. In particular, a contempt sanction purporting to affect the contemnor's beneficial interest in property may also implicate choice of law considerations, calling for the domestic court's exercise of jurisdiction to protect pre-existing rights accrued under the domestic lex fori as well as those derived by imputation or ascription from applicable law.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 On appeal from Singapore international commercial court
    • Abstract: Yeo, Justin
      On 12 May 2017, the Singapore Court of Appeal heard and rendered its first decision in relation to an appeal from a decision of the Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC"). The Court of Appeal's written decision was subsequently reported as 'Jacob Agam v BNP Paribas SA' ("Jacob Agam"). This article sets out highlights relating to the management and determination of the 'Jacob Agam' appeal. It also discusses the attractiveness of appeal mechanisms in the resolution of international commercial disputes, and takes a closer look at the appellate mechanism in SICC, drawing illustrations from the 'Jacob Agam' appeal.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Admiralty jurisdiction and beneficial ownership: Some unanswered
           questions: The min Rui, [2016] 5 SLR 667
    • Abstract: Sabapathy, Senthil
      The recent decision of the High Court in The Min Rui brought into focus the approach to be taken when determining the beneficial ownership of a vessel for the purpose of establishing the admiralty jurisdiction of the court. The case raised two interesting questions. First, in an interlocutory jurisdictional challenge, what is the standard of proof to be applied in determining whether the defendant was the beneficial owner of the vessel at the time the action was brought' Second, in this context, what law governs the issue of beneficial ownership' While the High Court did not conclusively deal with these questions, its decision does point towards what the possible answers might be.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 Settled versus right: A theory of precedent [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Choo, Han Teck
      Review(s) of: Settled versus right: A theory of precedent, by Randy J Kozel, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 29 The law and practice of trademark transactions [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Tan, Tee Jim
      Review(s) of: The law and practice of trademark transactions, by Irene Calboli and Jacques de Werra eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.

      PubDate: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:34:19 GMT
       
 
 
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