Civil Litigation Process Singapore
Civil Litigation

The Civil Litigation Process

Matters involving the law are generally classed as either civil or criminal in nature. Civil cases tend to deal with relationships between people, or people and businesses. Criminal matters, however, tend to relate to individuals being prosecuted by a lawyer acting for the state, about criminal matters. In other words, civil litigation can be defined as legal action to resolve disputes between a plaintiff (the party claiming they were wronged)...

05.6.2021
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Business meeting with Nominee Director
Civil Litigation

Nominee Directors & Shareholders

A nominee shareholder can be defined as a person who ‘lends his name’ to you so that they can hold shares for your benefit. They act as the registered owner of company shares, on your behalf. A nominee shareholder will appear to own the shares, and you are perfectly entitled to keep the arrangement secret. If done correctly, you keep all the rights and benefits to the shares (e.g. right...

05.6.2021
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Maternity Leave Singapore
Employment

Maternity Leave

The good news for expectant mothers in Singapore is that the law entitles you to maternity leave or benefits. The entitlement for all working mothers is either 12 or 16 weeks of leave, depending on your employment situation and whether your child is a Singapore citizen. Note that if your baby was born in Singapore, and at least one of its parents is also a Singapore citizen, then that child...

04.28.2021
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Paternity Leave Singapore
Employment

Paternity Leave in Singapore

Working fathers who want to share the care and upbringing of their baby, are now entitled to 2 weeks of government-paid paternity leave, according to the Child Development Co-Savings Act (CDCA). If the mother is eligible for government-paid maternity leave, then the father can also share up to 4 weeks of that period. Eligibility for Paternity Leave A father will qualify as a working father if: They are employed under...

04.28.2021
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Doxxing in Singapore
Criminal

What is Doxxing?

As a result of new social trends, and the increasing risk of people posting information online to embarrass or harass others, an amendment has been made to the Singapore Protection from Harassment Act (POHA). The aim was to give more protection to victims of harassment, and make remedies easier to obtain. A new offence was created from January 2020, known as ‘doxxing’, which can be committed both online or offline....

04.28.2021
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Car speeding excessively in Singapore
Criminal

Speeding Penalties in Singapore

Speeding in a vehicle is highly dangerous – sticking to the limits is the safe and morally responsible thing to do. It will also help you to avoid prosecution, keep your record clean, and save money. Sadly, speeding remains a common offence in Singapore. Anyone can fall foul of speeding laws, so make sure you know the law to avoid speeding offences, and improve your road safety. Speeding belongs to...

04.2.2021
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A prostitute propositions a driver in Singapore illegally
Criminal

Is Prostitution Legal?

It may surprise some visitors to Singapore to learn that prostitution is legal. A pragmatic decision was taken that it was safer to legalise the activities and regulate them closely, rather than to make it illegal and risk driving it underground and out of sight completely. Therefore, both local and foreign women may offer sexual services from government-regulated brothels. They are required to have regular medical check-ups, and to carry...

03.29.2021
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