Law of Sales in Singapore
Published: 24 February, 2017

Written by Professor Howard Hunter from Singapore Management University, this book examines how the treatment of contracts of sale differ from the common law, whether under the Sale of Goods Act (“SOGA”) or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”).  This book also provides guidance to lawyers and their clients on whether to “opt out” of the coverage of the CISG in favour of the application of SOGA or the domestic sales law of another country.

Enjoy 20% discount if you place an online order by 15 March 2017.


Law of Sales in Singapore

Book Cover Design Competition for Commemorative Publication
Published: 17 February, 2017

In conjunction with our 10th anniversary celebrations, Academy Publishing (“AP”) will be publishing a commemorative book tentatively entitled Legal Publishing in Singapore.

We are also rolling out a competition to all budding and creative designers out there – to design the book cover for our commemorative publication. If you have what it takes, come show us your creative designs!

Read more about the competition here.

Should you have any enquiries, please direct them to



Changes to the Authentication and Notarisation Process
Published: 15 February, 2017
With effect from 15 February 2017, there will be changes to the authentication certificate issued by the Academy in the form of a new security seal and revised wordings.  The Notaries Public (Amendment No.2) Rules 2017 will also come into operation making it mandatory for all notaries public to issue a Notarial Certificate for each document attested by the notary public. Click here for the Notaries Public Amendment Rules 2017.



SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme 2017
Published: 08 February, 2017
This is an executive management programme specifically designed and contextualised to address the needs of law firm partners who have P & L responsibility in their firms. Some of the topics include:

• Seizing emerging opportunities in a rapidly changing global economy
• Exploring best practices for building and leading productive teams

and will be held from 23 – 25 March 2017.

Send in your application before 3 March 2017 to enable you to receive a monetary grant of S$5,000 from SkillsFuture Study Award to offset against the tuition fee.
Click here for more details.


SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme 2017

CLJ Law is Now on LawNet Premium
Published: 02 February, 2017
Access a wide range of CLJ Law databases including cases, articles, practice notes, legislative forms, precedents, sample agreements, legislation and many more from your Lawnet account. Highlights include Malaysian Current Law Journal (MCLJ), Syariah Reports and Syariah cases.

To learn more about the CLJ Law subscription rates click here.
Sign-up now for all the databases, conveniently, at one go!

Legal Technology Vision announced at OLY 2017
Published: 09 January, 2017
The Legal Technology Vision describes the importance and increasing role that legal technology will play in the provision of legal services in Singapore for the next five years. It serves as a call to action for lawyers and in-house counsel to leverage technology to enhance their practice. Click here for the full text.

Specialist Accreditation Scheme
Published: 09 January, 2017
SAL is proud to launch the Specialist Accreditation Scheme at the Opening of Legal Year 2017. SAL invites legal practitioners who dedicate much of their practice in a specialise area of law to apply for accreditation. You may wish to visit the specialist accreditation website for more details.

The Legal Industry Framework for Training and Education (LIFTED)
Published: 09 January, 2017
The Legal Industry Framework for Training and Education (‘LIFTED’) is a professional learning and development initiative by the Singapore Academy of Law. Download the LIFTED Learning Planner 2017 now to begin your learning journey with a little help from LIFTED. Visit the LIFTED website at

“Never Lose Sight of Ethics”
Published: 06 January, 2017
“[Prof Pinsler’s] book is a timely reference in the wake of the professional conduct rules which took effect in November 2015”, so reports The Straits Times Senior Law Correspondent K C Vijayan in “Lawyers must never lose sight of ethics, says CJ”.

It covers every rule of ethics and relevant case law and disciplinary decisions which concern ethical accountability. It also carries an analysis on The Legal Profession (Foreign Representation in Singapore International Commercial Court) Rules 2014.

Purchase the book and gain a full understanding of your responsibility towards a client.

Financial Crime 201 Seminar
Published: 29 November, 2016
Join Financial Crimes expert Ms Alison Pople QC as she takes you through a review of financial crime investigations and the issues which frequently arise.  Effective trial strategies and more will also be discussed in this 11/2 hr seminar moderated by Mr Hamidul Haq of Rajah & Tann. Click here for the detailed synopsis and register now.

Medico-Legal Forum 2017
Published: 22 November, 2016
Laws and key current issues impacting the practices of the legal and medical professions will be discussed at the upcoming forum on 10 March 2017. Topics include:

• Forensics and The Criminal Justice System - The Future of The Forensics Expert Witness
• Psychiatry and The Law: The Court or The Patient - Duty of The Psychiatrist in Criminal Proceedings
• The Effective Expert Witness
• Medical Mediation - The Way Forward?
• Medical Dispute Management - Managing The Cost of Medical Negligence
Click here for more information.