The Use and Abuse of Trusts and Other Wealth Management Devices ConferenceNew
Published: 27 April, 2017
This conference will focus on current developments and challenges facing trust law, and those who study or practise it, in the present political climate. The Honourable Mr Justice Snowden, High Court of Justice, England & Wales is the keynote speaker at the conference. Click here for more information and register today!


The Use and Abuse of Trusts and Other Wealth Management Devices

Pre-order: Data Protection in the Practical Context – Strategies and TechniquesNew
Published: 27 April, 2017
Written by Associate Professor Hannah YeeFen Lim, this book examines comprehensively the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) and gives clarity to the recently adopted EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Gain insights on the key approaches to compliance, how it can be achieved and at the same time add value to the business. If you deal with personal data protection matters, either in practice or in business, then this book is designed for you. Click here to pre-order.


Data Protection

Practical Technology Skills Series
Published: 25 April, 2017

The Practical Technology Skills series seek to equip you with the tools to get your work done more efficiently. Upcoming training sessions include:

• Database & Spreadsheet Technology Skills - 9 May 2017

• Presentation Technology Skills – 13 & 14 July 2017

• General Online Research – 1 December 2017


Practical Technology

Misleading information on Russia-Singapore Arbitration website
Published: 21 April, 2017
It has come to  SAL ’s attention that a certain  Russia - Singapore Arbitration website - - contains information relating to SAL. The reference to SAL on this website is false and misleading. Mr Ooi Teik Wei listed as President of Russia-Singapore Arbitration is not a fellow of SAL. We have written to instruct the webmaster to remove references to SAL with immediate effect.



SmartLaw Assist Subsidy Scheme
Published: 05 April, 2017
SmartLaw Assist, an education fund subsidy scheme by The Law Society of Singapore in partnership with Lockton entitles Singapore law practices to get 70% funding for their first year subscription of Lawnet Premium’s Academy Publishing Collection. Find out how your firm can save up to 90% on Lawnet Premium Subscription with SmartLaw Assist. Visit

Sentencing Information & Research Repository (“SIR”) is now available on LawNet Premium
Published: 15 March, 2017
Gain access to this repository of sentencing outcomes and factors of State Court criminal cases from 2011. Users are able to perform targeted searches by charges or by cases and to use various filters to refine their searches. Users may also extract the results from SIR for the purpose of analysing the types of sentences imposed, the sentencing ranges, and for other forms of statistical analysis.
Click here for more information.



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.

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Law of Sales in Singapore

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.



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