The Doctrine of Penalties in Modern Contract Law

SAL Distinguished Speaker Lecture

Supreme Court Auditorium, Basement 2, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore (178879)
02 October 2017 (3.30pm - 7.00pm)


The lecture will examine the history of the doctrine of penalties, its development and its place in modern contract law. It will consider the extent to which apparently clear differences between ultimate appellate courts in the United Kingdom and Australia truly reflect doctrinal differences.


3.30pm Registration
4.00pm Arrival of Guests
4.30pm Welcome Address
by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
4.45pm The Doctrine of Penalties in Modern Contract Law
by The Honourable Chief Justice James Allsop AO
5.45pm Panel Discussion
The Honourable Judge of Appeal Justice Andrew Phang, Supreme Court of Singapore
Mr Cavinder Bull SC, Drew & Napier LLC
Associate Professor Goh Yihan, School of Law, Singapore Management University
6.15pm Cocktail Reception
7.00pm End of Session


1.5 Public CPD Points
Practice Area: Others
Training Level: General

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There is no registration fee for this lecture but seats are limited and are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Please register before 25 Sep 2017, Monday. A confirmation email will be sent for every successful registration.

For enquiries, please call Tel: (65) 6332 4388 or email

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