Applications for the Appointment/Reappointment as Commissioners for Oaths and/or Notaries Public for the Period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017

 
The Singapore Academy of Law (“the Academy”) invites applications for the appointment / reappointment as Commissioners for Oaths and/or Notaries Public for the period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. Please click here for details on how to apply.

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SAL Book Fair 2016

 
Join us at the SAL Book Fair from 26-28 July 2016 to enjoy exclusive promotions from Academy Publishing, Thomson Reuters, Lexis Nexis and more! Admission is Free. Click here for more details.

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The Christopher Bathurst Prize 2016

 
Open to students and lawyers aged 30 years and below, the contributor of the best written legal advice will win an all-expense-paid 2-week internship with Fountain Court Chambers in London. Click here for more information! The deadline for submission is on 29 July 2016 at 5pm.

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Event Highlights

SAL Annual Review Conference 2016
Join us, as speakers and discussion panels comprising the Judiciary, legal practitioners, academics and private and government agencies take you through decisions of the Singapore Courts in 2015, relevant cases from other jurisdictions and developments in the principal areas of the law that have taken place since. 1-day and 3-day passes are available for this Conference.

Protecting Business and Economic Interests: Contemporary Issues in Tort Law Conference 2016
This international conference is jointly organised by Singapore Management University (School of Law), Bond University (Faculty of Law) and the Singapore Academy of Law. The conference will examine the role of tort law in protecting business and economic interests, with particular focus on nominate torts (such as the “economic torts”, defamation, breach of confidence, and statutory torts), and how these may intersect with claims in negligence.

Recent Developments in Law and Practice in the UK and Singapore
This 1.5-day Conference is the first collaboration between the Singapore Academy of Law and the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
 
The Honourable Judge of Appeal Justice Chao Hick Tin will welcome everyone to this inaugural joint conference while the Right Honourable Lord Justice Christopher Clarke, Court of Appeal of England and Wales, introduces the Conference.  The Honourable Attorney-General of Singapore and Honorary Master of the Bench, Middle Temple, Mr V K Rajah SC, will deliver the keynote address.
 
The programme presents an impressive list of speakers, comprising judges, experienced practitioners and academics from the legal community in Singapore and Middle Temple. The focus of this Conference will be on recent developments in contract law and trends in dispute resolution, with discussions on the latest trends in criminal law and family law as well.
 
Concurrently, selected attendees will be able to participate in advocacy sessions conducted by respected counsels from UK and Singapore. Participants will also have a rare opportunity to witness an exciting moot between UK barristers and Singapore advocates.

 
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Foreign Law in Domestic Courts
An increasing feature of commercial trials in jurisdictions such as London and Singapore is the application of one or more systems of foreign law to issues which arise for determination. This lecture considers how the content of foreign law is established, and the circumstances in which the law of the forum can be applied in default. It reviews and evaluates the various alternative approaches to establishing foreign law – expert evidence, obtaining reports or decisions from the foreign court, the use of a special referee, or the determination of foreign law on the basis of submission rather than evidence. The lecture considers the innovative procedures adopted in the Singapore International Commercial Court for trying cases in which there is a foreign law element, and looks ahead to some potential developments which may follow from the SICC approach.

 
 
 
 
 

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