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  • Speeches - 2010
    Directions Continuing Legal Education Resources Media Press Releases Speeches Publications Online References Sample Clauses Directory of Law Practices Latest Singapore Rankings Events Upcoming Events Archive Events Archive 2013 Events Archive 2012 Speeches 2010 Speech by SMS Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators SIArb Annual Dinner Source Ministry of Law 29 Oct 2010 Speech by SMS Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee at the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Clinical Legal Education between NUS Faculty of Law and Legal Aid Bureau Source Ministry of Law 6 Oct 2010 Speech by Law Minister K Shanmugam at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre s India Prime Global Business Destination An Arbitral Perspective Conference Source Ministry of Law 8 Sep 2010 Speech by Law Minister K Shanmugam at the Singapore Legal Forum Source Ministry of Law 28 Aug 2010 SMS Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee s Opening Address for the 4th China Singapore Intellectual Property Conference Source Ministry of Law 25 Aug 2010 Keynote Address by Law Minister K Shanmugam at the International Energy and Infrastructure Arbitration A Vietnam Perspective Conference Source Ministry of Law 30 Jul 2010 Speech by Law Minister K Shanmugam at the Arbitration for Indian Industry Conference jointly organised by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Confederation of Indian Industry Source Ministry of Law 20 Feb 2010 Speech by Law Minister K Shanmugam at the inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Forum Source Ministry of Law 21 Jan 2010 Speech by SM S Jayakumar at the grand opening of Maxwell Chambers Source Ministry of Law 21 Jan 2010 Speech by SMS Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee at the Launch of the International Chamber of Commerce Regional Office Asia at Maxwell Chambers Source Ministry of Law 20 Jan 2010 Opening of Legal Year 2010 Response by

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  • Singapore Jurisdiction & Law
    common law Singapore inherited the English common law traditions especially in contract tort and restitution and thus the stability certainty and acceptance that such law enjoys among other Commonwealth nations While Singapore courts still refer to case law emerging from England it has made significant departures in the past 30 years especially in statute based areas such as company law criminal law and evidence in favour of local jurisprudence The Singapore legal structure comprises the Legislature Executive and Judiciary The Legislature is made up of the Parliament and an elected president The Parliament is tasked with enacting laws of the land Singapore has a unique Parliamentary composition Besides elected Members of Parliament MPs non elected MPs also sit in Parliament but their voting rights are restricted to matters that do not concern the Constitution finance bills and votes of no confidence in the Government The Executive is helmed by the President and comprises the Cabinet which is responsible for the general direction of the Government and accountable to Parliament Cabinet ministers are drawn from MPs and as such there is no complete separation of powers between the Legislature and the Executive Singapore has a comprehensive judicial system The State Courts previously known as Subordinate Courts form the first tier in the judicial hierarchy to administer justice amongst the people It comprises the District Courts Magistrates Courts specialised courts Family Court Juvenile Court Coroner s Court Small Claims Tribunals and the Court Mediation Centre The District Courts Magistrates Courts and Small Claims Tribunals can hear civil matters where disputed amounts do not exceed 250 000 60 000 and 10 000 respectively The second tier is the Supreme Court made up of the High Court and Court of Appeal the latter being the highest court in the land Both courts hear criminal

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  • Singapore Jurisdiction & Law
    common law Singapore inherited the English common law traditions especially in contract tort and restitution and thus the stability certainty and acceptance that such law enjoys among other Commonwealth nations While Singapore courts still refer to case law emerging from England it has made significant departures in the past 30 years especially in statute based areas such as company law criminal law and evidence in favour of local jurisprudence The Singapore legal structure comprises the Legislature Executive and Judiciary The Legislature is made up of the Parliament and an elected president The Parliament is tasked with enacting laws of the land Singapore has a unique Parliamentary composition Besides elected Members of Parliament MPs non elected MPs also sit in Parliament but their voting rights are restricted to matters that do not concern the Constitution finance bills and votes of no confidence in the Government The Executive is helmed by the President and comprises the Cabinet which is responsible for the general direction of the Government and accountable to Parliament Cabinet ministers are drawn from MPs and as such there is no complete separation of powers between the Legislature and the Executive Singapore has a comprehensive judicial system The State Courts previously known as Subordinate Courts form the first tier in the judicial hierarchy to administer justice amongst the people It comprises the District Courts Magistrates Courts specialised courts Family Court Juvenile Court Coroner s Court Small Claims Tribunals and the Court Mediation Centre The District Courts Magistrates Courts and Small Claims Tribunals can hear civil matters where disputed amounts do not exceed 250 000 60 000 and 10 000 respectively The second tier is the Supreme Court made up of the High Court and Court of Appeal the latter being the highest court in the land Both courts hear criminal

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  • Singapore Jurisdiction & Law
    it has made significant departures in the past 30 years especially in statute based areas such as company law criminal law and evidence in favour of local jurisprudence The Singapore legal structure comprises the Legislature Executive and Judiciary The Legislature is made up of the Parliament and an elected president The Parliament is tasked with enacting laws of the land Singapore has a unique Parliamentary composition Besides elected Members of Parliament MPs non elected MPs also sit in Parliament but their voting rights are restricted to matters that do not concern the Constitution finance bills and votes of no confidence in the Government The Executive is helmed by the President and comprises the Cabinet which is responsible for the general direction of the Government and accountable to Parliament Cabinet ministers are drawn from MPs and as such there is no complete separation of powers between the Legislature and the Executive Singapore has a comprehensive judicial system The State Courts previously known as Subordinate Courts form the first tier in the judicial hierarchy to administer justice amongst the people It comprises the District Courts Magistrates Courts specialised courts Family Court Juvenile Court Coroner s Court Small Claims Tribunals and the Court Mediation Centre The District Courts Magistrates Courts and Small Claims Tribunals can hear civil matters where disputed amounts do not exceed 250 000 60 000 and 10 000 respectively The second tier is the Supreme Court made up of the High Court and Court of Appeal the latter being the highest court in the land Both courts hear criminal cases and civil claims exceeding 250 000 The Chief Justice Judges of Appeal Judges and Judicial Commissioners are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister While the judicial system has been efficient in dispensing justice the Government

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  • Singapore Academy of Law
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  • Singapore Academy of Law
    Arbitration ADR Publications Laws of Singapore Overview Commercial Law Case Law Cases in Articles Free Law Arbitration Cases Statutes Singapore Law Watch Headline News Commentaries Judgments Legislation Notices Directions Continuing Legal Education Resources Media Press Releases Speeches Publications Online References Sample Clauses Directory of Law Practices Latest Singapore Rankings Events Upcoming Events Archive Events Archive 2013 Events Archive 2012 Singapore Academy of Law The Singapore Academy of Law the Academy is the promotion and development agency for Singapore s legal industry Our vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia We aim to drive legal excellence through developing thought leadership world class infrastructure and legal solutions We do this by building up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge raising the international profile of Singapore law promoting Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution and improving the efficiency of legal practice through the use of technology As a body established by statute the Academy also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services appointment of Senior Counsel Commissioners of Oath and Notaries Public The Academy is headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon We have over 10 000 members comprising members of the Bench the Bar

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  • Singapore Academy of Law
    Arbitration ADR Publications Laws of Singapore Overview Commercial Law Case Law Cases in Articles Free Law Arbitration Cases Statutes Singapore Law Watch Headline News Commentaries Judgments Legislation Notices Directions Continuing Legal Education Resources Media Press Releases Speeches Publications Online References Sample Clauses Directory of Law Practices Latest Singapore Rankings Events Upcoming Events Archive Events Archive 2013 Events Archive 2012 Singapore Academy of Law The Singapore Academy of Law the Academy is the promotion and development agency for Singapore s legal industry Our vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia We aim to drive legal excellence through developing thought leadership world class infrastructure and legal solutions We do this by building up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge raising the international profile of Singapore law promoting Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution and improving the efficiency of legal practice through the use of technology As a body established by statute the Academy also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services appointment of Senior Counsel Commissioners of Oath and Notaries Public The Academy is headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon We have over 10 000 members comprising members of the Bench the Bar

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  • Singapore Academy of Law
    legal solutions We do this by building up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge raising the international profile of Singapore law promoting Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution and improving the efficiency of legal practice through the use of technology As a body established by statute the Academy also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services appointment of Senior Counsel Commissioners of Oath and

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