Facts This case centred on a dispute that arose in a settlement agreement between the minority shareholders (Plaintiffs) and majority shareholders (Defendants) of Agape Holdings Pte Ltd (“Agape Singapore”), a company incorporated in Singapore. The Plaintiffs previously commenced legal proceedings against the Defendants based on minority oppression. Pursuant to mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre, […]
Significance The Court of Appeal held that there is no tort of abuse of process in Singapore, and also that a party is not entitled to claim for damages for the tort of malicious prosecution in civil cases.
Summary by Yeo Ming Ze & Edited by Ronald JJ Wong Background In the District Court (“DC”), the Appellant, a Singapore Management University law professor, was ordered to pay $120,000 in total damages after defaming the three Respondents during an Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the management corporation (“MC”) of the Duchess Residences in the […]
Summary by Yeo Ming Ze & Edited by Ronald JJ Wong FACTS This case concerns the sudden death of an engineer during the course of his work as a result of a brain aneurysm. On 3 March 2016, the sole breadwinner of the family was found unconscious in the toilet of his office building. At […]
Summary by Monica Heng & Edited by Ronald JJ Wong Significance When maintenance sums for children fall due, are there any time restrictions on applications to enforce them through the court system? In ULU v. ULT  SGFC 45, the Family Court emphasised that the statutory 3-year time bar in section 121(3) of the Women’s […]
Summary by Tedric Chai & Ronald JJ Wong In Tang Ling Lee v Public Prosecutor  SGHC 18, the High Court judge laid down the sentencing framework for road traffic cases under Section 338(b) of the Penal Code. The judge emphasized that it applied only to road traffic cases (at ). A flowchart summarizing the […]
The article discusses the impact of the Moneylenders (Amendment) Rules 2015 and specifically whether there is a genuine triable issue that the refinancing loans contain excessive interests and the transactions are unconscionable or substantially unfair, such that the court can re-open the loan transactions under the Moneylenders Rules 2015.
Case summary by Tedric Chai Significance: Singapore High Court sets aside a trust on grounds of misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence and unconscionability, construes scope of living trust to include the plaintiff’s interest under a will. Facts On the evening of 26 March 2014 (which was 3 days after the funeral of his mother who was killed […]
By Ronald JJ Wong, Director Significance: Singapore High Court construes “good faith” in banking standard terms in the context of unauthorised fund transfers, finds that circumstances were not sufficient to put a reasonable banker on suspicion regarding unauthorised transfers, and finds on reasonableness of exclusion clauses under the unfair contract terms act. Summary: The plaintiff […]