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SUBJECT INDEX: Singapore
Amendments to the SOP Act

The SOP Amendment Act
A Commentary on the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018

 

Since the passage of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B) or the SOP Act in 2004, the dispute resolution landscape in the construction industry has changed considerably. Each year between 400 and 500 adjudication applications are lodged and the statutory adjudication process is now the

principal dispute resolution route for construction payment claim disputes.

In 2018, Parliament passed the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018. The Amendment Act raises important changes to the operation of the statutory adjudication regime, including changes to the scope of contracts which comes under the Act and the provision for the claimant to now apply for a review of an adjudication determination. This work addresses a number of important issues arising from the amendments.

The authors are senior adjudicators and general editors of the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review, an established series of reports on adjudication determinations since 2005.
 
Legal Skills: A Complete Guide

The Definitive Guide on Legal Skills

 

  • Provides a user-friendly and practical step-by-step guide to the essentials of Singapore legal process, the tools available to excel and practical guidance on advocacy strategies.
  • Addresses the much-needed practice-ready skills gap for those transitioning from law school or foreign jurisdictions into the Singapore legal practice and is the first comprehensive guide written from the Singapore perspective.
  • Written in a clear and practical manner, Ms Sim Khadijah provides a unique perspective on what’s required to succeed in law early in your career from her background as Counsel, Assistant Registrar and Judge, with experience in private practice, public service and a skills trainer for NUS, SILE and SMC.

 

There exists a gap between what is taught in law schools and the skills that are actually needed in practice. Senior lawyers may not have the bandwidth to train and mentor their junior lawyers as much as they would prefer. As a result, these young lawyers are unable to maximise their true potential in the shortest time possible. This prompted the founding of the author’s legal skills training firm, Lacuna Training Solutions, the first of its kind, to fill the training gap.

Key features: Legal Research, Analysis, Written Advocacy, Oral Advocacy, ADR, General Skills in Legal Practice, and Additional Guidance for Law Students.

 
Singapore Civil Procedure 2019

Ready for what lies ahead

When change can happen any time, constant vigilance is a must. Seize your advantage over the competition with the Singapore White Book 2019. 
 
Law & Practice of Construction Contracts in Singapore, Fifth Edition

 “It is no overstatement to say that Mr Chow is the doyen of Singapore construction law and is perhaps the foremost authority on this topic.”

 
The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Supreme Court of Singapore
From the Foreword to the 5th Edition
 
Regarded as the leading title for construction practitioners over the past 25 years, the fifth edition incorporates ground-breaking decisions on jurisdictional issues while taking into consideration the newer editions of the major standard forms such as FIDIC 2017. It also provides a commentary on the Singapore Institute of Architects Building Contracts 2016.
 
Featured Court of Appeal decisions include:
 
Grouteam Pte Ltd v UES Holdings Pte Ltd (2016) 
Audi Construction Pte Ltd v Kian Hiap Construction Pte Ltd (2018)
Comfort Management Pte Ltd v OGSP Engineering Pte Ltd (2018)
 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Malaysia
Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia

Your invaluable reference source for confident corporate insolvency practice

 
Company Meetings and Resolutions

Provides a legal and practical understanding of various company meetings which are essential for the proper administration of a corporation.

 

 
Personal Injury Reports Consolidated Tables 2013-2018

An dispensable reference for efficient and effective personal injury practice.

 

 

 

 

 
Federal Constitution: A Commentary

Provides extensive analytical commentary on the supreme law of Malaysia.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
Competition Ordinance (Cap.619): Commentary & Annotations

• Authored and annotated by Knut Fournier, Chairman of the Hong Kong Competition Association.

• This work reproduces the full text of the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) together with section-by-section analyses and commentaries with references to relevant case law and other legislation.
 
• Included in the annotations are definitions of words and phrases as well as practical applications of the provisions.
 
• Competition regimes of other jurisdictions are referred to and compared with wherever relevant.
 
• Guidelines of the Hong Kong Competition Commission and Hong Kong Communications Authority are reproduced in full, making this a comprehensive resource on Competition Law.
 
 
CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE

  • On the 30th anniversary of the implementation of the CISG, the title provides value added content for students and practitioners alike considering CISG and its intersection with public domestic and international law.
     
  • Unique and jurisdictionally relevant thought-leadership content – presents national perspectives.
     
  • Provides fresh critiques on core principles as well as forecasting on potential areas for reform.
     
  • Multi-country author team providing perspectives from across diverse global jurisdictions as well as contributions from members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) and The Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

 

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) came into force internationally on 1 January, 1988. 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of its coming into force. So far, CISG has been favourably received by the international community as it helps remove legal barriers for international trade and diminishes uncertainties caused by the private international law system and facilitates contract negotiations in international transactions.

Three fundamental issues are addressed by the CISG:

  • the formation of a contract;
  • the obligations of the seller; and
  • the remedies available to the buyer, and the obligations of the buyer and the remedies available to the seller.

As we celebrate over three decades of this unique experiment at unifying and harmonising the law on international sale contracts and count the increasing membership of the international convention, it is also time to revisit a few specific issues that have arisen from the application of the convention.

 
Companies Ordinance (Cap.622): Commentary and Annotations 2019

The Companies Ordinance (Cap.622): Commentary and Annotations 2019 continues to be the definitive practitioner guide to the understanding and operation of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622). Authored by a team of specialist company law practitioners, and helmed by Kingsley Ong, Notary Public and Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, and Alice Leung, Partner at Anthony Siu & Co, the two volumes include detailed analyses to the 12 Subsidiary Legislation.

 

Key updates:

1. Companies (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018

2. The latest Hong Kong Companies Registry Circulars covering topics relatingto significant controller registers, open-ended fund companies, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing

 
CRIMINAL APPEALS IN HONG KONG

  • Comprehensive content – provides a one-stop reference text for all appeals in all Hong Kong criminal jurisdictions.
     
  • Holistic approach – covers both sides in the appeals process, namely appeals by defendants and the prosecution.
     
  • A practical tool – a step-by-step guide to assist practitioners commence and complete a criminal appeal including easy to read flow charts and diagrams.
     
  • Provides practitioners with context through detailed discussion and application of key cases as well as a historical chapter to explain the origins of contemporary appellate procedures and practices and a detailed introduction to the overall court structures appeal paths and the role of the prosecution in Hong Kong.
     
  • Value added content – includes discussion of the constitutional significance of criminal appeals, appeals as a human right, and appeals as an integral component of the Rule of Law.

 

Criminal Appeals in Hong Kong provides a concise and comprehensive explanation of criminal appeals in all criminal jurisdictions in Hong Kong. A chapter is devoted to each of the courts in Hong Kong and a step-by-step guide is provided to assist practitioners in deciding whether to commence an appeal or to respond to an appeal. The key statutory provisions are set out in a clear manner and key cases are discussed to explain the central legal issues. Applicable Practice Directions are included. The book also contains a detailed historical account of the development of criminal appeals in Hong Kong and a chapter explaining the court structure and the role of the prosecution. The constitutional significance of criminal appeals is explained including the meaning and scope of art 11(4) of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and relevant provisions in the Basic Law. The importance of criminal appeals to the Rule of Law is a central theme in the book.

 

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: United Kingdom
Chitty on Contracts, 33rd Edition (2 Volumes)

Chitty on Contracts is the pre-eminent reference work on contract law in the common law world. It has been used for generations by lawyers as the leading guide to contracts, and is relied on to provide insight and aid in complex areas of the law.

The work is in two volumes:

Volume One covers the General Principles of contract law, while Volume Two offers guidance on Specific Contracts, namely contractual issues in specific industry sectors. (Volume One of the work is available as a standalone for those who need coverage of the general principles of contract law only).

KEY FEATURES:

Provides coverage of all relevant legislation and a huge depth of case reference;

  • Presents complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law
  • Contains interpretation and analysis of general legislation since the last edition,
  • Provides an in-depth examination of actions arising in contract law, including exclusion clauses, estoppel, illegality and public policy, mistake, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, breach of performance
  • Covers the formation of contract as it effects the Agreement; Consideration, Form, Mistake; Misrepresentation and Duress and Undue Influence;
  • Treats in detail the Capacity of parties
  • Analyses and comments on the terms of the contract relating to Express and Implied Terms; Exemption Clauses; Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts; and Arbitration Clauses;
  • Examines Illegality and Public Policy
  • Under Joint obligations covers in detail the law of contract relating to Third Parties, Assignment;, Death and Bankruptcy
  • Examines and analyses contract law in relation to performance and discharge, covering Discharge by Agreement; by Frustration; by Breach;
  • Studies remedies for breach of contract, including damages and limitations
  • Discusses Restitution in relation to contract law
  • Analyses conflict of laws as if affects contract law
  • Deals individually with contracts in the following areas of law: agency, arbitration, bailment, bills of exchange and banking, building contracts, carriage by air, carriage by land, construction, credit and security, employment, gaming and wagering, insurance, restrictive agreements and covenants, sale of goods and suretyship
  • Offers interpretation and advice on the law when disputes arise, or when technical areas need clarification, and when responsibilities, obligations and entitlements need to be established
  • Supplemented regularly
  • Written by experts in contract law

Key new case law and legislation covered in Chitty 33

  • Impact of Human Rights Act 1998: McDonald v McDonald (SC)
  • Oral agreements for sale of land: Dowding v Matchmove Ltd (CA)           
  • Fraud: Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co plc (SC)
  • 'No reliance' clauses: First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd (CA)
  • Interpretation: Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd (SC)
  • Implied terms: Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd (SC)
  • 'No oral variations' clause; part payment of debt: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd (SC)
  • Acts of State: Mohammed v Ministry of Defence,  Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Belhaj v Straw (SC)
  • Illegality: Patel v Mirza (SC)
  • Damages for third party's loss: Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP (SC)
  • Assignment: - set-off: Bibby Factors Northwest Ltd v HFD Ltd (CA); - prohibitions on assignment: Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 (draft)
  • Damages: SAAMCo: - Hughes-Holland v BPE Solicitors; - mitigation: Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU (SC);  - 'negotiating damages':  Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd (SC)
  • Liquidated damages: Cavendish Square Holding BV v Makdessi and ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (SC)
  • Restitution: Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd v Menelaou (SC); Investment Trust Companies v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (SC); Lowick Rose LLP v Swynson Ltd; Angove’s Pty Ltd v Bailey (SC); Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (SC)
  • Agency: - irrevocable authority: Bailey v Angove’s Pty Ltd (SC); commercial agents: ERGO Poist’ovna a.s. C-48/16 (CJEU)
  • Banking: Payment Services Regulations 2017
  • Consumer law: Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (draft); ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (SC); Court of Justice cases on acting as a consumer; mixed purposes contracts; guarantees of loan by consumer to commercial company; traders as intermediaries for non-traders; when a court must raise EU consumer legislation on its own motion; commercial practices, including  misleading actions and misleading omissions; the exemption for the “main subject matter of the contract”; fairness under the 1993 Directive and choice of law clauses; collective actions and stays of proceedings.
  • Credit and security: implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Employment: CJEU cases on 'rolled-up holiday pay' and on 'working time'
  • Insurance: Insurance Act 2015, including new ss 13A and 16A (late payment of claims); - fraudulent claims:  Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (SC); interpretation of exclusions: Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v Barrington Support Services Ltd  (SC)
  • Gaming -  'cheating': Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd
  • Sale of goods: - retention of title clause: PST Energy Shipping Ltd v OW Bunker Malta Ltd (SC) 
 
Formation and Variation of Contracts, 2nd Edition

This book provides a detailed account of the law relating to the formation and variation of contracts. This includes pre-contractual negotiations, offer & acceptance, formalities, consideration and promissory estoppel. 
 
In this second edition, Professor John Cartwright considers all the major developments in case law in these areas, including the recent decision of the Supreme Court in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd (2018) on the enforceability of ‘no oral modification’ clauses.
 
Key features:
  • Draws together in single volume key issues relating to the formation and variation of contracts, focusing on the rules for their existence and validity
  • Brings together topics which are of fundamental importance to practitioners advising on the negotiation or validity of contracts, but on which there is no up-to-date specialist work
  • Traces the continuing development of the rules, as a response to changes within the English law of contract and to learn from developments being made in other legal systems
  • Highlights areas of contract law where there is likely to be significant argument about possible development in the coming years
  • Provides a perspective on the rules for the formation of contracts from an international and comparative dimension
  • Includes discussion throughout the book of difficult issues relating to contract formation as they arise in practice
  • Part I is devoted to pre-contractual negotiations (including remedies where negotiations fail to reach agreement) and finding the agreement through offer and acceptance
  • Part II is devoted to formalities, both in general and in contract in particular, including contracts for the sale of land, consumer contracts, contracts of guarantee and deeds
  • Part III is devoted to the requirement of consideration (which gives contract its character as a ‘bargain’ in the common law), both in the formation of a contract, and in the variation of an existing contract
  • Part IV is devoted to promissory estoppel, both its traditional role in the modification of a contract and its potential to develop in English law (noting how other common law jurisdictions such as the US and Australia have developed it) 
 
MacGillivray on Insurance Law, 14th Edition

MacGillivray on Insurance Law is the established authority on non-maritime commercial insurance and risk. For over one hundred years it has been a trusted text for providing comprehensive and clear guidance through its examination of the most recent cases and legislative developments. Covering general principles, particular classes of business and the parties involved, it is a must-have title for anyone seeking advice on insurance law.
 
The fourteenth edition has been updated to include:
  • Analysis of the highly significant Supreme Court case of Wood v Capita Insurance Services on construction
  • Looks at the Supreme Court decision in Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc and all the latest developments following its ruling in Patel v Mirza
  • Commentary on the ECJ case Van Hove v CNP Assurances SA concerning unfair terms
  • Numerous Court of Appeal decisions including Spire Healthcare Ltd v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc on aggregation, Western Trading Limited v Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Plc on reinstatement, and Maccaferri Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc on notice of loss
  • The chapter on warranties has been significantly revised to take account of statutory reforms, whilst retaining full account of the previous law where still relevant
  • The aviation chapter has been updated with two new international conventions covering compulsory insurance: the General Risks Convention and the Unlawful Interference Compensation Convention
  • Fully updated references throughout the book to acknowledge changes introduced by the Insurance Act 
 
Keating on Construction Contracts, 10th Edition (Mainwork & Supplement)

A classic construction law text Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts. Renowned for its accessible style and reliable authority the title covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICE Conditions of Contract.

Featuring:

  • Offers solicitors, barristers and construction professionals detailed and authoritative commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts, from an examination of Employer's Approval and Architect's Certificates to a recently added chapter on Delay and Disruption
  • Presents in depth practical help, delivered in a concise style, discussing legal principles, analysing judicial decisions, interrogating standard forms and interpreting legislation
  • Discusses in detail the standard form agreements upon which Building and Construction activity turns including commentary on Infrastructure Conditions of Contract, NEC3, FIDIC and JCT contracts 
  • Goes through the workflow of a construction contract, its formation and  composition
  • Examines the contractor’s right to payment and the recovery of payment for varied work
  • Deals with employer’s approval of the contracted work and the formal requirements of an architect’s certificate
  • Goes through such issues as excuses for non-performance, negligence and economic loss, and delay and disruption claims
  • Covers financial recovery and causation and liquidated damages and penalties
  • Addresses various equitable doctrines and remedies
  • Considers assignments, substituted contracts and sub-contracts
  • Reproduces relevant statutes including the 1996 Act as amended by 2009 Act, and the Scheme for Construction Contracts for easy access and navigation
  • Includes expanded coverage on procurement and the effect, and the Jackson reforms regarding proportionate costs and case management
  • Provides up-to-date references to and guidance on key primary case law and decisions from the UK, Europe and overseas, for example, the Court of Appeal decision in P.C. Harrington v Systech; the Court of Appeal decision in Lanes Group plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
  • Ensures full coverage of Supreme Court cases which continue to define principles of contractual construction, for example, the Supreme Court decisions in Rainy Sky S.A. v Kookmin Bank; Berrisford (FC) v Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group plc (Scotland); The Supreme Court decision in Benedetti v Swairis The TCC decision in Walter Lilly v DMW Developments
  • Joint edited in three previous editions by Stephen Furst QC (Deputy Judge of the Technology and Construction Court and Recorder and member of Keating Chambers, acting for clients in the field of construction in all UK courts and forms of arbitration) and Sir Vivian Ramsey (former civil engineer and Head of Chambers, prior to joining the Bench, and serving in the Technology & Construction Court).
  • Contributed to by a stellar supporting team of experts from Keating Chambers who have been voted Construction Set of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.