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    02:37 PM Hairul Hakkim (Justices’ Law Clerk, Supreme Court, Singapore) & Kevin Ho Hin Tat (Practice Trainee, WongPartnership LLP)

    Genetic affinity as a novel remedy for wrongful fertilisation – a case of assessing the incalculable? ACB v Thomson Medical Pte Ltd and others [2017] SGCA 20

    In what has been described by the Court of Appeal (“the Court”) as “possibly one of the most difficult” cases thus far, the Court of Appeal held in the decision of ACB v Thomson Medical Pte Ltd and others [2017] SGCA 20 (“ACB v Thomson”) that the parents of a child born out of medical negligence cannot claim as damages the full costs of raising the child (the “no upkeep costs” rule). However, the ...

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    06:09 PM Leong Hoi Seng Victor (Justices’ Law Clerk, Supreme Court, Singapore)

    The Minority’s Approach to Statutory Interpretation in AG v Ting Choon Meng better accords with the Interpretation Act

    In AG v Ting Choon Meng [2017] SGCA 6, a majority of the Court of Appeal found that section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act (Cap 256A, 2015 Rev Ed) (“PFHA”) could not be invoked by the Government. The minority found otherwise. The main difficulty was that section 15 was a remedy available to “subject[s]”, while the other remedies in the PFHA were only limited to “victim[s]”. The question ...

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    11:12 AM Benjamin Tham (BSc (National University of Singapore), LLB (Nottingham)); Yuen Kit Kuan (LLB (Nottingham))

    You Can Run but You Can’t Hide: Storey, David Ian Andrew v Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd and others [2016] SGHCR 7

    Generally, under the Rules of Court (“ROC”), personal service is only required for all originating processes (i.e. writs and originating summons), unless such service is excepted under any particular rule or statutory enactment or an alternative method of service is authorised (see O 10 rr 1 & 5 ROC read with O 62 r 1(1) ROC). Unfortunately, litigants do not live in an ideal world and attempts at ...

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    11:56 PM Shaun Pereira (Assistant Registrar, Supreme Court of Singapore)

    Green Men and Treacherous Crossings: Asnah bte Ab Rahman v Li Jianlin [2016] 2 SLR 944

    Should a pedestrian keep a lookout for oncoming traffic while crossing with the green man in his favour? This innocuous question sharply divided the Court of Appeal in Asnah bte Ab Rahman v Li Jianlin [2016] 2 SLR 944....

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    10:24 PM Ronald JJ Wong (Associate, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP)

    Court of Appeal sets aside Mareva injunctions and ancillary disclosure orders in Bouvier, Yves Charles Edgar and another v Accent Delight International Ltd and another and another appeal [2015] SGCA 45

    The case of Bouvier, Yves Charles Edgar and another v Accent Delight International Ltd and another and another appeal [2015] SGCA 45 involves multi-million dollar transactions in the opaque world of private acquisitions of rare artworks including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Amedeo Modigliani and Mark Rothko. The Court of Appeal in Bouvier, for which Sundaresh Menon...