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    12:14 PM Ronald JJ Wong and Jeremy Yeo Wen An (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP)

    Case Comment: Gimpex Ltd v Unity Holdings Business Ltd and others and another appeal [2015] SGCA 8

    In Gimpex Ltd v Unity Holdings Business Ltd and others and another appeal [2015] SGCA 8, the Court of Appeal considered various issues of admissibility of hearsay evidence in a civil case under the Evidence Act (Cap. 97, 1997 Rev. Ed.) (“EA”), which was recently amended in 2012 on the same. This decision is illuminating for: (a) the Court’s views on the factors to be considered in exercising the ...

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    02:53 AM Chen Siyuan (Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University)

    Misconduct and the Division of Matrimonial Assets: Clarification from the Court of Appeal Chan Tin Sun v Fong Quay Sim [2015] SGCA 2

    Should the fact that a wife had previously poisoned her husband with arsenic result in any reduction in her share for the division of matrimonial assets when the marriage ends in divorce? Following the appeal lodged by the husband in Chan Ting Sun v Fong Quay Sim [2014] 3 SLR 945, the Court of Appeal has now clarified in Chan Ting Sun v Fong Quay Sim [2015] SGCA 2 that extreme spousal misconduct c...

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    03:54 PM Chen Siyuan (Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University)

    Mediated Postnuptial Agreements and Ancillary Matters: Surindar Singh s/o Jaswant Singh v Sita Jaswant Kaur [2014] SGCA 37

    When the parties in a divorce have, with the benefit of legal counsel, gone through mediation and negotiated an agreement to settle the ancillary issues of maintenance and the division of matrimonial assets, is there any reason for the court to exercise its statutorily conferred discretion to ignore such an agreement or should it seek to uphold it despite objections from one of the parties? Wherea...

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    03:54 PM Chen Siyuan (Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University)

    Misconduct and the Division of Matrimonial Assets: Chan Ting Sun v Fong Quay Sim [2014] SGHC 97

    Should the fact that the wife had previously poisoned the husband with arsenic result in any reduction in her share for the division of matrimonial assets when the marriage ends in divorce? Presented with this unprecedented factual scenario, the High Court answered in the negative. This case comment suggests two ways in which the reasoning of the decision could have been fortified....

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    03:50 PM Chen Siyuan (Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University)

    Maintenance under the Women’s Charter ADB v ADC [2014] SGHC 76

    Under the Women’s Charter (Cap 353, 2009 Rev Ed), a man can be ordered by the court to maintain his wife while the marriage subsists and can also be ordered to continue maintaining his former wife after the marriage has terminated. Because a woman cannot, under any circumstance, be statutorily compelled by the court to maintain her husband or former husband, the maintenance regime under the Women’...