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Personal Data Protection Act (Pt. 1)

Overview   In recent years, the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) of Singapore has been a trending topic for discussion, especially due to the trend of storing valuable personal data online. The PDPA is crucial as it protects the personal data for...

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COMPANY WINDING UP

If you are a creditor of a company which is insolvent, you may petition to wind the company up to realise your debts.   Winding up of a company is a process where the company ceases to exist and its assets are seized and realised. Any remaining monies will be used to...

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PROBATE APPLICATION – LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

  Where the deceased dies intestate (i.e. without a Will) or if the Will is invalid or cannot be found, the personal representative of the deceased (i.e. administrator) is required to make an application to Court for a Grant of Letters of Administration to manage the...

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PROBATE APPLICATION – GRANT OF PROBATE

When a person who has made a Will passes away, the executor appointed in the Will has to make an application to Court for a Grant of Probate. A Grant of Probate is a court order which gives the executor the power to administer the estate and distribute the deceased’s...

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CHILD ABDUCTION IN SINGAPORE

International child abduction To many, International Child Abduction may sound exotic and alien in safe and sunny Singapore. This is not quite true   Expatriate and Cross Nationality Marriages  Given the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore and the increasing number of...

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Personal Data Protection Act (Pt. 1)

Overview   In recent years, the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) of Singapore has been a trending topic for discussion, especially due to the trend of storing valuable personal data online. The PDPA is crucial as it protects the personal data for...

COMPANY WINDING UP

If you are a creditor of a company which is insolvent, you may petition to wind the company up to realise your debts.   Winding up of a company is a process where the company ceases to exist and its assets are seized and realised. Any remaining monies will be used to...

Silvester Legal LLC on Lianhe Zaobao: 公寓上下两屋主僵持四年 分层地契局裁定楼上漏水

Lianhe Zaobao recently did a story cover of one of our cases.  An excerpt, taken from the article on Lianhe Zaobao, can be read as follows: "The downstairs unit owner pointed out that the water leaked from the master room of the upstairs unit, causing his tenant to...

PROBATE APPLICATION – LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

  Where the deceased dies intestate (i.e. without a Will) or if the Will is invalid or cannot be found, the personal representative of the deceased (i.e. administrator) is required to make an application to Court for a Grant of Letters of Administration to manage the...

PROBATE APPLICATION – GRANT OF PROBATE

When a person who has made a Will passes away, the executor appointed in the Will has to make an application to Court for a Grant of Probate. A Grant of Probate is a court order which gives the executor the power to administer the estate and distribute the deceased’s...

CHILD ABDUCTION IN SINGAPORE

International child abduction To many, International Child Abduction may sound exotic and alien in safe and sunny Singapore. This is not quite true   Expatriate and Cross Nationality Marriages  Given the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore and the increasing number of...

Sentencing in Criminal Law – Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences

Casenote: Public Prosecutor v Raveen Balakrishnan [2018] SGHC 148 Magistrate’s Appeal No 9330 of 2017/01 Scenario: X faces 2 sentences of 2 years for theft and 3 years for criminal breach of trust. On conviction, the accused may spend either 3 years or 5 years in...

Commencing Divorce Proceedings in Singapore

There may come a time when divorce is the only option. There are a multitude of considerations before you file for a divorce. This article deals with the documentation that you require to commence a divorce in Singapore. To commence divorce proceedings, you must file...

Drink Driving – 1st Offence

Unfortunately, drink driving is not an uncommon charge. All it takes is a single error of judgment and you could find yourself facing a drink driving charge.   The punishment for a drink driving charge depends on many factors; primarily the concentration of alcohol,...

Income Tax on The Sale of Properties Intendedly Purchased As Family Homes

Earlier this year, Channel News Asia reported that 59,000 people in Singapore owned two private properties in Singapore, while 20,000 people owned between three and ten private properties. From a wealth planning perspective, one should naturally consider the tax...