|571. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|Protecting the Integrity of the Securities Market: Recent Amendments to the Law Relating to Insider Trading Securities Industry (Admenment) Act No 2 of 2000|
Tan, Cheng Han  Sing JLS 33 (Jul)
|572. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|Execution against Co-Owned Property Malayan Banking Bhd v Focal Finance Ltd|
Tan, Sook Yee  Sing JLS 52 (Jul)
|573. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|"Sale in the Course of a Business" under the Sale of Goods Act Stevenson v Rogers|
Neo, Dora SS  Sing JLS 60 (Jul)
|574. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|The Requirements of Concurrence of Actus Reus and Mens Rea in Homicide Shaiful Edham bin Adam v PP|
Chan, Wing Cheong  Sing JLS 75 (Jul)
|575. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|Partial Alienation by One Co-Owner of Land|
Crown, Barry C  Sing JLS 92 (Jul)
Despite the fact that co-ownership is a very popular form of landholding in Singapore, many aspects of the law relating to it remain unsettled. This article explores the question whether the granting of a mortgage or a lease by one joint tenant severs the joint tenancy. It is argued that in deciding this matter the courts should have regard to the fact that modern law provides a simple and effective means of severance. The courts should not therefore be astute to discover new methods of severance and in particular should avoid any forms of severance which can be effected by one party without the knowledge of the other joint tenants.
|576. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|HDB Policies: Shaping Family Practice|
Ong, Debbie SL  Sing JLS 110 (Jul)
The housing policies of the Housing Development Board (HDB) apply to more than 80% of Singapore's population who live in HDB flats. This article discusses selected aspects of family law practice which have been affected by some of these policies. It raises concerns involving the way the practice of family law has been shaped mainly by the eligibility conditions imposed for HDB flat dwellers
|577. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|Aids and the Duty of Care Owed in Negligence by Doctors to Persons who are not their Patients|
Fordham, Margaret  Sing JLS 120 (Jul)
In recent years cases have been brought in various jurisdictions involving claims against doctors by persons who are not their patients. The claims have related to AIDS and other sexually communicable diseases which the persons in question have contracted from the doctors' patients. In these cases, the courts have held that doctors owe a duty of care in negligence to warn the sexual partners of their patients (usually via the patients) of the risks involved in participating in a sexual relationship with these patients. This article examines and analyses the relevant cases and considers the direction which the law in this area is likely to take both in Singapore and other Commonwealth countries.
|578. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|International Tort Litigation: Revisiting Order Rule 1(F)|
Lee, Joel  Sing JLS 136 (Jul)
This article examines the establishing of discretionary jurisdiction for International Tort Litigation. The amended Order 11 Rule 1(F) is examined with a view to identifying possible interpretative approaches. Difficulties with past approaches are discussed and a new approach suggested. It is submitted that this new approach will provide the right amount of consistency and flexibility required to meet the challenges of international tort litigation.
|579. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|The Effect of Section 9A of the Interpretation Act on Statutory Interpretation in Singapore|
Coleman, Brady  Sing JLS 152 (Jul)
In 1993, Parliament enacted Section 9A to legislatively mandate a purposive interpretation of written law. Section 9A also explicitly permits the use of extrinsic materials, eg, explanatory statements, ministerial speeches, Parliamentary debates, etc, in interpreting written law. Seven years after the passage of 9A, this article considers its effects on judicial decisions in Singapore.
|580. ||JULY 2000 Issue|
|Promises in Equity|
Davies, J.D.  Sing JLS 162 (Jul)
During the nineteenth century, liabilities at common law came to be seen as principally divided into those based on contract, which needed consideration, and those based on tortious wrongdoing. Certain instances of liability that had been developed in equity and which were based on what we would now term as "detrimental reliance" did not then meet with acceptance and vanished from the legal scene. Some survived however, and this lecture deals with two of them, which have come to be known as promissory estoppel and proprietary estoppel. The extent of liability under the former, and the remedies under the latter, need reconsideration, and this lecture does this through a discussion of some of the cases in the area, new and old.