Administrative Law 11th Edition
Wade and Forsyth's Administrative Law has been a cornerstone text since its first edition in 1961. It provides a comprehensive and perceptive account of the principles of judicial review and the administrative arrangements of the United Kingdom. For over fifty years, Administrative Law has been trusted by students in the UK and internationally and is extensively cited by Courts in England and Wales. The book's clarity of exposition makes it accessible to the student approaching the subject for the first time, whilst its breadth of coverage and perceptive insight ensure its value to all interested in this field, academics and practitioners alike.
About the Author
Christopher Forsyth is Professor of Public Law and Private International Law at the University of Cambridge, and the late William Wade was formerly Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge.
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Following the enthusiastic reception of the first edition of Reading Law in Singapore, the editors of the second edition (Professor Tang Hang Wu of SMU School of Law, Professor Michael Hor of NUS Law and Nicholas Poon, Justices’ Law Clerk of the Supreme Court) have assembled an illustrious team of contributors hailing from a diversity of backgrounds who, with their collective experiences and insights, have sketched out a wide-ranging preview of the many aspects of reading law in Singapore. In this internationalised world and increasingly competitive legal landscape, legal education in Singapore has evolved.
Attention is being paid, for example, to subjects such as family law, conflict of laws, mergers and acquisition, public international law and intellectual property law and legal ethics, all of which have been included as new chapters. More emphasis is also being given to the holistic development of skills-based courses. In addition, this edition introduces chapters on non-curricular aspects of legal education such as exchange programmes, pro bono work and mooting.
Written with potential students and laypersons seeking a ‘first-cut’ understanding of the law in mind, this book strives to provide readers with a good picture of what being a law student in Singapore generally entails. The second edition of Reading Law in Singapore promises to be an invaluable guide for those who are considering to immerse themselves in the study of law in Singapore.
Since the publication of the first edition of Elements of Family Law in Singapore in 2007, there have been further developments in the law, both in statutory form as well as case law. This updated second edition follows the original, largely discussing, the developments and its impact on the state of the law currently. The author has striven to improve upon the discussion of the core principles in each topic in this edition.
The Court of Appeal leads the judiciary in its continuing effort to ensure that pristine common law principles are interpreted to serve local needs and circumstances as they should. The High Court has clarified the dominating role of the Women’s Charter in formation of marriages. The separate parts of the law regulating parents and their children are better rationalised to uphold the unique position of parents over other adults who may be interested in the well-being of someone else’s child. The Court of Appeal affirmed and clarified the law regulating marital agreements including pre-nuptial agreements. In the area of division of matrimonial assets, the Court of Appeal has delivered several significant decisions clarifying the law as based upon the concept of deferred community of property where equal credit should be accorded to nonfinancial contribution to acquisition as financial contribution, expounding the purposive interpretation of what properties are matrimonial assets and explaining its view of how to achieve the just and equitable proportions of division as mandated by the statutory provision.
Amongst significant statutory developments is the enactment of the International Child Abduction Act 2011 which enforces Singapore’s commitment in acceding to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. New provisions for the better enforcement of orders of financial provision, whether of maintenance or division of matrimonial assets, after termination of marriages are also explained.
This is the first textbook on Singapore contract law that is written for a local audience. It offers a comprehensive and structured discussion of all aspects of Singapore contract law. The book also draws, wherever applicable, on a salient decisions from other Commonwealth jurisdictions (particularly with regard to areas of Singapore contract law that are not well-settled or which may benefit from comparative contract jurisprudence). In additional, the book contains reference to relevant secondary literature as well as suggestions for reform, where applicable and necessary.
Given its comprehensive treatment of Singapore contract as well as its reference to a wide range of comparative material, this book will be useful not only local practitioners and students but also to practitioners and students from other common law jurisdictions.
About the Author
Ursula Smartt lectures at the University of Surrey in Media and Entertainment Law and Public Law. She has authored a number of legal textbooks including Media and Entertainment Law (2nd ed, 2014, Routlege) and contributes regularly to refereed academic journals. She is a Magistrate on the Surrey Bench and has acted as consultant to UK and international prison administrations in her specialist field, prisoner employment and prison industries.