Introduction to Property Law and Conveyancing in Singapore
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Hospitality Law examines important recent developments, such as the amendments to the Consumer Protection Act 1999 and the enactment of the Trade Description Act 2011, in particular, the new Halal marking and certification system. Implementation of the Minimum Wages Order 2012 and the Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 are also discussed.
Tan Sook Yee’s Principles of Land Law has been hailed as a milestone in legal text in Singapore. Previous editions of this book have been on extensively by all levels of the Singapore courts and the book’s influence is demonstrated by the fact that even a hypothetical posed in the previous edition merited an extensive discussion in the Singapore Court of Appeal. In this third edition, Professot Tan Sook Yee is joined by Associate Professors Tang Hang Wu (National University of Singapore) and Kelvin FK Low (formly of Hong Kong University, now Singapore Management of Singapore) in dating the text. The updates have been extensive , to take into court what has recently been substantially re-written to take these changes into account. Since its release in 2009, this edition has already been cited by the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore.
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.
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.