Unlicensed moneylenders, otherwise known as loan sharks are an ongoing and prevalent problem in Singapore. Over the years, loan sharks have resorted to new methods of harassing debtors as authorities increase enforcement measures against loan sharks and their runners.

Cyber Crimes In Singapore

Cyber Crimes In Singapore

While technological advancements have generated a manifold of advantages, they have also allowed cyber criminals to evolve, misusing the convenience, mobility and anonymity of online platforms. As of 2016, cybercrime cost the global economy over US$450 billion (S$620 billion), with an estimated US$3 trillion of losses by 2020. On the world map, Singapore is not exempt from such crimes either. Cyber bank robbery, ransomware attacks and business e-mail compromise attacks have plagued some in Singapore, most recently the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks which greatly affected thousands of individuals and organisations worldwide.

The 4 Key Pillars Of Singapore Criminal Law Before Sentencing Someone In Court

Singapore Criminal Law

Criminal law in Singapore is largely based on statutes known as Acts of Parliament. Criminal law seeks to impose punishment for breach of certain rules, conduct or behaviour that is designated as criminal in legislation that has been enacted by Parliament.

Crime involves behaviour that is so serious that it cannot be treated simply as matter that can be resolved privately.

Elements Of Criminal Offence In Singapore

Elements Of Criminal Offence In Singapore

Criminal offence in Singapore is defined as behaviour that has been designated as criminal by legislation enacted by Parliament. Criminal offences in Singapore is based on a three-stage analysis:

The physical element: is the accused’s conduct or behaviour prohibited by legislation?
The fault element: what was the accused’s state of mind at the time the offence was committed?
The defences: Even if the physical and fault elements are present, are there any defences that might be raised to relieve the accused of criminal liability?

The Purpose Of Writing Letters Of Representations


Letter of representations are a form of correspondences by you to the Public Prosecutor when you are charged in court in Singapore. These correspondences play a key role in allowing you, as the accused to have your say of your side of the story to the Public Prosecutor before the matter is heard in court.

What Does A Good Defence Lawyer Do?

Good Defence Lawyer

The term “defend” however, does not equate to ensuring that their clienteles are acquitted of all charges.

A good defence lawyer’s job is to ensure that his/her client is properly advised in respect of the law, the strength and weaknesses of his/her case, the charges against their clients and ensuring that due process of the court for criminal proceedings had been carried out appropriately.

7 Stages Of Singapore Criminal Proceedings In Court

A Criminal Proceeding is a process in the Singapore justice system wherein a proceeding is held in the court to prosecute a person charged (or to be charged) with the commission of a crime. A Criminal Proceeding does not only include the trial of the criminal offence but also includes:

The appeal proceedings; and
The criminal revision of the Criminal Proceedings.

Cheating Is A Criminal Offence, Here is What you need to know.

Briefly, a person will be considered cheating if he/she intentionally deceives another person to:

Do any act that induces another person to deliver or cause to deliver a property to him/her; or
Cause another person to do an act that he would not have done if he/she is not deceived that cause or likely to cause damage or harm to any person, in body, mind, reputation or property.
The punishment for cheating varies depending on the nature of the crime and the severity of the offence. Section 417 of the Penal Code provides the basic outline and the minimal punishment for cheating (i.e. up to 3 years or fine).

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Employment Claim Process In Singapore

Employment Claim process

There are different recourse available to those who face employment disputes in Singapore. This article will be able to provide you with a brief guide on the various avenues at which you may be able to settle your dispute. It is worth taking note that a lawyer will be able to provide you with further insight on your matter and will also be able to guide you through the various process.

Restraint of Trade Clauses In Singapore

Restraint of Trade Clauses

Restraint of trade clauses are common clauses which governs various commercial relationships. It is frequently deployed in employment contracts to restrain key employees of the company from competing with the company during and after the period of employment. Restraint of trade clauses are typically in the form of non-compete or non-solicitation clauses.