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When you’re looking for legal information that’s easy to understand and use, The Singapore Lawyer is the legal adviser trusted by many people and corporations in Singapore just like you.

Our support and help are swift and responsive. Our input and suggestions are appropriate and add real value. Our advice is accessible and practical. Our presence, assistance and intervention will put an end to your lonely worries and stressful struggles and help you find your way out of problematic and prickly situations and head towards a tangible solution instead. Whether your predicament is minor or monumental, our legal advice plans and packages are custom-made to fit the precise size and shape of your case. Help is at hand.

The Singapore Lawyer’s
Standout Legal Services

Dispute Avoidance

Dispute Avoidance

Do you need an effective business risk management process that proactively and pre-emptively helps to reduce and avoid contractual disputes happening? Find out the advantage of implementing a dispute avoidance strategy for your company.

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Commercial disputes can be resolved with a variety of methods to preserve your strategic position, business competitiveness or bottom line depending on what you need or prioritise. Find out more about your alternative dispute resolution and Civil Litigation options.

Plea Bargaining

Plea Bargaining

Our specialist Criminal Defence Lawyers negotiate with the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Prosecution to achieve a fair and favourable outcome and resolution to your case. Find out more about how we blend argument with persuasion to achieve a breakthrough in plead bargaining negotiations.

Mitigating Sentence

Mitigating Sentence

To plead and argue for a lighter sentence, highlight the mitigating factors in your case, downplay the aggravating factors if any and also distinguish your case from other more serious cases. Learn more about how we do just that.

Police Arrests

Police Arrests

Are you trying to find out what your legal rights and civil liberties are during a Police arrest? Find out more about what the law enforcement authorities can and cannot do. Everyone needs to know their rights.

Criminal Trials

Criminal Trials

Falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit and trying to prove your innocence? You will need to claim trial to challenge and contest the Criminal charges against you. Find out how we can represent and support you.

Pleading Guilty

Pleading Guilty

Do you need help with deciding whether to plead guilty or claim trial to your Criminal charge? Discover more here about how we help you make an informed decision about the next steps in your case.

Pre-Divorce Advice

Pre-Divorce Advice

Do you want to avoid a painful Divorce? Learn how getting advice early about what you’re entitled to for your ancillary matters can help in planning your approach and strategy for your Divorce.

Maintenance & Alimony

Maintenance & Alimony

Are you trying to get the maximum amount of spousal or child maintenance that you’re entitled to? Find out about our how the Court calculates and decides on the amount of alimony that your spouse must pay.

New Startups

New Startups

Are you still searching for the quickest way to kickstart your business operations from a legal documentation and corporate governance perspective? Speak to us and find out what documents you actually need and don’t need right now!

Growing SMEs

Growing SMEs

Give yourself the best foundation to boost your business growth with practical and cost-effective strategies designed by Singapore’s trusted business lawyers. Get ready to see real results!

Employment Disputes

Employment Disputes

Stabilise your business operations by updating your human resource policies and responsibly right-sizing your headcount to minimise unnecessary employer-employee disputes. Discover our recommended HR best-practices here.

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Legal Services Designed For Results

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We craft and execute hyperfocused dispute resolution strategies that deliver tangible results and add real value, protecting your best interests whilst pursuing your goals.

Driving more than five community law initiatives in Singapore since 2014, we’re backed by a team of agile, multiskilled and versatile legal domain experts geared to propel you and your business towards safety, stability and success.

Our technical experts will steer you out of any difficult or challenging legal problem using a nuanced approach, matching the optimal solution to your unique priorities, enabling you to achieve your desired outcome.

Choose Singapore’s Trusted Lawyers

As Singapore’s go-to disputes and commercial lawyers, we provide customised legal solutions and plans that fit every clients’ purpose and priorities.

When it comes to legal solutions and advice, always choose the lawyers you trust. We are trusted by many because we empathise with every client and their distinct situation; we understand and can relate to what you’re experiencing from your perspective, the worries on your mind, the stress occupying your thoughts and the objectives and goals you’re praying for. This enables us to construct a cohesive, comprehensive and holistic that is tailor-made for you alone. Every time. For every client.

Be discerning when choosing which lawyers to appoint and make a serious and sincere effort to choose the best that you can access and afford. Don’t choose only based on price or reputation without carefully checking and comparing for yourself. Your legal team must be experienced, efficient and effective and committed to your success and safety. With our Singapore lawyers, not only will you receive best-in-class advice and service, but we also deliver a suite of support services to complement our representation.

Every client matters to us, regardless of the size of the problem and price. The Singapore Lawyer’s expert team listen, understand and show compassion whenever we’re called upon to help, and we stand together with you to champion your case and your cause.

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Practical cost-effective solutions

Breach of Contract

Breach of Contract

Shareholder Disputes

Shareholder Disputes

Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery

Negligence

Negligence

Defamation

Defamation

Employment Law

Employment Law

Startups

Startups

Fundraising

Fundraising

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures

Founders Agreements

Founders Agreements

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Cheating & Corruption

Cheating & Corruption

Sex, Drug & Violent Crimes

Sex, Drug & Violent Crimes

Letters of Representations

Letters of Representations

Plea Bargaining

Plea Bargaining

Mitigation Pleas

Mitigation Pleas

Claiming Trial

Claiming Trial

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

Deed of Separation

Deed of Separation

Annulment of Marriage

Annulment of Marriage

Dividing Matrimonial Assets

Matrimonial Assets

Personal Protection Order

Personal Protection Order

Child Custody

Child Custody

Why Choose The Singapore Lawyer

You don’t need to worry about us being out of reach because we’re always accessible, responsive and proactive in getting in touch with you about your case.

As a purpose-driven Singapore practice propelled by our higher calling to serve, we prioritise principles and purpose over price and we strive to help the disadvantaged and needy and to take up difficult cases and clients unconditionally simply because it is the right thing to do.

We are grateful for the opportunity to pursue our mission of helping to bring about greater access to justice and quality legal representation for all.

Flexible price plans

Flexible price plans

Get a plan and package that fits your budget and resources. Don’t stress over making huge lump-sum payments because we can arrange for instalment and progress payments to help you access the help you need without adding to your financial burdens.

Proven track record

Proven track record

Our results and reviews speak for themselves. From our many satisfied clients, you can rest assured that you and your case are in safe hands.

Fixed fees

Fixed fees

We fix and cap our legal fees to give you the assurance that you only pay for what you’ve agreed to with no hidden costs. We provide you with full visibility to our intended scope of work so you can be confident that you will receive the help you requested for.

Solid reputation

Solid reputation

We are known amongst clients and contemporaries alike for our steadfast dedication to delivering accessible, quality legal services to everyone in our community. We’ve worked hard to achieve this and we work even harder to maintain and build on our good name.

Empathy-driven approach

Empathy-driven approach

We are known amongst clients and contemporaries alike for our steadfast dedication to delivering accessible, quality legal services to everyone in our community. We’ve worked hard to achieve this and we work even harder to maintain and build on our good name.

Responsive and proactive

Responsive and proactive

We use technology-enhanced and agile work processes to you connected with the progress of your case so you have a clear idea of precisely what the current status is and the next steps are.

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The Singapore Lawyer’s
Legal Services Suite

Police Interviews

Police Interviews

80% of people involved in a Criminal investigation make the mistake of not getting legal advice before attending their Police interview and statement-recording session. We get you ready and fully equipped to handle the Police interrogation so you can convey the right information and impression from the start.

Criminal Case Strategy

Criminal Case Strategy

Every Criminal case needs a proper assessment of the evidence and a carefully planned strategy that puts you in the best position to successfully plead your innocence. We collect, compile and review the facts, information and evidence to assemble to support your Defence in response to the allegations against you.

Letters of Representation

Letters of Representation

Most people involved in a Criminal investigation simply wait for the Police to make a decision without knowing that they can present an appeal for them to take a less serious approach. We communicate and correspond with the Investigating Officer (IO) and AGC to clarify, explain and negotiate a more favourable outcome.

Ancillary Matters Assessment

Ancillary Matters Assessment

We empower you to make correct decisions about your Divorce strategy by advising you on your rights and proposing what feasible and achievable Ancillary Matters terms you should be targeting e.g. how your assets should be divided, how much maintenance should be claimed, how child custody should be managed.

Divorce Strategy

Divorce Strategy

Helping you understand if you should file for Interim Maintenance or Interim Access now or to save money, time and effort by combining that with your main Divorce application. Our specialist Divorce Lawyers will help prioritise and right-size your goals to optimise your budget and resources to achieve your objectives.

Variation of Divorce Orders

Variation of Divorce Orders

70% of Divorcees say that the original terms in their Divorce Orders are not viable or sustainable because of changes later in their personal and professional lives e.g. you can’t afford maintenance because you’ve been retrenched or got a pay-cut. We help you finetune, adjust and revise the terms so they can work again.

Startup & SME Law

Startup & SME Law

There are 55,000+ startups in Singapore involved in deep tech, fintech and e-commerce. Tap into the thriving tech startup scene and turbocharge your business expansion with our jargon-free and bootstrap-friendly startup founders growth toolkit.

Litigation Risk Management

Litigation Risk Management

75% of businesses are more resilient to business disputes because they have implemented an effective legal dispute avoidance system and framework. Strengthen your business operations fundamentals and reinforce your contractual relationships with our civil litigation risk management guidance.

Daily Business Law

Daily Business Law

Every business must be prepared to anticipate and address basic commercial, corporate and compliance law issues relating to employment contracts, shareholder agreements and disputes as well as PDPA requirements and privacy policy standards. We’ll cut through the noise and tell you what you really need.

Our Brand Promise

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As Singapore’s go-to disputes and commercial lawyers, we provide customised legal solutions and plans that fit every clients’ purpose and priorities.

When it comes to legal solutions and advice, always choose the lawyers you trust. We are trusted by many because we empathise with every client and their distinct situation; we understand and can relate to what you’re experiencing from your perspective, the worries on your mind, the stress occupying your thoughts and the objectives and goals you’re praying for. This enables us to construct a cohesive, comprehensive and holistic that is tailor-made for you alone. Every time. For every client.

Be discerning when choosing which lawyers to appoint and make a serious and sincere effort to choose the best that you can access and afford. Don’t choose only based on price or reputation without carefully checking and comparing for yourself. Your legal team must be experienced, efficient and effective and committed to your success and safety. With our Singapore lawyers, not only will you receive best-in-class advice and service, but we also deliver a suite of support services to complement our representation.

Every client matters to us, regardless of the size of the problem and price. The Singapore Lawyer’s expert team listen, understand and show compassion whenever we’re called upon to help, and we stand together with you to champion your case and your cause.

Our Legal Case Assessment Framework

Our simple, clear and easy-to-understand legal case assessment framework is custom-designed to diagnose the root cause of your legal problem and prescribe the best approach to manage, treat and solve your predicament.  

Fact-finding and investigation

The first stage of every legal case is the one of the most important steps. This involves compiling basic information regarding your own background and profile, the current situation and problem you are facing, your account of the key events in question, the concerns and worries on your mind and the current objectives you’re aiming to achieve.

This helps us take a first step towards collecting the essential data, material and evidence to better understand your situation and suggest more appropriate solutions for you.

In the context of a Criminal case, this would also involve getting your version of facts specifically relating to the allegations being made against you and your explanation of why you’re not responsible for the offensive or unlawful acts you’re accused of having carried out. It would also include getting information on your personal, family, education, employment and professional background and profile which is important for us refer to in our communications with the authorities, letters of representation and appeal or the eventual mitigation plea present to the Court.

In the context of a Divorce case, this includes getting information and details about any proposals or agreement between you and your spouse regarding the handling of the matrimonial property, spousal and child maintenance and child custody issues. We’ll also delve a bit deeper into understanding what your initial views, preferences or plans are regarding the matrimonial home (e.g. whether to sell and share the proceeds or to transfer to either party), spousal maintenance and child maintenance (e.g. whether alimony needs to be paid and how much), child custody (e.g. whether the parents will share joint custody), care and control (e.g. which parent will have daily care and control of the children) and child access (e.g. whether the parent without care and control will have a limited or generous amount of visitation rights).

Typical questions and issues during our fact-finding include:

  • What is the background of the case? What happened before the dispute? What happened during the dispute? What happened after the dispute?
  • Who are the people or parties involved in the dispute?
  • What is the current situation?
  • What are your key objectives and priorities?

Assessment, planning and solutioning

Once we have obtained the background information, we carry out an assessment and “health check” for your case by identifying the legal questions and issues are relevant to your problem and that need to be addressed in finding the appropriate solution.

We identify the relevant legal authority, principle, rules or regulations that apply to your situation and apply our understanding and interpretation of the law to the facts in your case. We also explain to you how these laws should be interpreted and how they affect the feasibility of your objectives.

We provide our views and analysis of your case, and especially the strengths and weaknesses of your case or your opponent’s case.

Then we go through the process of solutioning i.e. identifying, comparing and choosing an appropriate solution to your problem.

In helping you make an informed decision about which option and possible next steps is most suitable for your case, we also

Typical questions and issues during our assessment and solutioning include:

  • What additional information, materials or evidence is needed to understand the situation and make an assessment?
  • Is the case strong or weak? Are you able to prove that the Defendant is liable? Are you able to prove that you have a valid defence to the Complainant’s or Claimant’s case?
  • What legal remedies or recourse is available? Which option should you choose?
  • How should you prioritise your objectives?

Ranking priorities and implementing action plan

We triage your legal problems and solutions by deciding the most efficient and effective order of treatment of the many options and steps available.

We do this to find out the most important things that need to be done from amongst the large number that need our attention e.g. conducting further legal research, carrying out deeper investigations into specific facts, engaging external experts or consultants to provide specialist legal insights.

We quickly identify, sort and rank your legal problems and next steps that have the highest importance and significance or greatest risk of breakdown and then arrange, assign and divide the legal work and objectives in order or priority so the highest priorities are handled first.

We then deploy our legal resources and manpower towards executing the carefully customised action plan and next steps in lean, independent and cross-functional teams to maximise efficiencies and save you money.

Our domain expert lawyers will combine subject-matter specialisation together with practical, real-world experience and business-minded and market-driven sensitivities to implement your tailor-made strategy.

Continuous review and refinement

Even when our legal team have started on executing your customised plan, we continuously reflect, review and refine our approach to carrying out the designed strategy on an ongoing basis.

We continually evaluate our processes and plans to study how we can make further, constant improvement over time in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.

We are committed to this ongoing effort to improve our services, or processes to bring you closer to your objectives and goal faster, smoother and at even lower costs.

We do this also to deliver greater value to your case well beyond our actual scope of work. Doing this helps us stay ahead of our competitors and helps you to find, understand and use the most suitable and successful legal strategy for your case.

Step 1:
Fact‑finding and investigation

The first stage of every legal case is the one of the most important steps. This involves compiling basic information regarding your own background and profile, the current situation and problem you are facing, your account of the key events in question, the concerns and worries on your mind and the current objectives you’re aiming to achieve.

This helps us take a first step towards collecting the essential data, material and evidence to better understand your situation and suggest more appropriate solutions for you.

In the context of a Criminal case, this would also involve getting your version of facts specifically relating to the allegations being made against you and your explanation of why you’re not responsible for the offensive or unlawful acts you’re accused of having carried out. It would also include getting information on your personal, family, education, employment and professional background and profile which is important for us refer to in our communications with the authorities, letters of representation and appeal or the eventual mitigation plea present to the Court.

In the context of a Divorce case, this includes getting information and details about any proposals or agreement between you and your spouse regarding the handling of the matrimonial property, spousal and child maintenance and child custody issues. We’ll also delve a bit deeper into understanding what your initial views, preferences or plans are regarding the matrimonial home (e.g. whether to sell and share the proceeds or to transfer to either party), spousal maintenance and child maintenance (e.g. whether alimony needs to be paid and how much), child custody (e.g. whether the parents will share joint custody), care and control (e.g. which parent will have daily care and control of the children) and child access (e.g. whether the parent without care and control will have a limited or generous amount of visitation rights).

Typical questions and issues during our fact-finding include:

  • What is the background of the case? What happened before the dispute? What happened during the dispute? What happened after the dispute?
  • Who are the people or parties involved in the dispute?
  • What is the current situation?
  • What are your key objectives and priorities?

Step 2:
Assessment, planning and solutioning

Once we have obtained the background information, we carry out an assessment and “health check” for your case by identifying the legal questions and issues are relevant to your problem and that need to be addressed in finding the appropriate solution.

We identify the relevant legal authority, principle, rules or regulations that apply to your situation and apply our understanding and interpretation of the law to the facts in your case. We also explain to you how these laws should be interpreted and how they affect the feasibility of your objectives.

We provide our views and analysis of your case, and especially the strengths and weaknesses of your case or your opponent’s case.

Then we go through the process of solutioning i.e. identifying, comparing and choosing an appropriate solution to your problem.

In helping you make an informed decision about which option and possible next steps is most suitable for your case, we also

Typical questions and issues during our assessment and solutioning include:

  • What additional information, materials or evidence is needed to understand the situation and make an assessment?
  • Is the case strong or weak? Are you able to prove that the Defendant is liable? Are you able to prove that you have a valid defence to the Complainant’s or Claimant’s case?
  • What legal remedies or recourse is available? Which option should you choose?
  • How should you prioritise your objectives?

Step 3:
Ranking priorities and implementing action plan

We triage your legal problems and solutions by deciding the most efficient and effective order of treatment of the many options and steps available.

We do this to find out the most important things that need to be done from amongst the large number that need our attention e.g. conducting further legal research, carrying out deeper investigations into specific facts, engaging external experts or consultants to provide specialist legal insights.

We quickly identify, sort and rank your legal problems and next steps that have the highest importance and significance or greatest risk of breakdown and then arrange, assign and divide the legal work and objectives in order or priority so the highest priorities are handled first.

We then deploy our legal resources and manpower towards executing the carefully customised action plan and next steps in lean, independent and cross-functional teams to maximise efficiencies and save you money.

Our domain expert lawyers will combine subject-matter specialisation together with practical, real-world experience and business-minded and market-driven sensitivities to implement your tailor-made strategy.

Step 4:
Ranking priorities and implementing action plan

Even when our legal team have started on executing your customised plan, we continuously reflect, review and refine our approach to carrying out the designed strategy on an ongoing basis.

We continually evaluate our processes and plans to study how we can make further, constant improvement over time in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.

We are committed to this ongoing effort to improve our services, or processes to bring you closer to your objectives and goal faster, smoother and at even lower costs.

We do this also to deliver greater value to your case well beyond our actual scope of work. Doing this helps us stay ahead of our competitors and helps you to find, understand and use the most suitable and successful legal strategy for your case.

The Singapore Lawyer Q&A

What can a good Criminal Defence Lawyer do to help your case?

A good Criminal Defence Lawyer will help you safely navigate your case from the time of arrestinvestigation and throughout Court proceedings by identifying and choosing the best approach for your case depending on the strengths and weaknesses of the case and your objectives. He will aim to argue that the Prosecution’s allegations against you are untrue, unsubstantiated or cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt in Court He should also be able to tactfully and effectively communicate and correspond with the authorities Prosecution via letter of appeals and representations or in-person discussions to clarify, explain and negotiate closing of your case with only a warning and no further action or prosecution in Court, or a reduction of the offence or sentence.

How does a Criminal Lawyer reduce your Charges and offence?

Many Criminal cases can be resolved through plea negotiation or bargaining where the goal is to reduce the punishment you would face. For example, you can agree to plead guilty to a criminal charge in exchange for receiving a less severe sentence than you would otherwise get by getting convicted after being found guilty by the Court after a trial. By pleading guilty  to a less serious offences, you can pay a lower fine or avoid serving a longer or any imprisonment. Your chances of reducing a charge depends on many factors, including the seriousness of the offence, the presence of mitigating factors and the absence of aggravating factors. For example, if you had a clean track record with no previous convictions and your offence involved a single impulsive and foolish act with little or no actual harm being caused to anyone, you would stand a better chance of reducing the charge.

Do you need to get Deed of Separation before your Divorce?

Many couples getting ready for a Divorce find that having a Deed of Separation is useful because it helps them avoid further disagreements and disputes leading up to the Divorce by specifying their exact rights and responsibilities after the relationship has broken down, and especially if their situation involves the following:

  • You want to avoid a heavily dispute and expensive Contested Divorce
  • You want to end the relationship but are not prepared to officially file for Divorce yet for personal, cultural or religious reasons
  • You’re waiting to get a Divorce later only when your young children have grown up
  • You and your spouse want to start separate lives but cannot get a Divorce yet because you’ve been married for less than 3 years
  • You only want to get a Divorce later after you’ve fulfilled the minimum occupancy period for your HDB flat

Another advantage of having a Deed of Separation is that the terms that have been discussed and agreed upon can be replicated and used during the actual Divorce proceedings later i.e. whatever you and your spouse have agreed on in the Deed of Separation can be reflected in your Divorce in terms of ancillary matters (e.g. how to divide matrimonial assets, how much spousal or child maintenance must be paid and how child custody rights will be allocated) and this will help you save time, effort and costs by avoiding further disagreements and disputes.

How will the Court decide who gets Custody, Care & Control and Access of your children?

The child’s best interest is the most important factor that the Court will consider when making any child custody-related decision. The Court doesn’t only focus on which parent can provide greater financial support or a higher standard of living and it will also assess which decision or arrangement would provide the best environment and future for your child and his welfare and wellbeing from a holistic standpoint. This means that the Court doesn’t simply give more rights to the parent who is in a stronger financial position, and it doesn’t only prioritise the parents’ preferences over the welfare and wellbeing of the child.

Child custody doesn’t only cover physical custody of the children, and it actually involves giving parents the authority to make major decisions in the child’s life e.g. changing names, choosing schools, undergoing medical procedures and decisions relating to religion and relocation to another country. Care and control orders give a parent the right to have the child live with them on a daily basis and the responsibility to handle his day-to-day affairs e.g. school and education, food and living arrangements. Access and visitation rights will be given to the parent who doesn’t have care and control of the child.

Do you need legal advice for your startup’s business agreements?

Every business owner must understand their legal rights to know how to handle and negotiate business contracts. That’s because every company starting out its business operations will encounter legal issues in many different types of general business contracts covering a wide range of matters e.g. agreements that structure and organise your business, contracts govern relationships among founders and investors as well as agreements that specify rights and responsibilities amongst third party stakeholders, suppliers and customers for general business matters.

For example, a partnership agreement will state the relationship between business partners and their respective rights and responsibilities. An indemnity agreement or clause will protect or limit your exposure to liability by transferring risk of loss and damage to another party e.g. getting your customer to indemnify you against any lawsuits or damages if he suffers financial loss or damage while using your product. A property or equipment leasing agreement will define key terms for the rental such as the monthly payment, deposits, terms, maintenance agreements, how the agreement can be terminated and what happens if the terms are breached.

Should I settle or litigate my Civil claim?

If you have a dispute with your customers, suppliers, business partners or competitors, it’s important to first get legal advice to find out what your legal rights and options are, whether the prospects of a successful claim are good and what the consequences of an unsuccessful claim. This will help you make an informed decision and choose whether to proceed with civil litigation or instead to try to resolve the dispute through negotiation, mediation or other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods.

Resolving the dispute through settlement can save you from spending more time and legal costs compared to Court litigation. However, sometimes civil litigation is necessary because you need a specific outcome urgently. For example, if you need to quickly stop a third party from engaging in a particular behaviour (such as using your trademark without your permission) and don’t have time to negotiate, then you’ll need to apply to the Court for an injunction which will still allow you to negotiate a settlement concurrently after the injunction has been granted.

Singapore Law 101:
Empower and equip yourself

Equip yourself with legal knowledge that’s easy to find, understand and use by connecting with our team of lawyers. Everyone should know their legal rights and options without having to spend an enormous amount money, and we are committed to making the law accessible to all.

You have a right to know your legal rights!

The first step to finding a solution is to recognise and acknowledge that you have a problem that deserves your attention. Don’t be fooled by others who tell you that your case is not important enough to get legal advice of that your case is not at a stage that needs you to consult a lawyer. It’s your legal right and entitlement to be informed of your rights in every situation. You have right to know what your rights are in every situation and in every type of case. You need to know your legal rights relating to Police investigations before you attend an interview – you won’t be allowed to have your lawyer accompany you during the interview but you can and should consult a lawyer to know how you should best prepare, approach and handle a Police interview and statement-recording session. If you’re faced with a Divorce, you have a right to know what you are legally entitled to demand for in terms of your apportionment of the Matrimonial Assets and Child Custody rights, and also how much or little maintenance should actually be paid in your unique circumstances. Talk to us and find out what your rights are.

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Sound legal advice will empower you by identifying your real options!

Although it’s perfectly understandable for many to feel that they should make decisions based on their instincts and personal, subjective view of what’s fair, the correct way to approach a legal problem is to understand the legal merits as well as and the strengths and weaknesses of their case from a legal perspective. What law, regulation or legal principle applies to your situation? Who is liable or responsible in your case? How easy is it to prove your case? What legal or practical obstacles will you face in your case? Are there alternative methods of resolving the dispute that can help you achieve your goals in a faster, cheaper and more effective way? These are questions that can be answered with sound and solid legal advice, and which will help you better understand what your real options are and enable you to make a more well-informed decision. We help answer them and get you closer to solving your problem.

Dependable legal advice can be accessible and affordable!

It’s not true when others say that good legal advice must be expensive or inaccessible, or something that only that the rich can afford and which you only get when you have a huge legal problem or case on your hands. Sound, solid and dependable legal advice is readily accessible from lawyers who are willing to work within a feasible budget and instalment payment plan and package that’s fair for everyone. The key is to find the right team of lawyers that is both compassionate and competent: lawyers that have your goals and best interests at heart and will prioritise them above their own commercial interests. Our team of purpose-driven lawyers are single-mindedly devoted to helping bring about greater access to justice for you and everyone in our community.

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With a strong and proven track-record for championing justice in our community, we are tried-and-tested Singapore lawyers known for delivering high-quality legal services at an accessible price-point for all.

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Client Testimonials

T Chandra

Easy to talk to, fantastic staff and great results. Thanks to you, we saw the big picture and we managed to conclude our dispute without overspending, allowing us to redeploy our resources on more important things like building our business and operations.

T Chandra
Singapore

R W

Ours is a growing business in an emerging market and we specifically looked for a team who was in tune with how quickly our industry and ecosystem would evolve – you guys read our minds and were one step ahead in helping us identify and address risks we didn’t anticipate. Forward-thinking and pragmatic, lean and cost-effective.

R W
Co-Founder, Singapore

M Sim

When I reached out to you, you reached back and helped me. You were genuinely concerned for my wellbeing and thought about how best to manage a difficult situation with my loved ones in mind. Most of all, you never judged me. I will never forget that.

M Sim
Singapore

A T

I just want to send this note before the hearing tomorrow. Regardless of the outcome, I am very thankful to both of you for everything you’ve done for me. Especially to Mr. Wong, I’ll never forget how you took on my appeal case so quickly, at the juncture when I was mentally and emotionally distraught after my sentencing.

A T
Singapore

E M

These guys gave us step-by-step advice on how to grow the business, organise ourselves and navigate out of a sticky situation in the regulatory landscape. We appreciated them creating an action plan custom-tailored for us and that allowed us to work optimally and make an impact in our target market.

E M
Manager, Singapore

T Chandra

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M Sim

When I reached out to you, you reached back and helped me. You were genuinely concerned for my wellbeing and thought about how best to manage a difficult situation with my loved ones in mind. Most of all, you never judged me. I will never forget that.

M Sim
Singapore

A T

I just want to send this note before the hearing tomorrow. Regardless of the outcome, I am very thankful to both of you for everything you’ve done for me. Especially to Mr. Wong, I’ll never forget how you took on my appeal case so quickly, at the juncture when I was mentally and emotionally distraught after my sentencing.

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These guys gave us step-by-step advice on how to grow the business, organise ourselves and navigate out of a sticky situation in the regulatory landscape. We appreciated them creating an action plan custom-tailored for us and that allowed us to work optimally and make an impact in our target market.

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Criminal Investigations: What are the 10 things you must know about Police investigations?

This is what you need to know about your legal rights are during the investigation process:

  1. A Police officer will interview and record a statement in English from you.
  2. You can talk in the language or dialect you’re most comfortable with.
  3. An interpreter will be arranged if you don’t understand the interviewer.
  4. You must check that the statement is completely accurate before you sign it.
  5. You can amend the statement if you need.
  6. You won’t be given a copy of the statement.
  7. You won’t be given the opportunity to talk to your Singapore lawyer before the interview and your Singapore lawyer won’t be allowed to accompany you during the interview.
  8. You must tell the truth during the interview. Otherwise, you can be prosecuted for giving false information or lying.
  9. If you’re accused of having carried out an offence, you must give your full explanation early, otherwise, it can be viewed as being less believable if you only mention it much later.
  10. But remember, regardless of what the interviewer can tell you, you must not admit that you’ve carried out the offence. This is your legal right.

Criminal Court Process: What takes place when you plead guilty or claim trial to a charge?

If you decide to plead guilty, you’ll be given the opportunity to tell the Judge of any mitigating factors which you have and the Judge to impose a sentence against you (e.g. to pay a fine or serve a period of imprisonment).

If you decide to claim trial, a separate Court hearing (known as a trial) will take place where the Judge will take into account the evidence presented and arrive at a decision as to whether the Prosecution has succeeded in showing your guilt.

  • If the Prosecution succeeds in showing its case against you and that you carried out the offence alleged, the Judge will convict you of the charge and impose a sentence against you.
  • If the Prosecution fails in showing its case against you and that you carried out the offence alleged, the Judge will acquit you of the charge.

If you’ve been convicted of the charge, you’ll be given the opportunity to tell the Judge of any mitigating factors which you have.

The Judge will then take into account your mitigation plea before imposing a sentence against you.

After a decision on the conviction and sentence is made by the Judge, either you or the Prosecution can make an appeal to a higher Court (e.g. the High Court) in these situations:

  • If you’re sentenced after having pleaded guilty and are not satisfied with the Judge’s decision, you can make an appeal against the sentence imposed
    • You can make an appeal against sentence if you feel that it was manifestly excessive or not supported by the facts or the law.
    • The Prosecution can make an appeal against the sentence if it feels that it was manifestly inadequate or not supported by the facts or the law.
  • If you’re convicted and sentenced after having claimed trial and you’re not satisfied with the Judge’s decisions, you can make an appeal to the High Court against the conviction and sentence.
  • If you’re acquitted after having claimed trial, the Prosecution can make an appeal to the High Court against the acquittal.
  • You need to submit the official application for an appeal within 10 days from the date of conviction or sentence.
  • After an appeal is filed, a separate Court hearing will take place for the Court to take into account if the reasons in support of the appeal are of merit and deserving of the appeal being given.

Civil Litigation: Do you need a Singapore lawyer to conduct a Civil Claim?

Civil litigation is the official legal proceedings in Court which take place if the legal challenge relates to a civil case and if the case involves your private rights and liabilities

If you’re involved in a civil case and seeking to fix an undesirable situation, you can start civil litigation proceedings to pursue a civil claim against the wrongful party.

A civil claim is started by either you or a company and organisation with its own separate legal identity.

An individual can either represent himself or conduct his own case in a civil claim or appoint a Singapore lawyer to represent you in the proceedings.

However, a company can only pursue or defend a civil claim through a Singapore lawyer.

The same rules and guidelines will apply to regardless of if the case is being conducted by a Singapore lawyer or a party who is representing himself.

Civil Litigation: How do you start a Civil Claim?

A civil case or civil action is started by preparing and submitting written documents according to a set of rules and guidelines managed by the Court.

The same rules and guidelines state will apply regardless of if the case is conducted by a Singapore lawyer or a party who is representing himself.

A civil case is started in 2 ways:

  • By submitting a document known as a Writ of Summons
    • This method is typically used when the case involves numerous and significant disputes regarding the facts of the case
    • The Writ of Summons must typically say the key information regarding the claim, such as:
      • Cause of action: this is the basis and reason for the claim.
      • Remedies: these are the types and form of redress or corrective action which you’re seeking to get if you succeed in the claim.
      • This information is usually stated in a separate document known as the Statement of Claim.
    • It is more common for cases to be started by a Writ of Summons than by an Originating Summons.
  • By submitting a document known as an Originating Summons:
    • This route is typically used when the case involves a specific application or request being made to the Court to decide on how a particular document must be interpreted.
    • Some laws also say that a case must be started through an Originating Summons.

Maintenance of Wife & Children: How much Maintenance must a Husband pay to his Wife?

In Singapore, the Husband has legal responsibility and duty to maintain or contribute to the Maintenance of Wife or ex-Wife (e.g. reasonable cost of accommodation, clothing, food and education).

The Husband’s duty to maintain his ex-Wife will typically close when she remarries or when he is deceased (whichever takes place earlier).

The Court will decide the amount of Maintenance to be paid looking at these factors:

  • Financial needs of the Wife.
  • Income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources of both the Wife and Husband.
  • Any physical or mental disability of the Wife.
  • Age of each party and the duration of the marriage.
  • Contributions made by each of the parties to the marriage to the welfare of the family, including any contribution made by looking after the home or caring for the family.
  • Standard of living enjoyed by the Wife before the Husband neglected or refused to give reasonable Maintenance for the Wife.
  • Any value and benefit which one party would stand to lose as a result of the Divorce (e.g. pension)
  • Conduct of the parties.

In determining the amount of Maintenance to be paid by the Husband, the Court typically aims to place the Husband and Wife in the financial position in which they would have if the marriage had not broken down.

This is because the general aim of requiring a former Husband to maintain his former Wife is to even out any financial inequalities between the spouses and, if you need, take into account any economic prejudice suffered by the former Wife during the marriage (e.g. a Wife suffered financial loss because she has sacrificed her career or lost out in her earning capacity to look after the family).

Divorce: When can you get a Divorce?

A Court will only grant your application for a Divorce if you can show that there is an “Irretrievable Breakdown” of your marriage.

The “Irretrievable Breakdown” of your marriage can be proven by showing at least one of these facts:

  • Adultery: your spouse committed Adultery and you find it intolerable to live with your spouse.
  • Unreasonable behaviour: your spouse behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with you and her.
  • Desertion: your spouse deserted you for a continuous period of at least 2 years before the Divorce.
  • 3 years’ Separation with consent: you and spouse must have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 3 years before the Divorce and your spouse must agree to the Divorce.
  • 4 years’ Separation without consent: you and spouse have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 4 years before the Divorce.

Starting a business: How do you choose a business structure for your new business?

There are usually 5 types of business structures you can choose from if you’re starting a new business for profit:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • General Partnership
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

To choose which business structure is most suitable for you, you’ll need to take into account these factors:

  • How much money you’re prepared to invest?
  • How many other partners and owners there will be in the business?
  • What debts, liabilities and responsibilities you’re prepared to assume?
  • What risks you’re prepared to accept and take on?
  • Whether a company of that structure will be easy to close when you stop operating the business?

Business structures: Why should you choose a Private Limited Company for your business?

Some of the main features of a Private Limited Company include these: –

  • Denoted by the “Pte Ltd” or “Ltd” suffix after the company’s name, this is the most common type of LLC.
  • The company’s shares are held by a maximum of 50 shareholders and the shares are not made available to the general public.
  • This type of business structure is often chosen by business owners because of these advantages:
    • It has a separate and distinct legal identity from that of its owners or members.
    • It has limited liability up to the amount of its share capital raised.
    • It has perpetual succession which allows it to easily transfer shares and ownership
    • It is usually regarded as being more stable and qualifies for most, if not all, financial support, grants or incentive schemes given by financial institutions and the authorities.