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Introduction to the Building Control Amendment Act 2020

August 16, 2020

As reported in local newspapers, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has received reports of almost 30 incidents of falling façade elements most involving wear and tear of façade materials or connections. In an attempt to address this and several other incidents involving lifts in buildings, Parliament has on 6 March 2020 passed the Building Control Amendment Act, which aims amongst other things to improve façade maintenance standards.

Manner of holding: Between joint Tenancy and Tenancy-In-Common

July 26, 2020

In owning a property in Singapore, it is important to understand the manner of holding for the property where there is more than one owner registered to the property. This would subsequently determine if there is a right of survivorship which would consequently affect whether the property can be considered as part of a person’s estate in their Will.

ONLINE COMMENTARY ON GE2020: ARE SOME POTENTIALLY IN BREACH OF THE POFMA?

July 20, 2020

During the recent GE2020, one may have seen certain viral whatsapp messages or posts online with questionable content circulating. Examples of these include anecdotes about the self inking pens, or declarations that there will be a lockdown after elections end. These are all falsehoods that are transmitted through the internet which are regulated by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA).

THE PERILS OF ENTRUSTING MOTOR WORKSHOPS TO HANDLE ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CLAIMS

July 02, 2020

In a road traffic accident claim by one motorist Mr Lawrence Lim in 2012, Mr Lim had entrusted his vehicle damage claim to a motor workshop and had signed a discharge voucher under the mistaken impression that the settlement was in regards to only his vehicle damage and not to his personal injury claim. 

Covid-19 likely to accelerate shift to decentralise CBD

May 29, 2020

Hoh Law Corporation’s mission has always been to provide quality and affordable legal services to the masses by ensuring that we are conveniently accessible to those that need it. With 10 offices dispersed across Singapore, Hoh Law Corporation is well placed to attend to your legal needs wherever you are.

Rise in Food Delivery Road Accidents : a cause for concern amidst this COVID crisis?

April 14, 2020

Food delivery riders travelling on bicycles and motorcycles often get into accidents as a result of the rush to meet tight delivery schedules. In view of the need to stay home during this Circuit Breaker period, the surge in demand for food delivery is likely to lead to even greater number of accidents involving delivery riders.

MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices Now Covers All New and Existing Work Pass Holders

March 17, 2020

In view of the heightened risk of importation of COVID-19 cases into Singapore, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will implement additional precautionary measures for all new and existing work pass holders entering/returning to Singapore.

Filipina jailed 7 weeks for faking Manila university degree in Singapore PR application

February 26, 2020

ICA warned in the statement that those who have been found to have provided false information or concealed important facts during their immigration applications will be "dealt with firmly" in accordance with the law, which may include having their granted status revoked.

Ban on riding electric scooters on footpaths

February 06, 2020

A ban on riding electric scooters on footpaths, which came into effect in November, will be extended to all other motorized mobility devices from April.

This means devices such as electric skateboards, hover-boards and unicycles will also be barred from footpaths.

Changes to Work Injury Compensation Act in 2020

January 31, 2020

The changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) will take effect in 2020. WICA 2019 requires insurers to process all insured claims. This enables a faster and simpler claims process that benefits everyone.
 

INJURED MOTORIST’S PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM REJECTED BY COURT DUE TO DISCHARGE VOUCHER SIGNED AT WORKSHOP

April 08, 2019

The High Court of Singapore has rejected an injured motorist’s bid to pursue his personal injury claim against a car insurer, on the basis that he had signed a discharge voucher disclaiming the defendants’ insurer, NTUC Income, from any further liability.

Proposed Changes For Speedier Resolution of Medical Complaints Against Doctors

September 29, 2018

The authorities are proposing amendments to the Medical Registration Act which aim to speed up the process of disciplinary action against doctors. Last year, the Singapore Medical Council received 159 complaints against 204 medical practitioners, of which more than half were about professional negligence or incompetence.

BETTER REGULATION OF E-BIKE USAGE ON OUR ROADS

October 22, 2017

Unlike other bicycle-friendly countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands, there are no designated bicycle lanes on Singapore roads. Instead, the government proposes these vehicles to be used on footpaths, shared paths and on the extreme left edge of roads.

 

With no designated pathway for these vehicles to travel on, the risk of accidents between pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are substantial.

WILD BOAR ATTACKS

October 19, 2017

The number of traffic accidents involving wild boars in Singapore has increased exponentially in the last few years.

 

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) reported that in 2016, it received 140 pieces of feedback about wild boars from members of public, up from 80 in the previous year and 30 in 2014.

$1,000 FEE FOR 120-WORD MEDICAL REPORT ?!

September 18, 2017

3 foreign workers requesting for copies of their own medical records were charged up to $1,000 by an orthopedic surgeon in private practice according to two help groups Transient Workers Count Too (“TWC2”) and Healthserve & a law firm (HOH Law Corporation). The fees charged by specialists at restructured hospitals for similar reports are usually only one fifth of that ...

ONE DEAD & ONE INJURED AFTER HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT IN JB – CAN THEY PURSUE A CLAIM IN SG?

September 25, 2017

The story of how a 24-year-old Singaporean man had died in a local hospital after a hit-and-run accident in JB has been making Singapore news headlines in the recent week. This incident has sparked off questions surrounding the legal recourse available to the deceased’s family in relation to his accident claim.

That begs the question: what happens when a Singapore-registered vehicle gets involved in a traffic accident out of Singapore?  

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