The Legal System of Singapore: Institutions, Principles and Practices
Over the decades, the legal system in Singapore has evolved in a manner that draws from its Westminster heritage but also meets changing needs and aspirations. The 50th anniversary of the nation's independence in 2015 is an apt occasion to take stock of these developments. It covers the history of the legal system, fundamental constitutional concepts and the implications they have for the roles of the branches of government. It gives a close examination on the institutions making up the legal system: the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary; the legal profession; and legal education in Singapore. It includes practice-oriented chapters such as civil and criminal litigation, mediation and arbitration, and Singapore’s relations with the international legal system. It discusses the doctrine of judicial precedent, case method and analysis, and statutory interpretation.
Singapore, law, Legal System
Asian Studies | Law
Law, Society and Governance
City or Country
CHAN, Gary Kok Yew and LEE, Jack Tsen-Ta.
The Legal System of Singapore: Institutions, Principles and Practices. (2015). Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1589