In the preface to the first Singapore and Malaysian edition of Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston’s Law of Contract in 1994, Yong Pung How CJ said: “The Singapore legal system should strive towards indigenous development, preferably by way of a rationalization of its basic laws in the first instance.”1 Singapore law has come a long way since then. In recent years we have seen significant restatements by the Singapore judiciary in diverse areas including contract law, tort law, property law, company law and the conflict of laws. This paper will examine a small but basic topic, promissory estoppel, where there have been some important recent developments in Singapore and elsewhere.
Yeo, Tiong Min.
The Future of Promissory Estoppel in Singapore Law. (2012). 2009 Yong Pung How Professorship of Law Lecture.
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