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Singapore : legal resources: Law reform

Subjects: Law, Law - Foreign Law

Enabling public engagement

REACH (reaching everyone for active citizenry@ home) was launched in October 2006 when the Feedback Unit was restructured to move beyond gathering public feedback, to become the lead agency for engaging and connecting with citizens. REACH was also appointed as the Singapore Government’s e-engagement platform in January 2009.

Singapore & law reform

Ministry & Agencies responsible for Law Reform:  

The Singapore Academy of Law, Law Reform Committee - Established in 1989 to look into the reform of discrete areas of the law, not confined to any particular field or doctrinal area. Updates of existing legislation as a result of their reform work have included:

  • implementation of the corporatisation of law partnerships in the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2000
  • the transfer of proceedings between courts in the Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Act 2005
  • the loss of inheritance in the Civil Law (Amendment) Act 2009.

The Attorney-General's Chambers, Legislation and Law Reform Division- Officially formed in 2008, the LLRD draft legislation, identify areas for law reform and make relevant reccommendations for reform, based on their research. They work closely with the Law Reform Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law chaired by Judges of the High Court.

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