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Singapore : legal resources: Books

Subjects: Law - Foreign Law

Books

Printed resources

Singapore monographs in the LawBod have call marks starting Cw. Sing 510.  The current collection is shelved on Level 1 - one floor beneath the entrance level. (Any previous editions are in the secondary collection  on the ground floor- the shelf marks ends(sec coll).)

The LawBod shelves surveys of law (works looking at how a legal problem/legal topic etc is dealt with by various jurisdictions/legal systems) and comparative studies in the area with the shelfmark General on Level 2, the entrance level.

Law reform in Singapore

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.