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New on Westlaw Asia: Criminal Appeals in Singapore

Criminal Appeals in Singapore now live on Westlaw Asia.

Author Christopher Corns.

Criminal Appeals in Singapore is a comprehensive, practical and authoritative guide to the law and practice of criminal appeals in Singapore. This book provides a step-by-step account of criminal appeals for all the criminal courts in Singapore and includes flow charts for improved usability. The title explains the rights and grounds of appeal against conviction and sentence, and the way in which appeal courts approach the various types and grounds of appeal as well as the various appeal rights of the prosecution. Up to date, leading cases relevant to all of the central principals are discussed and explained ensuring the content is as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible.

The book also focuses on the role and rights of the prosecution in criminal appeals as well as the constitutional importance of criminal appeals in the overall legal system. A detailed historical account of the development of criminal appeals in Singapore is included in addition to a detailed account of criminal appeals from the Courts Martial to the Military Court of Appeal. 

Criminal Appeals in Singapore provides a “one-stop shop” to assist the busy practitioner with all aspects of criminal appeals.

Check out the title on Westlaw Asia now!

Want a printed copy?  Visit Sweet & Maxwell Singapore to order online now!

Legal Research Webinars

The Training Specialist Team in Asia offer a range of “complimentary” online legal research training courses.  All courses are delivered as Webinars providing an easy, efficient and safe way to learn. Why not register for one of our training courses today?

TRAINING COURSE DATES – AUGUST 2020

 

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Westlaw Asia – Researching Malaysia Content

This webinar will outline the steps to conduct legal research for Malaysia content using Westlaw Asia. Attendees will understand the coverage of Malaysia content available, use different search methods and templates and understand the unique features available for different content (case analysis, legislation analysis and more).

 

Duration: 45 min.

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Wed, 19th August, 3:00pm – 3:45pm

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Westlaw Asia – Terms & Connectors (Beginners’ Workshop)

This beginners workshop covers the various Terms & Connectors on Westlaw Asia and how they operate. Attendees will then proceed to apply Terms & Connectors in an online exercise and understand how to use them in their searches and post-search filters.

 

Duration: 30 min.

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Tue, 25th August, 10:00am – 10:30am

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Thu, 17th September, 11:00am – 11:30am

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Navigating Westlaw

This webinar will outline the steps to conduct legal research for the US. Attendees will be shown how to navigate the features and functionalities of Westlaw, understand the wide-ranging content available, how to use Key Numbers to find cases listed under a specific legal issue, conduct a search using WestSearch and navigate results for cases, statutes and court rules.

 

Duration: 45 min.

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Fri, 21st August, 10:00am – 10:45am

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Tue, 22nd September, 11:00am – 11:45pm

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Practical Law

The session outlines the steps to conduct legal research on Practical Law UK. Attendees will be able to understand the coverage of content available on Practical Law, navigate different functionalities on the homepage and introduce the Ask function and Meet the Team to understand who creates the resources available.

 

Duration: 60 min.

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Thu, 20th August, 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Mon, 7th September, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Thu, 22nd October, 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Practical Law Fast Draft

The webinar will focus on how to use the document automation software Fast Draft (powered by Contract Express) on Practical Law. The features and functionalities of Fast Draft will be highlighted, allowing users to minimize drafting time and eliminate human error.

 

Duration: 30 min.

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Thu, 27th August, 11:00am – 11:30am

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Westlaw China

此次课程介绍了万律(Westlaw China)的内容与功能,展示万律各个内容类型的分类标准,快速准确检索到所需内容。课程同时介绍万律Alert如何设置;英文翻译质量如何保证;同时对如何阅读具体文件进行详细解读。 

This webinar will introduce the content and functions of Westlaw China, display the classification each content type of Westlaw China, and search the required content quickly and accurately. The webinar will also introduce how to set up Alert; how to ensure the quality of English translation. At the same time, the webinar will explain how to read specific documents.

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We are delighted to share that Thomson Reuters, winners of the Community Business Hong Kong LGBT+ Newcomer Award in 2018, and Awarded the Gold Standard and ranked 5th on the Community Business Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index, are now shortlisted as a 'Finalist' in the LGBT+ Network Award for the work of our Employee run Business Resource Group, Pride at Work, in the Community Business Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards 2020.

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DES VOEUX CHAMBERS – A WORD OF COUNSEL

A Word of Counsel provides the legal market with insights and key takeaways on topical issues derived from the evolving landscape and is now available on Westlaw Asia as a journal. Published quarterly, the articles provide updates on legislative changes and trends and there are case reports featuring landmark judgments shaping the Hong Kong legal landscape.

Coverage included on Westlaw Asia is from 2018 to present.

Features include:

  • Links to full text judgments of cases reported on
  • Links to cited cases
  • Links to legislation
  • Links to commentary on Westlaw Asia including the Hong Kong White Book
  • Citation format (2020) 8 HKDVC 34

 

A Word of Counsel provides the legal market with insights and key takeaways on topical issues derived from the evolving landscape and is now available on Westlaw Asia as a journal. Published quarterly, the articles provide updates on legislative changes and trends and there are case reports featuring landmark judgments shaping the Hong Kong legal landscape.

Coverage included on Westlaw Asia is from 2018 to present.

Features include:

  • Links to full text judgments of cases reported on
  • Links to cited cases
  • Links to legislation
  • Links to commentary on Westlaw Asia including the Hong Kong White Book
  • Citation format (2020) 8 HKDVC 34

Contributing Authors from Des Voeux Chambers include Daniel Fung SBS, SC, QC, JP, FCIArb, Patrick Fung BBS, SC, QC, FCIArb, John Scott QC, SC, JP, Charles Sussex SC, Simon Westbrook SC, Clifford Smith SC, Chua Guan-Hock SC, Joseph Tse SC, Winnie Tam SBS, SC, JP, Johnny Mok SC, BBS, JP, Barrie Barlow SC, Anthony Houghton SC, William M.F. Wong SC, JP, Ian Pennicott SC, QC, Anson Wong SC, Douglas Lam SC, José-Antonio Maurellet SC, Jenkin Suen SC, Rachel Lam SC, John Litton QC, Liza Jane Cruden, Mairéad Rattigan, Alfred Liang, Lawrence K F Ng, Pat Lun Chan, David Tsang, Richard Leung JP, Ling Chun Wai, Richard Zimmern, Patrick Chong, Frances Irving, Janine Cheung, Catrina Lam, Johnny Ma, Teresa Wu, Yang-Wahn Hew, Calvin Cheuk, Frances Lok, Gary Lam, Adrian Lai, John Hui, Benny Lo, Alvin Tsang, Alan Kwong, Christopher Chain, Sabrina Ho, Connie Lee, Patrick Siu, David Chen, Alexander Tang, Ebony Ling, Jason Yu, Kerby Lau, Justin Lam, Martin Kok, Jacqueline Law, Michael Lok, Eva Leung, Joseph Wong, Jonathan Chan, Kaiser Leung, Ross Li, Ellen Pang, Vincent Chiu, Tom Ng, Stephanie Wong, Cherry Xu, Terrence Tai, Tommy Cheung, Lai Chun Ho, Sharon Yuen, Kevin Lau, Michael Ng, Jasmine Cheung,Rosa Lee, Tiffany Chan, Howard Wong, Look-Chan Ho, Euchine Ng, Tinny Chan, Sakinah Sat, Martin Lau

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