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POPULAR TITLES: Malaysia
Construction Adjudication Reports of Malaysia 2018

The essential reference and companion for every construction law practitioner and construction industry player.

 
Navigating the Companies Act 2016 for SMEs

Navigate the regulatory requirements under the Companies Act 2016 with confidence! 

 
Insolvency Act 1967 with Overview by Aishah Bidin

This publication presents the full text of the new Insolvency Act 1967, together with an Expert Overview that is written by an expert of Malaysian company, insolvency and bankruptcy law to provide a quick summary of the workings of the new Act. It serves as a first point of reference to facilitate a good understanding of the new statutory regime regulating individuals and firms, and its related practices in Malaysia. 

 
Law of Evidence in Malaysia, Second Edition

This book provides a clear explanation of evidence law in Malaysia and includes regular citation of case authorities, both local and foreign, to help in the understanding of the application of the provisions of the Evidence Act 1950.

 

 

POPULAR TITLES: Singapore
Media Law in Singapore, 4th Edition

With the continued growth of the Singapore media and entertainment industry, the fourth edition of this title not only updates the laws relevant to this industry, it expands into discussions of the practical application of these laws and regulations in the framework of managing media production. It is hoped that this enhances the primary purpose of this book in acting as a concise and practical reference guide for media students and practitioners.

 
International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials

The first analysis of Singapore international arbitration legislation and materials

This all-in-one reference text draws together, for the first time, all the international arbitration legislation in Singapore - annotated with a detailed analytical commentary, together with a comprehensive collection of related laws and materials.

 
Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

Recent changes in mediation include the passing of the mediation bill in 2017; amendments to the Supreme Court practice directions on the provisions for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for civil cases; and the reallocation of cases by the Family Justice Courts to Mediation.

 
The Annotated Singapore Companies Act

The Annotated Singapore Companies Act provides invaluable section-by-section annotations to the Singapore Companies Act, throwing light on the application and interpretation of the provisions of the Act.

 

 

POPULAR TITLES: Hong Kong
State Secrets and Trade Secrets in China

State Secrets and Trade Secrets in China guides you through the new state secrets and trade secrets law, both of which came into force in 2010, with detailed and practical analysis. It helps foreign investors and lawyers understand the new state secrets and trade secrets law in China, identifies the possible risks and suggests practical solutions/steps to take.

 
Intellectual Property Rights in China (China Law Library Series)

Intellectual Property Rights in China explains the structure and role of the intellectual property rights system in the modern Chinese economy. The content conveys the expertise of leading Chinese practitioners with straightforward and practical guidance.

 
Civil Justice Reform - What Has It Achieved?

In April 2010, a year after the implementation of the Civil Justice Reform, the University of Hong Kong and University College London hosted a joint conference entitled “Civil Justice Reform - What Has It Achieved?”.This publication seeks to answer that vitally important question and makes essential reading for practitioners seeking to understand the new procedures of civil justice reform.

 
Hong Kong Civil Justice Reform Practice Manual - Second Edition

Hong Kong Civil Justice Reform Practice Manual, Second Edition focuses on the practical steps to ensure practitioners do not get caught out by the sweeping new provisions, and are able to provide their clients with specific advice as to how their cases should be conducted in this new era of dispute resolution.

 

 

POPULAR TITLES: United Kingdom
Chitty on Contracts, 33rd Edition (2 Volumes)

Chitty on Contracts is the pre-eminent reference work on contract law in the common law world. It has been used for generations by lawyers as the leading guide to contracts, and is relied on to provide insight and aid in complex areas of the law.

The work is in two volumes:

Volume One covers the General Principles of contract law, while Volume Two offers guidance on Specific Contracts, namely contractual issues in specific industry sectors. (Volume One of the work is available as a standalone for those who need coverage of the general principles of contract law only).

KEY FEATURES:

Provides coverage of all relevant legislation and a huge depth of case reference;

  • Presents complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law
  • Contains interpretation and analysis of general legislation since the last edition,
  • Provides an in-depth examination of actions arising in contract law, including exclusion clauses, estoppel, illegality and public policy, mistake, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, breach of performance
  • Covers the formation of contract as it effects the Agreement; Consideration, Form, Mistake; Misrepresentation and Duress and Undue Influence;
  • Treats in detail the Capacity of parties
  • Analyses and comments on the terms of the contract relating to Express and Implied Terms; Exemption Clauses; Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts; and Arbitration Clauses;
  • Examines Illegality and Public Policy
  • Under Joint obligations covers in detail the law of contract relating to Third Parties, Assignment;, Death and Bankruptcy
  • Examines and analyses contract law in relation to performance and discharge, covering Discharge by Agreement; by Frustration; by Breach;
  • Studies remedies for breach of contract, including damages and limitations
  • Discusses Restitution in relation to contract law
  • Analyses conflict of laws as if affects contract law
  • Deals individually with contracts in the following areas of law: agency, arbitration, bailment, bills of exchange and banking, building contracts, carriage by air, carriage by land, construction, credit and security, employment, gaming and wagering, insurance, restrictive agreements and covenants, sale of goods and suretyship
  • Offers interpretation and advice on the law when disputes arise, or when technical areas need clarification, and when responsibilities, obligations and entitlements need to be established
  • Supplemented regularly
  • Written by experts in contract law

Key new case law and legislation covered in Chitty 33

  • Impact of Human Rights Act 1998: McDonald v McDonald (SC)
  • Oral agreements for sale of land: Dowding v Matchmove Ltd (CA)           
  • Fraud: Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co plc (SC)
  • 'No reliance' clauses: First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd (CA)
  • Interpretation: Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd (SC)
  • Implied terms: Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd (SC)
  • 'No oral variations' clause; part payment of debt: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd (SC)
  • Acts of State: Mohammed v Ministry of Defence,  Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Belhaj v Straw (SC)
  • Illegality: Patel v Mirza (SC)
  • Damages for third party's loss: Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP (SC)
  • Assignment: - set-off: Bibby Factors Northwest Ltd v HFD Ltd (CA); - prohibitions on assignment: Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 (draft)
  • Damages: SAAMCo: - Hughes-Holland v BPE Solicitors; - mitigation: Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU (SC);  - 'negotiating damages':  Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd (SC)
  • Liquidated damages: Cavendish Square Holding BV v Makdessi and ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (SC)
  • Restitution: Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd v Menelaou (SC); Investment Trust Companies v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (SC); Lowick Rose LLP v Swynson Ltd; Angove’s Pty Ltd v Bailey (SC); Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (SC)
  • Agency: - irrevocable authority: Bailey v Angove’s Pty Ltd (SC); commercial agents: ERGO Poist’ovna a.s. C-48/16 (CJEU)
  • Banking: Payment Services Regulations 2017
  • Consumer law: Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (draft); ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (SC); Court of Justice cases on acting as a consumer; mixed purposes contracts; guarantees of loan by consumer to commercial company; traders as intermediaries for non-traders; when a court must raise EU consumer legislation on its own motion; commercial practices, including  misleading actions and misleading omissions; the exemption for the “main subject matter of the contract”; fairness under the 1993 Directive and choice of law clauses; collective actions and stays of proceedings.
  • Credit and security: implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Employment: CJEU cases on 'rolled-up holiday pay' and on 'working time'
  • Insurance: Insurance Act 2015, including new ss 13A and 16A (late payment of claims); - fraudulent claims:  Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (SC); interpretation of exclusions: Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v Barrington Support Services Ltd  (SC)
  • Gaming -  'cheating': Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd
  • Sale of goods: - retention of title clause: PST Energy Shipping Ltd v OW Bunker Malta Ltd (SC) 
 
Keating on Construction Contracts, 10th Edition (Mainwork & Supplement)

A classic construction law text Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts. Renowned for its accessible style and reliable authority the title covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICE Conditions of Contract.

Featuring:

  • Offers solicitors, barristers and construction professionals detailed and authoritative commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts, from an examination of Employer's Approval and Architect's Certificates to a recently added chapter on Delay and Disruption
  • Presents in depth practical help, delivered in a concise style, discussing legal principles, analysing judicial decisions, interrogating standard forms and interpreting legislation
  • Discusses in detail the standard form agreements upon which Building and Construction activity turns including commentary on Infrastructure Conditions of Contract, NEC3, FIDIC and JCT contracts 
  • Goes through the workflow of a construction contract, its formation and  composition
  • Examines the contractor’s right to payment and the recovery of payment for varied work
  • Deals with employer’s approval of the contracted work and the formal requirements of an architect’s certificate
  • Goes through such issues as excuses for non-performance, negligence and economic loss, and delay and disruption claims
  • Covers financial recovery and causation and liquidated damages and penalties
  • Addresses various equitable doctrines and remedies
  • Considers assignments, substituted contracts and sub-contracts
  • Reproduces relevant statutes including the 1996 Act as amended by 2009 Act, and the Scheme for Construction Contracts for easy access and navigation
  • Includes expanded coverage on procurement and the effect, and the Jackson reforms regarding proportionate costs and case management
  • Provides up-to-date references to and guidance on key primary case law and decisions from the UK, Europe and overseas, for example, the Court of Appeal decision in P.C. Harrington v Systech; the Court of Appeal decision in Lanes Group plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
  • Ensures full coverage of Supreme Court cases which continue to define principles of contractual construction, for example, the Supreme Court decisions in Rainy Sky S.A. v Kookmin Bank; Berrisford (FC) v Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group plc (Scotland); The Supreme Court decision in Benedetti v Swairis The TCC decision in Walter Lilly v DMW Developments
  • Joint edited in three previous editions by Stephen Furst QC (Deputy Judge of the Technology and Construction Court and Recorder and member of Keating Chambers, acting for clients in the field of construction in all UK courts and forms of arbitration) and Sir Vivian Ramsey (former civil engineer and Head of Chambers, prior to joining the Bench, and serving in the Technology & Construction Court).
  • Contributed to by a stellar supporting team of experts from Keating Chambers who have been voted Construction Set of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
 
Medical Negligence, 5th Edition

Medical Negligence provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the potential legal liabilities of healthcare professionals and hospitals arising out of the provision of healthcare. The principal focus is on the law of negligence as it applies in the medical context, but the book also includes extensive coverage of consent to medical treatment, defective products, confidentiality, the liability of hospitals, defences and limitation, the principles applied to the assessment damages, and procedural issues.
This essential title is recognised as an authority in the area of medical negligence and provides insight into developing areas of the law:
  • Analyses current case law and interprets applicable legislation
  • Provides clear, concise analysis applicable to generalist and specialist practitioners
  • Provides authoritative guidance
New in this edition:
  • Fully up-to-date, including discussion of relevant statutory provisions and Commonwealth case law
  • Detailed discussion of developing caselaw on the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Chapter on informed consent rewritten to take account of the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
  • Discussion of the emerging tort of misuse of private information
  • Full reference to relevant professional guidance issued by the General Medical Council (Good Medical Practice, 2013 and Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information, 2017)
  • Revised system of headings/sub-headings to provide easier navigation of the text

 

 
De Smith's Judicial Review 8th Edition

De Smith has established itself as the leading work on the principles, practice and remedies of judicial review in England and Wales. De Smith takes the practitioner through the history, principles and practice of judicial review. The new edition reflects the continuing importance and complexity of judicial review, and incorporates recent fundamental developments in the area.
 
This new edition reflects the continuing importance and complexity of judicial review, and incorporates recent fundamental developments in the area. It deals with domestic grounds of review, challenges under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the use of European Community law in judicial review. It:
  • Provides solutions to the most complex legal problems relating to judicial review.
  • Analyses both the theoretical foundations of the subject and its practice.
  • Supplies comprehensive guidance on what to do at every stage of an action for judicial review.
  • Explains the impact of the latest case law and procedural developments.
  • Sets judicial review in the context of the fast-changing administrative justice system (including “proportionate dispute resolution”, the new tribunal system, recourse to ombudsmen).
  • Draws on relevant experience from other Commonwealth jurisdictions, especially Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and South Africa.