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POPULAR TITLES: Malaysia
Insolvency Act 1967 with Overview by Aishah Bidin

“The modern law of bankruptcy… intended to relieve those in financial difficulties from the burden of debt and the possibilities of loss of liberty in a debtors’ prison and to enable them to make a fresh start free from debt … For over a hundred years, the law has required the Bankruptcy Court to consider whether the conduct of the bankrupt has been such that the public ought to be protected against his further operations for a period of time or even permanently”

:Re Stern, ex parte Kayser Ullman & Ors [1982] 1 WLR 860.

 
Bankruptcy in on the rise and has become a prevalent issue among Malaysians. This has spurred the government to make comprehensive changes to the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and to rename it as the Insolvency Act 1967.
 
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.
 
This publication is an essential source for insolvency practitioners, finance managers, lawyers, bankers, social guarantors, creditors, regulators, government officers, business owners and corporate consultants who need the knowledge on insolvency law as well as academicians and law students.
 
KEY FEATURES
  • Expert Overview of the Act
  • Full text of the Insolvency Act 1967 presented in clear and readable format
  • Highlights of key changes and differences between new and old Act
  • Explanation on implications of key new provisions
  • Clear page guides to assist the user to locate a specific section or Part of the Act quickly and efficiently
 
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.

 
The Company Constitution

Unravel the complexities of the company constitution under the new Companies Act 2016.

 
Laws Governing Clinical Practice in Malaysia

Discusses the laws governing the medical profession and the application of the law of negligence in the area of medical treatment.
 

 

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
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

 

 
Phipson on Evidence, 19th Edition

Phipson on Evidence is the leading work on civil and criminal evidence. It examines in detail all aspects of the principles and procedures making up the law of evidence. Coverage includes the admission of evidence, the standard of proof, the attendance of witnesses, good and bad character, legal professional privilege, hearsay, expert evidence, confessions, judicial discretion and many other evidential issues.
 
Key features:
  • The leading work and authority on civil and criminal evidence, frequently quoted in court
  • Written by a prominent team expert authors, with excellent balance between leading practitioners and academics
  • Fully updates all changes brought in by the Civil Procedure Rules and the Criminal Procedure Rules
  • Examines in detail all aspects of the complex principles and procedures which make up the law of evidence
  • Looks at the admission of evidence
  • Considers the burden and standard of proof
  • Examines evidence taken or served prior to a trial, the rules of evidence during the course of a trial and the examination of witnesses
  • Discusses all aspects of good and bad character
  • Includes analysis of privilege and facts excluded by public policy
  • Examines hearsay in civil and criminal proceedings
  • Analyses the use and admission of opinion and expert evidence
  • Looks at the exclusion and inclusion of extrinsic evidence
  • Examines the judicial discretion to admit or exclude evidence
  • Considers a broad range of case law, including that of the Commonwealth

 

 
McPherson & Keay Law of Company Liquidation, 4th Edition

This title discusses the legal considerations involved in company liquidation and addresses the various methods of winding-up. It covers the legal considerations to be taken into account in relation to creditors' petitions and miscellaneous other petitions. It explains provisional liquidation, analyzes the role and duties of the liquidator as well as the role of creditors, and addresses the distribution of surplus assets in solvent liquidations. It also provides guidance on investigations and examinations and discusses misconduct and prosecutions.
 
New to this edition
  • Reference to and examination of the new rules – Insolvency Rules 2016 – in all aspects of liquidation and associated elements of insolvency law
  • The chapter on international liquidations is expanded significantly to take account of many developments in the case law in cross-border insolvency, including the decision in Singularis, and the advent of the recast version of the EU Insolvency Regulation
  • Extensive analysis of the Akers v Samba Financial Group (Supreme Court) and Express Electrical Distributors Ltd v Beavis (Court of Appeal) cases in relation to s.127 (avoidance of post-petition dispositions)
  • Consideration of the relevant aspects of the Waterfall litigation in Lehman Bros and especially the Supreme Court decision in The Joint Administrators of LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd v the Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe)(2017)
  • Updating to take account of amendments to the Insolvency Act 1986 brought about by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.
  • Examination of the Court of Appeal decisions in County Leasing Asset Management Ltd v Hawkes  and Pickering v Davy as far as the restoration of dissolved companies is concerned
  • Consideration of the Supreme Court decision in Nortel GmbH as far as it affects the disposition of the insolvent estate
  • Discussion and explanation of the decision-making process provided for by the Insolvency Act and Rules
  • Developments in the case law as is affects transactional avoidance and wrongful trading
  • Discussion of changes brought about by the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) in relation to liquidations