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PILnet Global Forum 2019

November 13th, 2019 Posted by Community Events, In The News, Insights No Comment yet

The annual PILnet Global Forum aims to connect lawyers, law schools, bar associations, policy makers, NGO representatives and pro bono/public interest legal stakeholders to provide a regional perspective on pro bono practices. This year’s PILnet Global Forum (11-13 November 2019) was held in Asia for the first time with over 300 attendees from more than 40 countries, convening in Singapore to reflect on the overall theme: Engaging lawyers everywhere to serve the public interest, Empowering innovation through new tools, and Enabling change through strategic partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Managing Director June spoke at this year’s PILnet Global Forum on a panel, sharing her experience on setting up a low bono practice and strategies to nurture a pro bono culture.

“Through The Wooden Doors” 2019

November 4th, 2019 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

Eden Law was honoured to support the Community Justice Centre’s (CJC) annual “Through the Wooden Doors” programme on Thursday, 31 Oct 2019. This year, the focus was on Deputyship, the Mental Capacity Act, Vulnerable Adults Act and Guardianship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While providing an overview on these topics to the social service professionals in attendance, June also shared on the recent developments on the iFAMS platform aimed at enabling the public to file simple Deputyship applications on their own.

By helping social workers understand the legal issues better, getting them acquainted with the court system and the available sources of help, we hope to play a part in aiding the community in times of need and channel the community to the appropriate resources in a timely and correct manner.

Images courtesy of the Community Justice Centre

GlobalARRK

June 15th, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

The firm is pleased to announce a tie-up with UK-based charity GlobalARRK representing the interests of “stuck parents” who are unable to legally return to their home countries with their children after their marriages break down overseas or while they are embroiled in an international custody dispute.

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Briton Gets Boost In Bid To Recover 1m From Mother-in-Law’s Estate

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

In the first such reported case, our Consultant Andrew Ohara succeeded in obtaining an order for an estate’s executor to be examined in Court over debts to be recovered from the estate.

Andrew has represented Ms Jane Rebecca Ong in her Singapore litigation matters since 2007.

SMART Law Guild

May 15th, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

Eden Law continues to harness the best-in-class legal tech offerings in order to pass on costs savings to our clients.

We were first awarded the Smart Law mark in March 2017 and joined the newly-formed Smart Law Guild on 15 May 2019 at the launch of the second phase of legal tech developments for the legal industry in Singapore – Tech-celerate for Law.

Plight of Abused Foreign Domestic Workers Who Seek Justice and Shelter in Singapore

May 11th, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

June commented on the enhanced sentencing guidelines imposed on abusers of FDWs and the FDWs’ civil claims for compensation for physical abuse.

“The various financial, language and immigration hurdles that these FDWs face in resolving their abuse cases could cause them to lose faith in the Singapore legal system, and “accept less than satisfactory settlements of their civil claims or just drop their claims altogether”, said June Lim, managing director of Eden Law Corporation.

“The FDWs always want to go home, the process can take up to three to four years to complete, they are traumatised by the abuse, and their families need the money. Poverty is the reason why they came to Singapore to work in the first place,” said Lim, also an ambassador for Law Society Pro Bono Services.”

When Your Mind Doesn’t Work Like It Used To

February 4th, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

Our Associate Director Low Seow Ling shared with the Straits Times on the importance of executing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

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Stop Orders

February 1st, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

Launched on 1 January 2019 by the Immigrations & Checkpoints Authority, the stop order is a long-awaited measure to prevent unilateral attempts of child abduction out of Singapore in international family disputes.

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Legal Tech in Hong Kong vs Singapore

December 28th, 2018 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

While in Hong Kong for the Asia Pro Bono Conference, June spoke to the South China Morning Post on Eden Law’s paperless office, cloud computing and other legal tech trends in the legal industry in Singapore.

Divorce, Annulment or Separation: How Should You End Your Marriage?

December 24th, 2018 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

June explains the difference between the legal concepts of divorce, annulment and separation on the Singapore Legal Advice information portal.