Essays in Singapore Legal History

Essays in Singapore Legal History

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The essays in this volume are the result of an exhibition on legal history staged by the Singapore Academy of Law in 1995. After that exhibition, a Legal History Sub-Committee was established within the Academy to look into ways of promoting the general awareness of the roots of legal practice in Singapore. It was decided that an illustrated collection of essays on selected legal history subjects might provide the right launchpad. This book aims not only to bring the fascinating world of legal history to a much wider audience, but also to act as a springboard for future study and research. If anything, it represents the beginning of a quest to making legal history a living subject.Section 4(1 )(a) of the Application of English Law Act read with Part II of the First Schedule gives us a list of 13 English commercial statutes ... the Misrepresentation Act 1967; the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977; the Sale of Goods Act 1979; the Supply of Goods and Services ... Indeed, our very own Frustrated Contracts Act is an excellent (albeit isolated) example of local re- enactment of an existing Englishanbsp;...

Title:Essays in Singapore Legal History
Author:Kevin Tan
Publisher:Marshall Cavendish Academic - 2005


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