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Accessing Reliable Legal       Resourcesfor LGST101 Business Law         Joseph Kennedy Research Librarian, Law & Business...
You will learn how to locate...   Case Law (Singapore & UK) using LawNet   Singapore Legislation using Singapore Statute...
Case Law
Introduction to Case Law   What is Case Law?       Written record of the courts‟ decisions
Case NameConsists of the names of the parties involved  Civil Case        Chwee Kin Keong v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd.  Cri...
Understanding Reported               Case Citations   Year        Volume     Reporter   Pg  [2004]          2       SLR (R...
Understanding                          Neutral CitationsNeutral citation                                               Sin...
AccessingLawNet through PYXIS+
Locating LawNet
LawNet
LawNet
LawNet Homepage
Finding a case by citation   E.g. Find Chwee Kin Keong and others vDigilandmall.com Pte Ltd [2004] 2 SLR (R) 594
Search by Citation              [2004] 2 SLR (R) 594                         1. Select “Singapore Law Reports             ...
Search Citation ResultsClick on the case toview the full text
View Case as it Appearsin the Published Reporter                    Retrieve the PDF                    document
Anatomy of a Reported Case:                    Case Heading                                                 Reporter Infor...
Anatomy of a Reported Case:      Editorial Content                           1. Catchwords          2. Summary of Facts   ...
Anatomy of a Reported Case:        Judgment
Finding a case by neutral citationE.g. Find Gay Choon Ing v Loh Sze Ti Terence            Peter [2009] SGCA 3
Search by Neutral Citation                   [2009] SGCA 3                               1. Select “Neutral Citation”     ...
Search Citation ResultsClick on the case toview the full text
Full Text of Judgment                   Retrieve the PDF                   document
Finding English Cases on         LawNetCarlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company            [1893] 1 QB 256
The Law Reports                            List of Titles in the SeriesThe Law Reports are published by The Incorporated C...
Searching The Law Reports     [1893] 1 QB 256                    Select „The Law Reports‟
Searching the Law Reports     [1893] 1 QB 256        Enter the Year, the Volume number, the specific Title        abbrevia...
Results ListClick on the case link toview the full text
Full Text  Click on the icons to  print or download a PDF  copy.
Reported Case
Legislation
Singapore Laws   Statutes /Acts           Over 500 statutes/acts listed under “current acts” in LawNet           Each A...
Finding Legislation
Singapore Legislation   Available through Li Ka Shing subscribed database -    LawNet   Available on Statutes Online thr...
Legislation Access using         LawNet                     1. Select Legal Research                     2. Select Legisla...
Statutes Online(www.agc.gov.sg)
Singapore LegislationAccessing AGC website
Searching by Chapter Number                     of Act   Locate: Companies Act (Cap 50)                                  ...
Viewing the Act   • Click to view any section   or sections on the left               OR   • Click on “Whole   Document” t...
Viewing a Section
Browsing by Act TitleLocate: Contracts (Rights of Third Parties)                                        1. Click on Brows...
List of Acts starting with „C‟                 Click on Contracts (Rights of Third                 Parties) Act for the mo...
Viewing the Act
Other Acts You              Will Likely Discuss   Computer Misuse Act (Cap. 50A)   Minors‟ Contracts Act (Cap. 389)   M...
Finding Subsidiary Legislation
Finding Subsidiary Legislation   Locate: Sale of Food (Food Establishments)    Regulations Cap 283, Regulation 5         ...
Results List
View Subsidiary Legislation
More Legal Resources   Searching a topic? Interested to start a business that    involves gum        …consider the histor...
Parliamentary Reports   Provides Parliamentary discussion (debates) since    1955                              1. Select ...
Results List
Full-Textfrom Parliament Reports
Parliamentary Reports                     (Hansard)   Provides Parliamentary discussion (debates) since    1955          ...
Locating Journal Articles on   a Topic using LawNet
Singapore Legal Articles   Locate: articles on “offer and acceptance”                                          1. Select ...
Search Results                 1. Narrow the 36                    results by type of                    reference materia...
Viewing Results
Viewing Article
Preventing Technical Issues       with LawNet                    1) Always click on LOGOUT before closing                 ...
An Easy Way to Stay Current            on Legal News in Singapore   Recommend: Subscribe to the daily alert; register at ...
Sample DailySingaporelawwatch Alert
Sample News Article
How to approach a law exam question?   Steve Foster, “Answering Problem Questions” in How    to Write Better Law Essays (...
Business Law (LGST101)    Research Guide
Q&A
Contact Information   Email: library@smu.edu.sg            Phone: 6828 0355Web: http://library.smu.edu.sg/ LibAnywhere: Do...
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    1. 1. Accessing Reliable Legal Resourcesfor LGST101 Business Law Joseph Kennedy Research Librarian, Law & Business August 2012
    2. 2. You will learn how to locate... Case Law (Singapore & UK) using LawNet Singapore Legislation using Singapore Statutes Online Singapore Legal Articles and News on Legal Topics using LawNet
    3. 3. Case Law
    4. 4. Introduction to Case Law What is Case Law? Written record of the courts‟ decisions
    5. 5. Case NameConsists of the names of the parties involved Civil Case Chwee Kin Keong v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd. Criminal Case Public Prosecutor v PDM International Pte Ltd The case name alone is often not enough. There is no indication of the date, where it was reported, or which case in particular is being referred to (there may be more than one case)
    6. 6. Understanding Reported Case Citations Year Volume Reporter Pg [2004] 2 SLR (R) 594The citation tells us that the case may befound in vol 2 of the Singapore Law Reports(Reissue) for 2004, starting on page 594.
    7. 7. Understanding Neutral CitationsNeutral citation Singapore Neutral Citations: Year of decision Court Sequential Number SGCA – Court of appeal SGDC – District Court SGFC – Family Court [2005] SGCA 2 SGHC – High Court SGJC – Juvenile Court The citation above tells us that this was the SGMC – Magistrates 2nd case in 2005 in the Singapore Court of Appeal. Court This is a system of citation where each written judgment SGSC – Supreme Court from a particular level of court is assigned a sequential SGSCT – Small Claims number, starting from 1 at the beginning of each calendar Tribunal year.
    8. 8. AccessingLawNet through PYXIS+
    9. 9. Locating LawNet
    10. 10. LawNet
    11. 11. LawNet
    12. 12. LawNet Homepage
    13. 13. Finding a case by citation E.g. Find Chwee Kin Keong and others vDigilandmall.com Pte Ltd [2004] 2 SLR (R) 594
    14. 14. Search by Citation [2004] 2 SLR (R) 594 1. Select “Singapore Law Reports (Reissue)” 2. Enter the Year,3. Click on the Vol. and the“Search” Page no.
    15. 15. Search Citation ResultsClick on the case toview the full text
    16. 16. View Case as it Appearsin the Published Reporter Retrieve the PDF document
    17. 17. Anatomy of a Reported Case: Case Heading Reporter Information1. Nameof Case 2. Neutral Citation 3. Name of Court 4. Suit or Application No. of Case 5. Judge(s) or Judicial Commissioner(s) 6. Hearing Date(s)
    18. 18. Anatomy of a Reported Case: Editorial Content 1. Catchwords 2. Summary of Facts of the Case 4. Cases referred to3. Summary of Holdings 5. Legislation referred to
    19. 19. Anatomy of a Reported Case: Judgment
    20. 20. Finding a case by neutral citationE.g. Find Gay Choon Ing v Loh Sze Ti Terence Peter [2009] SGCA 3
    21. 21. Search by Neutral Citation [2009] SGCA 3 1. Select “Neutral Citation” 2. Enter the Year,3. Click on the Court. and“Search” the Case no.
    22. 22. Search Citation ResultsClick on the case toview the full text
    23. 23. Full Text of Judgment Retrieve the PDF document
    24. 24. Finding English Cases on LawNetCarlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company [1893] 1 QB 256
    25. 25. The Law Reports List of Titles in the SeriesThe Law Reports are published by The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales
    26. 26. Searching The Law Reports [1893] 1 QB 256 Select „The Law Reports‟
    27. 27. Searching the Law Reports [1893] 1 QB 256 Enter the Year, the Volume number, the specific Title abbreviation from the Law Reports series and the Page number.
    28. 28. Results ListClick on the case link toview the full text
    29. 29. Full Text Click on the icons to print or download a PDF copy.
    30. 30. Reported Case
    31. 31. Legislation
    32. 32. Singapore Laws Statutes /Acts  Over 500 statutes/acts listed under “current acts” in LawNet  Each Act is given it‟s own chapter number. („cap‟ for short)  E.g. Companies Act, Cap 50 Subsidiary Legislation  While Acts deal with broad legal principles, Subsidiary Legislation deals with details such as procedures, admin matters, technical standards, etc.  E.g. Companies (Application of Bankruptcy Act Provisions) Regulations, Cap 50, Section 411
    33. 33. Finding Legislation
    34. 34. Singapore Legislation Available through Li Ka Shing subscribed database - LawNet Available on Statutes Online through Attorney- General‟s Chambers website (http://statutes.agc.gov.sg)
    35. 35. Legislation Access using LawNet 1. Select Legal Research 2. Select Legislation
    36. 36. Statutes Online(www.agc.gov.sg)
    37. 37. Singapore LegislationAccessing AGC website
    38. 38. Searching by Chapter Number of Act Locate: Companies Act (Cap 50) 1. Select Current Acts 2. Enter the Chapter No 3. Click on Search
    39. 39. Viewing the Act • Click to view any section or sections on the left OR • Click on “Whole Document” to view entire Act
    40. 40. Viewing a Section
    41. 41. Browsing by Act TitleLocate: Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) 1. Click on Browse 2. Select All Acts from the drop down menu 3. Select the letter C “By Title” to browse all Acts starting with C
    42. 42. List of Acts starting with „C‟ Click on Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act for the most current version of the act
    43. 43. Viewing the Act
    44. 44. Other Acts You Will Likely Discuss Computer Misuse Act (Cap. 50A) Minors‟ Contracts Act (Cap. 389) Misrepresentation Act (Cap. 390) Sale of Goods Act (Cap. 393) Trade Marks Act (Cap. 332) Unfair Contract Terms Act (Cap. 396)
    45. 45. Finding Subsidiary Legislation
    46. 46. Finding Subsidiary Legislation Locate: Sale of Food (Food Establishments) Regulations Cap 283, Regulation 5 1. Select Current Subsidiary Legislation 2. Select S from the alphabetical list
    47. 47. Results List
    48. 48. View Subsidiary Legislation
    49. 49. More Legal Resources Searching a topic? Interested to start a business that involves gum …consider the history and recent discussion What source can you use to gain a better understanding? Try: Singapore Parliament Reports www.parliament.gov.sg (under Publications)
    50. 50. Parliamentary Reports Provides Parliamentary discussion (debates) since 1955 1. Select Singapore Parliamentary Reports under Publications 2. Enter your search term(s) 3. Choose the relationship of your terms by Selecting Search Options
    51. 51. Results List
    52. 52. Full-Textfrom Parliament Reports
    53. 53. Parliamentary Reports (Hansard) Provides Parliamentary discussion (debates) since 1955 1. Select Parliamentary Reports 2. Select Hansard Report Search Link takes you to the free www.parliamanet.gov.sg site (under Publications)
    54. 54. Locating Journal Articles on a Topic using LawNet
    55. 55. Singapore Legal Articles Locate: articles on “offer and acceptance” 1. Select Legal Research 2. Select Reference Material 3. Enter your Terms 4. Select the term connectors 5. Select Search
    56. 56. Search Results 1. Narrow the 36 results by type of reference material 2. Select an article from the List
    57. 57. Viewing Results
    58. 58. Viewing Article
    59. 59. Preventing Technical Issues with LawNet 1) Always click on LOGOUT before closing browser or problems WILL occur2) If you experience any problems accessing LawNet, go to the LibraryHomepage and click on FAQ. 3) Type Lawnet and click Ask Us. Read the recommendations at “What do I do if I encounter….”
    60. 60. An Easy Way to Stay Current on Legal News in Singapore Recommend: Subscribe to the daily alert; register at www.singaporelawwatch.com Headlines include articles from: • Business Times • Straits Times • Today Wide array of topics that will influence business decisions
    61. 61. Sample DailySingaporelawwatch Alert
    62. 62. Sample News Article
    63. 63. How to approach a law exam question? Steve Foster, “Answering Problem Questions” in How to Write Better Law Essays (Pearson Education, 2007) ch 4 [Contains a sample contract problem] Location: Reserves Call Number: KD404 .F67 2007
    64. 64. Business Law (LGST101) Research Guide
    65. 65. Q&A
    66. 66. Contact Information Email: library@smu.edu.sg Phone: 6828 0355Web: http://library.smu.edu.sg/ LibAnywhere: Download it @ www.libAnywhere.com

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