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Business law introduction

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Introduction to Business Law for the module LGST101

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Business law introduction

  1. 1. SMU Classification: Restricted Accessing Reliable Legal Resources for LGST101 Business Law Elizabeth Naumczyk, Head of Law Library Chai Yee Xin, Law Librarian 2017
  2. 2. SMU Classification: Restricted You will learn how to locate… • Singapore Case Law using LawNet • UK Case Law using LawNet • Singapore Legislation using Singapore Statutes Online
  3. 3. SMU Classification: Restricted Table of Cases
  4. 4. SMU Classification: Restricted Case Law What is Case Law? Written record of the courts’ decisions
  5. 5. SMU Classification: Restricted Supreme Court Court of Appeal High Court Family Justice Courts Family Division of the High Court Family Courts Youth CourtsState Courts District Courts Magistrates’ Courts Coroner’s Courts Small Claims Tribunal
  6. 6. SMU Classification: Restricted Case Name Consists 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)
  7. 7. SMU Classification: Restricted Reported Case Citations The citation tells us that the case may be found in vol 2 of the Singapore Law Reports (Reissue) for 2004, starting on page 594. Year Reporter PgVolume [2004] 2 SLR (R) 594
  8. 8. SMU Classification: Restricted Exercise 1 – SG Case Chwee Kin Keong and others v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd [2004] 2 SLR(R) 594
  9. 9. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by party’s name
  10. 10. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by party’s name
  11. 11. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by citation
  12. 12. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by citation
  13. 13. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – view case
  14. 14. SMU Classification: Restricted Neutral Citations Gay Choon Ing v Loh Sze Ti Terence Peter [2009] SGCA 3
  15. 15. SMU Classification: Restricted Neutral Citations [2005] SGCA 3 Year of decision Court Sequential Number The citation above tells us that this was the 2nd case in 2005 in the Singapore Court of Appeal. Singapore Neutral Citations: SGCA – Court of appeal SGDC – District Court SGFC – Family Court SGHC – High Court SGJC – Juvenile Court SGMC – Magistrates Court SGSC – Supreme Court SGSCT – Small Claims TribunalThis is a system of citation where each written judgment from a particular level of court is assigned a sequential number, starting from 1 at the beginning of each calendar year.
  16. 16. SMU Classification: Restricted Exercise 2 – SG Case Gay Choon Ing v Loh Sze Ti Terence Peter [2009] SGCA 3
  17. 17. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by party’s name
  18. 18. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by party’s name
  19. 19. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – verify
  20. 20. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by citation
  21. 21. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by citation
  22. 22. SMU Classification: Restricted English Cases Page v Smith [1996] 1 A.C. 155
  23. 23. SMU Classification: Restricted The Law Reports List of Titles in the Law Reports series The Law Reports are published by The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales
  24. 24. SMU Classification: Restricted • To find out what the legal abbreviations stand for you can also use the following website: http://www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk/
  25. 25. SMU Classification: Restricted CARDIFF INDEX TO LEGAL ABBREVIATIONS
  26. 26. SMU Classification: Restricted Exercise 3 – English Case Page v Smith [1996] 1 A.C. 155
  27. 27. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by party’s name
  28. 28. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet - verify
  29. 29. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by citation
  30. 30. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – missed punctuation
  31. 31. SMU Classification: Restricted LawNet – by citation
  32. 32. SMU Classification: Restricted CITATION ROUND AND SQUARE BRACKETS • NB Difference between round and square brackets • Round brackets – (1992) 175 CLR 1 – (1992) 176 CLR xx • Square brackets – [1996] 1 A.C. 155 – [1996] 2 A.C. xx – [1997] 1 A.C. xx – [1997] 2 A.C. xx
  33. 33. SMU Classification: Restricted Legislation Singapore Legislation
  34. 34. SMU Classification: Restricted Table of Singapore Legislation
  35. 35. SMU Classification: Restricted 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
  36. 36. SMU Classification: Restricted Locating Singapore Legislation • Available through LawNet • Available on Singapore Statutes Online through Attorney-General’s Chambers website (http://statutes.agc.gov.sg)
  37. 37. SMU Classification: Restricted Exercise 4 – SG Legislation Sale of Food (Food Establishments) Regulations Cap 283, Regulation 5 Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap 53B)
  38. 38. SMU Classification: Restricted SG Legislation through AGC website
  39. 39. SMU Classification: Restricted SG Legislation through AGC website
  40. 40. SMU Classification: Restricted
  41. 41. SMU Classification: Restricted Viewing the Act
  42. 42. SMU Classification: Restricted Viewing the versions
  43. 43. SMU Classification: Restricted Contact Library library@smu.edu.sg Phone: 6828 0355

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