Our Journals

Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) With Your Lawyer

By Lim Seng Siew, Director of OTP Law Corporation

Singapore recently passed laws to allow for lawyers to enter into conditional fee agreements with their clients for certain types of cases.


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The House You and Your Spouse Are Living In May Not Be Your Matrimonial Home

By Chloe Chua, Associate of OTP Law Corporation

o most couples, their matrimonial home is simply the place where they reside together. The legal concept is straightforward: a matrimonial home is one where a couple has purchased a property in which they subsequently stay in for an extended period of time during the marriage.


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MACO – Lawyering as a Service (LaaS)?

By Lim Seng Siew, Director of OTP Law Corporation

The lawyer of yesteryears is trained to analyse a legal problem with a client and to come up with the best possible solution in the circumstances.


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The life-cycle of a start-up: From cradle to grave (Part 2)

By Lim Seng Siew, Director of OTP Law Corporation

In this second part, we discuss the next steps in the growth of a start-up.  Taking the First Baby Steps.  So you have incorporated your start-up. The founders’ equity has been sorted out. Funds have been raised from family and friends. What next?


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The road to 2nd parent adoption – aided by the EU-ASEAN connect

By Wan Cheng Chan

All families are different.  Unfortunately, not all families are equal.


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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases: The Neutral Evaluator, Part 6

By Susan Tay, Director of OTP Law Corporation

Neutral Evaluation For Family Cases- What, Why, When, Who, Where and How


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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases: The Mediation Advocate – Part 5

By Susan Tay, Director of OTP Law Corporation

In short, a Mediation Advocate is  Negotiator + Protector = Conflict Resolver. The Mediation Advocate advances the client’s case, protect the client’s interests, persuade acceptance and is non-adversarial.

A mediation advocate  is definitely not a litigation lawyer.


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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases: The Mediator – Part 4

By Susan Tay, Director of OTP Law Corporation

Mediation, An Essential Tool

That mediation is an essential instrument in the tool cabinet of Therapeutic Justice is therefore obvious.

A good mediation process can be likened to having eggs for breakfast: Inexpensive to buy, easy to prepare, and completely healthy.


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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases: The Accountants – Part 3

By Shirley Tay, Founder of 10.10 Consultants Pte Ltd

Law, divorce, litigation, suits — nobody would ever consider these circumstances ‘therapeutic’. These terms are more likely to induce stress, anger, fights, arguments, disputes and many other negative emotions. So how did the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence [or “TJ”] come to be, what role does therapy play in the judiciary, and how can accountants adopt TJ in their work?


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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases: The Lawyer – Part 2

By Susan Tay, Director of OTP Law Corporation

As a concept, there is really no faulting Therapeutic Justice. It has all the right sound bites: resolving underlying causes, addressing emotional needs, or simply helping parties to “heal”.  In practice however, players engaged in the traditional arena of the strictly legal, like lawyers, flounder.  


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