Contract: High Court dismisses claim for breach of contract
April 17, 2023
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP successful in defending company and its director against claims brought by a plaintiff company represented by senior counsel in complex commercial dispute
Roszaidi bin Osman v PP – Court of Appeal Reduces Drug Courier’s Death Penalty to Life Sentence
December 15, 2022
This article outlines how the death penalty in a drug trafficking case was reduced to a life sentence on the ground of diminished responsibility.
Public Prosecutor v Low Ji Qing  SGHC 174
November 23, 2022
“There is no society where the rule does not exist that the punishment must be proportional to the offence.” -Emile Durkheim, 1938 This appeal was concerned with this fundamental principle of sentencing – proportionality. How does it interplay with the seemingly conflicting principle of specific deterrence, and in particular, the related principle of escalation when […]
PP v Miya Manik – Court of Appeal upholds acquittal of man charged with murder
November 15, 2022
The High Court’s acquittal of a man who was charged with Murder has been upheld by Singapore’s Court of Appeal in PP v Miya Manik
Chelsea Tan Yan Qi v PP – Sentencing Principles on imposing fines for Indigent Offenders
November 3, 2022
In this case, the High Court clarified sentencing principles on imposing fines on indigent offenders.
Section 377A appeals dismissed by the Court of Appeal
February 27, 2022
Section 377A appeals were dismissed by the Court of Appeal. We remain hopeful for full decriminalisation of homosexual sex in Singapore in the future.
Court of Appeal: Defence of Diminished Responsibility Can Apply Even if Murder Is Premeditated
January 29, 2022
This article focuses on the new point of law of Defence of Diminished Responsibility where it can be apply even if murder Is premeditated.
Road Traffic Act: Chief Justice’s New Framework for Drink Driving and Reckless Driving Offences
November 21, 2021
A judgment concerning the amended Road Traffic Act has just been issued, in which Chooi Jing Yen and Joel Wong acted for the accused.
The Law on Importation & Wilful Blindness – Accused Acquitted of Capital Charge
June 23, 2021
Public Prosecutor v Muhammad Shafiq Bin Shariff  SGHC 150 1. Introduction On 22 June 2021, the team at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP (comprising Eugene Thuraisingam, and Genghis Koh), as well as our former Partner Syazana Yahya, successfully secured an acquittal for Muhammad Shafiq Bin Shariff (“Shafiq”) of a capital drug trafficking charge, heard before Justice […]
Acquittal of Rape and Outrage of Modesty Charges
March 16, 2021
This article shares the case of alleged rape and outrage of modesty charges faced by a medical practitioner thereby overturning a 10-year imprisonment sentence meted out by the High Court.
Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore Acquitted of 10 Charges
October 31, 2020
This article shares the acquittal of a foreign domestic worker in Singapore, who faced 10 criminal charges that had been brought against her for theft.
Drug Trafficking Case Remitted to HC for Psychiatric Evidence
April 23, 2020
This articles shares the criminal case of a drug trafficker whose case is now back before the High Court for psychiatric evidence to be taken.