Warnings for a New Beginning

12 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2006


In striking contrast with some of the Commonwealth developments in the area of tort choice of law, where notably even the United Kingdom has abandoned the English common law position in relation to tort choice of law for a statutory regime embodied by Part III of the Private International (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995, Singapore has largely maintained its adherence to the English common law position with the unequivocal acceptance by the Singapore Court of Appeal that the "applicable choice of law rule in Singapore with respect to torts committed overseas is that laid down in Phillips v. Eyre" and that the "exception to the rule as formulated in Boys v. Chaplin, Johnson v. Coventry Churchill and Red Sea Insurance" is part of Singapore law as well.

Suggested Citation

Tong, William, Warnings for a New Beginning. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=952616

William Tong (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

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