Case Update: Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Manaf v Hii Yii Ann [2016] SGHCR 1 – convenience and compellability of witnesses in determining forum non conveniens

Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Manaf v Hii Yii Ann [2016] SGHCR 1

Signifiance: Singapore High Court sets out principles on the convenience and compellability of witnesses in determining forum non conveniens or natural forum for purposes of determining a stay of court proceedings.

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Article: Cross-border or international aspects in matrimonial and divorce law

Must two Singaporeans who marry in a foreign country register their marriage in Singapore? Can foreigners married in a foreign country divorce in Singapore? Can a foreigner apply for maintenance or child custody orders in Singapore post-divorce in a foreign court? Can divorce orders or related orders made by foreign courts be enforced in Singapore? As people become increasingly mobile, these are some issues which more frequently surface in matrimonial and divorce proceedings. This article examines some of these legal issues.

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