Significance: This is the first time the Singapore court explained the legal basis on which: (a) a judgment granted in default of defence can be set aside in part; and (b) declarations can be made in default of defence or on admission or by consent. Goh Yihan JC explains in this judgment.
Success Elegant Trading Limited v La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company  SGHC 159
The Singapore High Court, per Andrew Ang SJ, upheld the Assistant Registrar’s decision in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Co Ltd v Deutsche Bank AG  SGHC 3 in ordering pre-action discovery of customer bank account information against two banks in respect of their customer’s alleged fraudulent misrepresentations.
People often ask, how do you sue someone? That’s a challenging question for a litigation lawyer. It’s like asking a chef, how do you cook food?
Litigation means suing or being sued in a court of law. It may be commercial litigation, meaning it involves a commercial dispute. Or it may be corporate litigation, which usually means it involves corporate shareholder fights.
Generally, if it is not a criminal case, then it is a civil case. It is therefore a civil lawsuit or dispute, as opposed to criminal proceedings.
In this article, I give an overview and explanation on how to sue someone in the Singapore court. I explain the process, procedures, considerations, timelines, and requirements, involved in court litigation. I’ve included visual flowcharts and diagrams to explain these.