02 Feb '11, 11am

Legal system in Singapore - Tan Kin Lian's Blog: The court will not require the litigant (usually the consumer)

The legal system in Singapore benefits the lawyers and business corporations that can afford lawyers. Consumers are badly treated in Singapore and they do not have redress. This leads to poor social justice in Singapore. Here are the legal systems in other countries that have protection for consumers: a) In USA, they allow lawyers to act on contingency fee. If the consumer has a strong case, the lawyers are willing to take up the case (and incur the risk of losing the case) to help the consumer to seek redress. They usually take 30% of the damages, but they will not act for a frivolous case as they waste their time. The court will not require the litigant (usually the consumer) who loses the case to bear the legal cost of the defendant (usually the business corporation). b) In the UK, the Legal Aid Bureau will engage the lawyer to fight for the consumer (but perhaps only f...

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