About Daryl Lum

Daryl is pursuing his Juris Doctor in Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Other than his dreams of being called to the Singapore Bar, he hopes that he can become a professional football player (too old), a professional cyclist (too slow) and a professional gamer (too lousy). He will make peace with not achieving the latter three dreams so long as he gets his SUSS law degree and gets called to the Singapore Bar.

The exams are upon us!

Once again, we've reached the end of classes as we know it. This semester has been rather hectic. I do think that overall, having two modules instead of four is a lot less hectic. That is not to say that I found this semester's modules easy. A heads up for those that will eventually move [...]

By |2022-05-05T22:57:32+08:00May 5th, 2022|Blog Posts|0 Comments

The doctrine of double actionability

In my torts course this semester, I came across the case of Kuwait Airways Corp v Iraqi Airways Co [2002] AC 883 ("Kuwait Airways"). It was a case whereby the plaintiff, Kuwait Airways Corp (KAC), was suing the defendant, Iraqi Airways Co (IAC) in tort. KAC succeeded in making out the case that KAC had converted [...]

By |2022-04-24T00:44:36+08:00April 24th, 2022|Concepts|0 Comments

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res ipsa loquitur is Latin for "the thing speaks for itself". Directly translated, it reads "the thing itself speaks". In tort law, the four elements that make out negligence are Duty of care Breach of that duty Causation Damages Res ipsa loquitur is a legal doctrine that allows for negligent behaviour to be proven on [...]

By |2022-03-24T14:46:00+08:00March 24th, 2022|Concepts|0 Comments

Evidential Burden

Evidential burden is the obligation to produce evidence to properly support an issue. If the evidential burden is not satisfied, that issue cannot stand during a trial. Evidential burden is different from legal burden. For example, in a murder trial, if the defendant were to plead self-defence, he would have to satisfy the evidential burden [...]

By |2022-02-23T00:27:11+08:00February 23rd, 2022|Concepts|0 Comments

Novus actus interveniens

Novus actus interveniens is Latin for a new intervening act. In a tortious claim, novus actus interveniens is the intervening act that serves to break the legal connection between the defendant's action and the harm suffered by the plaintiff. For example, if a defendant was negligent while driving his vehicle and had caused a collision [...]

By |2022-02-18T08:56:45+08:00February 18th, 2022|Concepts|0 Comments

My challenge with discipline

Most of the friends I've met know that I am a vegetarian. I do not eat meat. I still consume milk products and eggs but I have successfully omitted meat from my diet. It would seem rather normal now but my journey to vegetarianism was extremely challenging. Whenever someone asks for the reason as to [...]

By |2022-01-23T09:29:38+08:00January 23rd, 2022|Blog Posts|0 Comments

The doctrine of estoppel

The doctrine of estoppel states that when a person has asserted a certain position previously, he or she is prevented from taking an alternative position that is different from the initial one they took. It prevents people from taking a contradictory position from what they had previously said or agreed to by law. One form [...]

By |2022-01-18T09:13:11+08:00January 18th, 2022|Concepts|0 Comments

Is Santa Claus real?

In the midst of all the festive cheer, the golden question during Christmas will always remain... Is Santa Claus real? And no, this will not be the most difficult thing you have to tell your child. Kids are not that naive to think that a fat bearded man wearing a red suit could fly through [...]

By |2021-12-25T01:42:01+08:00December 25th, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments
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