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.

How I spent Good Friday in 2021

A year ago, Singapore was in lockdown, churches were not open and I attended mass via live stream. Little did I know that virtual meetings and lessons were going to play a huge part in my life moving forward. Easter weekend in 2020 was a weird affair due to the pandemic. What a relief that [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:23:28+08:00April 4th, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Ejusdem Generis

Ejusdem Generis means "of the same kind or nature" There should be a catch all phrase like "... or any other..." This general catch all phrase only applies to items with the common trait or denominator.   For example: Car, bus, lorry or any other vehicle. In this case the common traits are vehicles with [...]

By |2021-04-02T01:18:34+08:00April 2nd, 2021|Concepts|0 Comments

Daryl’s case review of SBS Transit Ltd v Stafford Rosemary Anne Jane [2007] SGCA 7

An SBS Transit bus collided into a motorcycle at the intersection of Clementi Road and Commonwealth Avenue West. The SBS bus was making a right turn while the motorcycle was proceeding straight. The front right bumper collided into the middle of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist (the husband of the respondent) died from the accident.   [...]

By |2021-03-28T00:31:52+08:00March 28th, 2021|Case Reviews|0 Comments

Precedent, Ratio Decidendi and Obiter Dicta

Precedent The doctrine of precedent states that a court has to follow legal rules set in earlier cases when deciding cases. Judges make legal rules when deciding cases. Judges can only make laws when cases are brought before them. This is where the term 'judge made law' came from. A judge cannot make laws just [...]

By |2021-03-07T22:22:22+08:00March 7th, 2021|Concepts|0 Comments

Daryl’s retry of TMA03 for LAW203

This TMA was initially given on the 27th of February 2021. Many of us 1Ls, including myself, got this totally wrong. Here is my 2nd attempt at the TMA.   In this assignment, you are expected to assemble and employ your resources for research, analyse the gathered materials and finally discuss and present your arguments [...]

By |2021-03-07T19:01:29+08:00March 7th, 2021|Case Reviews|0 Comments

The end of boot camp, the start of our humble blog

I have the distinguished honour of publishing the first post on hopefully what will become a successful blog. JustFollowLaw.com was an idea conceived together with two of my coursemates, Wendy and Kunhe. Let me put things into perspective. I am one of the extremely fortunate ones to have gotten a place in the 2021 intake [...]

By |2021-03-06T00:01:12+08:00March 5th, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments
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