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The Singapore Academy of Law Journal (“SAcLJ”) (ISSN 0218-2009) is a peer-reviewed journal of legal articles relevant to Singapore and the common law legal systems. Other than academic articles, it also carries commentary, case notes, book reviews and selected lectures delivered by distinguished speakers at Singapore Academy of Law lectures.

Articles, commentaries and case notes submitted to the SAcLJ are reviewed by experts in the relevant subject areas of law from the SAcLJ’s Panel of International Referees and other academics, legal service officers and practitioners. The SAcLJ’s double-blind refereeing practice ensures the identities of both author and referee remain anonymous during the refereeing process.

The SAcLJ is published both digitally and in print. All refereed articles, commentaries and case notes will first be published on e‑First (ie, our e-publishing prior-to-print module), and then collated for publication in print.

Publication on e-First is on a rolling basis whilst the print version of the SAcLJ is published in March and September.

All print-published material is available digitally in the e-Archive  and also through LawNet, HeinOnline and RMIT. 

The Singapore Academy of Law’s Publications Committee is responsible for the content of the SAcLJ. 



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Compulsory Acquisition of Land in Singapore

Peer-reviewed publication
Noviembre, 2010

This article outlines the legislative history of the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 152, 1985 Rev Ed) and the philosophy behind the legislation. The main thrust of the article is its analysis of the circumstances leading to the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. In so doing, it also examines the development of the compensation framework and its implications for landowners. A number of landmark cases on interesting issues have also been referred to and these serve to illustrate the changing paradigms of the State and the landowners with the passage of the laws on compulsory acquisition.

Whither Torrens Title in Singapore?

Peer-reviewed publication
Noviembre, 2010

The Torrens system was designed to deal with problems of 19th century conveyancing practice and it is questionable whether it meets the needs of the 21st century. The doctrine of immediate indefeasibility of title exacerbates the growing problem of identity fraud and is capable of causing much injustice, which in itself leads to a high volume of litigation. This article considers the possibility of reform, in particular the introduction of a comprehensive insurance scheme and a move away from immediate indefeasibility.