CNPLaw conducted a webinar on Debt Recovery: Implications arising out of the new pre-action protocol, and the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020



CNPLaw conducted a webinar on Debt Recovery: Implications arising out of the new pre-action protocol, and the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020

Updated: 12 June 2020

Presenters: Edwin Chia and See Tow Soo Ling.


Under the State Courts’ pre-action protocol for business-to-business claims (“the Protocol”), a debtor generally has to be given 28 days to respond to a letter of demand. In this webinar conducted on 12 June 2020 and hosted by Mr Edwin Chia and Ms See Tow Soo Ling, CNPLaw provided an overview of the objective of the Protocol, and the implications on ones claims against businesses. References were also made to the temporary relief provided under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 for businesses unable to perform certain contractual obligations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CNPLaw’s Dispute Resolution Lawyers

See Tow Soo Ling - Oct2017

    Soo Ling’s main areas of practice are intellectual property and dispute resolution. She has experience in a diverse range of matters such as building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes. Soo Ling is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 for the Dispute Resolution practice, and is featured as a leading individual in the 2021 Edition of the World Trademark Review 1000, under the Prosecution and Strategy category.

    Edwin Chia Partner at CNPLaw LLP

      Edwin’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, disciplinary proceedings, wills and probate, shareholders’ disputes, and employment matters. He has been involved in matters at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including the Court of Appeal), and has acted as lead counsel in matters before the High Court of Singapore and disciplinary tribunals (as prosecuting counsel). Edwin is also named in the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020.

      With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.

      At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.

        Practice Area: Dispute Resolution