Annotated Laws of Singapore

Interpreting Legislation Made Easy

Annotated Laws of Singapore is a new flagship collection of legal commentary on Singapore legislation written by legal experts. These explanatory notes provide section-by-section analysis to the provisions contained in each Act or statute.

It covers background to the legislation where relevant such as enactment history, objective to be achieved by the legislation and Explanatory Statements from the reading of the Bill in Parliament. It provides elaboration on words and phrases defined statutorily and comparative legislation in other jurisdictions as applicable. Cross-references to other provisions of the Act and to other relevant legislation as well as citations of Singapore and foreign cases from other jurisdictions are also included.

Modelled on LexisNexis’ authoritative Halsbury’s Statutes of England and Wales, each statute is reproduced in full and accompanied by detailed annotations, which makes Annotated Laws of Singapore ideal as the starting point of research for key legal matters.

Empower Your Team with Better Interpretation of Legislation

A definitive guide to Singapore legislation with comprehensive coverage of the provisions reproduced in full, with words and phrases defined and the law explained. From enactment history to the interpretation and application of an Act, the annotations will provide you with a deeper understanding of the Acts.

Strengthen Your Legal Standpoint with Leading Experts’ Commentaries

Instill unrivalled confidence with authoritative annotations covering case citations and discussion of landmark cases written by a growing base of leading legal experts and academics from various practice areas in Singapore.

Swift Access to Latest Developments Online

The annotations are published online and will be updated regularly to reflect changes to the law, so you can get up to speed with the latest developments in the areas that matter to you.

One-Stop-Reference with A Streamlined Research Experience

Cross-references in the form of hyperlinks to related legislation, case citations, and relevant commentary are provided, which enables easy searching, be it within individual annotations, across the entire base of annotations, or across other LexisNexis’ secondary materials — all in one place.

Integrates seamlessly with other content via Lexis Advance®

What's In It For You?

Experience a streamlined legislation research with Annotated Laws of Singapore.


Translate and shorten hours of research into clear insights by leveraging on section-by-section annotations of legislation most widely cited by Singapore practitioners and academics.

Table of Defined Terms

The Table of Defined Terms consists of words and phrases defined statutorily and used throughout the statute, providing a quick understanding of the term(s) for ease of application.

Links to Related Commentary

Get directed to related commentary at the Division level and, for a further drill down, at the Provision level through hyperlinks.

Quick Find Pod

From search inquiry to insight to interpretation, get easy and quick access to specific annotated provisions with the Quick Find search function.

Covered Practice Areas

The following are examples of practice areas covered by Annotated Laws of Singapore:

  • Arbitration

  • Bills of Exchange

  • Building & Construction

  • Civil Law

  • Consumer Law

  • Computer & Information Technology

  • Conflict of Laws

  • Constitutional Law

  • Contract

  • Courts & Procedure

  • Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law & Procedure

  • Employment

  • Entertainment

  • Environment & Sustainability

  • Family Law

  • Limitation of Actions

  • Mediation

  • Medical Law

  • National Security

  • Partnership

  • Shipping

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