Missing words in statement of claim cost property agent, firm

Eight missing words in a statement of claim cost a property agent and her firm a share of the commission from a $1.3 million property sale.

In a case which had the High Court reminding lawyers of the need to follow legal procedure, Justice Choo Han Teck dismissed the property firm's application for an appeal, adding "this case is a tragic-comedy of minor proportions".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Missing words in statement of claim cost property agent, firm'. Print Edition | Subscribe