Putting the brakes on vexatious legal actions

The Supreme Court and National Gallery in central Singapore. The Law Ministry has proposed that the court takes a more "nuanced" approach in dealing with vexatious litigants.
The Supreme Court and National Gallery in central Singapore. The Law Ministry has proposed that the court takes a more "nuanced" approach in dealing with vexatious litigants. PHOTO: ST FILE

After being fired from her job in 1998, a former civil servant waged a 16-year legal battle against the Government over her dismissal.

Each time a court dismissed her case, Ms Lai Swee Lin filed another one to challenge the decision and to revive her claims.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2018, with the headline 'Putting the brakes on vexatious legal actions'. Print Edition | Subscribe