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The Law of Remedies: The Importance of Comparative and Integrated Analysis

The Honourable Judge of Appeal Justice Andrew Phang Boon Leong

(2016) 28 SAcLJ 746

Two simple – and related – theses are advanced in this essay. The first is that, in the search for principle (whether in the law of remedies in particular or in the law in general), comparative analysis is extremely important. Secondly, this essay seeks to explain as well as demonstrate the importance of integrating academic scholarship with practical analysis. While both these theses are deceptively simple, they are by no means easy to accomplish and (perhaps as, if not more) importantly, might even entail a change in one’s mindset.