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Clarifying Rectification in Singapore

Goh Yihan

(2015) 27 SAcLJ 403

Rectification, which has become increasingly important, needs to be clarified in Singapore. For a start, important questions about the relationship between rectification and the Evidence Act have not been asked and, if asked, will reveal that, contrary to English developments, equitable rectification, and not common law rectification, remains significant in Singapore because common law rectification is constrained by the Evidence Act. If this is correct, the ambit and application of both forms of rectification, especially equitable rectification, need to be clarified. The purpose of this article is to provide an understanding of rectification under Singapore law.