Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan and another and other appeals

JurisdictionSingapore
CourtCourt of Three Judges (Singapore)
JudgeChao Hick Tin JA,Andrew Phang Boon Leong JA,Judith Prakash JA
Judgment Date21 February 2017
Neutral Citation[2017] SGCA 13
Citation[2017] SGCA 13
Defendant CounselDesmond Ong and Alex Goh (JLC Advisors LLP)
Plaintiff CounselAng Cheng Hock SC, Tan Xeauwei, Melissa Mak and Daniel Seow (Allen & Gledhill LLP),Lok Vi Ming SC, Melissa Thng and Carren Thung (Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP),Molly Lim SC, Philip Ling and Kam Kai Qi (Wong Tan & Molly Lim LLC),Michael Khoo SC, Josephine Low and Ong Lee Woei (Michael Khoo & Partners),Paul Seah, Keith Tnee, Lau Qiuyu and Leonard Loh (Tan Kok Quan Partnership)
Hearing Date11 July 2016
Date21 February 2017
Docket NumberCivil Appeals Nos 90, 91, 92, 93 and 95 of 2015
Published date13 May 2017
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8 cases
  • Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd v Yeo Boong Hua
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 2 August 2018
    ...Co Ld v Brisford Entertainments Ld [1952] 2 QB 246 (refd) Tan Seng Qui v Palmer (1887) 4 Ky 251 (refd) Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan [2017] 1 SLR 654 (refd) Tito v Waddell (No 2) [1977] Ch 106 (refd) Tribune Investment Trust Inc v Soosan Trading Co Ltd [2000] 2 SLR(R) 407; [2000] 3 SLR 405 (......
  • Sim Poh Ping v Winsta Holding Pte Ltd
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 9 April 2020
    ...NA [1997] AC 254 (refd) Southwind v Canada 2017 FC 906 (refd) Swindle v Harrison [1997] 4 All ER 705 (refd) Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan [2017] 1 SLR 654 (folld) Target Holdings Ltd v Redferns [1994] 1 WLR 1089, CA (Eng) (refd) Target Holdings Ltd v Redferns [1996] 1 AC 421, HL (Eng) (refd)......
  • Tuitiongenius Pte Ltd v Toh Yew Keat
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 19 October 2020
    ...Staywell Hospitality Group Pty Ltd v Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc [2014] 1 SLR 911 (refd) Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan [2017] 1 SLR 654 (folld) Tat Seng Machine Movers Pte Ltd v Orix Leasing Singapore Ltd [2009] 4 SLR(R) 1101; [2009] 4 SLR 1101 (refd) Yap Son On v Ding Pei Z......
  • Zhou Weidong v Liew Kai Lung
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 27 December 2017
    ...Inc [2016] 5 SLR 372 (refd) Supercars Lorinser Pte Ltd v Benzline Auto Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 281 (refd) Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan [2017] 1 SLR 654 (folld) Tjong Very Sumito v Chan Sing En [2012] 3 SLR 953 (refd) Vivendi SA v Richards [2013] EWHC 3006 (Ch) (refd) Wee Chiaw Sek Anna v Ng Li-......
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3 books & journal articles
  • Equity and Trusts
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2019, December 2019
    • 1 December 2019
    ...bare trust and, as such, only requires the trustee to convey the trust property when called upon to do so’ (Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan [2017] 1 SLR 654 (‘Tan Yok Koon’) at [190]). 15.19 As the defendant knew the moneys in the j oint account belonged to Sun, his conduct of withdrawing the ......
  • Civil Procedure
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2017, December 2017
    • 1 December 2017
    ...Pte Ltd [2013] SGHC 274 at [99]. 189 Sakae Holdings Ltd v Gryphon Real Estate Investment Corp Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 100 at [50]. 190 [2017] 1 SLR 654. 191 [2009] 4 SLR(R) 155. 192 Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan [2017] 1 SLR 654 at [238]. 193 [2017] SGHC 91. 194 See Parakou Shipping Pte Ltd v Li......
  • Equity and Trusts
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2017, December 2017
    • 1 December 2017
    ...47. 15 [2014] 3 SLR 609. 16 On stultification, see Ochroid Trading Ltd v Chua Siok Lui [2018] 1 SLR 363. 17 Cap 129, 2004 Rev Ed. 18 [2017] 1 SLR 654. 19 [1955] AC 431. 20 On this issue, see generally James Lee & Man Yip, “‘Less Than Straightforward’ People, Facts and Trusts: Reflections on......

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