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Law in Singapore: Singapore Legal Abbreviations

Introduction

This is a list of abbreviations and corresponding titles for law reports and journals published in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. It is based on the holdings of the C J Koh Law Library but is not comprehensive.

Sources for the abbreviations include Mallal's Digest, the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, LawNet and the publisher's mode of citation in individual law journals and reports.

Note: Where multiple abbreviations exist, * indicates the abbreviation prescribed in the journal.

Index to Legal Abbreviations

ABBREVIATION NAME OF JOURNAL/LAW REPORT/COURT LOCATION

*AsiaBLR
 see also ABLR

Asia Business Law Review [1993 - 2003]

Ref: KA1 ASL

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

*AsianJM (2011 - )
*Asian J. Mediation (2005-09) 
 see also AJM

Asian Journal on Mediation [2005 - ] 

Ref: KA1 AJM

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

AsianJIL
 

Asian Journal of International Law [2011 - ]
(succeeded Singapore Year Book of International Law; Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law)

Ref: KA1 AJI

Online: Cambridge University Press

AsJCL
  

Asian Journal of Comparative Law [2006 - ]

Ref: KA1 ASJC (2006-2012; 2016 - )

Online: Cambridge University Press (2013 - ) 

ABLR
see also AsiaBLR
Asia Business Law Review [1993 - 2003]

Ref: KA1 ASL

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

AIPR Asia Intellectual Property Reports [1993-96] Ref: K7624 Int. AIP
AJM
see also Asian J. Mediation; AsianJM
Asian Journal on Mediation [2005 - ] 

Ref: KA1 AJM

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

AMR All Malaysia Reports [1993 - ] Ref: K7605 AMR 
APAR Asia-Pacific Arbitration Reporter [2015, 2017] Ref: KA1 APAR
BCGH Common Gaming Houses: a Commentary on Ordinance no.45 (by Roland Braddell) Ref: KE5079 Gam.B
BLJ Business Law Journal [1993-96]

Ref: K7630 Com.B

Online: CLJ Law

BLR     Brunei Law Reports [1965-86] Ref: K7620 BLR
BLSS The Law of the Straits Settlements: a Commentary (by Roland Braddell) Ref: KE5020 Bra
CLASNEWS (1987 - 1991) 
CLAS News (1992 - 2003) 
CLAS News: a publication of the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme of the Law Society of Singapore [1987 - 2003]     Ref: KA1 CN

CLJ

Current Law Journal [1988 - ]


(previously Malaysian Current Law Journal) 

Ref: K7605 MCLJ
Online: CLJ Law

Ref: K7605 MCLJ
Online: CLJ Law

CLJ Supp Current Law Journal. Supplementary Series [1997 - 2009]

Ref: K7605 MCLJS

CSLR Malaysian and Singapore Company and Securities Law Reports [1994-97] Ref: K7630 Cor.MS 
De Mello A Manual of the Law of the Extradition and Fugitive Offenders Applicable to the Eastern Dependencies of the British Empire (the Straits Settlements, Hong-Kong, India, Ceylon and the Protected States of Malaya and Borneo)
(by Aloysius de Mello)
Ref: JX4353 Str.M 
FMSLR The Law Reports of the Federated Malay States [1922-41]
(also known as Federated Malay States Law Reports)
 Ref: K7600 FMSLR
Innes A Short Treatise on Registration of Title in the Federated Malay States: with Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court under the Land and Mining Laws from 1907 to 1913
(also known as Innes Reports)
(by J. R. Innes) 
Ref: K7625 Lan.I
ILR Industrial Law Reports [1983 - ]     Ref: K7630 Lab.I
INSAF

INSAF: the Journal of the Malaysian Bar [1968? - 2008]  

Ref: KA1 I (1981 - 2006)

Online: Malaysian Bar (2000-08)

Jour Straits Branch R A Soc

Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society [1878 - 1922]
(continued by Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society)

Ref: DS591 RASMJ (Central Library)

Online: JSTOR

JH   Jernal Hukum [1980 - ]  Ref: KA1 JH
JLR The Law Reports of the State of Johor [1915-40]
(also known as Johor Law Reports)
Ref: K7613 JLR
JMBRAS

Journal of the Malayan Branch Royal Asiatic Society [1923-63]
 


Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society [1964 - ]

Ref: DS591 RASMJ  (Central Library)
Online: JSTOR


Ref: DS591 RASMJ  (Central Library)
Online:
i. JSTOR
ii. Project Muse

JMCL Jurnal Undang-Undang = Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law [1974 - ]
(formerly Jernal Undang-Undang)     
Ref: KA1 JMCL
JUUM

Jurnal Undang-Undang dan Masyarakat: Malaysian Journal of Law and Society [1997 - ]
     

Ref: KA1 JUM (1997 - 2000)

Online: JUUM (1998; 2000 - )

Kanun Kanun: Jurnal Undang-Undang Malaysia [1989 - ] Ref: KA1 KJU (1989-97; 2003-04)
Ky Cases Heard and Determined in Her Majesty's Supreme Court of the Straits Settlements, 1808-1884
(also known as Kyshe's Reports)
(by James William Norton Kyshe)

Ref: K7596 Ky

Online:

i. Book SG
Vol 1 (1808-84)
Vol 2 (1808-84)
Vol 3 (1808-84)
Vol 4 (1885-1890)

ii. Internet Archive
Vol 1 (1808-84)
Vol 3 (1808-84)
Vol 4 (1885-1890)

iii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

Law Times Law Times [1965-82]     Ref: KA1 SLT
Mal LR

Malaya Law Review [1962-90]
(formerly University of Malaya Law Review)
(continued by Singapore Journal of Legal Studies)  

 

Ref: KAI MALR

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

Me Judice

Me Judice [1958-68]
(continued by Singapore Law Review)

Ref: KA1 MJ

Online: Digital Gems - Law

MAC Malaysian Appeal Cases [1995-96]
     
Ref: K7596 MNAC
MC Malayan Cases
v1 & 2 [1939, 1958]
v3 [1964]
v4 [1980]
 

Ref: K7596 MC
Ref: K7596 MC
Ref: K7596 MC
MLJ

The Malayan Law Journal [1932 - ] 

Ref: K7699 MLJ

Online:
i. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

ii. Lexis Advance Singapore

MLJ The Malayan Law Journal: Supplementary Series [1996 - ] Ref: K7599 MLJS
[1948-49] MLJ Supp

The Malayan Law Journal, 1948-49 Supplement

Ref: K7599 MLJ
MLLR Malaysian Labour Law Reports [1965-82]      Ref: K7630 Lab.M
MLN Malaysian Law News [1990-96] Ref: KA1 MLN
MLR Malayan Law Reports [1950-54]     Ref: K7599 MLR
MSCLC Malaysian and Singapore Company Law Cases: 1950-1985 Ref: K7630 Cor. MSCLC
MSCLC Malaysian and Singapore Company and Securities Law Cases [1986-97] Ref: K7630 Cor.MSCS
MSTC
  • Malaysian and Singapore Tax Cases: 1950-85
  • Malaysian and Singapore Tax Cases: 1986-90
  • Malaysia and Singapore Tax Cases: 1991-94
  • Malaysia and Singapore Tax Cases [2005-09]
MTC

Malaysian Tax Cases: a Quarterly Journal [1985-92]   

Ref: K7630 Tax.M

Online: CLJ Law 

MULR The Law Reports of the Malayan Union [1946-47]     Ref: K7603 LR
PCC The Privy Council Cases: Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, 1875-1990 Ref: K7605 Pcc
PDP Digest Personal Data Protection Digest [2017 - ] Ref: K7624 Dat.PDP
QN Quarterly Notes of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the Straits Settlements : nos. 1-5, Jan. 1926-Sept. 1927 Ref: K7596 QN
ABBREVIATION NAME OF JOURNAL/LAW REPORT/COURT LOCATION
Sing Ac LJ
see also SAcLJ

Singapore Academy of Law Journal [1989 - ] 

Ref: KA1 SACLJ

Online:
i. Academy Publishing 

ii. HeinOnline

iii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

Sing JICL
see also SJICL

Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law [1997 - 2003]
(succeeded by Singapore Yearbook of International Law; now Asian Journal of international Law)

Ref: JX1 SJI

Online: 
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

*Sing JLS (2002 - )
 see also SJLS

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies [1991 - ] 

Ref: KA1 SJLS

Online: 
i. NUS Law (selected full texts)

ii. HeinOnline

iii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

Sing Law Gaz

The Singapore Law Gazette/Law Gazette [1992 - ] 

Ref: KA1 SLG (1992 - 2017)

Online: Law Gazette (2000 - )

*Sing L Rev (2004 - )
 see also Sing LR

Singapore Law Review [1969 - ]
(formerly Me Judice) 
 

Ref: KA1 SLRE

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

*Sing LR (1969 - 2003)
 see also Sing L Rev

Singapore Law Review [1969 - ]
(formerly Me Judice)

Ref: KA1 SLRE

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & student

SingJCL Singapore Journal Construction of Law [2016-17 ] Ref: KA1 SJCL
SAA Singapore Arbitral Awards [2012] Ref: K7624 Arb.SAA
*SAcLJ
 see also Sing Ac LJ    

Singapore Academy of Law Journal [1989 - ];
Singapore Academy of Law Journal (Special Issue) [2005 - ] 

Ref: KA1 SACLJ

Online:
i. Academy Publishing; Special Issue

ii. HeinOnline

iii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & student

SAL Ann Rev

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases ... [2000 - ] 

Ref: KE5003 SALAR

Online:
i. Academy Publishing

ii. HeinOnline

iii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & student

SAWL News SAWL News [1980-84] Ref: KA1 SAWL
SB

Notes of Appeal Heard by the Board / Singapore Income Tax Department Board of Review [1951-82] 

Ref: K7649 IBR
SCAdjR

Singapore Construction Adjudication Review  [2005 - ]

Ref: KE5134 Bui.Si [year]
(Issues separately catalogued)
SCJ Supreme Court Journal [1988-92]     Ref: KA1 SCJ
SCR Reports of cases before the Supreme Court, Malaysia; the Court of Appeal, Brunei Darussalam and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (on appeal from the Republic of Singapore and Brunei Darussalam) [1988-96]
(also known as Supreme Court Reports)
Ref: K7605 SCR
SDRP

Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Service

Online:
i. Singapore Mediation Centre

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SGAB Appeals Board (Land Acquisitions)    
 
 

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SGCA Singapore Court of Appeal Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGCAB Competition Appeal Board Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGCCS Competition Commission of Singapore / Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGCRT Copyright Tribunal Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGDC District Court Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGDSC Disciplinary Committee (Law Society of Singapore) Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGDT Disciplinary Tribunal (Law Society of Singapore) Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGGST Goods & Services Tax Board of Review Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGHC Singapore High Court Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGHCF Singapore High Court (Family Division) Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGHC(I) Singapore International Commercial Court Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGHCR Singapore High Court Registrar Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGIAC Industrial Arbitration Court Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGIPOS Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SGITBR

Income Tax Board of Review Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGJC
 
Youth Court (previously Juvenile Court) Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGMC Magistrate's Court Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGMCA Military Court of Appeal Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGMML Syariah Appeal Board Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGPDPC Personal Data Protection Commission

Ref: KE5126.1 Dtp.Pe 2017; KE5126.1 Dto.P2 2018

Online: 
i. PDP Digest 2017;  PDP Digest 2018; PDP Digest 2019; PDP Digest 2020

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SGPC Privy Council Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGSAB Syariah Appeal Board Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SGSOP

Security of Payment Act Determinations Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGSTB Strata Titles Boards Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGTMP Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SGVRB Valuation Review Board Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SINARB

Singapore Arbitrator [1992 - 2012] 

Ref: KA1 SA (1992-98)

Online: SIAC (2004-12)

*SJICL
 
see also Sing JICL

Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law [1997 - 2003]
(continued by Singapore Yearbook of International Law; succeeded by Asian Journal of international Law)

Ref: JX1 SJI

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

*SJLS (1991 - 2001)
 see also Sing JLS

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies [1991 - ] 

Ref: KA1 SJLS

i. NUS Law (selected full texts)

ii. HeinOnline

iii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SLJ Singapore Law Journal [2021 - ]

Ref: KA1 SLJL

Online: 2021 (made available by SMU Law)

SLJ

Straits Law Journal [1888-92] 

Ref: K7596 SLJ

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SLR

The Singapore Law Reports [1946-49]

Colony of Singapore Law Reports [1953-56] 

Ref: K7599 SLR

Ref: K7599 SLR

SLR

The Singapore Law Reports
[1965-96]
[1992 - ] 


Ref: K7599 SLR
Ref: K7599 SLR

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SLR Leic Straits Law Reports: Being a Report of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the Straits Settlements, Penang, Singapore and Malacca : also a Few Judgments of the Indian and English cases [1877]
(by Stephen Leicester)
Ref: K7596 SLR
SLR NS Straits Law Reports, New Series (incorporated into Volume V of the Straits Law Journal)

Ref: K7596 SLJ

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SLR(R) Singapore Law Reports (Reissue) [1965 - 2009]

Ref: K7599 SLR

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SMCDC Singapore Medical Council Disciplinary Committee Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SMCDT Singapore Medical Council Disciplinary Tribunal Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students
SSAR Singapore Syariah Appeals Reports [1980-2015]

Ref: K7599 SSC

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SSLR Straits Settlements Law Reports
[1893 - 1931]
[1927-42]


Ref: K7596 SSLR
Ref: K7596 SSLR

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SSLR Supp

Supplement no.1 to the Straits Settlements Law Reports [1893 - 1931]

Ref: K7596 SSLR

Online: LawNet
NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

SYBIL

Singapore Yearbook of International Law [2004-08]
(formerly Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law; succeeded by Asian Journal of International Law) 

Ref: KA1 SYB

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

UMLR

University of Malaya Law Review [1959-61]
(continued by Malaya Law Review)

Ref: KA1 MALR

Online:
i. HeinOnline

ii. LawNet NUS LawOther NUS staff & students

WOC A Selection of Oriental Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the Straits Settlements [1869]
(also known as Wood's Oriental Cases)
(by Robert Carr Woods)

Ref: K7586 WOC

Online:
i. Book SG

ii. Internet Archive