Chew Wei En

Chew Wei En

Senior Associate
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Wei En is a Senior Associate in our Family and Divorce Practice Group and he has been with the firm since 2013. He specialises in all areas of family and matrimonial law such as disputes over children’s issues, maintenance for wives and children, family violence, division of matrimonial assets and cross-border custody/care and control issues. Wei En is a firm believer of therapeutic justice and his practice also includes alternative dispute resolution so parties can avoid the acrimony which is usually associated with litigation in the Courts.

Wei En has significant experience at all levels of the Courts and has acted as the lead counsel in the Family Division of the High Court. Wei En has been involved in many landmark cases where the assets pool was substantial. Some of his recent notable reported decision include:-

  • TME v TMF [2016] SGHCF 6 – acted as lead counsel for a homemaker Wife who was awarded more than $10 million as her share of the assets, or 40% of the matrimonial assets
  • UBM v UBN [2017] SGHCF 13 – represented the homemaker Wife and was commended by the High Court for presenting clear and concise submissions
  • UDA v UDB [2018] SGCA 20 – acted for the Wife in this seminal case where the Court of Appeal explored the power and jurisdiction of the Family Justice Courts in matrimonial disputes
  • BOR v BOS [2018] SGCA 78 – represented the Husband in an appeal where the asset pool was more than $26 million and increased the Husband’s share of the assets by 15%
  • BPC v BPB [2019] 1 SLR 608 –  represented the Husband and successfully overturned the High Court’s decision to divide $6 million worth of assets earned by the Husband solely after the interim judgment dissolving the marriage was granted
  • USB v USA [2020] SGCA 57 – acted for the breadwinner Wife and succeeded in getting the Court of Appeal to exclude pre-marital contributions allegedly made by the Husband
  • CLT v CLS [2021] SGHCF 21 – acted as lead counsel for a homeworker Wife where the asset pool exceeded $50 million. The Wife was awarded 30% of the assets for her indirect contributions.

Wei En is fluent in Chinese and can simplify complex legal concepts and explain them effectively. Wei En was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in August 2014 and is a member of the Law Society of Singapore. Wei En also assists on pro-bono cases which are assigned by the Legal Aid Bureau as part of his practice.

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