Justin is a Legal Associate in the Family and Divorce Practice Group.
He is a member of the practice group listed in The Straits Times’ ranking of “Singapore’s Best Law Firms” under the field of Family Law in the 2022 and 2023 editions. He is also a member of the practice group recognized as “First Tier” in the 2023 edition of Doyles Guide’s Singapore Family and Divorce Leading Law Firms.
Justin acts for both local and expatriate clients. He handles his clients compassionately and sensitively in their personal matters. He strives for just and expedited resolutions by providing cost-effective solutions for his clients.
Justin has litigation experience at all levels of the Courts and has acted as lead counsel in matters heard both in the Family Court and in the Family Division of the High Court. He has also assisted clients with Court of Appeal matters.
Justin’s litigation practice includes dealing with all aspects of family and divorce matters including contested divorce proceedings; contentious child issues; maintenance claims; division of matrimonial assets involving high net worth parties; guardianship applications; international cases involving cross-border issues such as relocation and forum non conveniens; applications for personal protection orders; interlocutory applications (including injunctions, striking out, discovery/interrogatories, stay of proceedings); enforcement applications; financial matters pursuant to a foreign divorce and adoption matters.
Justin’s notable experience includes:
- Acting as lead counsel in a High Court matter where he successfully argued for his client, the father, to be granted care and control of the children despite the mother being a homemaker during the marriage. He also successfully argued the division of assets leading to his client being awarded 75% of the matrimonial pool.
- Acting as lead counsel in successfully resisting a discovery application in which the application was dismissed in its entirety with cost orders in favor of his client.
- Acting as lead counsel in successfully resisting an application involving expatriate parties to strike out and/or stay the wife’s claim for spousal maintenance in which the application was dismissed in its entirety with cost orders in favor of his client.
In line with the Family Justice Courts’ direction towards therapeutic justice, Justin is invested in mediation (both Court directed and private) and amicable resolution of cases whenever possible. He assists parties with negotiating out-of-court settlements for sustainable outcomes.
As a solicitor, Justin also advises parties on non-contentious matters such as drafting pre-nuptial agreements; post-nuptial agreements; deeds of separation; trust deeds and Wills.
Justin graduated from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, in 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Law in the Second Class, Division One (Second Upper). He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2021. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.