Minjoo is an Of Counsel in our Family and Divorce Practice Group. Minjoo has extensive experience in all areas of matrimonial law such as contentious divorces, disputes over child custody, maintenance, division of matrimonial assets and family violence in the Family Justice Court (FJC) and Court of Appeal. Her practice includes acting for clients in applications with cross-jurisdictional issues, mediation and advising on the preparation and drafting of pre-nuptial agreements and deeds of financial arrangement.
Minjoo’s recent experience includes: Acting as the lead counsel in contested proceedings by a father to successfully seek shared care and control care and control of his two children; Acting as the lead counsel in contested proceedings by a mother to successfully seek sole care and control and maintenance against the father who was depriving her of access to her child and failing to pay maintenance; Acting as the lead counsel for a father of two children in resisting a Personal Protection Order application made by the mother on behalf of their children.
Minjoo also acted as the lead counsel in a successful suit in the High Court of Singapore to obtain orders, inter alia, for sole care and control of the children to the mother, and for the mother to receive 50% of matrimonial assets after a mid-length marriage. Significantly, the client’s 50% share of the matrimonial assets were increased by over US$1m as a result of successful arguments made for adverse inference to be drawn against the husband for his failure to make full and frank disclosure. The husband’s appeal to the Court of Appeal was successfully resisted as well.
Minjoo was named as a Rising Star in the 2022 edition of Doyles Guide's Singapore Family and Divorce Leading Lawyers and in the 2023 edition of the Singapore Business Review’s Singapore’s 30 Most Influential Lawyers Under 40.
As a native Korean fluent in the Korean language, Minjoo is in charge of the firm’s Korean desk for all practice areas and is the firm’s relationship lawyer with the Korean Association of Singapore, the Korean Chamber of Commerce of Singapore, the Embassy of Republic of Korea to Singapore, and associate firms in Korea. Minjoo serves in the Council for the Korean Association of Singapore and contributes by conducting seminars on the Family Law in Singapore for its members and providing advice for its quarterly magazine.
Minjoo is a member of the Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL) and volunteers at the legal clinics where she gives free legal advice to women who are unable to afford a lawyer.