Foo Siew Fong

Foo Siew Fong

Partner
Head, Family and Divorce
T: 
+65 6361 9805
F: 
+65 6438 3777
E: 
SiewFong@harryelias.com

Foo Siew Fong heads the Family and Divorce Practice Group. She deals with all aspects of family and divorce in addition to handling preventive issues at the beginning of a relationship, e.g. the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements.

Her team has been awarded “Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year” at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards from 2016 to 2019 and most recently ranked as Tier 1 in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific. The practice group is also recognised under the field of Family Law in The Straits Times' inaugural ranking of "Singapore's Best Law Firms in 2021". Siew Fong is listed as Preeminent Lawyer in the Doyles Guide for Singapore Family & Divorce Leading Lawyers from 2016- 2020. She is also named as Dispute Resolution Star in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019 and 2020. Siew Fong has recently been named one of the Top 100 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2020. Back in 2011, the Family and Juvenile Justice Division awarded her the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in the Advocate and Solicitor Category. 

Siew Fong was the President of the Singapore Association of Women's Lawyers (SAWL) from 2001 to 2009 and is now the honorary advisor to SAWL as well as the Chairman of SAWL Scholarship Fund. She is the General Editor of “Law and Practice of Family Law in Singapore” a Sweet and Maxwell publication 2016 and also contributed the chapter on “Jurisdiction of the Family Court: Divorce and Dissolution”. 

Siew Fong is a member of the Committee by the Chief Justice under Section 139 (1) of the Women's Charter. As well as being a South East CDC member for the past 12 years, she is also a Deputy Registrar/Licensed Solemniser by the Registry of Marriages.

She is also a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, membership of which is exclusive to family lawyers with experience in international disputes relating to maintenance, division of assets and children's issues.

In addition to being an accredited Singapore Mediation Centre mediator in family law, Siew Fong, a pioneer trained in CFP, also sits on the panel of the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Collaborative Family Practice (“CFP”) service, which is offered to help resolve family disputes outside of the courtroom.

Siew Fong's commitment to the community sees her as a member of the Citizenship Committee of Inquiry under the Ministry of Home Affairs. She is also a member of the executive committee of The Spastic Children's Association of Singapore, an organization that provides medical treatment and therapy for children with cerebral palsy, as well as vocational training and gainful employment through its school. She was also recently awarded the Public Service Medal, a medal awarded to a person who has rendered commendable public service in Singapore.

Siew Fong remains committed to the progress of the legal community in Singapore. She has been appointed to participate in the Committee for Continuing Professional Development Accreditation, by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education to set progressive benchmarks for practitioners in the local legal landscape.

Siew Fong was called to the Singapore Bar in 1991. 

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