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Foo Soon Yien
LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1986)
Soon Yien is one of the founding members of our law practice and is an experienced litigator of 30 years standing. She has acted as counsel in a wide range of contentious corporate, commercial, property, family, probate/estate and trust litigation work.
She has made her mark in taking novel legal arguments not only to courts of original jurisdiction but to appellate courts including the Court of Appeal. Some landmark cases include acting for a foreign corporation in expunging a registered trademark which was heard in the Court of Appeal and subsequently cited as precedents for trade mark cases.; successfully acting for a seller in a landmark property case which was also heard in the Court of Appeal and set the law on whether unauthorized works to properties constituted defect in title; acted successfully in an environment issue avoiding forfeiture orders which relied on a lacuna in the Environmental Public Health Act which subsequently led to an amendment in the Act and judgement was reproduced in an eminent publication of the then Singapore Chief Justice Yong Pung How; successfully defended in the Court of Appeal the principle that fraud vitiates all but not a judgement in rem relied on by bona fide purchasers of real estate without notice. A full and detailed write up of her work experience can be made available on request.
Author of the chapter on “Conflict of Laws in Family Issues” in the Family Law text issued by Sweet & Maxwell titled ‘Law and Practice of Family Law in Singapore’.