The Team

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June Lim
Managing Director - Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
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Andrew Ho
Consultant - Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
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Low Seow Ling
Associate Director - Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
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Sujatha Selvakumar
Associate Director - Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
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Foo Juyuan
Associate - Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

Our Team

June Lim

Managing Director

June is the Managing Director of Eden Law Corporation, a Low Bono law firm founded on June’s firm belief that doing good and a successful legal practice are not mutually exclusive concepts.

Professionally, June has been involved in litigation at all levels of the Singapore Courts, although her principal area of practice has been in the area of matrimonial law.

June has handled a wide spectrum of matrimonial matters: divorces for both high net-worth clients and the man (or woman) on the street, separations, variations of divorce orders, relocation, child abduction and other cross-border issues, custody and access issues, maintenance, personal protection orders and ancillary matters hearings and appeals to the High Court.

June has also handled civil and commercial matters: debt recovery work, breaches of contract, intellectual property matters, defamation, landlord-tenant disputes, employment disputes and non-contentious advisory work.

Some of the notable litigation matters that June has been involved in are:

Acted for the German father in the first-ever case decided in Singapore under the International Child Abduction Act and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Court of Appeal ordered the child to be returned to his father in Germany and found that the Singaporean mother had wrongfully retained the child in Singapore. (BDU v BDT [2014] SGCA 12)

A High Court application involving complex arguments on common intention constructive trusts and the implications of US law and annulment of marriages on a trust property (BMM v. BMN [2017] SGHC 131)

Acted for a single mother in the first-ever case involving adoption of her biological child

Acted for various domestic worker victims of physical assaults in their successful civil claims against their former employers for their personal injuries and outstanding salaries, which involved conflict of laws arguments

A common law derivative action to bring a director/shareholder to account for breaches of fiduciary duties to a joint venture company, which was successful on appeal before the Court of Appeal, and other related derivative and shareholder actions involving the same parties (Sinwa SS (HK) Co Ltd v. Morten Innhaug [2010] SGHC 157; Sinwa SS (HK) Co Ltd v. Nordic International Limited & Ors [2014] SGCA 63; Sinwa SS (HK) Co Ltd v Nordic International Ltd and another [2016] SGHC 111; Nordic International Ltd)

A High Court trial on the extent of a judgment creditor’s duties in the execution of a Writ of Seizure and Sale on a judgment debtor’s property (South East Enterprises (Singapore) Pte Ltd v. Hean Nerng Holdings [2012] 3 SLR 864)

An appeal to the Court of Appeal on the issue of a restraint of trade clause (OMG Holdings Pte Ltd v. Pos Ad Sdn Bhd [2012] 4 SLR 231)

Acted for an MCST in the enforcement of bye-laws through applications for mandatory injunctions against subsidiary proprietors and various other landlord-tenant and debt recovery matters

A High Court trademark infringement action against a parallel importer that followed from a criminal trial for offences under the Trade Marks Act, which was resolved through negotiations that resulted n a reduction from 66 charges to 3 charges.

Appointments

  • Assigned Solicitor, Legal Aid Bureau
  • Primary Justice Project Lawyer, Community Justice Centre
  • Member, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) Committee
  • Member, Law Awareness Committee
  • Member, Family Law Practice Committee
  • Vice-Chairperson, Humanitarian Organization of Migration Economics (HOME)

Memberships

Member, The Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Andrew Ho

Consultant

Andrew believes that at the conclusion of any matter, clients should walk away saying “Justice was done, and I see that justice was done”

Andrew attended pupillage under the comprehensive tutelage of Mr Harry Lee Wee until he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2000.

Andrew joined as a Consultant to Eden Law Corporation in March 2016.

Andrew has been involved in numerous high-profile cases as a commercial and civil litigator, resulting in landmark decisions on various areas of the law including the judicial definition of “disbursements”, the scope of liability of solicitors to the beneficiaries of an invalid will, and the commencement of limitation period in respect of a common law derivative action.

Andrew meticulously studied and considered over 72,000 pages of documents seized pursuant to an Anton Pillar Order for legal proceedings in both London and in Singapore, which said proceedings have spanned for over 25 years. Andrew discovered the existence of 3 pages of a trust deed amongst the over 72,000 pages, which was found to be valid and consequently the London Court set aside or stayed various London Court orders previously made against Andrew’s client.

In the course of his criminal / regulatory practice, Andrew obtained an acquittal after trial for one client who was charged with fraudulently evading Goods and Services Tax on over 80 kg of assorted jewellery (including diamonds, pearls and jade).

Andrew obtained an acquittal after trial for another client who was charged with failing to have its buildings inspected and failing to engage a structural engineer to conduct the inspections within the stipulated time, under the Building Control Act.

Andrew is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

Notable Cases

Acted for Petitioner BX v BY [2003] SGDC 29 in a Personal Protection Order application. Subsequently another 21 applications followed which concluded with Client obtaining joint custody of the child and the Petitioner’s parents obtaining care and control, with the client’s consent.

Successfully defended Client against a charge of fraudulently evading Goods and Services Tax on over 80 kg of assorted jewellery (including diamonds, pearls and jade), which Client allegedly sought to hand-carry into Singapore through Changi International Airport in Public Prosecutor v CHAN YU IU [2004] SGDC 1

Acted for client in JANE REBECCA ONG v Lim Lie Hoa and Others [2008] 3 SLR (R) 189; [2008] 3 SLR 189; [2008] SGHC 44a lengthy taxation of a Party-and-Party bill of costs involving numerous interlocutory applications culminating in an award on partial taxation (of section 3 of said bill) in the sums of £78,981.66, HK$217,132.37 and S$559,853.45; obtained judicial endorsement in respect of the definition of ‘disbursements’ which was reported in the Straits Times on 3 April 2008.

Engaged as instructed counsel in separate lengthy hearings resisting applications for security for costs by all 3 defendants; successfully resisted appeals by all 3 defendants and obtained on Client’s appeals a reduction of more than 40% of the total security ordered to be furnished in JANE REBECCA ONG v PricewaterhouseCoopers and Others [2009] 2 SLR (R) 796; [2009] 2 SLR 796; [2009] SGHC 29

Acted for client in AFH v AFJ [2010] SGDC 31 who was the biological mother of twin boys, obtained consent order for sole custody care and control. Client’s estranged husband obtained leave of Court to intervene in the proceedings. The case and developments thereafter have been reported in the Straits Times. Acted for Clients in Cheoh Yeoh & Associates LLC and Another v AEL and OTHERS [2015] 4 SLR 325; [2015] SGCA 29 who were the beneficiaries under a will, which was found to be invalid after the testator’s death due to the negligence of the defendants. The defendants argued in their appeal to the Court of Appeal that the doctrine of dependent relative revocation or conditional revocation applies in Singapore. In a landmark decision recognising that the doctrine does apply in Singapore, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal as there was no evidence adduced to invoke the doctrine and in any event the presumption at law of revocation by destruction must be rebutted before the doctrine can be considered.

Acted for clients in SINWA SS (HK) CO LTD v Nordic International Ltd and Others [2016] SGHC 111. This is a landmark decision as to when limitation commences, in respect of a common law derivative action.

 

Appointments

Inquiry Committee and Disciplinary Committee, The Law Society of Singapore

Memberships

Member, The Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Low Seow Ling

Associate Director

Seow Ling believes it isn’t enough to be treated equal before the law. That legal representation ought to be within every individual’s reach. Low Bono is essential in achieving this goal, ensuring that legal representation is made available through equitable, affordable and sustainable means.

Seow Ling was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2013. Her areas of practice are Matrimonial matters and Estate and Probate Matters. She is a fluent Mandarin Speaker and enjoys playing various musical instruments.

Notable Cases

Acted for the German father in the first-ever case decided in Singapore under the International Child Abduction Act and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Court of Appeal ordered the child to be returned to his father in Germany and found that the Singaporean mother had wrongfully retained the child in Singapore. (BDU v BDT [2014] SGCA 12)

Appointments

Assigned Solicitor, Legal Aid Bureau
Professional Deputy, Ministry of Social and Family Development

Memberships

Member, The Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Foo Juyuan

Associate

Juyuan believes that everybody, young or old, rich or poor, should at the very least, be able to easily understand their basic rights and have access to legal advice.

Juyuan was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2014. He has extensive experience in matrimonial matters and criminal defence litigation. Juyuan was one of the five pioneer Criminal Legal Aid Scheme Fellows in 2015

Appointments

Assigned Counsel, Legal Aid Bureau

Memberships

Member, The Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law