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CNA News feature – Family Justice Support Scheme

January 27th, 2021 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

Our Managing Director, June Lim was featured on CNA News on Sunday 24 January 2021 about the project that she is currently chairing, the Family Justice Support Scheme (FJSS) administered by Law Society Pro Bono Services.

FJSS aims to assist individuals who do not qualify for the government’s Legal Aid due to their income, citizenship status or other reasons.

Under the leadership of June, Eden Law has been taking on cases of such individuals on low bono and pro bono basis since the inception of the firm in 2014.

With the launch of FJSS, the project is able to reach out to more lawyers and offer affordable legal representation to those who are in need.

If you know someone who may qualify for the FJSS or wish to make a donation to the project, please contact the Law Society Pro Bono Services directly.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Scam Alert

January 12th, 2021 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

It has come to our attention that an individual or a group of individuals has impersonated our Consultant, Mr Andrew Ohara, in attempts to cheat monies.

From the accounts of the victims, the individual claimed that he was Mr Andrew Ohara of our firm and required moving services to clear out an office unit of a company under liquidation. He would then request for the moving company to pay a security deposit to a bank account. The contact number used by the impersonator also used Mr Ohara’s photograph as its WhatsApp profile picture in his attempt to mislead.

We emphasise that our firm and our Mr Ohara is not in any way involved in such a scam. We have made a police report and will cooperate with the authorities in their investigations.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be our staff with a request for a deposit to be paid to us, please contact our firm directly for verification. It was fortunate that one potential victim had contacted our firm directly and we were able to prevent his loss.

By sharing our experience, we hope to alert everyone to guard against such scam tactics.

CNA 938 feature – negative impact of divorce on children

December 18th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

Our Ms June Lim shared her views on the MSF’s landmark study on the Intergenerational Effects of Divorce on Children. In particular, June emphasised the need for parties to be aware of the negative impact of divorce on their children. She also urged divorcing parties to put aside their differences and work together with mediators, counsellors and lawyers to achieve an amicable outcome in their divorce, in order to counteract such negative impact.

CNA 938 feature – view on having a Public Defender’s Office in Singapore

December 10th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

Our Managing Director, June Lim shared her views on having a Public Defender’s Office in Singapore, a possible addition to the criminal justice system of Singapore due to the recent Parti Liyani case.
“Having a Public Defender’s Office will promote confidence in our legal system. The public will be able to see that, whether you are rich or poor, and regardless of nationality, everyone in our society will have the same ability to access the legal system, have a lawyer take up your case if you have merits in your defence, and then defend yourself with legal help in the criminal proceedings.”
Promoting access to justice is a core mission of Eden Law. We believe NO ONE should be deprived of quality legal representation. The team at Eden Law is committed to provide quality and affordable legal services to all, whether rich or poor, and regardless of nationality.

CNA 938 feature – increase in divorces filed during the pandemic

December 10th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

Our Managing Director, June Lim, shared on Singapore Today 938 Live why there is an increase in divorces filed due to the pandemic.
More importantly, June also shared about how parties can and should work towards an amicable divorce and minimise the impact of the children, with the support of the counselling schemes available.
June and the team at Eden Law believe in assisting parties to come to an amicable divorce and work towards effective co-parenting. The ultimate goal is for parties to continue to be good parents to the children after the divorce.
What I tell my clients is that they should envisage their children’s graduation or wedding day. Your child would want both parents to attend their important day and for the whole family to be happy even if mother and father are no longer married to each other. And then you work backwards and you determine the kind of relationship you should have with your ex-spouse in the midst of the divorce proceedings and beyond.

Lim Lei Theng joins as Counsel

July 1st, 2020 Posted by In The News No Comment yet
We welcome Ms Lim Lei Theng as Counsel !

Lei Theng comes fresh from her position as Co-Director of the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education at the NUS Faculty of Law. Lei Theng began teaching at NUS Law in 1992. She started the Negotiation and Mediation Workshops at NUS Law, and pioneered hands-on legal practice modules.  Even when she left NUS Law for practice at Drew & Napier in 1999, she continued to teach as an adjunct.  Lei Theng returned to NUS Law in 2003 as Deputy Director of the Legal Skills Programme where she developed and ran modules on advocacy, negotiations, and corporate deal-making. In 2009, Lei Theng started the Clinical Legal Education programme at NUS Law by taking on students to assist her work at the Legal Aid Bureau. In 2010, she was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2012, Lei Theng started the NUS Pro Bono Office, running the mandatory programme for law students, and developing pro bono programmes to meet community needs while giving students the opportunity to learn while being of service.  In 2017, Lei Theng was appointed Co-Director of the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education together with Associate Professor Ruby Lee.

Lei Theng was appointed to the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Panel of Mediators in 1997, and is an active mediator. She is appointed to the Singapore Mediation Centre, the Singapore International Mediation Centre, the Tribunal for Maintenance of Parents, and also mediates privately in healthcare, family, and other disputes.

Lei Theng is also a trainer of lawyers, teaching advocacy for the Law Society since 1996, running courses on legal skills and legal writing, and running training in negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution.

Lei Theng is in Eden to be of service to the community.  She will take on family, criminal, and civil litigation matters, and assist charitable institutions with corporate governance and transactional matters. She aims to provide quality legal services, working pro bono for those whose finances are tight, and charging on the basis of ability to pay for those who can afford it.

We welcome Lei Theng to Eden!

Simplified Uncontested Divorce, Not As Simple As It Seems?

May 11th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

In 2015, the Family Justice Courts introduced the Simplified Uncontested Divorce with the aim of simplifying the process of divorce for parties who manage to come to an agreement on all the terms of their divorce and ancillary matters.

Saving time and costs for the parties, the number of Simplified Uncontested Divorces have steadily increased over the years – from 24% of all divorces filed in 2015 to approximately half of all divorces in 2018. In fact, less than 5% of all divorces filed in 2017 required a final adjudication hearing in Court (i.e. divorce trial or Ancillary Matters hearing). (more…)

Co-parenting strategies for divorced parents during COVID-19

May 5th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

The COVID-19 period presents a unique opportunity for parents to overcome their differences, prioritize the children’s best interests and work towards positive outcomes.  While the Circuit Breaker has been extended to 1 June 2020, social distancing measures may still be a part of daily life for the foreseeable future. How then should separated and divorced parents adapt their co-parenting strategies and child access arrangements in this new normal?

May we suggest 4 Cs to guide you during these unprecedented times. (more…)

Physically Apart but United in Heart to Help

April 4th, 2020 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

In light of recent developments on social distancing requirements and tele-commuting for non-essential services, all our staff will be working from home with effect from Monday, 6 April 2020 until further notice.

Please be assured that there will be minimal disruptions to our services as our firm has always utilised technology to support remote working.

During this time, our meetings will continue as scheduled via telephone or on an online video conferencing platform convenient for you (WhatsApp, SKYPE, Zoom, etc.). We also remain contactable during office hours via email and telephone calls to 6428 8209.

We wish you good health and stay safe!

Everyday S(uper)HEroes – Eden Law gets featured in Women’s Weekly Singapore (March 2020)

March 8th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Media Articles No Comment yet

Happy International Women’s Day! 

Our Managing Director, June Lim has been featured in the March 2020 article, “ Everyday S(uper)HEroes” highlighting local women effecting positive change. We are honoured to be able to reach out to a wider audience on our work for the underserved and disadvantaged. Thank you Women’s Weekly Singapore!