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Lim Lei Theng joins as Counsel
Lim Lei Theng joins as Counsel
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!

🌴Eden Law celebrates Hari Raya Puasa with You!🌴
🌴Eden Law celebrates Hari Raya Puasa with You!🌴

Dear Community Partners and Friends,

COVID-19 may have disrupted many of our festive plans but we at Eden Law have always believed that we can overcome all difficulties together as an united community.

It is in this spirit that we work closely with our community partners and social workers to effect positive impact and legal aid to the underserved in Singapore.

We hope that you will find much joy in reconnecting with your loved ones during Hari Raya Puasa. Physical distance may been imposed but our social bonds will remain strong.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Stay Safe!

PS: In line with the present Circuit Breaker regulations governing non-essential legal services, all our lawyers and staff will continue to work from home until 1 June 2020 or further notice. We remain contactable via phone and email in the meantime.

Simplified Uncontested Divorce, Not As Simple As It Seems?
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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). […]