Hui choon wai

Experience, Specialisation and Highlights

Choon Wai believes in taking the time to understand her clients and suggesting a practical and reasonable way for them to move forward while protecting their interests. She has more than 20 years of experience working with individual and corporate clients from a broad spectrum.

Construction & property damage: She acts for property owners, contractors and MCSTs in court, arbitration, mediation and SOP adjudication proceedings, Strata Title Board applications, to resolve defective works, delay claims, damage to property and interfloor water seepage.

Property-related: She has also acted in disputes relating to property ownership, landlord and tenant, encroachment, easements and orders for sale. Clients include property owners, mall owners and tenants.

Family, Probate and Matrimonial: She acts for clients in divorce (including applications to vary order, for maintenance and personal protection orders), the preparation of the separation deed, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial deeds. She has been involved in contested and uncontested mental capacity applications. She is also a seasoned probate lawyer, handling applications for probate and letters of administration, re-sealing, trust matters, inheritance and estate disputes, distribution of assets and drafting the Deed of Family Arrangement.

Commercial disputes: She has handled a wide range of disputes including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, winding up actions, repayment of loans, accounts and inquiries etc.

Clan associations, charities, religious societies: She has advised clients on the removal and appointment of trustees, matters relating to the constitution, dealing with government agencies, acted for clients in disputes between management committee members and trustees.

General Advisory: Choon Wai also acts for clients in non-litigious matters including general legal advice to companies, MCSTs, societies and country clubs. She is on long-term retainer arrangements with several clients, advising them on various agreements, tender documents, employment issues, constitution and general meetings.

Choon Wai speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Reported Cases:

  • Tai Kim San and another v Lim Cher Kia [2000] 3 SLR (R) 892
    (Assisting counsel – Dispute between shareholders)
  • Luzon Hydro Corp v Transfield Philippines Inc [2004] 4 SLR (R) 705
    (Assisting counsel – Setting aside an arbitration award)
  • Realstar Property Pte Ltd v Wong Seng Chak and Another [2006] SGMA 24
    (Sole Counsel – Dispute with property agent)
  • Mak Kah Leong v 3E Interior & Associates Pte Ltd [2007] SGDC 36
    (Sole counsel – Dispute with renovation contractor)
  • Ang Meng Lee v Ng Siam Khui and Another [2008] SGHC 223, Ng Siam Khui and another v Ang Meng Lee [2010] SGHC 103
    (Assisting counsel – dispute between registered property owners)
  • Segar Ashok v Koh Fonn Lyn Veronica and another suit [2010] SGHC 168
    (Assisting counsel – Defamation, Accounts & Inquiry)
  • AXW v AXX [2012] SGDC 39, AXW v AXX [2012] SGHC 121
    (Sole counsel  – Division of matrimonial assets)
  • Chua Siew Siew v Liang See Hing [2014] SGHC 103
    (Sole counsel  – Division of matrimonial assets)
  • Cai Xiaomei v Zhang Shaoji [2014] SGDC 132
    (Sole counsel – Financial relief after foreign divorce)
  • Lin Choo Mee v Tat Leong Development (Pte) Ltd & Others [2015] 99, Lin Choo Mee v Lim Sze Eng [2018] SGHC 7, Lim Sze Eng v Lin Choo Mee [2019] 1 SLR 414 (Lead counsel – Dispute between shareholders)
  • UFS v UFT [2017] SGFC 105
    (Lead counsel – Vary ancillary matters order)
  • TYY v TYZ [2017] SGHCF 6
    (Lead counsel – Division of matrimonial assets)
  • Raman Dhir v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No. 1374 [2020] SGHC 19, Raman Dhir v The MCST Plan No. 1374 [2019] SGSTB 2, Raman Dhir v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No. 1374 [2020] SGSTB 7
    (Lead counsel – Common property)

 Unreported Cases:

  • High Court dispute between business partners over property ownership [2017](Instructed counsel – equitable mortgage, order for sale)
  • High Court dispute between two registered property owners over division of sale proceeds [2021](Sole counsel)
  • High Court appeal from District Courts on stay of proceedings under s6 of the Arbitration Act [2021](Sole counsel)
  • High Court dispute between administrator and beneficiaries over division of sale proceeds of estate property and administrator’s renumeration [2022](Sole counsel)


Qualifications And Appointments

  • BA (Hons), Oxford University (1997)
  • Dip. Sing. Law, National University of Singapore (1998)
  • Admitted as Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in (1999)
  • Member, Probate Practice Committee, Law Society (2021)
  • Member, Family Law Practice Committee, Law Society (2021)
  • Board Member, St Margaret’s Ex-Students’ Association