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.

In construction and renovation matters, she acts for property owners, contractors and MCSTs in court, arbitration, mediation and SOP adjudication proceedings as well as Strata Title Board applications to resolve defective works, delay claims, damage to property and interfloor water seepage.

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.

In the area of Family and Matrimonial matters, 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.

Choon Wai also acts for clients in non-litigious matters including general legal advice to companies, MCSTs 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 is 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)
  • 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)


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