Wong Hur Yuin
Experience, specialisation and highlights
Hur Yuin has a highly varied practice covering both contentious and non-contentious areas of family law, probates and estates, wills and trusts, mental capacity, intellectual property rights and contract claims.
In the area of family law, she has been involved in contentious divorce, maintenance, custody and personal protection matters. She has also been involved in trust litigation dealing with breaches of trust which had taken place over decades, as well as post-judgment applications for accounts and inquiries and the successful tracing of trust assets. She has also acted in various contentious probate proceedings, including matters where the validity of the last Will of the deceased was challenged due to issues of dementia and mental capacity, or where competing parties sought to claim to be more suited to be appointed administrator of an estate.
She also provides corporate drafting and advisory services, as well as corporate secretarial work, for various entities and organisations. These include businesses, sports-related entities and clubs, as well as charitable trusts and various corporate entities with charitable or altruistic aims. In this area of practice, she advises clients on a wide variety of matters and issues, including drafting of tenders, leases and licences, sponsorship and event agreements, contracts for goods and services, intellectual property and broadcast agreements, wagering contracts, employment and human resource issues/disputes, turnkey projects, constitutional amendments and meetings, and even contracts and legal issues involving the care of animals.
Hur Yuin is a member of the Institute of Singapore Trade Mark Agents (ISTMA) and also sits on the Information Technology Committee of the Law Society. She has a particular interest in intellectual property and licensing issues relating to open-source software as well as music.
Some of her highlights:
- Guest lecturer at the Singapore Institute of Technology (Nursing Faculty) on the topic of “Decision Making, Mental Capacity and End of Life issues for medical patients” (2017 and 2018)
- Appearing before the Court of Appeal and successfully acted for the party challenging the validity of a will: Reported in Chee Mu Lin Muriel v Chee Ka Lin Caroline (Chee Ping Chian Alexander and another, interveners)  4 SLR 373 (Court of Appeal) and  SGHC 229.
- Appearing before the Court of Appeal in a matrimonial matter relating to the responsibility of parents in the maintenance of children over 21: Reported in BON and others v BOQ  2 SLR 1370.