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LUO LING LING LLC

Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Attorney & Counselor (New York)

 

LITIGATION

MEDIATION

ARBITRATION

FAMILY LAW

CRIMINAL LAW

 

Ministry of Law #ProBonoPassion

The law practice is dedicated to pro bono work

The practice keeps fixed costs low, by running the law firm from home and meeting rooms are booked only when needed. Practice management software reduces staff costs. Clients pay for the lawyers' skills and not a landlord. 

 

Luo Ling Ling

Experience & Expertise

MANAGING DIRECTOR
LUO LING LING LLC

2020

Luo Ling Ling LLC was created during the COVID-19 crisis, in the middle of a lockdown in Singapore when most businesses were closed.

 

Ling Ling specialises in various types of cases:

  • Asset Management disputes against banks and asset managers

  • Total Title Collateral Agreement disputes

  • Construction claims including SOPA claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act

  • Contentious divorce cases 

  • White collar crimes 

  • Representation for listed companies and directors served with SGX Show Cause letters

  • Employment disputes

  • Defamation

  • Arbitration

  • Mediation 

  • Disciplinary proceedings against professionals (both as prosecution counsel and defence counsel)

  • MCST disputes in Court or before the Strata Titles Board

  • Complex Wills and LPAs, including clauses designed for pet owners  

 

Ling Ling acts on a pro bono basis for the following organisations:​

  • Supreme Court of Singapore (Legal Aid Scheme for Capital Offences)

  • Ministry of Law (Assigned Solicitors Scheme)

  • Law Society Pro Bono Services  

Notable achievements as defence counsel for criminal matters 

  • 2017 - She was appointed Amicus Curiae by the High Court in the case of PP v Gunasilan, to conduct cross-examination of the Prosecution’s witness in a capital offence.

  • 2018 - In PP v Alfian bin Abdul Rahim and another, Ling Ling saved a man from the gallows after a full trial in a drug trafficking charge, while the other accused person in the same trial was sentenced to death.

  • 2019 - In Mohamed Affandi bin Rosli v PP, she secured an acquittal for her client, who was earlier sentenced to death.

PARTNER
RHTLAW ASIA LLP

2018 - 2020

Ling Ling was a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and Private Wealth Group. During her service in this firm, she successfully set aside a Mareva Injunction Order that was wrongfully obtained against a High Net Worth client (Suit 435 of 2019). Her experience in government service equipped her to represent various government agencies as counsel in disciplinary proceedings against professionals such as doctors, dentists and engineers. Well versed in administrative law, she also represented over a hundred bikers on to make representations to the National Environment Agency (NEA) on a ban which affected around 27,000 motorcycles owners of unique classic motorcycles. This case was featured on The Sunday Times in May 2018 for the representation action by motorcyclists who are affected by the ban on older motorcycles. 

PARTNER
AEQUITAS LAW LLP

2017 - 2018

In Aequitas Law LLP, Ling Ling refined her expertise in construction claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SOPA). She acts for Developers, Employers, Main Contractors and Sub-contractors in both SOPA claims and defence work against wrongful SOPA claims. She has also argued in High Court applications to set aside Adjudication Determinations made against her clients. She has also advised clients on their arbitration claims in construction disputes. Her reported cases include: (1) Kingsford Construction Pte Ltd v A Deli Construction Pte Ltd – [2017] SGHC 174 and (2) Kwang Sing Engineering Pte Ltd v Sin Soon Lee Development Ltd – [2009] SGMC 1.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, LEGAL
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

2013 - 2017

During her engagement in the Singapore civil service (2013 – 2017), Ling Ling served in the Office of the Public Guardian, Ministry of Social and Family Development, as a Policy Advisor and later became Assistant Director, Legal. Ling Ling was the Public Guardian's representative for court proceedings and attended various hearings for the following matters: 

  • OS No. 601791 of 2001 - Represented the Public Guardian to respond to the High Court's request for clarifications on certain confidential issues in relation to the Mental Capacity Act.

  • OS No. 1209 of 2014 - Represented the Public Guardian to respond to the High Court's request for clarifications on certain confidential issues in relation to the Mental Capacity Act and welfare of patient in the case mentioned.

  • OSM No. 1 of 2014 - Represented the Public Guardian for hearings in the Family Justice Court on the application to determine the patient's mental capacity to revoke an LPA. Patient's autonomy was upheld, and the case was widely reported in the media.

  • OSM No. 16 of 2014 - Represented the Public Guardian in proceedings for the first application by the Public Guardian to cancel a LPA.

  • OSM No. 12 of 2014 - Represented the Public Guardian to respond to court's queries on certain confidential issues in relation to the Mental Capacity Act.

  • OSM 107 of 2016 - Represented the Public Guardian to respond to court's queries on certain confidential issues in relation to the Mental Capacity Act and the case is noteworthy as the validity of LPA was called into question.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE
COLIN NG & PARTNERS LLP

2008 - 2013

Early into her legal career, Ling Ling conducted trials and appeals as lead counsel in court. She also represented clients in contentious interlocutory applications including seeking and defending applications for summary judgment, discovery, interrogatories, security for costs as well as enforcing judgments through applications for garnishee orders, examination of judgment debtors and bankruptcy proceedings.

 

Other than civil and commercial cases, Ling Ling also enjoys working on complex criminal matters, with a focus on white collar crimes and capital offences. She represented a Director of Airocean in his trial and appeal for several offences under the Securities and Futures Act from 2008 to 2012. Her work secured a successful appeal for the client. She represented a man convicted of murdering a taxi driver in a robbery gone wrong, in his appeal against the death sentence in 2012. 

Sharifah Nabilah

Experience & Expertise

Associate

LUO LING LING LLC

2020

Nabilah graduated from the National University of Singapore with two degrees, Law and Sociology. In 2020, Nabilah was called to the bar as an Advocate & Solicitor.

 

Since law school, Nabilah has been assisting in Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (“LASCO”) cases which involve accused persons charged with offences where the death penalty is the maximum sentence. 

While on her journey to becoming a qualified lawyer, Nabilah worked on a diversity of cases including construction disputes, employment disputes, wills & probate, divorce, corporate insolvency and debt recovery.

Beyond the shores of Singapore, Nabilah has interned and volunteered in conflict zones across the Middle East. Amidst refugee camps and a coup d'etat, Nabilah developed an adroitness that allows her to navigate the intricacies of the practise of Law. 

Chua Eng Hui

Experience & Expertise

SENIOR CONSULTANT 

LUO LING LING LLC

2020

Chua Eng Hui is veteran Criminal lawyer. He has acted for Singapore Medical Council in the capacity of but not limited to conducting prosecutions under the Medical Registration Act (Cap174) and related subsidiary legislation. He has previously acted for the Professional Engineers Board Singapore and the Building and Construction Authority in relation to professional disciplinary matters in 2015/2016. He acted for the Council of Estate Agencies in 2017/2018.
 

Eng Hui started his legal career in the Attorney General’s Chambers where he served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor for 5 years from 1987 to 1993. In 1993 he was transferred to the judicial service where he served as a District Judge for just under a year before moving on to private practice.
 

Eng Hui has extensive experience in Criminal legal practice, having handled numerous crime law cases all the way up to Court of Appeal level. Some of the cases he has handled as a DPP include:
 

  • Tay Chin Wah v PP [2001] 1 SLR(R) 838.  Appeared for the Appellant in the Court of Appeal in a case that involved using a firearm with intent to cause physical injury under the Arms Offences Act (Cap 14).
     

  • Yeo Kang Ho v PP [2001] SGCA 74.  Appeared for the Appellant in the Court of Appeal in a drug trafficking case.
     

  • PP v Kwan Cin Cheng [1998] 1 SLR(R) 434. Appeared for the Respondent in the Court of Appeal in a murder case where the defence of grave and sudden provocation was raised, and the Court applied the “reasonable man” test.
     

  • PP v Low Tiong Choon [1998] 2 SLR(R) 119. Appeared for the Respondent (a police officer at the Subordinate Court) in the PP’s appeal against conviction in a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act (Cap 241).

  • PP v Okonkwo Gabriel and another [1993] 2 SLR(R) 256. Appeared for the PP in a drug trafficking case that involved foreign accused persons and a special agent from the US DEA.
     

  • Ho Boon Thong v PP [1991] 2 SLR(R) 240. Appeared for the PP in a case involving a young person. The issue involved the determination of the relevant date for determining the age of a “young person” for the purposes of the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court under s 48 of the Children and Young Persons Act (Cap 38).
     

  • PP v Ker Ban Siong [1992] 2 SLR(R) 181. Appeared for the PP in a case where the High Court ruled on whether an adverse inference can be drawn from the silence of an accused person.

 

In addition, Eng Hui also has substantial experience in cases involving

corruption, fraud and deceit.

 

Besides criminal practice, Eng Hui who also has a degree in Civil Engineering is also familiar with construction law and claim disputes. He is also experienced in private prosecution in Copyright and Trademark infringement matters.

 

Eng Hui is also the Chairman of Institutional Discipline Advisory / Review Committee 6 (IDAC/IDRC IV). This is one of 6 sub-committees formed under the Singapore Prison Service that renders an opinion to the Director of Prisons on whether the corporal punishment ordered by a Superintendent on any inmate for committing an institutional offence in penal institutions / DRCs is excessive.

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