Judy graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economic and Political Science in 2009. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2011. Always keen on expanding her knowledge and skills to remain relevant, Judy was recently admitted as a New York Attorney-at-Law in 2016 and is also an Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Her areas of practice include Contract, Criminal, Divorce, Wills and Probate, Child Custody, applications under the Mental Capacity Act and International Child Abduction Act. She has extensive litigation experience and has been involved in applications to the Court of Appeal on novel legal issues, contentious divorce cases with assets valued at more than $100 million and cross-border matters. As a Mediator, she has successfully mediated disputes for both commercial and non-commercial matters. Her experience as a litigator helps ensure that any agreement reached at mediation is practical and enforceable.
She is also a legal writer in her spare time. She was involved in the following projects:
one of the authors for the LexisNexis Singapore Family Law Practice Guidance notes; in particular, notes relating to the divorce process, maintenance applications and nuptial agreements.
one of the international legal writers for the LexisNexis Australia Compliance Group; in particular, she has drafted compliance summaries on the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Anti-money laundering law in Singapore.
1) Lian Hwee Choo Phoebe v Tan Seng Ong  SGCA 37
Key issue - what agreements can be considered in the division of matrimonial assets and if it is an oral agreement, the conditions to be satisfied for it to be valid.
2) Tan Yan Ling Kyna v Chan Wei Zhong Terence  SGHC 195
Key issue – whether leave should be granted for parties to commence divorce when the marriage is less than 3 years.
3) Chan Tin Sun v Fong Quay Sim  SGCA 2
Key issue – whether a spouse’s adverse conduct could result in attributing a negative value to the spouse’s contribution to the marriage.
4) BOI V BOJ  SGCA 16;  SGCA 30
Key issue – what is a just and equitable division of the matrimonial assets; in particular, whether a lottery win is a matrimonial asset and if so, how should it be attributed to parties.
Bachelor of Laws (Hon), London School of Economics & Political Science (2009)
Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (2011)
New York Attorney-at-Law (2016)
Languages & Dialects
Appointments / Memberships
Member, Family Law Practice Committee
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law
Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
Areas of Practice