Associate English and Mandarin
Joel read law at University College London (UCL) where he graduated with Upper Second Class (Honours) in 2018. Shortly after graduating, Joel joined Eugene Thuraisingam LLP because he deeply admired the firm’s track record of acting in high profile commercial, criminal and constitutional cases.
As a practice trainee, Joel was exposed to all areas of disputes work. Most recently, Joel assisted in a High Court trial concerning illegal remittances of large sums of money from China to Singapore, and which involved novel questions of foreign law illegality (Lyu Yan v Lim Tien Chiang and others  SGHC 145). He also assisted in the criminal defence of an accused person who stood trial for a capital drug trafficking offence (Public Prosecutor v Moad Fadzir Bin Mustaffa & Zuraimy Bin Musa  SGHC 33/  SGCA 73). The accused was acquitted by the High Court of the capital charge, and this was eventually upheld by the Court of Appeal.
Outside of law, Joel’s interests lie in journalism and sports. In his university days, he was the Managing Academic Editor and a regular contributor of the UK Singapore Law Student’s Society’s (UKSLSS) legal publication, Lex Loci. In his spare time, he enjoys rollerblading along the networks of park-connectors across the Island.