Chooi Jing Yen

Advocate & Solicitor English and Mandarin

Chooi Jing Yen graduated cum laude from the Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2015 and was placed on the final year Dean’s List.

He has successfully argued cases as lead counsel in both the State Courts and the High Court in addition to having acted as assisting counsel in the Court of Appeal. His keen eye for detail and ability to juggle competing perspectives gives him a particular strength in civil litigation matters. He also has extensive experience in criminal matters and often accepts assignments to act pro bono from the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO).

When he is not litigating, Jing Yen indulges in real-time strategy games and reading philosophy. Outside of legal practice, Jing Yen is an accomplished musician and holds a Diploma in Instrumental Teaching (Violin) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London.

Reported judgments as lead counsel:-

Jay Machinery Pte. Ltd. v C T Environmental Services Pte. Ltd. & Another [2018] SGDC 246

Successfully discharged a Mareva Injunction against our clients on the basis that the opposing party had not produced solid evidence that there was a real risk that our client was about to dissipate $2.9m worth of assets. The opposing party’s appeal to the High Court was dismissed.

Public Prosecutor v Low Ji Qing [2018] SGMC 85

Successfully argued that a repeat theft offender suffering from Fetishism should be given credit for his efforts at rehabilitation. The prosecution had sought an imprisonment term of 2 years. The Magistrate’s Court handed down a sentence of 10 months. The case is now under appeal to the High Court.

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