A Rohim Noor Lila & Partners was founded by Mr Abdul Rohim Sarip and Mdm Noor Lila Abdul Hamid in 1995. A Rohim Noor Lila & Partners was later established as A Rohim Noor Lila LLP (“Company”) from 1 April 2017 onwards.
We provide practical and cost-effective resolution to your legal problems. We make client communication a priority, and encourage direct and open dialogue throughout the legal process.
We have a diverse area of practice to serve the needs of people from all walks of life. From settling family dispute to drafting joint venture agreements for offshore companies, we would help you to reach your intention from the moment you approach us. We work together with our clients, catering to our client’s individual and unique needs and keeping them updated regularly on the progress of their matter.
Mr Abdul Rohim Sarip, the Company’s Managing Partner, has more than 30 years’ of experience as a trial lawyer, having been called to the Singapore Bar in 1988.
Mdm Noor Lila Binte Abdul Hamid, the Company’s Partner, has more than 30 years’ of experience as a trial lawyer, having been called to the Singapore Bar in 1988.
With effect from 1 November 2019, Mr Lutfi Hussin is part of the Company as a Practising Solicitor.
Mr Abdul Rohim Sarip joined Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI) in 1997 and was elected as President in 2009 and re-elected in 2011. SMCCI is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which represents the interests of the local Malay/Muslim business community.
Mr Abdul Rohim Sarip, is also awarded with Outstanding Contribution Award (GOLD) by Legal Aid Bureau (LAB) for his work and contribution.
Our Muslim Law practice group advises on Syariah Law including marriages, divorces, inheritance and succession, and charitable trusts (wakafs).
In respect of matrimonial matters, we have represented clients at both levels of the Syariah Court and the Appeal Board. Specific areas of advice include division of assets, payment of nafkah iddah, payment of mutaah, custody, care and control of and access to the children of the marriage, and the procedures and processes of the Syariah Court and the Appeal Board.
We have the ability and experience to look at issues from not just the perspective of the Syariah Court but also the civil courts particularly in respect of issues that may transcend the different courts such as issues relating to property and children.
The Muslim divorce cases that we have acted in range from simple divorces to high net worth matters involving cross-border considerations.
Muslim Wills and Inheritance
As for Muslim inheritance law, we are equipped to advise clients on their estate-planning options including:
- the effect of holding a property in joint tenancy under Syariah law;
- the effect of CPF nomination under Syariah law;
- the effect of insurance nomination under Syariah law;
- providing for legal heirs;
- providing for non-heirs such as adopted children;
- providing for non-Muslim next-of-kin or non-Muslim relatives (in the case of a convert);
- and advising on the different estate-planning instruments available.
We keep ourselves abreast and up to-date on the developments in Muslim inheritance law including the fatwas issued by the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS).
We advise on probate and intestacy matters relating to Muslim estates and act in proceedings to obtain Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration. We have also advised clients on issues relating to Muslim charitable trusts (wakafs) and the related provisions in the Administration of Muslim Law Act (Cap. 3).