Jonathan Cho

Kalco Law LLC

  • 101A Upper Cross Street #12-17 People's Park Centre Singapore 058358
  • Office Hours:

    9am to 6pm

About

Jonathan believes that access to justice is for everyone, and that lawyers are gatekeepers who play a crucial role in ensuring that this is available and achieveable for everyone. His goal is journey with others to rightly understand how the law impacts their daily lives and to work with them in resolving the situation they are in.

With training and experience in litigation and dispute resolution, Jonathan is well-acquainted with advocacy before all levels of court and is familiar with various dispute resolution processes, including “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) such as negotiation and mediation. He is also an Accredited Mediator under the Singapore Mediation Centre. This marks his commitment to holistic problem-solving through the practice of law, to bring about true reconciliation and resolve to matters that will best satisfy his clients’ interests and needs.

His practice areas includes both contentious and non-contentious matters, such as wills drafting, estate and inheritance planning, private client matters as well as general corporate advisory work, such as contract review and drafting. He also has experience working with statutory boards on a broad range of legal advisory matters.

Jonathan is conversant with both institutional and individual clients, and is agile in his approach to the conduct of cases so as to account for all aspects of his clients’ needs.

As part of his mission to make justice accessible to all, Jonathan regularly takes on pro bono and ‘low bono’ legal matters to represent the vulnerable and under-served communities in society, including providing advisory work to non-profit organisations, charities, and being a panel lawyer under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (“CLAS”).

When he is not advocating in Court, Jonathan also invests his time in mentoring the younger generation both within the profession as mentor/module facilitator for the Singapore Bar Examinations and Prepatory Course, as well as in his other communities.

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Reviews (9)

My experience with Covenant Chambers has been a very positive one. Prior to taking on my case, Mr Jonathan Cho took the initiative to arrange for a non-obligatory 30min phone consultation to listen and understand my case before offering practical and sound advice towards handling it. Upon appointment, he is also professional and attentive to the case, seeing it through from the start to the end. I’d definitely recommend Covenant Chambers/Jonathan to anyone who needs legal advice.

Jonathan Cho,

My experience with Covenant Chambers has been a very positive one. Prior to taking on my case, Mr Jonathan Cho took the initiative to arrange for a non-obligatory 30min phone consultation to listen and understand my case before offering practical and sound advice towards handling it. Upon appointment, he is also professional and attentive to the case, seeing it through from the start to the end. I’d definitely recommend Covenant Chambers/Jonathan to anyone who needs legal advice.

Tracy Yeo,

I recently came across Mr Jonathan Cho via the Singapore Legal advice website. He was by far the best & most understanding lawyer I have had the honour to consult with; he helped me by mitigating some of the enormous stress that I was facing with difficult tenant issues. For me, he’s truly a rare gem in the legal industry & I just can’t say enough about his professionalism, empathy & non-combative approach. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family & friends! Thank you, Mr Cho, for your continuing support & expert advice. Much appreciated as always.

S.K.,

Jonathan has been kind and understanding in all our interactions. During our consultation, he explained and clarified all my concerns about my rights , criminal law and possible charges regarding my situation. I was lucky to have consulted him before heading down to give my statement to the police.

Responsive with replies, clear plan of possible actions before any charges were brought up and has an answer or defense for any question no matter how paranoid or stupid. This combination of qualities in his work and approach towards his clients greatly assured me and gave me the confidence to deal with my mistake.

I was lucky to be given a second chance after a fine.

DL,
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Media & Publications

Articles & Publications

  • How the Law can help domestic violence victims in Singapore” (2019)
  • Penalties for Shoplifting in Singapore – As Explained by a Lawyer” (2019)
  • “Magistrate’s Complaints in Singapore: A Comprehensive Guide” (2018)
  • “Medical Treatment gone wrong: What are your rights as a patient” (2018) 
  • “Paid in full: Why I Practice Criminal Law” (2018)
  • Editorial team, “Good News for Bruised Reeds – Mental Health & The Gospel Community” (Graceworks, 2019)

Media Mentions

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/jail-for-director-over-scheme-in-which-investors-lost-700k

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/woman-jailed-5-months-setting-mattress-fire-after-husband-asked-divorce

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/music-teacher-molested-teenage-student-during-cello-lessons

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/18-months-jail-for-maid-who-sexually-exploited-employers-underage-son

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