June firmly believes that doing good and making a decent living are not mutually exclusive concepts. As a litigator, she is known for being a straight-shooter – both in Court and with her clients. June is always on the look-out for test litigation and new ways to change the law so that it can better serve the community.
While June has had civil and commercial litigation experience, she is now primarily involved in matrimonial litigation – ranging from divorce for both high net-worth clients and the man on the street, to guardianship, to cross-border divorce and custody matters. In particular, June has a keen interest in matrimonial matters involving disadvantaged women, especially foreign spouses living in and outside of Singapore.
Represented the German father in the first-ever case decided in Singapore under the International Child Abduction Act (ICAA) and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Court of Appeal ordered the child to be returned to his father in Germany and found that the Singaporean mother had wrongfully retained the child in Singapore.
Represented a Singaporean mother against an Irish father in Singapore’s 5th Hague Convention international child abduction case, involving arguments on breach of custodial rights under the ICAA and Irish law on custody.
Represented a French father against a Kazakh mother in landmark litigation on the cancellation of Dependant’s Passes and its impact on custody, care and control of children in Singapore. (TYC v TYD  SGFC 23)
Represented a Singaporean mother against an American father before the Singapore High Court, involving novel arguments on common intention constructive trusts and division of matrimonial property in the context of an annulled marriage.
Represented a single, unwed mother in the first-ever case in Singapore involving a single parent’s adoption of her biological child.
Represented a public-listed company in a common law derivative action to bring a director/shareholder to account for breaches of fiduciary duties to a joint venture company and other related derivative and shareholder actions involving the same parties. The arguments involved the novel legal issue on the applicable limitation period in common law derivative actions.
Professional Memberships and Appointments
Member, The Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law
Member, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) Committee
Member, Law Awareness Committee
Chairperson, Family Justice Support Scheme (FJSS) Committee
Volunteer Lawyer, CLAS
Assigned Solicitor, Legal Aid Bureau
Primary Justice Project Lawyer, Community Justice Centre
June has handled a wide spectrum of matrimonial matters: adoptions, divorces for both high net-worth clients and the man (or woman) on the street, separations, variations of divorce and ancillary matters orders, guardianship matters, child relocation, child abduction and other cross-border issues, custody and access issues, maintenance, personal protection orders and ancillary matters hearings and appeals to the High Court.
Media & Publications
- Cross-border child custody and the Hague Convention On International Child Abduction (Case Study)
- Enhanced Criminal Legal Aid Scheme officially launched – The Straits Times, 19 May 2015
- “Maids claiming abuse face long wait for justice” – AsiaOne, 4 August 2014
Services & Fees
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