Mr Lim is a Singapore lawyer who graduated from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and obtained a Master in Laws from University Colleged, University of London, with subject specialisation in corporate and commercial law.
Prior to private practice, Mr Lim was Senior Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court, State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers and District Judge in the Subordinate Courts.
Mr Lim has over 30 years of legal experience, spanning both the public and private sectors.The following are some of the matters in which Mr Lim Joo Toon has acted:
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Building & Construction Disputes
- Business & Regulatory Crimes (including fraud & global investigations)
- Commercial & Financial Dispute Resolution
- Company Law
- Employment Disputes
- Insurance Disputes
- Copyright & Trademark Disputes
- Land & Real Estate Disputes
- Landlord & Tenant Disputes
- Medical & Other Professional Negligence & Discipline
- Probate Trust & Estate Disputes
- Tax Disputes
Probate and Letters of Administration
The firm has distinguished itself in disputes relating to wills and probate administration. In particular, the firm has acted successfully for executors, administrators, beneficiaries and siblings in a variety of situations such as:
- Acting for siblings in disputed wills and the proper interpretation to be given to various provisions of the wills.
- Acting for siblings in a dispute relating to the accounts, the properties and the distribution of their late mother’s estate
- Acting for the executor of the deceased's estate in opposing claims by creditors of the deceased who had lodged caveats against the grant of letters of administration.
The firm has vast experience in acting successfully for local and international companies in a range of different types of contractual and company law disputes. Examples of these are:
- Acting for an airline in a dispute with a local agent who allegedly knowingly issued tickets to passengers for journeys which were not flown.
- Advising the directors of a public listed company on the legality and regularity of certain payments by its overseas joint venture party to its counterpart.
- Acting for a company which received monies for payment of its own invoices as well as third parties invoices and the extent to which it has to account for these monies.
- Acting for a creditor in opposing an application by the Official Assignee for the discharge of a bankrupt.
- Acting for directors and shareholders in petitions for winding up of company on a just and equitable ground based on a breakdown of mutual trust where the company was a quasi-partnership.
- Acting for directors of companies concerning allegations of breach of fiduciary and director's duties.
The firm has expertise in acting on behalf of employees and employers in cases involving payments, termination, restrictive covenants and confidential information. Instances of the firm’s work in this area are:
- Acting for the employer in a dispute with its workers with regard to the proper rates of payments for work done. The matter was determined by the Commissioner of Labour and an appeal was brought to the High Court.
- Acting for an employee in defending a claim for breach of fiduciary duty of fidelity and the duty to account for secret profits and commissions.
- Acting for an executive of a company accused of breaches of trust in relation to misplaced funds where the defence of honest and innocent mistake is raised.
- Acting for a General Manager of a company in a claim for commission for substantial sales generated by him, where the issue of implied term of the contract was raised.
Media & Publications
Straits Times report titled ‘Battle over late tycoon’s $7M estate’ dated 16 May 2008
Straits Times report titled ‘Siblings Fight Over S$50,000 In Cancer Mum’s Will’, 2 June 2008
Law Gazette article titled ‘Sale of Property — When Prior Consent of the Seller’s Mortgagee is Required’
Straits Times report titled ‘Dealer Absconds With Money But Buyer Still Gets Merc’ dated 16 December 2015
Domestic Arbitration and Mediation: Alternatives to Litigation – Lex Loci 2010, a publication of the United Kingdom Singapore Law Student Society
Review of Revenue Accounting and the 5R Revenue Theory (Revenue, Receivable, Recognition in Recording and Reporting) for Management Reporting: The Legal Implications – Singapore Accountant, Vol. 18
Implications for Sale of Second-Hand Cars in Singapore: Kau Joo Guan v Kwek Seow Hui t/a Car Dynasty and ors  SGDC 279 – 2015, Singapore Law Blog
Services & Fees
Pre-estimates of fees will be provided based on the urgency and complexity of work and the documentation involved.
- Debt Recovery
- Commercial Disputes
- Trademark Infringement
- Contract Review
- Shareholder Disputes
- Employment Disputes
- Building and Construction Claims
- Landlord-Tenant Disputes
- Medical Negligence
- Civil Litigation
- Drafting Contracts
- Contractual Disputes
- Renovation Claims
- Winding Up of Companies
- Copyright Infringement
- Debt Recovery for Companies