Fazal’s main areas of practice revolve around commercial, family, probate and criminal matters.
Fazal strongly believes that everyone deserves a fair trial and is truly passionate in getting the best outcome for his clients. Since practice, he has successfully appeared in many open court trials from the High Court, the State Courts, the Family Justice Courts, the Syariah Court and the MUIS Appeal Board of Singapore.
Fazal also undertakes non-contentious matters such as the drafting of power of attorney, wills, grants of probate, letters of administration, adoption and mental capacity. He is also familiar in drafting and advising on employment disputes as well as commercial contracts.
Fazal is also an active lawyer in the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and in the Legal Aid Bureau (LAB). Given his outstanding contributions towards the Legal Aid Bureau, he was awarded the NOVO award in 2016. He received the 5-Year appreciated award in 2020 from LAB.
- VFD and Anor v VFF and 6 Others  SGFC 10
Successfully acted in a contentious probate proceeding concerning the validity of a testator’s will.
- UWQ v UWR  SGFC 82
Successfully acted at appeal in a contentious divorce proceeding concerning the division of matrimonial assets.
- UOQ v UOR  SGFC 81
Successfully acted in a matter involving the maintenance of children.
- TVT v TVU  SGFC 151
Successfully acted in applying for a committal application against the contemnor for numerous breaches of court order.
- Successfully overturned decisions given at the Syariah Court before the MUIS Appeal Board.
- Successfully defended decisions given at the Family Justice Court before the High Court (Family Division).
- Successfully defended a claim against a previous employee for damages arising from an alleged breach of employment contract for S$2 million at the High Court.
- Successfully defended committal applications for alleged breaches of court order at the High Court and at the State Court.
- Successfully mediated claims on various disputes at the High Court and at the State Court.
- Successfully obtained an arbitral award constituted under the Law Society Arbitration Scheme for S$60,000.00.
- Advised high-profile individuals on defamation suits.
- Member, Yellow Ribbon Fund Main Committee (2020 – 2022)
- Member, Yellow Ribbon Family & Children’s Welfare and Fund Allocation (2020 – 2022)
- Member, Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (2020 -2022)
- Panel of Counsel, Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (2020 – to date)
- Member, M3 @ Jurong (Mesra, Muis and Mendaki) (2019 – to date)
- Member, Law Society’s Muslim Law Practice (2015 – to date)
- Assigned solicitor, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and Legal Aid Bureau (LAB) (2014 – to date)
- Volunteer Lawyer, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (2014 – to date)
Civil litigation refers to legal disputes in which one party is accused of having committed a wrong, but not a crime. Such disputes are often remedied by compensation to the wronged person or by an injunction that prevents the wrongdoer from violating your rights again. The list of areas that sits under the practice of Civil Litigation is therefore extremely broad. I am well-versed in all aspects of civil law in Singapore and is ideally positioned to help and assist you with all of your civil litigation matters. Please get in touch to discuss your unique situation and I will be able to advise you on any potential next steps. Areas of dispute includes contract disputes, negligence claims, fraud, libel and slander, sale of goods, injunctions, property disputes and landlord and tenant disputes.
I have experience in handling common issues such as unfair dismissal, non-payment of correct salary, discrimination, non-compete clauses, breach of contract, and much more. Please get in touch to discuss your particular situation and I will be able to advise you of your potential options, recommended next steps, and potential fees involved.
DIVORCE (Civil and Syariah):
Please get in touch with me so that I can understand your issues and advise you on the best steps moving forward for your divorce. I especially advocate for simplified uncontested divorces, as these give you more control over the outcome of your divorce, are more affordable and place less stress on all parties involved (especially your children).
Adoption is a legal process whereby parental rights over a child are conferred to the applicants. Once adoption is complete the parental ties to the original parents are severed. The adopters become the parents and take on all parental rights, duties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the child. Married spouses may jointly apply for adoption of a child. Child adoption in Singapore is primarily regulated by the Adoption of Children Act (ACA). I provide guidance and assistance on the eligibility of adoptive parents, procedural elements involved in adoption, legal implications, and other related adoption services.
PROBATE AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION:
If your loved one has passed away, I am able to assist you with obtaining a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration so their assets can be distributed promptly. We are able to explain the process of applying for these Grants, and there will be no hidden charges. I am able to apply for an Inheritance Certificate as well as an application for letters of administration for deceased Muslims.
LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY:
It is common to think about the loss of mental capacity in the form of the gradual deterioration of our mental functions as a result of old age. The reality is, the real problems arise when one loses mental capacity suddenly, such as in a motor accident or illness. In such circumstances the inability to settle the affairs of the main or sole breadwinner for the family causes major problems. Beware of “will writing companies” or “estate planners” who are unregulated and are unqualified to advise you on legal issues. I am able to advise you to suit what is best for you.
Our estate lives on after our death, and it can either be a source of protection and benefit in accordance with our wishes, or it can be a source of dispute and unhappiness between family members. Ensure that your loved ones are taken care of in the way that YOU want. Don’t leave things to chance, consult me and get your will created. I can also assist you in all the relating legal issues surrounding an estate, such as powers of attorney, obtaining letters of administration/grants of probate, application for deputyship, etc.
Changing your name in Singapore is a relatively straightforward process via a legal document known as a deed poll. My firm has simplified this process by providing an online deed poll submission form. You simply complete this form, attend our offices to sign the document in the presence of a lawyer, and then submit the completed deed poll document to the ICA at Kallang, which is 6 minutes’ walk from my office.
Prenuptial agreements are entered into by parties before marriage to set out how, if the marriage were eventually to be ended, the assets and/or children ought to be handled. Although not directly enforceable under Singapore law, the Court will take into account prenuptial agreements as evidence of parties’ intentions before they got married. Perhaps of more importance would be that a prenuptial agreement is also evidence to each other of their intentions. I am able to advise you on why and how you may wish to discuss a prenuptial agreement before a marriage.
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- Criminal Law
- Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
- Privacy / Data Compliance Review (PDPA)
- Criminal Defence
- MCST Disputes
- Data Protection
- Probate and Letters of Administration
- Incapacity and Inheritance
- Civil Litigation
- Mental Capacity Act applications
- Civil Claims
- Debt Recovery for Companies
- Cross-Border Matters