Rafidah is a Partner with IRB Law LLP. Although young, Rafidah has represented clients in a diversity of cases in the Singapore High Court, the State Courts and the Syariah Court.
Rafidah’s practice focuses on resolution of her private clients’ disputes. She is well-equipped to deal with various aspects of matrimonial disputes, including contentious divorce proceedings (whether in the Family Justice Courts or the Syariah Court), and proceedings and applications involving custody of children, division of matrimonial assets, maintenance and Personal Protection Orders (PPO). One of the notable decisions that Rafidah has ever been involved in is the decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal in ADP v ADQ (2012) SCGA 6, wherein it was held, for the first time, that courts in Singapore have powers to order ancillary relief even if the marriage is a void one.Besides these, Rafidah also regularly advises on other personal legal matters such as drafting of Wills (including Syariah-compliant Wills), Probate and Administration, Lasting Power of Attorney and applications under the Mental Capacity Act and Criminal Defence.
On the civil front, Rafidah is experienced dealing with various types of commercial and contractual disputes, ranging from bankruptcy and insolvency, debt recovery to tenancy disputes.
Patient, friendly and approachable, Rafidah ensures that her services remain affordable, and tailored to cater to the needs of every individual client. She strives tirelessly to put her clients’ best case forward, and at the same time, makes an effort to ensure that her client’s problem is not just another case.
Rafidah is well-versed in divorce matters, and is experienced in guiding her clients through the Syariah Court procedures.