Wilbur Lua

Covenant Chambers LLC | Website

  • 8 Eu Tong Sen Street #12-96, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059818 (Office 1)
  • Office Hours:

    Mondays to Fridays 9 am to 6 pm


Wilbur commenced his legal career by serving as a State Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers. In 2018, Wilbur left the public service to pursue his passion in helping others resolve challenging legal issues. He practices across a broad range of practice areas, with a special focus on civil and commercial disputes.

During his time in practice, Wilbur has successfully guided many clients towards a favourable resolution of their legal disputes. Whether he is serving a corporate client or the man on the street, Wilbur spares no effort to help all clients achieve the best possible outcome for their situation. He is an excellent listener, and his clients can always count on him to provide thoughtful, objective, and practical advice that will help them navigate through their legal challenges.

With his keen eye for detail and strong understanding of the law, Wilbur is able to help his clients find the best arguments to present to the adjudicator when an amicable resolution is not possible. In his capacity as an advocate, Wilbur has appeared before various levels of courts and tribunals alike.

Wilbur continues to have a heart for serving the public. He is active in pro bono work and does his part to prepare the next generation of lawyers by teaching as an instructor of legal skills at the National University of Singapore and the Singapore University of Social Sciences. 

Wilbur graduated from the National University of Singapore’s double-degree programme with a First Class Honours in Economics and a Second Class (Upper) Honours in Law in 2014.

Practice Areas: 

Dispute Resolution / Civil 

  • Debt recovery 
  • Contract
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Property disputes

Insolvency / Bankruptcy law

  • Bankruptcy / Winding-up proceedings and administration
  • Debt Restructuring

Community law

  • Protection from Harassment Act
  • Criminal Defence

Family law 

  • Matrimonial proceedings
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Wills and probate
  • Lasting Power of Attorney

Sample Cases: 

  • Acted as lead counsel for a corporate client who was a victim of a cheating scam involving a six-figure sum. Wilbur assisted the client to substantially recover the monies that were dishonestly appropriated.
  • Acted as lead counsel for an investor to seek a refund of a personal investment after it was discovered that the underlying investment was part of a fraudulent Ponzi scheme by a third-party. Even though the defendant was not a party to the scheme, Wilbur successfully assisted the client to obtain relief by relying on the doctrine of “total failure of consideration”.
  • Acted as lead counsel for a sole proprietor to seek relief from various onerous obligations imposed by the distributor. Wilbur successfully obtained declaratory relief from the District Court for his client.
  • Acted as lead counsel for clients to seek redress for unjustified comments containing defamatory content that were made pursuant to a commercial dispute. Wilbur assisted the clients to resolve the matter amicably and obtain a satisfactory compensation sum. 
  • Acted for two poultry supply companies (as part of a legal team) in an appeal against a seven-figure fine imposed by the Competition Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) for various alleged anti-competitive practices. This was the first time a trial on liability was conducted before the Competition Appeal Board (CAB). The team was successful in persuading the CAB to overturn CCCS decision on liability for one of the two alleged anti-competitive practices, and the fine was substantially reduced by 71%.
  • Acted as lead counsel for the family members of a person who had lost mental capacity in a highly contested appeal involving the issue of appointment of deputies. Wilbur was successful in assisting the clients to obtain the desired deputyship orders from the Family Division of the High Court. 

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Volunteer Work 

  • Legal Clinic Instructor, Centre for Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education, National University of Singapore

  • Supervisor, Legal Clerkship Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • Volunteer Instructor, MINDEF Basic Defending Officer Course

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme /

  • Law Society Ad Hoc Pro Bono Scheme / Family Justice Support Scheme

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Charis Legal Clinic

Accolades & Awards

  • Dean’s List (Overall), Law Faculty, NUS
  • Dean’s List of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, NUS (Placed thrice)
  • Dean’s Scholar’s List of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, NUS
  • Lai Kew Chai Prize in Equity and Trusts
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Reviews (5)

Last year, my husband and I were fortunate to be referred to Wilbur for a matter which required legal representation. Wilbur was helpful, precise and with his help, the matter was quickly settled because when we approached his firm, the matter was stagnant without much progress for almost 2 years.
The experience to work with Wilbur and his firm has been satisfactory at acceptable cost too.
Thank you Wilbur and his team.

Mrs. Cheung,
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