CHERYL CHEONG

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Cheryl Cheong
Senior Associate

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple” – Dr.Seuss

Cheryl graduated from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2010 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2012. She was appointed as an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre in 2014.

Qualifications

  • Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore) 2012
  • LL.B (Hons) (University of Leeds – UK) 2010
  • BA (Psychology) (University of Singapore) 2006
  • Associate Mediator (Singapore Mediation Centre)

Membership

  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law

Cheryl’s Experience

Cheryl returned from the United Kingdom to do her training in local firms where she was involved in a broad range of general litigation matters including matrimonial, corporate and commercial disputes, arbitration and criminal matters. Cheryl also gained experience in general corporate and probate and administration matters.

Cheryl’s Family Law Experience

Cheryl has experience in various aspects of matrimonial and family law. She has successfully represented clients in both highly contentious and non-contentious matters involving both local and expat clients. The areas of matrimonial law that she advises on include the following:-

  • Contentious and Non-Contentious Divorces;
  • Jurisdiction Issues
  • Children Custody Issues;
  • Maintenance Issues;
  • Division of Assets;
  • Marital Agreements;
  • Separation Agreements; and
  • Family Violence Issues.

Cheryl has a particular interest in matrimonial issues. She is passionate about her work and believes that as a family lawyer, she has the opportunity to help people as they are going through what is probably the most challenging period of their lives. She strongly believes that clients should explore the option of mediation to enable parties to come to amicable settlement with the least amount of emotional distress possible to all parties involved, this is particularly so in cases which involve minor children.

Being effectively bi-lingual and having a background in psychology, she is able to connect well with her clients. This gives her a distinct advantage as she finds that she is able to more effectively interview and counsel her clients, craft persuasive arguments, design effective exhibits or conceive useful analogies.

Cheryl’s Corporate and Commercial Law Experience

Cheryl has advised local businesses and small medium enterprises on corporate advisory matters, restructuring and employment matters.

Cheryl’s practice includes:-

  • Commercial and Contractual disputes
  • Company law
  • Employment Disputes
  • Negligence Claims
  • Personal Injuries
  • Contested Probate and Estate Matters

Cheryl’s Criminal Law Experience

Cheryl’s criminal practice includes:-

  • Criminal Representation
  • Matters under the Prevention of Harassment Act (POHA)

Cheryl’s Others Experience

Cheryl has acted as co-mediator for dispute resolution at the Singapore Mediation Centre.