Soh Yan Ru Samantha
Senior Lawyer

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public” – Cornel West

Samantha graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2014 with a Second-Upper Honours degree. In 2016, she was called to the Singapore Bar. Prior to reading law, she completed her Bachelor Degree in Arts (Media and Communications) in 2011.


  • Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore), 2016
  • L.L.B (Hons), University of Liverpool, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications), 2011


  • Member of the Law Society
  • Criminal Legal Aid Scheme
  • Legal Aid Bureau

Samantha’s Family Law & Probate Experience

Samantha understands that divorce/separation can be very traumatic and emotional for most people. Her focus is to find quick, pragmatic and hopefully amicable solutions for her clients so as to save on the emotional and financial cost of litigation. If litigation becomes necessary, she is a determined litigator who remains focused on the critical issues to achieve the best possible result for her clients.

Samantha is no stranger to both contentious and non-contentious divorce proceedings, as well as maintenance applications. She is also well-versed in matters involving care and control and interim orders. Of note, Samantha has represented clients in the following matters:

  • Contentious and non-contentious divorce proceedings
  • Interim custody, care and control
  • Maintenance and Variation applications
  • Appeal proceedings at the High Court
  • Obtaining an order for financial relief in respect of foreign divorce
  • Child adoption proceedings
  • Probate proceedings: applications for Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration

Samantha’s Criminal Law Experience

Apart from her experience in advising and managing divorces, Samantha brings a wealth of knowledge to the criminal field. She takes great pleasure in securing the best possible outcome for her clients, thereby helping to bring them a step closer to putting their lives back on track.

Of note, Samantha has represented clients in the following criminal matters:

  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Criminal Intimidation
  • Drugs offences
  • Unlicensed moneylending (UML)
  • Traffic offences
  • Money laundering under the CDSA
  • MOM offences

Samantha’s Civil Law Experience

Samantha is also well placed to advise on matters of general litigation disputes. She has acted in a large variety of civil matters:

  • Tenancy and landlord disputes
  • Breach of contract / agreement
  • Accident insurance claims
  • Enforce Judgment or Orders by Garnishee, Examination of Judgment Debtor

Samantha is also a practiced hand at alternative dispute resolution. She has assisted clients with mediation, negotiation and other alternatives to formal court proceedings.

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