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Senior Legal Associate
Advocate & Solicitor

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Darryl Chew

Darryl Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Southampton in 2016. He obtained distinctions in Land Law in Part A of the Singapore Bar Examinations 2017 and Family Law Practice in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations 2017.

Darryl was called to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2018. He has appeared or assisted in a range of matters at various forums, including the Court of Appeal, High Court, State Courts and Family Justice Courts.

Darryl’s area of practice includes civil and commercial litigation, criminal litigation, matrimonial matters, company law, directors’ & shareholders’ disputes, insolvency, property disputes, asset and wealth management, and estate and succession planning.

Some of the matters which he has been involved in include:

  • Assisted in the case of CYH v CYI [2023] SGHCF 4 where the High Court clarified the legal principles on the date of the crystallisation of matrimonial assets, the differences between valuation of jointly-owned and solely-owned matrimonial assets, and the division of matrimonial assets by distribution in kind. This was also one of the pilot cases on the Family Justice Courts Panel of Financial Experts Scheme

  • Assisted in successfully increasing the monthly maintenance sum for a child on appeal, where the High Court further clarified the legal principles for quantifying maintenance and the apportionment of maintenance : WBU v WBT [2023] SGHCF 3.

  • Assisted in the cases of Re Tay Quan Li Leon [2022] SGHC 133 and Re Wong Wai Loong Sean and other matters [2022] SGHC 237 involving withdrawal of an application for admission as an Advocate and Solicitor on unprecedented issue(s).

  • Assisted in successfully securing an acquittal of a businessman who was framed for outrage of modesty of two female employees: Public Prosecutor v Tan Kah Heng [2021] SGMC 46.

  • Assisted in acting for an individual charged with bribery of a foreign embassy official: Abdul Aziz bin Mohamed Hanib v Public Prosecutor and other appeals [2022] SGHC 101; Public Prosecutor v Chow Tuck Keong Benjamin and others [2021] SGDC 232.

  • Assisted in successfully obtaining a mareva injunction against 34 entities in aid of arbitration.

  • Assisted in acting for and defending scam victims against/from a bank, which included applications for summary judgment and security for costs.

  • Assisted in PEX International Pte Ltd v Lim Seng Chye and another and another appeal [2019] SGCA 82 in which the Court of Appeal clarified the law on the tort of private nuisance and the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher.

  • Assisted in successfully securing an acquittal of a businessman who was framed for voluntarily causing grievous hurt to a waiter: Public Prosecutor v Wong Yeow Pin [2019] SGDC 235.

  • Assisted in various applications in the Family Justice Courts, including an injunction to restrain a spouse from removing the children from Singapore, variation of by-consent Orders of Court, stay of divorce proceedings on the grounds of forum non conveniens, and dismissal of divorce proceedings on jurisdictional grounds.

• Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (2018-2023)

• Member, Council of The Law Society of Singapore (2022–2023)
• Council Representative, Admissions Committee, Law Society (2022–2023)
• Council Representative, Young Lawyers Committee, Law Society (2022)
• Chairperson, Young Lawyers Committee, Law Society (2023)
• Member, Court Practice Chairpersons’ Committee, Law Society (2023)
• Member, Continuing Professional Development Committee, Law Society (2023)
• Member, Small Law Firms Committee, Law Society (2023)
• Member, Singapore Academy of Law (2018–2023)
• Member, Law Society of Singapore (2018–2023)

• Contributed to Singapore Chapter for International Comparative Legal Guide to: Family Law 2023
• Change is the Only Constant…Embrace and Welcome Change – Article published in the Law Gazette in August 2022
• Featured in Meet the Newest Members on Our Council – Article published in the Law Gazette in February 2022
• Assisted Ms Wong Kai Yun on various publications, including the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies