- Member, Law Society of Singapore
- Member, Singapore Academy of Law
Ling Ling was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2008. She has been involved in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice, advising and acting for a wide range of matters.
Her main area of expertise is in construction claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SOPA). She acts for Developers, Employers, Main Contractors and Sub-contractors in both SOPA claims and defence work against wrongful SOPA claims. She has also argued in High Court applications to set aside Adjudication Determinations made against her clients. She has also advised clients on their arbitration claims in construction disputes.
Ling Ling has extensive experience in representing and advising clients for complex court applications.
Prior to joining the firm, Ling Ling served in the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), Ministry of Social and Family Development （MSF） for around 4 years, from 2013 to 2017.
Before her work in the civil service, Ling Ling was a litigator in a large law firm. Her litigation background was critical when OPG had to make urgent court applications. In these cases, the Court granted leave for her to appear as PG’s representative in court proceedings heard in chambers. Notably, Ling Ling was PG’s representative in the controversial cases involving Mdm Kathleen Chung and Dato Ng. Naturally, Ling Ling’s work in OPG developed her into a specialist in Mental Capacity Act matters.
Ling Ling held the following appointments in the Ministry of Social and Family Development:
(1) Assistant Director, Legal and Policy;
(2) Assistant Director, Professional Deputies and Donees (OPG);
(3) Assistant Director, Family Legislation; and
(4) Policy Advisor
In private practice, Ling Ling represented local and international clients in high value litigation cases. In most of these cases, Ling Ling secured freezing orders to help the clients recover funds before these were dissipated.
Other than civil and commercial cases, Ling Ling also enjoys working on complex criminal matters. She was appointed as an Assisting Counsel on the Legal Aid Scheme for Capital Offences in February 2012. She represented Mr Wang Wenfeng in his appeal against the death sentence in 2012. She also defended various drug traffickers and couriers in their trials and appeals. Notably, she was appointed Amicus Curiae by the Honourable Learned Justice Choo Han Teck in the case of PP v Gunasilan (2017).
Ling Ling also represented a Director in his trial and appeal for several offences under the Securities and Futures Act from 2008 to 2012. Her work secured a successful appeal for the client.
Early into her legal career, Ling Ling conducted trials and appeals on her own as lead counsel in court.
She also represented clients in contentious interlocutory applications including seeking and defending applications for summary judgment, discovery, interrogatories, security for costs as well as enforcing judgments through applications for garnishee orders, examination of judgment debtors and bankruptcy proceedings.
Ling Ling is an accredited mediator and is also appointed to the Family Panel, an Expert Panel in the Singapore Mediation Centre.