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21 October 2014


Colin Ng & Partners LLP ("CNP") successfully represents Mdm Wong Swee Hor in a rare action under the Women's Charter


See Tow Soo Ling, Deputy Head of CNP's Dispute Resolution Practice Group, successfully represented Mdm Wong Swee Hor in the High Court in obtaining a declaration that Mdm Wong is a lawful wife of her late husband. Her late husband's nine children from his two other marriages had denied Mdm Wong of her status as a lawful wife of her late husband.

The High Court concluded that Mdm Wong was validly married to her late husband before 1961. Customary marriages entered into prior to 15 September 1961 are deemed to be registered under the Women's Charter.

The case was reported in Lianhe Wanbao (9 September 2014) and Lianhe Zaobao (10 September 2014). In the article, Mdm Wong's daughter, Ms Tan Sock Fong expressed her gratitude towards Soo Ling in encouraging them to gather all possible evidence to establish that Mdm Wong is the lawful wife of her late husband, thereby helping her mother to succeed in her claim.





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