Areas of Practice
Raymond specializes in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and has
acted in many cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal in Singapore. He is well-
versed in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters, including those involving
contractual disputes, building and construction law, trade disputes, negligence, including
medical claims, industrial accidents, directorsí duties, minority oppression action, ship/rig-
building disputes, private banker/client disputes, valuation of shares/business, property and
property agency disputes , management corporations, corporate and partnership disputes,
trade associations, trust and estate law, intellectual property rights, labour law, restraint of
trade, matrimonial disputes, probate and administration, defamation and other tort actions,
Many are published cases, including an important 2014 Court of Appeal judgement on tortious liability at building sites and a recent judgement reported in the Straits Times dated 9 July 2016 on the employer successfully defeating an unmeritorious personal injury claim by an employee, against the tide of many such cases.
Raymond also has an active criminal practice having successfully acted for many clients
in cases involving police, traffic police, CID (including SIS,GSB, SSB, TCD), CAD,
CPIB, MOM, ICA, IRAS, Customs and other prosecutions. Many of his cases are published
cases including those on culpable homicide, gang offences and weapon/firearms, sports
corruption, sexual offences, employment offences, inconsiderate driving and on the
distinction between rash and negligence in traffic prosecutions.
He has also acted for clients in non-contentious work such as advising on and drafting
commercial contracts, including those relating to construction projects, telecommunications,
confidentiality and non-disclosure, business leases/tenancies, intellectual property rights,
shareholders/partnership arrangements, constitutions of societies, trade and unincorporated
associations, software/internet agreements, employment (including stock options),
distributorship / franchising, manufacturing, publishing, and advertising.
In law school Raymond was awarded the Rodyk and Davidson scholarship and graduated with Second Class (Upper) Honours. Prior to entering private practice, Raymond had served in the Legal Service as a Magistrate
in the Subordinate Courts and tutored at the NUS Faculty of Law. He is a panel member
of the Strata Titles Board hearing applications on matters relating to strata titled properties
and en bloc/collective sales. He is also the honorary legal advisor to the Singapore School
Transport Association, the Trade Fair Merchants Association of Singapore, Singapore
Renovation Contractors and Material Suppliers Association and several clan and merchant
associations as well as Nan Hua Primary School
Raymond has been active in community service and service to the nation since 1993.He
is Chairman of the Ministry of Communications and Informationís Programme Advisory
Committee (English), Resource Panel member of the Government Parliamentary
Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs, and member of the Films Appeal Committee.
Raymond is also a member of the Medifund Committee of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and
Deputy Registrar of Marriages with the Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth. He is
the Chairman of the Punggol East Citizens Consultative Committee and a member of the
executive committee of the Pasir Ris - Punggol Town Council where he also chairs the
Town Council's publicity committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the School Advisory
Committee of Meridian Primary School.
Raymond was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) in the 1998 National Day Awards,
the Public Service Star (BBM) in the 2008 National Day Awards, and the Community
Service Medals in 2003 and 2012.
He is also an independent director of 3 public listed companies on SGX, Goodland Group
Limited, 800 Super Holdings Limited and Soo Kee Group