Thursday, 26 May 2011

Boy adopts pedigree dogs, then sells them

Boy adopts pedigree dogs, then sells them

Lawyer Chia Boon Teck said in this case, it all depends on how the boy represented himself to the dog owners. If it was clear that he told them he wanted the dog for himself but later got rid of it, 'he may be then accused of cheating them of their dogs'.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Our Partners - Chia Boon Teck

Mr Chia Boon Teck graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 1993 as its top foreign student and amongst the top 5% in the Faculty of Law, and awarded the Herbert Smith Prize in Commercial Law.

Mr Chia Boon Teck was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom) as a Barrister-At-Law in 1994, and he was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1995. Mr Chia Boon Teck is a Litigator and his areas of practice include administrative law, banking & finance matters, civil & commercial litigation, company law, construction litigation, corporate debt recovery, corporate litigation, criminal litigation, defamation, directors & shareholders’ disputes, employment law, immigration matters, insolvency, landlord & tenant disputes, matrimonial matters, medical negligence claims, military court martials, partnership disputes, property disputes, Strata Titles matters, and vehicle & industrial accident claims.

In practice for the past 15 years, Mr Chia Boon Teck has been involved in several high profile cases including the Bukit Merah Indonesian maid double murder case, the Shenton Way Gunman case, the defamation suit against a Presidential candidate, and the NKF trials.

Mr Chia Boon Teck co-chaired a Law Society committee in 2005 that liaised with the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs to improve the criminal justice system, particularly, in respect of accused persons’ treatment and access to defence counsel whilst in police custody as well as the prosecution’s disclosure of documents in criminal trials. In 2006, Mr Chia Boon Teck again co-chaired another Law Society committee to liaise with the Ministry of Law and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to address the relevance and scope of capital punishment in contemporary Singapore. In 2007, Mr Chia Boon Teck was also a member of a Law Society ad hoc committee that presented a submission to the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs in response to the Government’s proposed changes to the Penal Code.

Professional Qualifications
  • Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) UK (1994)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1995)
  • Commissioner for Oaths (2005)
  • Notary Public (2011)

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Council of The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2007)
  • Member, Executive Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2003 - 2006)
  • Vice Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2006)
  • Member, Criminal Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2007 - 2011)
  • Chairman, Small Law Firms Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2005)
  • Member, Complaints Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2005)
  • Council Representative, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, The Law Society of Singapore (2003 - 2005)
  • Council Representative, International Relations Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law (1995 - 2011)
  • Member, Social and Welfare Committee, Singapore Academy of Law (2005)
  • Member, Professional Affairs Committee, Singapore Academy of Law (2006)
  • Member, Lincoln's Inn, London (1993 - 2011)
  • Member, Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (2005 - 2008)
  • Founding Member, Police-Law Society Liaison Committee (2007 - 2011)
  • Member, Asean Law Association (2006 - 2011)
  • Member, Singapore Mediation Centre Resource Panel (2007 - 2011)

Community / Business Affiliations
  • Chairman, Fengshan Tanah Merah Neighbourhood Committee (2004 - 2006)
  • Assistant Secretary, Fengshan Community Club Management Committee (2004)
  • Member, Fengshan Citizen's Consultative Committee (2004)
  • 1st Vice Chairman, The Tanamera Condominium Council MCST Plan No. 1963 (2000 - 2001)
  • Member, Tanjong Katong Primary School Advisory Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Vice Chairman, The Esparis Council MCST Plan No. 3015 (2009 - 2010)
  • Director, Britam Asia Pte Ltd (2007 - 2011)
  • Director, Corstone Pte Ltd (2007 - 2011)
  • Agent, Escada Textilvertrieb GMBH (2008)
  • Director, Corstone Management Pte Ltd (2008 - 2011)
  • Director, Volt Service Corporation Pte Ltd (2008 - 2011)
  • Director, SSA Fund (Singapore) Pte Ltd (2008 - 2011)
  • Member, Business China, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2009 - 2011)
  • Director, Mega Sino Enterprises Limited (2011)
  • Director, Sin Cheng Holdings Pte Ltd (2011)

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL. B. Hons), University of Sheffield
  • Awarded The Herbert Smith Prize in Commercial Law (1993)

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking & Finance Matters
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Company Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Debt Recovery
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Directors & Shareholders’ Disputes
  • Employment Law
  • Immigration Matters
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord & Tenant Disputes
  • Matrimonial Matters
  • MCST Matters
  • Medical Negligence Claims
  • Military Court Martials
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Strata Developments Litigation
  • Vehicle & Industrial Accident Claims


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Advocate & Solicitor
Commissioner For Oaths
Notary Public

Barrister-At-Law (United Kingdom)
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