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Adriene Cheong, Harry Elias Partnership

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SGX Centre 2, #17-01 4 Shenton Way Singapore 068807

Adriene has extensive experience in all aspects of family practice, both in contentious and non contentious matters. She has acted as lead counsel in all aspects of matrimonial practice in particular disputes relating to children, assets and maintenance and applications for Personal Protection Orders at the Family Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore.

Some of her notable representations include:

  • Acting as Co-counsel in a  High Court representation which expanded the applicable principles of discovery in family matters pertaining to privately owned companies.
  • Acting as Lead counsel in successfully representing a spouse in the High Court which affirmed the principle of giving due weight to non-financial contributions of parties in long marriages.
  • Acting as Lead counsel in a successful mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre for contentious ancillary proceedings with substantial asset value.

Adriene was invited by the Family Court to be on the inaugural Panel of Court Appointed Child Representatives, to safeguard the interests of children involved in Court Proceedings. She is Vice President of the Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL) and a member of the Family Law Practice Committee (FLPC). She is one of the 5 representative members of the  FLPC with a standing invitation to quarterly dialogues with the Family Court Judges on issues pertaining to practice of Family Law.

Adriene volunteers regularly at Legal Clinics in the Family Court, the SAWL and Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO).

She was recently invited by Maintenance Support Central to give a talk on Personal Protection Orders in November 2014 at Singapore Council of Women’s’ Organisations (SCWO). Adriene was also invited to speak on matrimonial practice at the “You and The Law Seminar” organised by 938 Live in September 2012 and has participated in numerous LIVE radio programs on 938 Live relating to matrimonial practice. She is also a Family Practice tutor with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE).

Adriene contributed an article entitled “Battered Woman Syndrome and Self Defence” in the Singapore Law Gazette in August 2004.

Adriene was called to the Singapore Bar in 2006.