FAMILY CONFERENCE 2019

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019, 09:00 am - Thursday, Jul 4, 2019, 05:15 pm

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Orchid Ballroom (Level 4), 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, , Singapore
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CPD Points: 12.0
Practice Area: Family
Training Level: General

 

Day 1 (3rd July 2019, Wednesday)

8.15am – 9.00am

Registration

9.00am – 9.05am

Welcome Remarks

Michelle Woodworth – Chairperson (Organising Committee) and Co-Chairperson (Family Law Practice Committee), The Law Society of Singapore; Director, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

9.05am – 9.15am

Opening Remarks

Adrian Tan – Vice President, The Law Society of Singapore; Partner, TSMP Law Corporation

9.15am – 10.00am

Keynote Address

The Honourable Justice Debbie Ong – Supreme Court of Singapore

10.00am – 10.30am

Tea Break

10.30am – 12.00pm

Plenary Session 1: Safety in Relationships

Moderator

Raymond Yeo - Sole Proprietor, Raymond Yeo

Panellists

Judge Karolyn Gin – District Judge, The State Courts of Singapore

Vanita Kaneson – Senior Head Counsellor and Head of Centre for Specialist Services, The State Courts of Singapore

Evonne Lek – Family Therapist, Reconnect Child and Family Therapy

Jennifer Teoh Director, Senior Principal Forensic Psychologist Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG), Ministry of Social and Family Development

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Lunch

1.00pm – 2.15pm

Specialisation Sessions

Session 1a: Division of Matrimonial Assets

 

Professor Leong Wai Kum – Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Session 1b: Comparison on Jurisdictions in the Family and Syariah Courts

 

Shahrinah Binte Abdol Salam, P.Kepujian – Registrar, Syariah Court

Session 1c: Conjugal Relations - Right or Privilege? No Means No

 

Sunil Sudheesan – President, Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore; Director, Head Criminal Department, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

 

Diana Ngiam – Secretary, Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore; Associate Director, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

2.15pm – 2.45pm

Tea Break

2.45pm – 4.00pm

Specialisation Sessions:

Session 2a: Division of Matrimonial Assets

 

Professor Leong Wai Kum – Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Session 2b: Comparison on Jurisdictions in the Family and Syariah Courts

 

Shahrinah Binte Abdol Salam, P.Kepujian – Registrar, Syariah Court

Session 2c: Conjugal Relations - Right or Privilege? No Means No

 

Sunil Sudheesan – President, Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore; Director, Head Criminal Department, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

 

Diana Ngiam – Secretary, Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore; Associate Director, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Bonus Session:

Bonus Session N1: Enhancing Court Craft

 

Foo Tuat Yien, SC

Bonus Session N2: Compassion in Family Practice

 

Winifred Ling – Director, W3ave Pte Ltd; Couples Therapist, Promises Winslow Clinic

Hoon Shu Mei Senior Associate, WongPartnership LLP

Bonus Session N3: Mental Health Issues in Practice

 

Koh Tien Hua – Partner and Co-Head (Family & Matrimonial Law), Eversheds Harry Elias

 

Dr Sng Khai Imm Psychologist, Hope for Tomorrow Psychology Centre

 

5.00pm

 End

Day 2 (4th July 2019, Thursday)

8.30am – 9.00am

Registration

9.00am – 10.30am

Specialisation Sessions

Session 3a: Mental Capacity Act

 

 

Dr Colin Tan – District Judge, Family Justice Courts

Session 3b: Furthering the Therapeutic Approach to Family Disputes: Are our Courts and Lawyers Ready, Willing and Able?

Judge Yarni Loi – District Judge, Family Justice Courts

 

Assoc Prof Lim Lei Theng – Co-Director, Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Session 3c: Rectification of Wills: Boon or Bane to Wills Drafters?

 

Goh Kok Yeow - Head of Intellectual Property and Probate / Trusts Practice, De Souza Lim & Goh LLP

 

10.30am – 11.00am

Tea Break

11.00am – 12.30pm

Specialisation Sessions

Session 4a: Mental Capacity Act

 

 

Dr Colin Tan – District Judge, Family Justice Courts

Session 4b: Furthering the Therapeutic Approach to Family Disputes: Are our Courts and Lawyers Ready, Willing and Able?

Judge Yarni Loi – District Judge, Family Justice Courts

 

Assoc Prof Lim Lei Theng – Co-Director, Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Session 4c: Rectification of Wills: Boon or Bane to Wills Drafters?

 

Goh Kok Yeow - Head of Intellectual Property and Probate / Trusts Practice, De Souza Lim & Goh LLP

12.30pm – 1.30pm

 Lunch

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Bonus Sessions

Bonus Session N4. Enhancing your Probate Practice & Professional Deputy / Donees Scheme

Goh Kok Yeow - Head of Probate / Trusts Practice, De Souza Lim & Goh LLP

 

Patrick Tan – Founder and CEO, Fortis Law Corporation

Bonus Session N5. Parental Alienation

 

Randolph Khoo – Deputy Managing Director (Dispute Resolution), Drew & Napier LLC

Sylvia Tan Principal Counselling Psychologist, Assistant Director, Psychological Services,
Community Psychology Hub

Bonus Session N6. Challenges Enforcement of Syariah Court Orders in the Family Justice Court 

 

Judge Guy Bte Ghazali – District Judge, Family Justice Courts

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Tea Break

 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Closing Plenary Session: Youth Court

Moderator

Ahmad Nizam Abbas - Of Counsel, K&L Gates Straits Law LLC

Panellists

Alex Judah Lim – Senior Financial Consultant, Finexis Advisory Pte Ltd

Esther Ng – Psychotherapist, MySpace Psychotherapy Services Pte Ltd

Fayane Tan – Senior Assistant Director (Child Protection), Child Protective Service (CPS), Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG), Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

Judge Eugene Tay – District Judge, Family Justice Courts

5.00pm – 5.05pm

Closing Remarks

Ahmad Nizam Abbas - Member (Organising Committee) and Chair (Muslim Law Practice Committee), The Law Society of Singapore; Of Counsel, K&L Gates Straits Law LLC

5.05pm onwards

 Networking Reception