Loh Wai Mooi
Loh Wai Mooi is a Partner in our Matrimonial and Family Practice at BIH LI & LEE LLP.
Wai Mooi graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and was called to the Singapore Bar in February 1985. She started practice with M/s Allen & Gledhill in February 1985. On 1 October 1992, Wai Mooi and 4 others founded BIH LI & LEE.
Wai Mooi’s area of practice is Civil Litigation. Wai Mooi acted for clients in disputes arising from hotel management contracts, joint venture agreements, employment contracts, corporate insolvency, personal bankruptcy and tenancy agreements. All of the above enhanced her practice in Private Client Matters.
Wai Mooi has advised and acted in many matters involving custody, guardianship, adoption, matrimonial, mental capacity and estate and probate issues. She has advised clients in family settlements, testamentary guardianship, testamentary trusts and wills and special needs trusts. Wai Mooi facilitated resolution of family disputes as a Mediator and she was appointed a Child Representative to safeguard the best interest of children in high conflict custody cases.
Wai Mooi was a member of the Committee for Family Justice that led to the formulation of the Recommendations for Family Justice on the framework of the family justice system dated 4 July 2014. Wai Mooi also contributes in the special school and social service sectors. Wai Mooi was conferred The Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2014.
In October 2015, Singapore, through the Ministry of Social and Family Development, issued its 5th Report to the United Nations for Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and listed Wai Mooi as one of the “illustrious women lawyers in Singapore”.
Between 2014 and 2020, Wai Mooi served as a Volunteer Family Mediator, Family Justice Courts, Singapore.
Wai Mooi is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. She is also a
- Member, Panel of Child Representatives, Family Justice Courts, Singapore
- Member, Inquiry Panel, Legal Profession Act
- Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
- Mediator, The Family Panel accredited by the Family Justice Courts and Singapore Mediation Centre
- Member, Panel of Collaborative Family Practice Lawyers, Singapore Mediation Centre
- Member, Panel of Primary Justice Lawyers, Community Justice Centre
- Assigned Solicitor, Legal Aid Bureau, Singapore
Wai Mooi was called to the Singapore Bar in February 1985
Acted for a defendant in successfully defending an application for interim injunction
Acted for a husband who successfully defended a claim for maintenance in relation to a child who was not fathered by the husband
Acted for a husband in the hearing of ancillary matters where maintenance was ordered for a child above 21 years of age
Acted for a husband in the hearing of ancillary matters where an adverse inference was successfully drawn against the wife
Acted for the successful party in a Court of Appeal matter which, among others, developed the law as regards the doctrine of unconscionability in trust arrangements