LL.B (HONS), UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, CLP
ADVOCATE & SOLICITOR OF THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA
Denise Lim is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya admitted in November 2018. She is a Collaborative Lawyer trained by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) since 2022, a Mediator accredited by the Malaysian International Mediation Centre (MIMC), and a committee member of the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) for term 2023-2024.
LEGAL EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
- Acted for both husbands and wives in contentious and non-contentious divorce cases, including matters involving adultery, child abduction, custody, maintenance, division of matrimonial assets, domestic violence.
- Advised on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
- Acted in challenges against adoption orders.
- Advised foreigners wishing to marry Malaysian citizens on the processes to register their marriage in Malaysia.
- Registering/recognising foreign divorce orders locally.
Probate, trusts and inheritance
- Acted in contentious inheritance disputes.
- Applied for probate / letters of administration
- Acted in proceedings to remove trustees.
- Assisted beneficiaries to prepare agreements regarding changes in distribution of the estates.
- Applied for accounts of estate from executors/administrators.
- Drafted wills.
Collaborative Law and Mediation
- Acted in Collaborative Law and Mediation Processes.
- Worked with family and mental health professionals to support parties during the process.
- Incorporated collaborative and mediation skills in litigation where possible to explore and/or achieve amicable outcomes for parties.
- Acted in contractual disputes, including breach of promises to marry, etc.
- Advised on sexual harassment and defamation.
- Provided watching brief and victim support in sexual offences against children.
- Advised on matters concerning nuisance and trespass.
- Acted in debt recovery actions.
- Acted in judicial review and civil proceedings against authorities.
- Acted as amicus curiae and watching brief in matters in the Federal Court regarding citizenship.