DENISE LIM

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

Family

  • 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. 


Other matters

  • 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.
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