Mohamed Fazal Bin Abd Hamid – LLB
Partner, Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Fazal is the youngest partner at I.R.B Law LLP. His litigation practice encompasses a broad spectrum of work involving civil, criminal, family and probate applications.
Fazal’s experience in family cases include representation at the High Court (Family Division) of Singapore, the Majlis Ugama of Islam Singapura (MUIS), Family Justice Courts and the Syariah Court of Singapore for these matters:
- Contentious divorces (both civil and Muslim) including various proceedings concerning foreign spouses and cross-border family disputes;
- Applications relating to maintenance, personal protection orders and interim applications for child access as well as other applications pursuant to the Guardianship of Infants Act;
- Contentious probate proceedings involving citation applications and defending applications with regard to the suitability of executors.
In the field of criminal litigation, Fazal has been involved in various trials (as well as entering into plea bargain with the Prosecution) for these matters:
- Penal Code offences concerning sexual, cheating, money laundering, theft and fraud, etc.;
- Offences involving the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Bankruptcy Act;
- Offences involving the Children and Young Persons Act.
Fazal’s experience in civil litigation includes representing clients at the District and Magistrate’s Court at trial and at appeal for these matters:
- Contractual disputes and breaches of director’s duties;
- Asset and debt recovery;
- Claims involving insurance (personal, motor and work injury), etc.
Besides contentious matters, he also does non – contentious work such as the drafting of wills, power of attorney and applying for letters for the grant of probate / letters of administration / mental capacity.
Fazal is an active CLAS (Criminal Law Aid Scheme) and legal aid lawyer. In 2017, he was awarded the NOVO award by the Legal Aid Bureau for his outstanding service as an assigned solicitor.
Fazal is currently a member of the Muslim Law Practice Committee and as member, has represented the Committee in giving talks to litigants-in-persons at the Syariah Court and the Singapore Council of Women’s Organization.
Fazal spends his free time furthering his studies (Master of Laws) at the University of London in the field of International Dispute Resolution.
Recent reported case(s) handled by Fazal
TVT v TVU  SGFC 151 (a case involving committal application for breaches of an order of Court)
Testimonials by Fazal’s previous clients
Once again, I would like to thank Mr Fazal for his professional advice rendered to me and my wife. He really made sure we understood the probability and risks under our lawsuit. His explanations are easy to comprehend allowing us to make decisions on the fly.
Mr Fazal made us feel comfortable every step of the way. Will highly recommend his service to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Yong family, 11 March 2017
Dearest Fazal and Rafidah, we would like to convey our sincere and utmost thanks to you both for the excellent legal representation for our Syariah MUIS appeal. There was a lot on the line and we truly appreciate all the extra time and effort that was put forth till the end. Thank you for all the late night advice, constant reassurances and frequent updates throughout the appeal. We had a good feel about you two from the very start and Alhamdulillah, our gut instincts proved right!
If ever I would need to recommend great, approachable lawyers to family or friends, we’d look no further than IRB Law – especially you both.
Thank you, once again.
Arina Kamil, 11 March 2017
Mr Fazal has been my voice of reason and rational when things got tough for me. Full of advice and patience in dealing with my never-ending queries, doubts, and fears despite his hectic schedule. He will brief me on procedures, expectations, possible outcomes at each step of the proceedings which assured me that I was in good hands.
When I needed to engage a lawyer, I was worried about the leave I had to take to arrange for appointments. However it was a huge relief when Mr Fazal was very flexible in arranging for appointments after office hours. I give his dedication to his work two thumbs up!
He is not just a lawyer but a counsellor, a friend and also a mentor. He makes my stressful moments a little bit better with his sense of humor too.
Thank you, Mr Fazal, for going the extra mile.
Nisaa, 14 March 2017
I met Fazal, when all the other lawyers turn their backs on me. On the first meet, he gave the assurance that he will do his best to help me and showed his sincerity. He came to my PTC and made my life easier and till the end of the PTC , he made me feel safe and would do his best. Highly recommended.
BTW the case was discharge and I was left out with a warning.
Muhd Sam Baba, 6 April 2017