Mohamed Fazal Bin Abd Hamid

Mohamed Fazal Bin Abd Hamid

Partner, Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (2014)

His areas of expertise include:
Criminal Cases
  1. Capital Cases (i.e. Drug Trafficking, Murder),
  2. Drug Possession ; Consumption,
  3. VCH,
  4. VCGH,
  5. Rioting,
  6. Juvenile Offenders etc;
Company and Business Cases
  1. Liquidation
  2. Company winding up (voluntary winding up and compulsory winding up);
  3. Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Magistrate Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal actions involving broad areas i.e. breach of contract, minority oppression actions etc);
  4. Debt recovery (corporate);
Civil Cases
  1. Arbitration
  2. Bankruptcy (including voluntary bankruptcy and creditors bankruptcy application)
  3. Letters of Administration and Probate
  4. Defamation
  5. Debt Recovery
  6. Employment Law
  7. Road Accidents and other negligence claims including Medical Negligence
  8. Work Injury Compensation (Industrial Accidents);
Intellectual Property
  1. Trade marks
  2. Patents
  3. Copyright
Family Law
  1. Divorce
  2. Maintenance
  3. Matrimonial Property
  4. Custody of Children
  5. Maintenance (Wife and Children)
Syariah Law
  1. Muslim Divorce
  2. Muslim Maintenance
  3. Letters of Administration and Probate for Muslim Will
  4. Drafting of Muslim Wills

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Mr. Fazal represented me in my syariah variation proceedings. I’m appreciative that he understood my position in regards to my child and i am glad that i eventually got what i wanted even though the defendant had also contested hard. Fazal also made it very comfortable talking to him. Thank you so much for handling my case.Khirzaim, 21 June 2017
I met Faizal, 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
I would like to thank Mr. Fazal for all the effort he has put in my case. I was accused of voluntarily causing hurt but Mr. Fazal’s quick response and sending of representations helped resolve my charges. I was eventually let off with a fine. I will remain grateful to Fazal and his team for his advice and assistance throughout my proceedings. I highly recommend him as a lawyer who will give you an honest and capable stewardship of your case in time of need.Zulfadli, 14 March 2017
Fazal assisted me to defend against an insurance claim. He made it easy for me to understand the process as well as the law and eventually, the settlement entered was favourable. I would definitely recommend him to others.Fareed, 12 September 2017
I have started my engagement with Mr Mohamed Fazal and found him to be highly professional and personable. He met me even after office hours and during the weekends to present the best strategy in my case. I recommend Mr Fazal to provide legal services. Fazal also represented me in my maintenance application at the family court. He and his team help defend me and secured a favourable outcome. Awesome Lawyer. They are Patient to do work with due diligence. Efficient and meticulous. Profesional and understand clients requirements.Higly recommended. Thank you so much Fazal for ur assistance and much appreciated…Mohd amin, 1 September 2017
I had approached IRB for their assistance on my divorce case late last year. After the first meeting, I was impressed by his presentation, knowledge and approached to my case. Without much hesitate, I asked Mr Fazal to represent me. With the helped of the Almighty and Mr Fazal’s assistance, we managed to pull through my case. I thanked Mr Fazal and his assistance, Ms Amalina from the bottom of my heart.Kamal Zakaria, 23 July 2017
We often associate the term, ‘Service’ to the Food and Beverage, and Hotel industries. What we often overlook is that being a lawyer is also providing a service. In all my interactions with Fazal, he has shown the utmost professionalism, instilling confidence, and providing advice at every turn. How Fazal carries himself and addresses the issues is a stellar example for anyone to follow. Throughout my strenuous period of uncertainty and need, he has readily stepped in and answered all my queries and put to rest all my fears. His well-founded and objective advice has given me a different perspective and empowered me to make the right decisions and clear my thoughts. Never once was he pushy on any subject, nor was he rude in anyway. That is professionalism. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who requires a lawyer because that is how much I believe in him and how he’s able to get things done.Mr. Ng, 23 July 2017
The idea of ‘Service’, like we think of in the hotel and tourism industry, is often overlooked when we think of a lawyer. However, what they provide, is exactly the same in terms of its meaning. Fazal has gone above and beyond in the discharge of his duties and is a stellar example of how a person in the service industry should conduct him/herself. To the uninitiated in law, he has provided the information, confidence, as well as the assurances one needs to face the proceedings ahead. Never one to judge, Fazal actively lends a helping hand in trying times and encourages regardless of what you’ve done, or whatever the case you’re dealing with. Would I recommend him? I’d recommend him to my family, friends, even people I don’t know who are reading this because not only is he a great lawyer, he is also a great human being. Of course it goes without saying that I’ve not had the chance to take up the services of other lawyers, fortunately, I do not need to. Because If you experienced the services and expertise that he provides, then of course you look no further. So if you ever need a lawyer, just look for Fazal.Jordon, 12 May 2017
Mr. Fazal represented me in my syariah divorce proceedings. Very early on, he understood my position in regards to my children and i am glad that i eventually got what i wanted even though the defendant had also contested hard for the children. Fazal also made it cordial and comfortable talking to him even though it was such a stressful time for me. Thank you so much for handling my case. Saitun Abdullah, 14 March 2017
Mr. Fazal represented me in my maintenance application against my ex wife for my children. I found him to be thorough in his work and he was always ready to clear my doubts. He was always willing to go the extra mile and made it easy for me to consider my options. He prepared me for trial and eventually we are satisfied with the order given by the court. I found his fees very reasonable too and i would recommend him to my other friends and family if they require a lawyer.Hassan Zaini, 14 March 2017
Fazal and his team represented me in my syariah divorce proceedings. He understood my bottom line in regards to my child and due to his capable handling of the case, i got what i wanted even though the defendant had also contested the child. Thankfully, the court made an order in my favour. Also, Fazal never made it intimidating stepping into his law office and he always made me feel comfortable talking to him. Although the case was over, he still adviced me whenever I have queries. His services does not end when the case ended. Thank you so much for handling my case.Siti, 14 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 would like to thank Mr. Fazal for all the effort he has put in my case. I was accused of voluntarily causing hurt but Mr. Fazal’s quick response and sending of representations helped resolve my charges. I was eventually let off with a fine. I will remain grateful to Fazal and his team for his advice and assistance throughout my proceedings. I highly recommend him as a lawyer who will give you an honest and capable stewardship of your case in time of needZulfadli, 14 March 2017
I engaged the firm and Fazal assisted me in my syariah divorce. My case was rather unique given that I am based overseas and unable to return to Singapore for the eventual hearing. Fazal assisted me in successfully persuading the Court and thankfully, the Court allowed my application. I am relieved he handled my case and I can now move on with my life instead of having to come back to Singapore to finalise the divorce proceedings. Thank you Fazal and team for representing me.Sharleyne, 13 March 2017
I engaged Mr. Fazal to represent me for a maintenance application before the Family Justice Court. He struck me as a lawyer passionate and meticulous in his work. Before the trial, he prepared me on the weekend so that i can hold my own at the witness box. Eventually, we got an order we wanted and I must say I am satisfied with how my case went. He was with me every step of the way ensuring my doubts were attended to and whenever i had questions to ask, i could always contact him through his personal number. He made it easy too in regards to his legal fees. I would definitely think of him if any of my friends or family require legal assistance in the future.Amran, 13 March 2017
Very well prepared.. Reliable and will always answer our question.. Patience..Syafawati, 13 March 2017
Mr. Fazal displayed a high degree of professionalism and knowledge in criminal law from the first meeting i had with him right until my case concluded. I remember the first time i went to him office feeling very nervous about my case and during the meeting, Mr. Fazal went out of his way to advise me about criminal law and my case.From then on, I felt assured and confident that i have found the right lawyer to defend me and when i told him that i need time to consider if i really needed his assistance, he was very understanding and told me to take as much time as i needed. I was even more surprised when he did not charge me for the first consultation when i had taken almost 2 hours of his time. I eventually engaged him as my lawyer and i am grateful for his fighting spirit especially during representations and during my mitigation. All these had indeed contributed to successfully getting a lenient sentence that I had been praying for. Many thanks Mr. Fazal.Amirul Akhbar, 11 March 2017
Mr. Fazal represented me in filing for an application for legal guardianship in SIngapore as the Philippines court (my country of origin) did not address the issue of my child with my ex. The matter was fairly complex as it dealt with cross jurisdictional issues but he advised me in a manner which i could easily understand. During the times when i didnt, he was always quick to address my concerns. The fact that I had easy access to him as he gave me his personal handphone number is something i dont see in other lawyers where all you get is their office number. He was also upfront on his fees and although i took up a lot of his time, his fees was always reasonable and from my perspective, even cheaper than the rest. In doing his work, he was very thorough and he ensured that all the necessary documents were filed to ensure that there were no unnecessary delays and charges in handling the case. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who requires efficiency, clarity and transparency in the provision of legal services.Nur Hafizah, 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
I have engaged Mr. Fazal for a civil matter involving breach of contract. It is in regards to a company who did not want to pay after our company had rendered services after more than 1 year. Although it was a small sum, Mr. Fazal pursued the matter relentlessly and made calls to the other company to strike hard bargain with them. He was professional and advised my company the possible outcomes on each and every situation. Mr. Fazal even gave me his personal handphone number and he remained contactable even though he had court trials and other hearings in the day. My case eventually got resolved in the most cost effective way without incurring high legal costs. Without him, my company would have needed to incur higher legal fees elsewhere. Thumbs up Mr. Fazal!Darren Choo, 11 March 2017
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Mr Fazal who had gone to a great extent to provide assistance in my case against the other party. From my observation, Mr Fazal has a great deal of expertise in cases of breach of contract. From the very beginning, he was very approachable. He even gave me his personal number and he was always contactable. He is reasonable in his charges and spoke very truthfully. His assistance proved to be of a great value for me as it really helped to alleviate my stress. He made it seem like we were friends for a very long time and I was never afraid to let him know of my fears in pursuing with my case. Thank you once again for providing me with the expert legal representation and i will recommend my other friends should they require any legal representation in the future.Amirul Akhbar, 11 March 2017
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
Mr Fazal was handling my case for more than a year. I was going through a acrimonious divorce and had to apply for a PPO against my ex.husband as well due to harassement. I was going through alot and Mr Fazal will always be available to advise and deal with my emotions as well. As a lawyer, he have definitely done more than a lawyer would do. He is very professional and yet have a big heart who feels and try to understand what his client is feeling and going through. Mr Fazal is a lawyer with a heart and his advices to me have never gone wrong. He always have the best interest of me in whatever we had to face in the past 1 year+. Nur Amelia Abdullah, 11 March 2017
“The one issue that really stuck out during my divorce proceedings was the maintenance to be provided by my husband. I never really had any working experience, being married at such a young age, so it would be difficult for me to find a job. Even when my husband refused, Mr Fazal helped me make an application to the court to order for interim maintenance to be made to me. Eventually, he managed to convince the court of a reasonable amount of maintenance for me. My financial burdens have been greatly lifted, thanks to Mr Fazal’s hard work.”Ms W.M.B. Abdullah
“My ex-wife was rather uncooperative in allowing me to see my children after our divorce. Mr Fazal managed to get the Court to order my wife to allow me to see my children as it had previously ruled. I was emotionally distraught throughout the case, but Mr Fazal managed to calm me down and get me to focus on the case at hand. He argued my case regardless of my emotional state with utmost professionalism, and I really take my hat off to him for that.”Mr T. Van Evera
“Mr Fazal was a very efficient lawyer in helping me get my deed poll done. I was in a hurry to change my name before my graduation from university, and I had requested the process to be expedited. Mr Fazal surprised me when he readied my deed poll within the week I had requested it. As a result, I was able to change my name in time. At the same time, he was polite throughout the process. I would definitely recommend Mr Fazal and his team to anyone who wishes to get their deed poll done.” Mr N. Seah
“Fazal truly is a lawyer with a heart for his clients. When he handled my divorce case, he made sure that my young children were kept away from unnecessary scrutiny. He is sensitive and helped me find the least emotionally-straining solution to my divorce. He went the extra mile to convince my husband to consent to arrangements through mediation, and I am grateful to him for that!”Ms Teo K. J.
“Fazal was totally transparent about his fees, yet offered reasonable rates. Nevertheless, he made sure that he provided us with the best service possible. There were many issues I was unclear of, especially about the terms of maintenance, but Fazal managed to explain all these to me. He kept me informed throughout the whole process. Thank you, Fazal!”Mr W. Razali
“I would never have thought that I would come across a lawyer as humble as Fazal. He explained in layman’s terms the full details of case proceedings, and he made sure that I was comfortable with the pace of the proceedings. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs legal advice!”Mr H. Sulaiman
“Having a complicated family situation, I was very particular about the arrangements for my case. Mr Fazal not only customised such arrangements between us for my divorce case, he also managed to convince the court to make special arrangements to prevent me from being exposed to additional emotional trauma. I thank Mr Fazal for his hard work and his tireless dedication to his clients.” Ms Wong L.C.
“Fazal is the humblest lawyer I have ever met. Even though I could not pay much, he still accorded me as much attention as he does to other clients who could pay more than me. I am deeply touched by his professionalism and work ethic. He is a great lawyer!”Ms Ng P.R.
“I racked up massive debts after getting involved in a car accident for my medical treatment. Luckily, I came across Fazal who helped me fight for my claim from my insurance company. It was very stubborn about not allowing the claim, but Fazal persisted and I was able to offset my debts slightly with the claim I eventually got.”Mdm Ho J.W.
“I was personally touched by Mr Fazal’s commitment to his clients even given his busy schedule. I once urgently needed his advice on a weekend, when he could have been spending time with his family. Yet, he immediately arranged to meet me to provide me the advice I needed. Mr Fazal truly has his heart for his clients.”Mr Poh Y.X.
“I have attempted to resolve my divorce case with various lawyers, but it is with Mr Fazal that I finally reached a resolution. My wife and I could not agree on the custody of our children, and this case dragged on for years as she was uncooperative with the lawyers I had hired before. Mr Fazal surprisingly managed to convince her to agree to arrangements set out under mediation. The rest of the process then went smoothly, and I can now heave a sigh of relief.”Mr Yeoh K.K.
“Fazal managed to convince the Court of my innocence in a case of embezzlement in my company. Not only that, he also went the extra mile to ensure that my employers heard of the verdict that I was innocent, and reconciled me with my company. He truly does care for his clients, and his service is second to none!”Ms P. Lee
“Despite my slurring brought on by my illness, Fazal still managed to remain patient and took the effort to clarify parts where I was unclear on my desires. He enduringly helped me find a method of communication I was comfortable with, and ensured that my wishes were respected to the fullest. The end result he produced was a will which was exactly how I wanted it to be. When I offered to pay him extra, he refused. What a truly professional lawyer!”Mr Mohammad R.B. Laily
“When I got involved in a traffic accident with another driver, I knew I needed legal advice on how to claim from his insurance company. I came across Mr Fazal from IRB Law, and he was just the lawyer for me. Although it was a long-drawn process, Mr Fazal still kept me updated every day about how the case was going, and about our next course of action. He is patient and pleasant to work with, and I’m glad I hired him!”Mr J. Koh
“When my ex-husband refused to pay maintenance and left me financially-burdened, Mr Fazal acted immediately. He filed a motion to the Court the next day and made sure the entire process was expedited given my poor state of affairs. In less than a month, the Court enforced the order for my husband to pay maintenance, and I am thankful for Mr Fazal’s hard work despite his busy schedule.” Ms J.B.Ibrahim
“I admit that I was a very difficult client and had refused to come out and admit many facts which were crucial to help my defence. Other lawyers gave up on me, but Mr Fazal did not. He was patient all throughout the case, but at the same time, managed to convince me to help him defend myself in court. Mr Fazal also went the extra mile to ensure that my family was well taken care of while I was in prison. I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart.”Mr V.J. Sundram

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 divorces) including various proceedings involving foreign spouses and cross-border family disputes;

– Applications relating to maintenance, personal protection orders and interim applications for child access;

– 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, drug, money laundering, theft and fraud, etc.;

– Offences involving the Bankruptcy Act;

– Offences involving the Children and Young Persons Act.

Fazal’s experience in civil litigation includes representing individuals at the District and Magistrate’s Court at trial and at appeal for these matters:

– Contractual disputes and breaches of director’s duties;

– 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 act.

Personal

Fazal is an active CLAS (Criminal Law Aid Scheme) and an active 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 at the University of London (Master of Laws) in the field of International Dispute Resolution.

Recent reported case(s) handled by Fazal

TVT v TVU [2016] SGFC 151 (a case involving committal application for breaches of an order of Court)

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