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Jonathan Phipps


Jonathan is a well-rounded lawyer and maintains a broad general legal practice, including both contentious work (civil litigation, criminal defence, family matters), as well as non-contentious matters (corporate transactional, compliance, probate).
Since starting his legal career in the mid-2000s, Jonathan worked his way up, first as a paralegal supporting senior lawyers, before obtaining his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania, practising under the Singapore Bar after being admitted in 2014 and finally managing a firm as partner from 2021.
Regardless of the area of practice, Jonathan believes in building a relationship of trust with his clients, understanding their needs and then working towards practical solutions which serve their best interests. He values every one of his clients, from the individual, to the corporates (including banks, investment advisory firms, healthcare businesses and information technology startups).
Some of the matters Jonathan has been involved with include:

  • Civil Litigation: Represented the claimant in a High Court trial involving a dispute between a co-habiting couple over a SGD 3 million apartment over issues of trust, estoppel and time bar.
  • Civil Litigation: Represented a prominent healthcare business in a High Court trial in a claim of trademark infringement and passing off.
  • Civil Litigation: Represented an Indian investment advisory firm in a claim against an Arab bank for negligence, misrepresentation and mis-selling of financial products.
  • Civil Litigation: Representing a banker in a European bank in a suit involving assertions of negligence, misrepresentation and mis-selling of financial products.
  • Civil Litigation: Assisting in debt recovery and insolvency matters for a South Asian bank.
  • Civil Litigation: Other matters include disputes involving contract, construction, shipping, employment, property, shareholder disputes, intellectual property, tort, insolvency and enforcement.


  • Criminal Defence: Representing an accused (who had been sentenced for a widely-publicized criminal matter) who had allegedly attempted to evade custody by leaving Singapore in a sampan, in a criminal reference. The criminal reference dealt with matters including access to legal counsel and commencement of a sentence of imprisonment.
  • Criminal Defence: Representing an accused at trial for multiple charges of international match-fixing involving top-tier European football clubs.
  • Criminal Defence: Representing the founder of Singapore’s largest timber flooring company in trial against seventeen charges of cheating several banks.
  • Criminal Defence: Representing construction companies against charges prosecuted by the Energy Market Authority.
  • Criminal Defence: Other matters include fraud, corruption, gambling, rioting, outrage of modesty and the misuse of drugs.


  • Family Law: Represented a client to resist an interlocutory application by the plaintiff wife to sell a matrimonial property.
  • Family Law: Other matters include contentious divorce involving overseas assets, maintenance, PPOs and probate.


Working Languages:

English, Chinese

Practice Areas

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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