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Mohamed Fazal

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Fazal’s main areas of practice revolve around commercial, family, probate and criminal matters.

Fazal strongly believes that everyone deserves a fair trial and is truly passionate about getting the best outcome for his clients. Since practice, he has appeared in many open court contested trials from the High Court, the State Courts, the Family Justice Courts, the Syariah Court and the MUIS Appeal Board of Singapore.

Fazal also undertakes non-contentious matters such as the drafting of power of attorney, wills, grants of probate, letters of administration, adoption and mental capacity. He is also familiar with drafting and advising on employment disputes as well as on commercial contracts.

Fazal is an accredited Singapore mediation centre (SMC) and Singapore international mediation institute (SIMI) mediator.

As part of community work, Fazal is an active lawyer in the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and in the Legal Aid Bureau (LAB). Given his contributions towards the Legal Aid Bureau, he was awarded the NOVO award in 2016. He also received the 5-Year appreciation award in 2020 from LAB. In 2021, he received the Judicial Volunteers Appreciation certificate.

In his free time, Fazal studies for a Master of Law (specialising in International Dispute Resolution) from the University of London as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Human Resources Management from the University of Murdoch. He is also pursuing two diplomas in Islamic Studies and in Syariah Law.

Reported Cases:

  • 3D Networks Singapore Pte Ltd v Voon South Shiong & Another [2022] SGHC 167
  • Appeal Case No. 03/2021
  • Appeal Case No. 05/2021
  • Appeal Case No. 30/2020
  • VFD and Anor v VFF and 6 Others [2020] SGFC 10
  • CQ v CR (CS, intervener) [2019] SGSAB 5
  • UWQ v UWR [2019] SGFC 82
  • UOQ v UOR [2018] SGFC 81
  • TVT v TVU [2016] SGFC 151

Recent non – reported cases:

Arbitration practice:

  • Successfully obtained an arbitral award constituted under the Law Society Arbitration Scheme.

Civil practice:

  • Successfully defended a claim against a previous employee for damages from an alleged breach of employment contract at the High Court in breach of a non-compete clause, breach of confidence and conspiracy to injure.
  • Successfully defended committal applications for alleged breaches of court order at the High Court and at the State Court.
  • Successfully defended a defamation claim requiring the Plaintiff to pay costs to the Defendant.
  • Acted for the Plaintiffs in numerous enforcement applications such as bankruptcy, garnishee, writ of sale and seizure, examination of judgment debts.

Criminal practice:

  • Successfully securing reductions and/or a withdrawal of charges and/or discharge not amounting to acquittals for various accused persons through representations and CCMS.
  • Successfully persuaded the Court not to order forfeiture of S$25,000.00 from a bailor when the accused absconded.

Family practice:

  • Successfully overturned decisions given at the Syariah Court before the MUIS Appeal Board ranging from care and control orders, orders concerning nafkah iddah / mutaah and the division of matrimonial assets.
  • Successfully defended decisions given at the Family Justice Courts before the High Court (Family Division) ranging from PPOs, maintenance, care and control orders and the division of matrimonial assets.
  • Successfully resisted applications by Child Protective Services pursuant to section 4 of the Children and Young Persons Act.
  • Successfully obtained care and control of 2 minor children (aged 6 and 4 respectively) to the Father.
  • Successfully resisted relocation application by a parent intending to relocate to another country bringing along the minor child of the marriage.
  • Successfully obtained discovery order against the Plaintiff to release information pertaining to her INVEST scheme before the Syariah Court of Singapore.

Appointments:

  • Co - chairperson, Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) Technology Committee (2022 - present)
  • Member, Mosque Management Board Masjid Ar-Raudhah (2021 - present)
  • Member, Family Justice Support Scheme (2021 - present)
  • Member, YRF Main Committee (2020 - present)
  • Member, YRF Family & Children’s Welfare & Fund Allocation (2020 - present)
  • Member, Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (2020 - present)
  • Member, M3 @ Jurong (Mesra, Muis and Mendaki) (2019 – present)
  • Member, Law Society’s Muslim Law Practice (2015 – present)
  • Assigned solicitor, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and Legal Aid Bureau (LAB) (2014 – present)

Working Languages:

English, Malay

Recent Testimonials

  • Sher Rome Lius

    Right from the start everything was handled professionally by Mr Fazal. Within a year, all the matters have been resolved and I am happy with the outcome. Thank you and keep up the great work in serving your clients with such dedication. Highly recommended.

  • Mr Sundram

    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 J. Koh

    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!

  • Mohammad R.B. Laily

    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!

  • Paula Lee

    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!

  • Mr Sulaiman

    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!

  • Ms Teo K. J

    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!

  • Yong Family

    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.

  • Mohammad Laily

    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!

  • Namza Aziz

    Mr Fazal has been of great help to me. I would like to extend my thanks to his professional and excellent service. He is very knowledgeable and approachable. Always helping and going that extra mile.

  • Siddique Rashid

    Mr Fazal has been of great help to me. He is very knowledgeable and approachable. Always willing to go the extra mile to help.

  • Banu Noordin

    I approached IRB Law LLP for my legal services. Right from the start, everything was handled professionally very well. Lawyer Mr Fazal handled everything with such ease and assured me things would be in my favour. Within a year, all the matters have been resolved and I am happy with the outcome. Thank you and keep up the great work in serving your clients with such dedication. Highly recommended.

  • Eric Tan

    Initially contacted IRB Law LLP and was impressed by how quick they were in responding back. Would like to extend my special thanks to Mr Fazal who provided good insight and advice along the way. Highly recommend.

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