Muntaz is a partner in I.R.B. Law and oversees the work of associates as well as manages the firm with the Managing Partner. She holds two degrees from the National University of Singapore – one in Law with Honours and another in Arts (Political Science). She also holds a Diploma in Law with Merit from Temasek Polytechnic.
Muntaz’s work experience includes working in Government’s legal departments of both the Ministry of Manpower and Central Provident Fund Board, making her very familiar with Employment Matters.
Her practice over the years also focuses on Criminal and Family matters. In the recent year alone, Muntaz has had two Court of Appeal matters in which she was involved. In both cases, the ruling was in her client’s favour. One was to award a housewife with a hefty division after drawing an adverse inference against a husband who was hiding his asset and the other was to secure reformative training for an intellectually disabled client who had committed a serious crime. On top of these cases and along the years, Muntaz has undertaken a wide range of litigation cases in family and criminal matters and gone for numerous hearings/trials which resulted in good outcomes for her clients.
Despite being a strong litigator and being involved in many protracted matters, Muntaz also recognises the importance of an amicable and expeditious resolution to matters. To hone her skills in this area, she undertook mediation courses and is now an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and Singapore International Mediation Institute. She regularly volunteers as a Judge for mediation events. She regularly uses her mediation experience to explore settlements for clients.
Muntaz is fluent in both English and Malay.
Current and past committees
Reported cases (crime)
Working Languages:English, Malay
We engaged the services of Ms Muntaz regarding a dispute with our ex-employee. Since she had worked with MOM, she was able to give us valuable inputs about manpower laws. Thus, we were able to settle the matter without spending much.
I had the privilege and honour of engaging Muntaz with regards to employment matters. Her knowledge and expertise are invaluable and she handled my case with utter efficiency and utmost professionalism. Singapore is a law-abiding country and the law indeed protects the morally upright. I'm glad Muntaz exists to maintain balance and uphold the integrity of justice.
My family is very grateful to Ms Muntaz for representing my child who was charged in the Youth Court and seemingly the sentencing would likely to be probation in a Boy's Hostel. Through her humble beginning, she fully understood the meaning of poverty and the underprivileged, hence fought hard and intelligently for her clients, working relentlessly. Her experience as a State Prosecutor has also gained her many...
insights into our criminal procedures and system. The end result? The Judge granted my child to be supervised at our home! When someone not only helped you in court but also your family, gratitude must be given.
Great to have engaged the services of Muntaz in getting my Will done. I find her very well-experienced for the task, utmost professional and meticulous in her work.
Ms Muntaz Zainuddin was a wholly capable sherpa, displaying an acute balance of tact, propriety, patience and responsiveness – comforting ownership of my case, no less. In retrospect, definitely worth that call.