Nadia Moynihan
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Nadia's practice encompasses Civil and Commercial Litigation, Matrimonial and Syariah Law as well as Criminal Law. She has experience handling cases from State Courts to High Court level. She regularly advises corporate and private clients on schemes of arrangement, bankruptcy proceedings, trade disputes, employment disputes and other contractual claims. Her civil practice draws upon her experience representing clients in complex multi-jurisdictional cases involving misappropriation of funds and shareholder disputes. Her matrimonial practice features cross-border disputes regarding child custody and the enforcement of maintenance as well as High Court litigation pertaining to the division of substantial matrimonial assets located in multiple jurisdictions. Her criminal practice includes experience representing clients in prosecutions for drug offences, sexual offences and violent offences ranging from voluntarily causing hurt to homicide. She also has experience representing children charged with criminal offences. Nadia's non-contentious practice includes the drafting of various commercial agreements and personal legal instruments such as wills and lasting powers of attorney. Nadia is on the panel of lawyers of a number of embassies in Singapore.

Online Bullying
Defamation,Harassment,Legal Everyday,Personal,Tort Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article was written by Nadia Moynihan from August Law with the assistance of Annette Liew, an L.L.B. undergraduate at Singapore Management University’s School of Law. Cyberbullying as a phenomenon has grown exponentially over the last two decades and Singapore apparently now has the second highest incidence of cyberbullying in the world. This should not be surprising, […]

Indemnity provisions in contracts – are they that important?
Business,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are indemnity provisions? Indemnity provisions, also known as “indemnities” or “indemnity clauses”, are commonly included in contracts to allocate risk between contracting parties. If properly included, the indemnifying party (the “indemnifier”) will be obliged to compensate the indemnified party for losses which may occur as a result of a specified event, sometimes referred to […]

Doing business with foreign companies safely
Business,Business Advice,Dispute Resolution

Reading Time: 8 minutesI. Introduction In any business, careful risk management is crucial to protecting your profits. One major and often overlooked risk is litigation risk, especially overseas litigation risk. This article will address the litigation risk that a Singaporean company may face when doing business with a foreign counterparty that fails to uphold its contractual obligations. II. […]

Are you a victim of sexual assault or harassment?
Criminal and Litigation,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesIf you are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, the first thing you should do is immediately tell someone you trust and go to make a police report. However, there is more you can do to secure justice for yourself against your attacker or harasser if the criminal process proves to be too daunting […]

คุณมีปัญหาเรื่องอำนาจปกครองบุตรข้ามแดนหรือไม่
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 1 minutesคุณสามารถหย่าที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์ในฐานะเป็นชาวต่างชาติได้หรือไม่ ถ้าสามารถทำได้คุณจะต้องคำนึงถึงประการใดบ้าง และมีอะไรจะเกิดขึ้นได้บ้าง ข้อสงสัยเหล่านี้จะได้รับคำตอบดังต่อไปนี้
ในปีค.ศ. 2015 มีรายงานกล่าวไว้ว่า 1 ใน 3 (หรือ 36 %) ของการสมรสที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์เป็นการสมรสระหว่างคนสิงคโปร์กับชาวต่างชาติ โดยมีชาวต่างชาติจดทะเบียนสมรสทั้งหมด 8562 คน

5 Times when the Non-Compete Clauses in your Employment Contract Probably Aren’t Enforceable
Business,Business Advice,Employment,Legal Contracts,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesNon-compete clauses are quite common in employment contracts for certain industries in Singapore. They typically seek to restrict an employee’s right to engage in a similar occupation with a competitor for a period of time after the termination of the employment contract. However, what many employers who include such clauses are not aware of is […]

Single Fathers in Singapore – Overcoming Legal Obstacles
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesTypically, it is hard for fathers in Singapore to gain care and control over their children. This is not something new. However, it is something that is continuously fought over and spoken about. Firstly, according to the Ministry of Social and Family Development (“MSF”), there has been an increase in the rate of divorces in […]

What constitutes elderly abuse?
Criminal and Litigation,Personal,Personal Injury

Reading Time: 4 minutesElderly abuse is an issue that has been discussed in the public sphere recently, with the Vulnerable Adults Bill being passed in Parliament in May this year, and scheduled to come into force by the end of the year. Elderly abuse refers to the situation where caretakers of elderly people (often a family member) abuse […]

The Law in Singapore on Single Mothers – Is there more to be done?
Personal,Single Mothers

Reading Time: 8 minutesIf you are a single mother, what category of single mother do you belong to? Widowed Divorced Unmarried Single woman who adopts a child by choic Why does it matter what category you belong to? The category to which you belong will affect your rights in law. Generally speaking, if you were married when the […]

Having Child Custody Issues Across the Border?
Divorce and Child Custody

Reading Time: 8 minutesSingapore is an extremely diverse country with people from all over the world living and working here. With slightly over half the current population actually being born in Singapore, it’s not surprising that 2 in every 5 marriages registered in Singapore in 2008 were between Singaporeans and foreigners. No statistics are available on the number […]

What will happen to my HDB flat after I get a divorce?
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Department of Statistics Singapore has noted that divorce rates in 2016 were at a 10-year high. If you are currently undergoing divorce proceedings, we understand that it is a difficult process. One of your biggest concerns might be what would happen to your HDB flat after your divorce, given that it is likely to be […]

Repealing Section 377A
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat constitutional challenge does Section 377A of the Penal Code face? In Singapore the recent proposal to reform the Penal Code has once again left s 377A untouched. However, elsewhere the equivalent section has been invalidated. In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of India struck down a provision similar to s 377A, generating widespread […]