Wayne Ong
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Wayne graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2007. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore in 2009. Wayne developed a broad practice in multiple disciplines - in building and construction, intellectual property, family and probate, and in criminal law. During his practice, Wayne represented clients in the State Courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal. Wayne started his own practice in 2017 with a vision to provide accessible and quality legal advice, and in particular in family, probate and criminal matters.

What should you know if you are arrested in Singapore?
Criminal and Litigation,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe police possess vast powers in Singapore – the most impactful which would be the power of arrest. Law abiding citizens would not have an encounter with the police that leads to an arrest or usually contemplate such a situation. However, in an unfortunate circumstance encountering the police on the wrong side of the law, […]

Making a Mitigation Plea in Singapore
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesAfter a person is found guilty of an offence, the Court will decide on the punishment. The prosecution will usually submit a sentence which their office sees as befitting of the offence. In response, the offender or his lawyer is entitled to make a plea in mitigation. The Court will pass sentence after hearing the prosecution’s […]

Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 3
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat’s in this guide? In the first two parts of our guide to the Women’s Charter, we discussed the rights and obligations of husband and wife, and divorce proceedings in Singapore. In this final chapter, we will discuss one of the major entitlements created by the Women’s Charter: maintenance. What is Maintenance? Maintenance means the […]

What renting expatriates need to know to recover their security deposit in Singapore
Personal,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 8 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with 99.co to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the second article of the series, Wayne Ong from Wayne Ong Law Practice answers the top 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about landlord-tenant disputes that they hear from both […]

Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 2
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat’s in this guide? In the first part of our guide to the Women’s Charter, we discussed the history of the Women’s Charter and the rights and obligations of husband and wife. In this second part, we will discuss divorce proceedings as set out in the Women’s Charter. Irretrievable breakdown of marriage as the sole […]

Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 1
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds This article is the first of a series to examine the Women’s Charter. The Women’s Charter was passed in 1961 to advocate girls’ and women’s rights in Singapore and promote equality in marriage. It codified monogamy as law, established rights and duties between husband and wife in a marriage, and set out penal provisions against […]

Security Deposits: A Guide For Tenants & Landlords
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is a security deposit? Landlords in Singapore usually require tenants to provide a sum of money at the start of a lease as a security to ensure that the tenant performs the lease and returns the property in an acceptable manner. In the event of the tenant’s default, the landlord may use the security […]

A visual guide to the type of work passes in Singapore
Business,Employment,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 4 minutesEmployers rely on foreign workers for various reasons – whether to answer the shortage of local workers or to fill specialised roles. The Ministry of Manpower reports 1.393 million foreign workers in Singapore as of December 2016. Employers who want to tap into foreign talent must apply for work passes. It can be a complicated […]