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MOHAMMAD SHAFIQ

Mohammad Shafiq is an Associate with Abdul Rahman Law Corporation.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 2016 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Singapore as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2017. He is currently also a member of the Law Society of Singapore.

Despite only recently commencing legal practice, Shafiq has gained invaluable experience across a broad and diverse range of litigation matters, including commercial and civil disputes, family law practice, criminal law as well as corporate practice. His broad knowledge base and legal experience mean that he is well-equipped to handle a broad range of civil disputes including tenancy disputes, defamation claims, and personal injury claims amongst others. Shafiq is also actively involved in a broad range of family matters including maintenance of wife and children, personal protection orders, Syariah and Civil divorce, as well as wills and probate. He has also acted for and advised clients in matters before the  Community Justice Tribunals, including civil disputes in the Small Claims Tribunal and matters under the Protection from Harassment Act.  

Whether yours is a criminal case, a family matter or a civil dispute, you can rest assured knowing that Shafiq will fight tirelessly to ensure that your interests prevail.

In a relatively short time, Shafiq has demonstrated his skill and resourcefulness as a lawyer on numerous occasions and has already been involved in a diverse range of cases before the State Courts and the High Court of Singapore. For example, Shafiq has argued twice in the High Court for a stay of proceedings under the newly enacted Mediation Act 2017 and has also represented clients in Arbitration disputes. Where criminal cases are concerned, Shafiq has also successfully argued in the State Courts for reduced sentences for his clients facing charges under the Penal Code, Arms and Explosives Act, Misuse of Drugs Act, Road Traffic Act, Moneylenders’ Act, Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, Immigration Act, Customs Act. He has also taken a lead role in a criminal case which made national news, representing a defendant charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt by a dangerous weapon. Shafiq successfully had the sentence reduced to four and a half years’ imprisonment and 12 strokes of the cane, compared with a maximum possible sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment with fine or caning for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a weapon.

Notwithstanding the nature of any case, Shafiq strives to ensure that clients understand the complex legal situations before them completely. Comfortably bilingual in English and Tamil, Shafiq is able to advise both local and international clients from a wide range of backgrounds. Additionally, Shafiq is also cognizant of the stress of litigation on his clients and endeavours to explore amicable settlements where practicable. However, when litigation is the only resort, Shafiq does not shy away from striving to obtain the best possible outcome at trial for his clients.

Shafiq is also strongly driven to give back to the community through his practice, and is an Assigned Solicitor with the Legal Aid Bureau (LAB), a volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and acts as a Junior Assisting Counsel for the Legal Aid Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO).

Outside of his legal practice, Shafiq regularly volunteers to help the community by providing free talks on legal issues. In his free time, he enjoys nothing more than playing football.

Notable Cases:

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/jail-and-caning-for-slashing-three-youths 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/man-charged-for-possession-of-glock-air-pistol-7679110