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Goh Siu Lin

 

LL.B. (Hons) (Bristol)
Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance Litigation, Probate & Administration, General & Civil Litigation, Family Law

Contact

Telephone Extension Number – 206
Email: siulin@shooklin.com.my
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Overview

Siu Lin read law at the University of Bristol, graduating in 1993 with a LLB (Hons). She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995 whereupon she commenced legal practice with the firm. She was admitted as a partner in 2003 and is currently Deputy Head of the Family, Probate & Trusts Department.

Siu Lin has a diverse and active practice and handles all aspects of contentious disputes arising from contractual civil claims with a special emphasis on banking and finance, litigation, probate and family law. She advises financial institutions in contentious debt recovery cases, claims against financial institutions, issues arising in receiverships and liquidations. Additionally, she handles family law, adoptions, probate, property disputes, defamation, judicial review proceedings and land reference cases.

Siu Lin has been involved in matters that have been litigated at all tiers of the Malaysian legal system, regularly appearing in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

She has lectured magistrates on civil procedure at the Institute of Judicial and Legal Officers Training Institute, of the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia.

Professional Membership

  • Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (2017-2018)
  • President of the Association of Women Lawyers (2015-2017)
  • Vice President of the Association of Women Lawyers (2012-2013, 2013-2015)
  • Secretary of the Association of Women Lawyers (2010-2012)
  • Committee member of the Association of Women Lawyers (2009-2010)
  • Executive committee member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar (2012-2013), (2013-2014) (2014-2015) (2015-2016) Chair of the Practitioners’ Affairs Committee (2012-2014), Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee (2014-2015), Chair of the Professional Development Committee (2015-2016), Honorary Secretary of the Kuala Lumpur Bar (2015-2016)
  • Siu Lin is mentioned in “Malaysia, Who’s Who, Constitution, Government & Politics (2009)”
  • Examiner – Professional Standards & Ethics Programme of the Malaysian Bar (since 2007)
  • Member of the Information Technology Sub-Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Bar (2005-2006)
  • Member of Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (since 2005)
  • Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Articles

Recent Cases

Talks

  • “What Our Rape Laws Miss” – BFM interview on 1.6.2015
  • “Family Mediation” for judicial and legal officers of the BSK Division (Bahagian Sokongan Keluarga) Training Division, Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia, Institut Latihan Islam Malaysia, Bangi on 12.3.2015
  • “Women’s Rights” at Taylor’s Law School on 12.1.2012
  • “Sexual Harassment” – HELP University College 25.5.2012
  • “Introduction to Arbitration” at the Faculty of Law, University Technology Mara 4.5.2012
  • Siu Lin was interviewed on 18.10.2012 for the “Women’s Power” segment on the Malaysian Observer TV (mobTV) on Section 294 of the Criminal Procedure Code
  • Siu Lin was interviewed on 29.5.2013 by MySinchew in “Rape, then Marriage. What is going on?”. A discussion on the recent case of a 13 year old Sabahan girl who was allegedly raped on 18.2.2013 by a 40 year old restaurant manager.
  • Siu Lin was interviewed on 14.6.2013 for the “Women’s Power” segment on the Malaysian Observer TV (MobTV) on “Perlembagaan & Parlimen”.
  • Siu Lin was interviewed by KiniTV for her views on Malaysian adoption laws, in their KiniFocus segment: “Malaysia’s orphans & the long road to adoption”.
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