(November 2016 - July 2017)
|Jennifer Goh||Committee Member|
Wai Kaey Soon
He is the managing principal of Peoples Solicitors Pty Ltd that was founded in 2006. His firm specializes in litigation across all sectors including human rights.
He sits on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the NSW Law Society.
Kingsley’s former career was in engineering and investment banking in Asia, North America and UK where he held senior management positions. When he returned to Australia, he setup and ran ASX’s first Asian stock-broking firm.
Kingsley has been involved as community spokesperson and political figure in areas of racial discrimination, equality and cultural diversity for the past 5 years. He upholds diversity objectives through public advocacy, mentoring, fostering of empowerment and collective action.
Edmond is a Senior Associate in Commercial Litigation at Clayton Utz. He is a leading litigation lawyer serving ASX-listed corporates and institutional clients. He has acted in number of complex and cutting-edge matters in the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. He is renowned for his cross-section of expertise including: financial services, tax litigation and dispute resolution. Edmond has been involved in numerous high-profile financial services disputes and regulatory investigations which have seen him advise on strategic and novel solutions.
Before embarking on private practice, Edmond was a Researcher to the Chief Judge at Common Law (Justice McClellan, now a Judge of Appeal) and other judges of the Common Law Division in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Edmond has been named by The Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" for Dispute Resolution in Australia. Edmond is one of the founding members of the NSW Branch of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.
Faheem is a dispute resolution senior associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, with a particular expertise in engineering and construction, environment and planning and public law disputes. Faheem excels at giving clients strategic advice to empower them to resolve their disputes. Faheem strongly believes that our nation derives its strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all. He is proud to be able to pursue those ideals through his involvement in the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.
Theresa has been practicing as barrister at the NSW Bar since 2006. Before coming to the Bar, she worked as a lawyer at Minter Ellison and then Holman Webb. Since coming to the Bar she has appeared in a range of jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia and unled before the Full Federal Court of Australia in a number of significant migration cases. In 2016, she was admitted as a barrister in the Supreme Court of Nauru and was one of the first Counsel to appear on administrative law cases in that jurisdiction. Theresa has a diverse practice which includes commercial law and equity. She has a special interest in giving back to the community and improving society through her legal skills and experience.
Jennifer is a lawyer in the Corporate practice group at Lander & Rogers in Sydney. She graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2013 with a Bachelor of International Studies (Modern Languages) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons).
Jennifer has previously studied and worked in Japan and Korea, and was the recipient of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Australia-Korea Foundation Scholarship in 2013.
Jennifer is keenly interested in multicultural issues in Australian society. She is excited to work with the Asian Australian Lawyers Association to support and develop opportunities for young Asian-Australian lawyers and help contribute to a more diverse and robust Australian legal profession.
Ting Lim, Committee Member
Ting currently works in policy at the NSW Bar Association. She was previously adviser to Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner and assisted him in his work on the blueprint on cultural diversity and inclusive leadership Leading for Change. Prior to being adviser, she worked as a conciliator at the Australian Human Rights Commission on unlawful discrimination matters and complaints alleging a breach of human rights. Between 2008 and 2011, she practiced as a solicitor at Refugee Advice and Casework Service.
Gerald Ng, Committee Member
Gerald was admitted to the NSW Bar in 2008. Before coming to the Bar, Gerald was an Associate to the Hon W M C Gummow AC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, and then a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). Since coming to the Bar, Gerald has appeared in diverse jurisdictions, ranging from the High Court to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and in a diverse range of matters, including a successful challenge to the constitutional validity of the National School Chaplaincy Program. He has also lectured in Federal Constitution Law at the University of New South Wales.
Wai Kaey Soon, Committee Member
Wai Kaey Soon is a barrister at Frederick Jordan Chambers. Prior to his admission to the Bar in 2014, Wai Kaey spent 4 years as a litigation solicitor with a particular expertise in insurance and insolvency law and litigation. His practice spans matters in Courts and Tribunals across Australia and he has expertise in commercial, equity, corporations, and intellectual property law.
Wai Kaey believes that the legal profession in Australia has open before it the vast markets and opportunities of the entire Asian region, and wants all practitioners to find and take advantage of those opportunities, at whatever level. Wai Kaey is also a passionate believer in providing support networks for legal practitioners, and ensuring that all practitioners feel welcome and accepted by others in the profession, no matter their background.
Bernard Tan, Committee Member
Bernard is a Principal at Keypoint Law. Bernard has over 20 years of experience as a property lawyer, and specialises in property developments and projects. Prior to Keypoint Law, Bernard was a partner at ClarkeKann Lawyers and also worked as a senior associate and special counsel at Maddocks, Cutler Hughes & Harris (now Thomson Geer) as well as various in-house roles in Australian and overseas. Bernard leads a diverse team of lawyers and associates at Keypoint and is proud to support diversity in the Australian legal profession.
Amy Tin, Committee Member
Amy is Special Counsel at McCullough Robertson and has over 11 years’ experience as a banking and finance lawyer advising financial institutions, corporations, equity investors and sponsors on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including PPP, corporate, acquisition and property financing. Amy is also a fluent Chinese (Cantonese) speaker.
Prior to working at McCullough Robertson, Amy worked at leading law firms in Sydney and has gained valuable commercial experience working in-house at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Macquarie Bank and Amcor on secondments. Amy is also a member of the executive committee of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW.