Ms Irene Lim Kwee Hong graduated from the then University of Singapore in 1974 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and has been a legal practitioner since 1975. She received her secondary and pre-university education in Raffles Girls’ Secondary School.
Her experience in practice has been extensive, covering a broad range of legal subjects including the areas of Conveyancing, Tenancy matters, Corporate and Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Estate matters, Adoptions and Family Law, Trade Marks, Civil Litigation and litigation related to Statutory Offences and general solicitor's work.
Whilst the bulk of her present practice focuses on solicitors’ work, particularly Corporate matters, Estate matters and Conveyancing (including redemption, sale, purchase, mortgage, CPF charge and refinancing of all kinds of property such as residential, commercial and industrial property), she is still very much actively involved in the practice of the other areas of law abovementioned to varying degrees . Her more intensive experience in the past as a litigation lawyer puts her in an advantageous position in the conduct of solicitors’ work.
For some years, she has served as Tutor in Negotiations and as Examiner in Conveyancing in the Postgraduate Law Course conducted by the Board of Legal Education of Singapore, a compulsory course for all law graduands seeking to be called to the Bar to be legally qualifed as legal practitioners in Singapore.
She is also an accredited Mediator equipped to conduct Alternative Dispute Resolutions, an increasingly sought-after mode of resolving contentious matters conducted in less formal environment which has proven to be conducive to amicable settlements of disputes. In this respect, she has served as Mediator in the Small Claims Tribunal as well.
She is also actively engaged in Estate matters and occasionally, she has been invited to give talks in various forums on the subject of the making of wills and related issues of intestate succession and procedure of estate matters.
In 1982, she was admitted to the Bar in Western Australia and is therefore qualified to practise as a Solicitor there as well.