Siblings of Singapore PM seek disciplinary hearing on conduct of Lee Kuan Yew’s lawyer

The kinfolk of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong are searching for the social occasion of a disciplinary court to investigate the lead of their cousin, Kwa Kim Li, who masterminded six wills for their late father Lee Kuan Yew.Kwa, a directing accessory at law office Lee and Lee, organized the wills for Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s building up head executive, between August 20, 2011 and November 2, 2012.


Court documents got by TODAY shown that Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, who are specialists and trustees of Lee Kuan Yew’s estate, recorded the High Court application illicit Society (LawSoc) on September 21 per year back.

The Lee family’s application communicates that a solicitation board inspected Kwa following three protests made in 2019.

The application searches for a solicitation from the High Court organizing the LawSoc to apply to Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon “for the plan of a disciplinary committee for a regular assessment concerning the lead of Ms Kwa Kim Li” more than three of the 2019 fights.

TODAY mentioned LawSoc for nuances from the complaints and the consequence of the solicitation board. In like manner, its delegate said: “The Law Society can’t comment as the matter is sub judice.”

The family presented their application under Section 96(1) of the Legal Profession Act, which communicates that an individual may apply to a named expert if he is disillusioned with LawSoc’s decision after his complaint.

This can apply to circumstances where the LawSoc’s board of trustees checked that a legitimate assessment isn’t imperative, or that there is no satisfactory purpose behind a customary assessment, anyway that the lawful advisor concerned should be given a rebuke, sentenced or mentioned to deal with a discipline.

Dr Lee had as of late censured Kwa for breaking her commitments as a lawyer to Lee Kuan Yew and lying about her commitment in the events that provoked him denoting his last will in December 2013.

A pre-primer social event for the Lee kinfolk’s application was set for October 6 per year back, and the matter was heard stealthily under the watchful eye of High Court judge Valerie Thean on Monday (Feb 1).

Kwa is the niece of the Lee family’s late mother Kwa Geok Choo.

A family difference with respect to the Lee family home at 38 Oxley Road was uncovered in June 2017, when Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee posted a six-page clarification on Facebook, reprimanding PM Lee for misusing his ability to prevent the obliteration of the house.

Lee Kuan Yew had seven wills by and large, and from the fifth will onwards, an obliteration stipulation was blocked at this point was restored in the seventh and last will, which was done with the consideration of Lee Suet Fern, who is Lee Hsien Yang’s better half.

The obliteration arrangement communicates that it was the wish of Lee Kuan Yew and his significant other for the house be annihilated after his end or, “if my daughter, Wei Ling, might want to continue living in the main house, following she moves out”.

On November 20 every year prior, Lee Suet Fern was suspended from real practice for an exceptionally lengthy timespan after a Court of Three Judges considered her to be at risk of “sad conduct unbefitting a supporter and trained professional” over her treatment of the last will.

The two family are tended to by Abraham Vergis and Aisyah Arif of Providence Law Asia LLC. LawSoc is tended to by Lim Yun Heng and P. Padman of KSCGP Juris LLP.

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