Janessa graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2016. She read in the Chambers of Messrs MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Mr Richard Wee and Ms Sarah Kambali.

Janessa was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in December 2017. She continues her journey in this legal profession with Messrs MahWengKwai & Associates.

Her portfolio includes employment law, corporate law and general litigation, in particular, contractual disputes, family law and debt recovery.

Career to date

2018    Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2017    Called to the Malaysian Bar

2017    Messrs MahWengKwai & Associates

2015    Paralegal, Messrs Richard Wee & Yip

2014    Attachment Student, Messrs Thong Weng Hon & Partners

Educational achievements

2016    Certificate in Legal Practice

2014    Bachelor of Laws (Hons) University of Liverpool

Particular litigation experience

  • Representing both employer and employee in the Industrial Court
  • Disputes arising from breach of contract, Magistrates’ Court, Sessions Court and High Court
  • Single petition and joint petition for divorce, High Court

Advisory

  • Disputes between landlord and tenant
  • Drafting and reviewing corporate agreements
  • Reviewing employment agreements
  • Issues pertaining to child custody

Written Articles

  • Malaysian Employment Law : Top 5 Questions
  • Sports, Integrity and Corrupt Practices
  • Jail Time for Dopers?

Reviews and Testimonials

  • “We are a non-profit organisation, and MahWengKwai & Associates offered their support on a pro-bono basis for which we are profoundly grateful. Ms Janessa Kok was in charge of assisting and advising us in all our legal matters involving the refugees’ right to work and our organisation’s volunteer program. We find the services provided by MahWengKwai & Associates very professional and helpful. Thank you.” – Julia Frei (International Director), Same Skies, Malacca, Malaysia
    “I engaged MahWengKwai & Associates to assist and advise me in an employment matter. Based all my discussions and dealings with Ms Janessa Kok, I find her very resourceful, attentive, friendly and fast in addressing my concerns and requests. MahWengKwai & Associates is a highly recommended law firm.” – YC, Kuala Lumpur
  • “MahWengKwai & Associates was actually the second law firm I contacted after the first treated me impersonally in the initial encounter. I am grateful for Janessa Kok’s professionalism and empathy in handling my concerns. It was a stressful situation at work and with Janessa’s help and advice, I got a result beyond my expectation. Thank you! I would definitely recommend MahWengKwai’s services.” – Irene Chong, Kuala Lumpur
    “We had the pleasure of engaging the services of MWKA to better understand the legal aspects of running our professional consultancy business, and we were given good and helpful advice. We want to extend our appreciation to John Chan and Janessa Kok whom we found most helpful and they go out of the way to make our engagement a pleasant one indeed. Thanks and keep up the good work.” – Perunding ACE Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • “I would like to thank the team of MWKA, specifically John Chan and Janessa Kok for helping me in my case where I was wrongfully terminated by my previous company. Despite being engaged at the last minute, they were very knowledgeable and capable in handling the matter, and have shown great professionalism throughout. I would definitely recommend them for their services.” – Rajaram a/l Ramasamy, Selangor
  • “We are a non-profit organisation, and MahWengKwai & Associates offered their support on a pro-bono basis for which we are profoundly grateful. Ms Janessa Kok was in charge of assisting and advising us in all our legal matters involving the refugees’ right to work and our organisation’s volunteer program. We find the services provided by MahWengKwai & Associates very professional and helpful. Thank you.” – Julia Frei (International Director), Same Skies, Malacca, Malaysia

CONTACT

Tel: 03-7887 2702
janessa.kok@mahwengkwai.com

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Dispute Resolution

    Arbitration
    Debt Recovery
    Defamation
    Mediation
    Medical
    Sports

  • Corporate

    Commercial Contracts

  • Employment

    Contractual Documentation
    Constructive Dismissal
    Disciplinary Procedures
    Wrongful Dismissal

  • Individuals & Families

    Adoption
    Criminal Law
    Custody
    Divorce
    Family Business
    Judicial Separation
    Personal Injury
    Will, Trusts & Probate