Jasmine Wong graduated with a Second Class Honours (Division I) in Bachelor of Laws from Aberystwyth University, Wales in 2015 and completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2016. She gained her legal experience as a paralegal for a year before commencing her pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of its Managing Partner, Raymond Mah.
Jasmine was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in October 2017. Upon admission to the Malaysian Bar, she began her practice in MahWengKwai & Associates as an Associate in 2017.
Jasmine continues her practice with MahWengKwai & Associates in the areas of general litigation particularly in medical negligence, citizenship, adoption, labour law, defamation and debt recovery.
Career to date
2017 Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
2017 Called to the Malaysian Bar
2016 Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates
2015 Paralegal, MahWengKwai & Associates
2014 Attachment Student, MahWengKwai & Associates
- Member, Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia
- Member, Association of Women Lawyers
2016 Certificate in Legal Practice
2015 Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours, Division 1)
Particular litigation experience
- Advised and represented clients to judicially review the National Registration Department’s decision to refuse citizenship to an adopted child [High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court]
- Advised and represented clients in an application for reference of constitutional questions to the Federal Court on declaration of citizenship [High Court, Federal Court]
- Advised and represented individuals in seeking a declaration of citizenship by operation of law pursuant to the Federal Constitution [High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court]
- Advised and represented clients in seeking for declarations of legitimacy of a child pursuant to the Legitimacy Act 1961 [High Court]
- Advised and assisted abandoned children in obtaining their birth certificates from the National Registration Department by way of the late registration of birth process under the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957
- Represented and assisted parents in the adoption of children who are born to either Malaysian parents or non-Malaysian parents [Sessions Court, High Court]
- Advised the British Home Office on the legal effect of the Registration of Adoptions Act 1952
- Advised the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration Department on the Malaysian adoption and citizenship process and the effect of statelessness in Malaysia
- Advised the New Zealand Immigration on the legal effect of Adoption Act 1952
- Advised and represented as junior counsel for an infant in a medical negligence claim relating to hernia and small bowel injuries [Sessions Court]
- Advised and represented as junior counsel for a medical negligence claim relating to bile duct injuries [Sessions Court]
- Assisted and acted as junior counsel for three employees who were unfairly dismissed by the company [Industrial Court]
- Assisted and acted as junior counsel for a subsidiary company of a telecommunications corporation in China to defend against a claim brought by a former employee who was terminated due to breach of fiduciary duties and misconduct [Industrial Court]
- Advised and represented a society in defending a defamation claim involving an article published in a renowned local newspaper [Sessions Court, High Court]
- Advised and represented a medical institution in relation to debt recovery [Magistrates’ Court, Sessions Court, High Court, Court of Appeal]
- Advised and represented a company against a GLC in Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) proceedings
- Advised and acted as junior counsel in a petition for judicial separation [High Court]
- Advised on the application of the Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management Act) 2007
- Advised on a possible dependency claim that may be brought under the Civil Law Act 1956 by the dependants of a Malaysian who was killed in an industrial accident in China
Review & Testimonial
- “We were introduced to MahWengKwai & Associates by Dato’ Cyrus Das, whom I’d contacted regarding the case of a stateless child who is very dear to my heart, after reading a newspaper article on a similar case. Prior to this we had applied for the child’s citizenship directly with JPN and the Home Ministry 4 times in 9 years, being disappointed each time it was rejected, hence our decision to take it to court.We met with Ms Jasmine Wong of MWKA on our first visit to their office, and were immediately drawn to her professionalism and willingness to listen and were put at ease by her friendly and caring nature. She clearly explained the procedures that would be required to take the case to court, the time frame and also the approximate cost of the entire proceedings. We, therefore, had no hesitation whatsoever in engaging the services of MWKA immediately to handle the case of the said stateless child.
Throughout the entire process, which took about 10 months, we were always kept informed and updated on all court proceedings and outcomes. Ms Jasmine Wong was very willing, patient and helpful in answering all my questions pertaining to certain matters and also the legal jargon used in some of the documents too.
The above case was settled on 29 October 2019, with the said child, now aged 9, finally being granted her Malaysian citizenship by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
We are all deeply indebted and cannot thank Ms Jasmine Wong and Messrs MWKA enough, for their hard work and willingness to represent us in this matter.”
– Sunita Thomas, Kuala Lumpur
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