Naveen graduated with a Second Class Honours (Division 1) in Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom in 2014. He completed his Certificate in Legal Practice in 2015. Naveen subsequently read in the chambers of Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in April 2017. Upon his admission to the Malaysian Bar, Naveen had joined the National Union of Bank Employees
as an Industrial Relations Consultant and subsequently PALANI, where he joined as a Legal Assistant.

He had later on joined Messrs Gregory, Yusran & Associates as a Legal Associate. Naveen had began his professional career by being heavily involved in employment disputes in which he has dealt with dismissal cases, trade union disputes, collective agreement and collective bargaining. Naveen also has experiences in general litigation which includes but not limited to contractual disputes, joint divorce petitions and also debt recovery.

Naveen joined MahWengKwai & Associates as an Associate of the Employment Practice Group in August 2021.

Career to date

2021   Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2018   Associate, Gregory, Yusran & Associates

2017   Legal Assistant, PALANI

2017   Called to the Malaysian Bar

2017   Industrial Relations Consultant, NUBE

2016   Pupil-in-Chambers, Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

Educational achievements

2015    Certificate in Legal Practice

2014    Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours, Division 1),                                            Northumbria University

Particular litigation experience

  • Represented 17 employees who were unfairly dismissed under the guise of a Right-Sizing Exercise in the Industrial Court
  • Represented a Claimant for a Forced Resignation claim in the Industrial Court
  • Represented a Claimant in the Industrial Court disputing his dismissal as the Company had held that his contract of employment was a fixed-term contract
  • Represented a Claimant for Constructive Dismissal claim in the Industrial Court
  • Represented a Claimant for an Unfair Dismissal due to Misconduct in the Industrial Court
  • Represented an Applicant in a Judicial Review Application against the decision of the Human Resource Minister in not referring the matter to the Industrial Court

Advisory

  • Advisory works for the National Union of Bank Employees in various Labour and Employment issues in various Industrial Relation matters
  • Dispute Resolution

    Constitutional law
    Defamation
    Family Business
    Fraud
    Land Acquisition
    Mediation
    Trust & Succession

  • Employment

    Contractual Documentation
    Constructive Dismissal
    Disciplinary Procedures
    Whistleblowing
    Wrongful Dismissal

  • Individuals & Families

    Anullment
    Custody
    Divorce
    Family Business
    Will, Trusts & Probate