Professional practice

Lijing undertakes a broad range of commercial work with particular interests in unjust enrichment claims, civil fraud, shareholder disputes. He is increasingly receiving instructions in bet-the-company disputes, acting both as an advocate and advisor. Instructing solicitors have commented on Lijing’s ability “to make the most complicated legal and factual issues appear simple, and then deliver his advice in a crisp, clear, and precise manner.”

Before joining private practice, Lijing was a Justices’ Law Clerk and Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is a member of the Rules of Court Working Party, the SMU School of Law Advisory Board, the Law Society’s Civil Practice Committee, and the Law Society’s Criminal Practice Committee.

Information about the cases Lijing has worked on is available upon request from

Lijing also publishes extensively in the Singapore Law Gazette and was conferred the Law Society’s Plaque of Appreciation.


  • 2010: BCL (Distinction), Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2009: BA (Jurisprudence) (First Class Hons), Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2009: Gibbs Prize; proxime for best performance in Contract, Tort, Trusts and Land, University of Oxford
  • 2008: Lovells Prize for best performance in 2nd year, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2008: United Kingdom Champion, Phillip C Jessup International Moot, representing University of Oxford
  • 2007: 20 Essex St Prize for best performance in 1st year, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2007: Demyship (until 2009), Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2007: University champion, Crown Office Chambers Moot, University of Oxford
  • 2006: Distinction in Law Moderations, University of Oxford

Lijing’s publications include:

  • Contributing editor, Singapore Civil Procedure 2015
  • Co-editor, Halsbury ‘s Laws of Singapore, Civil Procedure (2017)
  • Stare Decisis and Assistant Registrars, Singapore Law Gazette, January 2017
  • Substantive Legitimate Expectations: Slow and Steady, Singapore Law Gazette, June 2016
  • Fair Play and Match Fixing: A Dialogue on Tan Seet Eng v Attorney-General, Singapore Law Gazette, April 2016
  • Legitimate Expectations and Good Administration, Singapore Law Gazette, July 2015
  • 377A: Law and Morality, Singapore Law Gazette, January 2015
  • Implied Term of Mutual Trust and Confidence, Singapore Law Gazette, December 2014
  • Casting the Relator Action, Singapore Law Gazette, September 2014
  • Rule Against Apparent Bias – Language Disguising Thought?, Singapore Law Gazette, July 2014
  • Access to Counsel, Singapore Law Gazette, February 2014
  • Missing Witnesses, Singapore Law Gazette, November 2013
  • The Curious Case of Drug Importation, Singapore Law Gazette, September 2013
  • Amenability to Judicial Review: the ambiguity in Manjit Singh v AG, Singapore Law Gazette, April 2013
  • Locus Standi in Judicial Review: Two Roads Diverge in a Singapore Wood, Singapore Law Gazette, February 2013