Sin Yee Kiu
Meet Sin Yee Kiu who is a Managing Partner at Wong and Kiu, a boutique law firm specialising in real estate, litigation and corporate and commercial law in Malaysia.
|Current job role||Manager Partner|
|Year of graduation||2012|
|Course of study||LLB (Hons) Law|
University life and experience
Sin Yee decided to study Law at the University of Hertfordshire due to the course content and syllabus the course offered. She says, 'the syllabus encouraged me to develop good judgement which has helped me, not only in my professional career but my personal life as well. My time studying trained my mind to think critically and independently. These skills gave me the confidence to set up my own Law firm.'
Similarly, Sin Yee preferred the weighting of assignments and examinations based on her own learning style. She says, ‘During my college time in Malaysia, I always preferred to do problem solving questions and assignments rather than essay questions. This has helped me adopt a strategic approach to my work which has shaped my character indirectly'.
While Sin Yee has taken her work abroad, she says that her degree from a British university has proved incredibly useful and should not deter students who want to practice in another country. She says, ‘The law between Malaysia and United Kingdom is very similar due to Malaysia being a commonwealth country. Therefore, it was not difficult when I studied Malaysian law.’
In the future, she wishes to expand her current firm who specialise in conveyancing real estate matter, litigation disputes and corporate commercial drafting. She says, ‘My plan is to operate more branches in Malaysia to provide our professional legal services. Meanwhile, we might be recruiting more lawyers to provide full legal service in the firm.’