Justin graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Cardiff University, United Kingdom, before returning to Malaysia to earn his Certificate of Legal Practice in 1998. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1999 and thereafter, in the proceeding years, embarked into practicing various areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and conveyancing matters.
He also practised law in Singapore for 8 years by obtaining his Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law from the National University of Singapore and being admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2010.
Subsequently, he was engaged as Senior Industrial Relations Consultant in a specialist consultancy firm, and eventually went on to lead the employment law practice at M/s Donny Wong & Co in Kuala Lumpur.
Justin has advised and represented organisations and individuals on a wide range of employment matters including industrial / labour court matters, conciliation meetings, termination of employment, constructive dismissal, Mutual Separation Schemes, poor performance, transfers, secondment, retrenchment, reorganization and restructuring exercises, employment documentation (contracts, appointment letters, show cause letters, notice of inquiry, dismissal letters, Performance Improvement Plan etc), preparation of legal opinions, employment handbook, drafting policies (including sexual harassment, disciplinary procedure etc), providing training on topics relating to employment laws in Malaysia, preparing companies to conduct domestic inquiry (including providing training for prosecutors / panel members), Voluntary Separation Schemes, medical board out, etc.
In addition to being a regular speaker at public courses, in-house trainings and HR conferences, he has written and contributed articles in publications.
Justin’s role as Senior Industrial Relations Consultant in MEF includes the following-
- conducting trainings on topics relating to employment laws in Malaysia, including the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Relations Act 1967, termination of employment etc.
- providing consultancy services to member companies on employment matters;
- reviewing and developing employee handbook and policies;
- conducting reorganisation and restructuring exercises;
- providing advisory and representation services to member companies on Industrial Relations and Labour Court related matters,
and many more.