Kitson Foong is widely recognised amongst his peers as one of Malaysia’s best criminal lawyers and civil litigators with extensive experience in handling complex trials and appeals at the State, Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Malaysia.
Professional, tenacious and assertive, Kitson is a sought after-lawyer who has built his reputation as “one of the best cross examiners in the business who is lightning-quick when thinking on his feet”, he continues to deliver case-winning results for his clients in trials and appeals.
In a legal career spanning three decades, he has honourably served in both public and private practice as Vice-President (Legal & Corporate) at Malaysia’s Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (‘NCIA/Koridor Utara’), Senior Legal Specialist at Qatar Petroleum as well as Corporate Advisor to GLC’s and public listed companies.
An active member of the Malaysian Bar, Kitson served with distinction on the Malaysian Bar’s Criminal Law and Common Bar Course Committees and is credited with having co-founded the Bar’s Legal Aid Dock Brief and Sungei Buloh/Kajang Prison programmes which provides free legal representation to underprivileged persons.
A passionate legal educator, Kitson is a regularly speaker and trainer on Malaysian Criminal Law, Malaysian Criminal Procedure, Advanced Advocacy in Trials & Appeals, Law of Evidence, Effective Prosecution of Criminal Trials to Sessions Court Judges, Registrars, Magistrates, Deputy Public Prosecutors, Senior Federal Counsels, forensic chemists/scientists, medical doctors, pathologists and police officers at Malaysia’s Institute Latihan Kehakiman dan Perundangan (ILKAP).
Whether you’re charged with a serious crime, require an experienced Senior Counsel with a strong record of success to argue your case or are in need of practical legal advice to guide you through the maze of Malaysia’s criminal law and Malaysian criminal procedure, Kitson Foong is your lawyer of choice.
NORTH-EAST LONDON POLYTECHNIC
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
MCJ Masters-in-Criminal Justice
MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS
Chris Kooi Wei Kit
As senior partner in the firm, Chris Kooi has gained a growing reputation as an one of Malaysia’s upcoming criminal and civil lawyers to watch.
His fields of practice include all facets of criminal defence litigation as well as contract, torts and employment disputes.
Chris obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and promptly read in the chambers of Datuk Ong Siew Swan prior to being called to the Malaysian Bar. Upon being selected to receive the prestigious Tun Hussein Onn Memorial Scholarship by the Kuok Foundation, he pursued and obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Malaya.
Known for being a self-motivated, thorough and responsible advocate and solicitor, Chris is credited by clients as being adept at identifying critical issues, developing effective strategies and providing innovative solutions that expeditiously resolve problems. No stranger to the courtroom, Chris Kooi continues to successfully represents clients in both criminal and civil litigation matters at the Subordinate, High and Appellate Courts.
UNIVERSITY KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
UNIVERSITY of MALAYA
Chloe’s wide variety of work includes representing and counselling real estate developers, landowners and others in the areas of real estate law.
After graduating with an honours degree in law from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), she worked with one the city’s most established law firms honing her skills as a real estate and banking lawyer. Having worked with many purchasers and sellers of real estate and businesses to negotiate contracts, Chloe is well versed with all facets of real estate law including lease, tenancies as well as conventional and Islamic banking practice.
Chloe’s high level of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism make her a great colleague, mentor, and client advocate. Her thoroughness and commitment to her work is proven through her never receiving less than a 5-out-of-5 star rating from the firm’s clients.
UNIVERSITY KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
Vivien Thien Shin Ying
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Manager
Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), Vivien Thien has the distinction of being called to the Bar in England and Wales, Malaysian Bar and the Bar of her home state, Sabah.
Vivien harnesses her strongest attributes of dedication and capacity for hard work as she continues to develop our growing practice across in the civil and criminal courts. A multi-lingual legal graduate fluent in English and Mandarin, Vivien regularly receives instructions from local and international clients across a broad range of practice areas including, but not limited to, all aspects of the criminal law, family law, civil and commercial litigation.
Vivien has the uncanny knack for reading diverse audiences, and interpreting non-verbal cues in order to deliver cogent advice and convincing oral presentations - traits that greatly aide in her daily convention of solving the multi-faceted legal challenges faced by our clients.
•Honourable Member, Lincoln’s Inn
• Barrister-at-law, England & Wales
UNIVERSITY of MANCHESTER
MSc. Business Management
UNIVERSITY of PORTSMOUTH
MSc. Forensic Accounting
Chew Jee San
Jee San is a firm believer that all those accused of crimes have a right to devoted legal representation.
Having earned her law degree, with honours, from University of Malaya’s School of Law, she chambered with the firm where she developed a fast growing reputation as a fearless criminal litigator with a deep passion for the practice of criminal law. Sharp as a tack, Jee San is blessed with an innate understanding of how law enforcement functions when it investigates crimes and a sound working knowledge of Malaysian criminal procedure, she brings with her a comprehensive, detail-oriented focus to every case she handles.
An avid reader and enthusiastic multi-lingual top negotiator, she is credited by both senior investigating officers in enforcement agencies and clients alike as a fast learner and adept at navigating complex issues in commercial crimes. She prides herself on her superior persuasive writing, legal analysis, strategic problem solving and oral advocacy skills. Her broad-range of legal experience, unrelenting work ethic, competitive nature, intellect, sound judgment, and strong sense of personal and professional integrity sets her apart from others in her field.
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
Loges graduated from National University of Malaysia (UKM) with LLB (Hons). Thereafter, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of High Court of Malaya. He is presently specialises in insurance litigation and his practice involves the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury litigation.
Loges possesses and enviable track record of having successfully resolved many claims relating to serious personal injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice claims, long-term disability benefit denials as well as other negligence-based claims.
A highly approachable person who communicates well, both orally and in writing, makes Loges the prefect choice if you’re looking for a skilled lawyer to help provide you with an navigable roadmap of what to expect during the trying times leading to a positive outcome of your claim.
UNIVERSITY KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
Vilashini Devi read law at Multimedia University and was called to the Malaysian Bar.
Armed with innovative strategies and strong analytical skills honed in the fields of civil litigation, foreclosure, banking as well as employment law, she currently practices extensively in the area of litigation, both civil and criminal.
Vilash commits herself to assisting clients through difficult times and complex court systems. As one who understands that the criminal and civil litigation process can be overwhelming, she works hard to make the process less daunting and provide the firm’s clients with a clear path toward achieving their goals.
Aivy Chin Ai Wei
Chin Ai Wei as been a part of Kit & Associates ever since she began her career working as a legal intern during law school. She soon-after graduated with her Bachelor Laws degree from University of London and successfully completed her Certificate of Legal Practice qualification shortly thereafter. She chambered in Kit & Associates and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya where she now assists the team in all aspects of the criminal law, family law and personal injury claims.
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON