Syafiqah joined the firm as a legal assistant in 2019. She currently assists Datuk Kamarul Hisham in all matters relating to criminal defence, including trials for offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 and offences of criminal breach of trust as well as money laundering, the last of which encompasses resisting forfeiture applications.
She is also actively involved in criminal advisory work pre-charge, liaising with the relevant authorities with a view to obtaining a just and favourable outcome for clients.
Syafiqah transitioned into criminal practice from civil litigation, having completed her pupillage at a reputable firm in Kuala Lumpur which involved work in corporate disputes involving the removal of directors, contractual disputes and also matters involving banking debt recovery. During this period, she additionally assisted in providing advisory services as well as corporate due diligence for Public Listed Companies.
This background enables her to meaningfully contribute to the civil department of the firm, assisting in various civil matters such as corporate and contractual disputes, matters involving specific and injunctive reliefs, including pre/post-action discovery applications, and matters involving trust and confidence.
She completed her L.L.B. (Hons) at the National University of Malaysia in 2018 and went on to participate in an internship programme with oil and gas giant, PETRONAS, where she was given immense responsibilities such as reviewing and preparing agreements, e.g., Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Master Sale and Purchase Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements.
In her leisure time, she plays mind challenging games such as sudoku, scrabble and crossword puzzles.