Bestlyn is a Counsel and the Pro Bono Advocate of the firm. Bestlyn specialises in commercial and civil litigation, private wealth disputes, professional negligence and white-collar crime. She also has considerable experience in advising clients on regulatory and compliance matters, employment law, and probate and estate matters.
Bestlyn’s court experience includes successfully acting for 65 individual third parties in a S$90m class action lawsuit, representing a patient in a permanent vegetative state in a medical negligence claim against a neurosurgeon and the hospital in a 31-day trial. Her passion for social causes informs her legal and pro bono practice. She regularly takes on LASCO and CLAS matters and provides legal advice to local animal shelters and other NGOs.
As the firm’s Pro Bono Advocate, Bestlyn helps to identify causes or persons in need of assistance that are not covered by formal legal assistance schemes in Singapore for the firm to take up. She works closely with local universities and non-profits to create collaborative opportunities for more people to do good.
Bestlyn graduated from Australian National University with a Juris Doctor degree and holds a BA with a major in Political Science from the National University of Singapore. At university, she participated actively in various diversity and inclusion programmes. This included co-founding a student-run think tank, running an anti-sweatshop initiative, and raising awareness for intimate partner violence and abuse.