a multi-decade fine history of litigation matters

Vijay K Rai
Senior Consultant

+65 6411 5807
vkrai@etplaw.com

Professional Experience

Before joining Engelin Teh Practice LLC in 2014 as a senior consultant, Vijay practiced as a litigator out of his own law firm. Vijay built up his extensive knowledge from a decades long career. He is passionate about his profession and he is dedicated to provide his clients with the very best legal advice and support.

 

Not only exceeding his clients’ expectations in quality, timing and cost-effectiveness he also practices law with the highest level of ethical and professional standards.

 

Vijay Kumar Rai specializes in Litigation, Arbitration and other Dispute Resolution techniques in the areas listed above.

 

His clientele includes:

  • Associate law firms, regional offices and corporations throughout Singapore and the rest of the world, in need of representation.
  • Blue Chip Companies;
  • Local and Foreign government agencies and government-linked companies;
  • Local and Foreign Statutory Boards;
  • High Net-Worth Individuals; and
  • Individuals who have a good case for legal redress.

Notary Public

Vijay is a Notary Public and a Commissioner of Oaths.

 

Education

Vijay studied at Raffles Institution and was from the pioneer batch at Raffles Junior College. He went on to study law at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law and graduated in 1989.

 

Notable Cases

Some of the higher profile cases he has handled which are reported are:

  • Noor Azlin Bte Abdul Rahman v Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd and others [2018] SGHC 35
  • Toh Her Chiew (Zhuo Huoshu) and another v Grand Isle Holdings Pte Ltd [2012] SGHC 201
  • Public Prosecutor v Tan Eng Heong [2010] SGDC 303
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and others v Lim Choon Thye and others [2010] SGHC 341
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and Others v Lim Choon Thye and Others [STB No 89 of 2007 – 18th April 2009]
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and Others v Lim Choon Thye and Others [2009] SGHC 216
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and Others v Lim Choon Thye and Others [2009] SGHC 48

 

More cases that are worth mentioning:

  • Bhoj Bahadur Sunuwar v Teo Kwang Ang (unreported) GD (20th Jan 2009)
  • Belinda Lee Choon Cheng (Belinda Li Junqian) trading as Tradelink Euroauto v Asia Rattan Trading Company (Private) Limited [2009] SGMC 14
  • Hogberg Fred Rickard Robin William v Singapore Polo Club and Another [2007] SGDC 265
  • JU and Another v See Tho Kai Yin [2005] 4 SLR 96; [2005] SGHC 140
  • Johnson Pacific Pte Ltd v Hogberg Fred Rickard Robin William and Others [2004] 4 SLR 200
  • Cheong Ghim Fah and Another v Murugian s/o Rangasamy (No 2) [2004] 3 SLR 193
  • Cheong Ghim Fah and Another v Murugian s/o Rangasamy [2004] 1 SLR 628
  • Manik Thanwardas Binwani v Tulsidas Udharam Binwani and Another [2003] SGHC 100
  • Kalutara Achriage Dharshani Chrishanthi Herbert v P L B Sarath Manukularatne [2003] SGDC 78
  • Tan Seow Cheng v Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd [2003] SGHC 30
  • Tan Bin Yong Christopher v Ng Lay Mui (m.w.) and Another Case [2003] SGDC 183
  • Tan Bin Yong Christopher v Ng Lay Mui (m.w.) and Other Cases [2003] SGDC 306
  • Public Prosecutor v Lee Tuck Hong [2002] SGDC 47
  • Hui Cheng Wan Agnes v Nippon SP Tech (S) Pte Ltd [2001] SGHC 208
  • Wong Pit Mei v Sim Yok Chin [2001] SGDC 63
  • Attorney General v Phang Fook Seng [1999] 3 SLR 641; [1999] SGCA 50
  • SAL Industrial Leasing Ltd v Lin Hwee Guan [1998] 3 SLR 482; [1998] SGCA 44
  • Ng Kong Teck v Sia Kiok Kok and Another [1997] 1 SLR 296; [1996] SGHC 164
  • Geetha d/o Mundri v Arivananthan s/o Retnam [1992] 2 SLR 422; [1992] SGHC 340

Vijay K Rai
Senior Consultant

+65 6411 5807
vkrai@etplaw.com

Medical Negligence

Perseverance and passion would best characterise the qualities needed to win medical negligence disputes. Vijay Kumar, a senior consultant at Engelin Teh Practice, displayed these virtues to the fullest in this protracted matter. Litigation started back in January 2015 but was preceded by a 3-year struggle by our client to gather evidence, appreciate the facts, and research her case and also to try to engage with the hospital. When the client first contacted our firm’s lawyer, Vijay in 2012, he recognised immediately the significance of the case (a potentially life-threatening lung cancer) and the need to help this lady to obtain justice.

 

Medical negligence disputes tend to take a long time before they are settled. This is due mainly to their complexity. Facts are not easily verified as most medical issues involve technical knowledge. Expert witnesses for the plaintiff are often at odds with expert witnesses for the defendant and vice versa.

 

“As a lawyer you need to know the law, but in these cases, you also need a profound understanding of medical knowledge” explains Vijay, who has a passion for litigation and the medical field. His passion for justice made him persevere and “go on for as long as it takes”.

 

We are extremely happy for our client who suffered for so many years of pain and agony, that she has finally won her case at the Court of Appeal. IF a follow-up examination had taken place, OR if the right diagnosis had been made when viewing the first X-ray (back in 2007) our client would have had a much higher chance of survival as per today.

 

See also:  <Straits Times article 2019-02-26>

Biography

Vijay K Rai
Senior Consultant

+65 6411 5807
vkrai@etplaw.com

Professional Experience

Before joining Engelin Teh Practice LLC in 2014 as a senior consultant, Vijay practiced as a litigator out of his own law firm. Vijay built up his extensive knowledge from a decades long career. He is passionate about his profession and he is dedicated to provide his clients with the very best legal advice and support.

 

Not only exceeding his clients’ expectations in quality, timing and cost-effectiveness he also practices law with the highest level of ethical and professional standards.

 

Vijay Kumar Rai specializes in Litigation, Arbitration and other Dispute Resolution techniques in the areas listed above.

 

His clientele includes:

  • Associate law firms, regional offices and corporations throughout Singapore and the rest of the world, in need of representation.
  • Blue Chip Companies;
  • Local and Foreign government agencies and government-linked companies;
  • Local and Foreign Statutory Boards;
  • High Net-Worth Individuals; and
  • Individuals who have a good case for legal redress.

Notary Public

Vijay is a Notary Public and a Commissioner of Oaths.

 

Education

Vijay studied at Raffles Institution and was from the pioneer batch at Raffles Junior College. He went on to study law at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law and graduated in 1989.

 

Notable Cases

Some of the higher profile cases he has handled which are reported are:

  • Noor Azlin Bte Abdul Rahman v Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd and others [2018] SGHC 35
  • Toh Her Chiew (Zhuo Huoshu) and another v Grand Isle Holdings Pte Ltd [2012] SGHC 201
  • Public Prosecutor v Tan Eng Heong [2010] SGDC 303
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and others v Lim Choon Thye and others [2010] SGHC 341
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and Others v Lim Choon Thye and Others [STB No 89 of 2007 – 18th April 2009]
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and Others v Lim Choon Thye and Others [2009] SGHC 216
  • Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Taib and Others v Lim Choon Thye and Others [2009] SGHC 48

 

More cases that are worth mentioning:

  • Bhoj Bahadur Sunuwar v Teo Kwang Ang (unreported) GD (20th Jan 2009)
  • Belinda Lee Choon Cheng (Belinda Li Junqian) trading as Tradelink Euroauto v Asia Rattan Trading Company (Private) Limited [2009] SGMC 14
  • Hogberg Fred Rickard Robin William v Singapore Polo Club and Another [2007] SGDC 265
  • JU and Another v See Tho Kai Yin [2005] 4 SLR 96; [2005] SGHC 140
  • Johnson Pacific Pte Ltd v Hogberg Fred Rickard Robin William and Others [2004] 4 SLR 200
  • Cheong Ghim Fah and Another v Murugian s/o Rangasamy (No 2) [2004] 3 SLR 193
  • Cheong Ghim Fah and Another v Murugian s/o Rangasamy [2004] 1 SLR 628
  • Manik Thanwardas Binwani v Tulsidas Udharam Binwani and Another [2003] SGHC 100
  • Kalutara Achriage Dharshani Chrishanthi Herbert v P L B Sarath Manukularatne [2003] SGDC 78
  • Tan Seow Cheng v Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd [2003] SGHC 30
  • Tan Bin Yong Christopher v Ng Lay Mui (m.w.) and Another Case [2003] SGDC 183
  • Tan Bin Yong Christopher v Ng Lay Mui (m.w.) and Other Cases [2003] SGDC 306
  • Public Prosecutor v Lee Tuck Hong [2002] SGDC 47
  • Hui Cheng Wan Agnes v Nippon SP Tech (S) Pte Ltd [2001] SGHC 208
  • Wong Pit Mei v Sim Yok Chin [2001] SGDC 63
  • Attorney General v Phang Fook Seng [1999] 3 SLR 641; [1999] SGCA 50
  • SAL Industrial Leasing Ltd v Lin Hwee Guan [1998] 3 SLR 482; [1998] SGCA 44
  • Ng Kong Teck v Sia Kiok Kok and Another [1997] 1 SLR 296; [1996] SGHC 164
  • Geetha d/o Mundri v Arivananthan s/o Retnam [1992] 2 SLR 422; [1992] SGHC 340

Notable Cases

Vijay K Rai
Senior Consultant

+65 6411 5807
vkrai@etplaw.com

Medical Negligence

Perseverance and passion would best characterise the qualities needed to win medical negligence disputes. Vijay Kumar, a senior consultant at Engelin Teh Practice, displayed these virtues to the fullest in this protracted matter. Litigation started back in January 2015 but was preceded by a 3-year struggle by our client to gather evidence, appreciate the facts, and research her case and also to try to engage with the hospital. When the client first contacted our firm’s lawyer, Vijay in 2012, he recognised immediately the significance of the case (a potentially life-threatening lung cancer) and the need to help this lady to obtain justice.

 

Medical negligence disputes tend to take a long time before they are settled. This is due mainly to their complexity. Facts are not easily verified as most medical issues involve technical knowledge. Expert witnesses for the plaintiff are often at odds with expert witnesses for the defendant and vice versa.

 

“As a lawyer you need to know the law, but in these cases, you also need a profound understanding of medical knowledge” explains Vijay, who has a passion for litigation and the medical field. His passion for justice made him persevere and “go on for as long as it takes”.

 

We are extremely happy for our client who suffered for so many years of pain and agony, that she has finally won her case at the Court of Appeal. IF a follow-up examination had taken place, OR if the right diagnosis had been made when viewing the first X-ray (back in 2007) our client would have had a much higher chance of survival as per today.

 

See also:  <Straits Times article 2019-02-26>