Review sought in case of alleged overcharging of wealthy widow by lawyer

A-G, Law Society separately ask High Court to review disciplinary tribunal's decision involving Senior Counsel

The case involves Senior Counsel Alvin Yeo and a bill of $7.56 million for work done on behalf of a wealthy widow.
The case involves Senior Counsel Alvin Yeo and a bill of $7.56 million for work done on behalf of a wealthy widow.

The Attorney-General and the Law Society have separately applied for the High Court to review a disciplinary tribunal's (DT) decision to clear a Senior Counsel of allegedly overcharging a wealthy widow.

The case involves WongPartnership's Mr Alvin Yeo and a bill of $7.56 million for work done over a period of 4 ½ years from November 2010, on behalf of the elderly woman to fight an application from her sisters to become her deputies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2019, with the headline 'Review sought in case of alleged overcharging'. Subscribe