Top-ranked firm in negligence law known for focus on community

Hoh Law Corporation now has the most number of branches in Singapore, including one in Woodlands that opened in November.
Hoh Law Corporation now has the most number of branches in Singapore, including one in Woodlands that opened in November. PHOTO: HOH LAW CORPORATION/FACEBOOK

Hoh Law Corporation, which topped the list in the negligence law category in the ST Best Law Firms 2021 survey and was also ranked among the top law firms in family law and manpower and employment, opened its 10th branch office in Woodlands last week.

Started by Mr Hoh Chin Cha in 1991 with a modest office in Middle Road, the company now has the most number of branches of any law firm in Singapore and has firmly established itself as one with a dedicated focus on community issues and providing legal solutions to the masses.

"Our commitment to providing quality legal solutions at affordable prices has been acknowledged by our stakeholders, peers and clients, as shown by this survey," said Mr Hoh, the firm's managing director.

"Our work centres on negligence, family law and employment issues. In this respect, we routinely advise and represent migrant workers who have been involved in accidents in the course of their employment and are committed to ensuring that their interests are protected. We also frequently render pro bono assistance to ensure that migrant workers are afforded equal access to justice," he added.

The firm has handled a litany of headline-grabbing cases over the years. For example, they helped a woman obtain compensation after she was paralysed by the falling branches of a tree within a cathedral's precincts in 2009.

In serving the public, Hoh Law Corporation has forged strong partnerships with the community and with various charities and non-governmental organisations, said Mr Hoh.

The company is also involved in Bangladesh, in the construction of a complex housing a nursing home and lodging facilities for workers who need accommodation while awaiting travel arrangements to Singapore. The nursing home, located near a hospital, is to be operated with a local charity. It is due to open next year and will serve Bangladeshi workers injured while working in Singapore, Mr Hoh added.

"Closer to home, Hoh Law Corporation also worked together with various non-governmental organisations and charities during the Covid-19 pandemic by resourcing the distribution of rice and masks to foreign workers in Singapore and in Bangladesh," he said.

"We have also pledged $1 million to establish the HOH Foundation - which reflects our mission to serve the community, the people and the masses with integrity."

Mr Hoh added that the foundation, which is pending registration, will be financing the daily operating costs of the home in Bangladesh in addition to its construction.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2020, with the headline 'Top-ranked firm in negligence law known for focus on community'. Print Edition | Subscribe