Ms Grace Malathy Ponnusamy (“Ms Grace M”) graduated from the University of London with LLB (Honours) in 1994. She completed the UK Bar Finals with Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the UK Bar in 1997.
In the meantime, Ms Grace M concurrently undertook a Graduate Diploma in Education with the Nanyang Technological University which she also completed in 1997.
Thereafter Ms Grace M pursued a Graduate Diploma in Law in National University of Singapore and graduated in 1998. She then went on to obtain two (2) Masters’ degrees, one in Law from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and one in Science from Nanyang Technological University.
She was called to the honourable Bar of Singapore as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2002 and has been in active practise since.
After five (5) years of practising as an employee, Grace M & Associates was set up in March 2007 which was later converted into Grace Law LLC in 2015.
Ms Grace M is a registered Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public.
Ms Grace M is also an Accredited Mediator registered with the Singapore International Mediation(SIMI) and has successfully mediated personal and family disputes on a pro bonobasis.
With more than 17 years of experience in civil, criminal and family litigation, Ms Grace M is well-qualified to handle many types of claims.
She has won several appeals in the High Court involving child custody matters and is well known for her excellent work in Personal Injury and Dependency claims in Singapore as many were reported in the newspapers. A claim handled by Ms Grace M made the headlines in May 2018 as being the highest award for dependency in Singapore.
Ms Grace M is passionate about justice and strives to get the best possible outcome for her clients without compromising ethics. She is hands-on with all the matters of the firm in order to ensure that the highest quality of work is rendered.
At a personal level, MsGrace M is committed to giving back to society and charity and makes it a point to regularly give of her time and resources to the needy and less privileged. She is active in church work and volunteers at a girls’ home. She is happily married with 1 child and enjoys travelling.
Mr Kalaithasan S/O Karuppaya graduated from the University of London with LLB (Honours) in 1999. He has also completed Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 2003
Mr Kalai (as he is commonly known) has more than 16 years of Court experience in diverse range of Singapore laws. He is an experienced trial litigator with more than 100 trials. He is highly adept at presenting recommendations to decision-makers including Judges. Mr Kalai is a solutions-driven legal professional.
Mr Kalai was an Assistant Public Prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) from 2001 – June 2017 and has prosecuted criminal cases in the State Courts of Singapore focusing on offences under the Penal Code, Misuse of Drug, Immigration Act, Road Traffic Act, Women’s Charter, Miscellaneous Offences and Public Order act, Moneylenders Act, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Protection from Harassment Act.
Mr Kalai was also seconded from AGC between July 2011 – December 2014 to the Ministry of Health (MOH) as Assistant Director (Legal) (Court Prosecution and Registry) and has provided comprehensive range of legal services to the MOH including protecting the interests of the Government, the Ministry, and the public healthcare sector at large. He has also advised the various divisions on related legislative Acts and regulations under the purview of the MOH. Whilst at MOH, he has prosecuted criminal cases in the State Courts of Singapore focusing on offences under the Medical Registration Act, Optician and Optometrist Act, Dental Registration Act, Infectious diseases Act and the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act to name a few. He has drafted and vetted Memorandum of understandings, Tenders, Government Gazettes and other confidential documents while he was seconded to the MOH.
Mr Kalai loves sports and has represented the Legal Service Football team from 2001 till 2015 and has taken part in various football tournaments on behalf of AGC and the Law Society of Singapore (LSS). He has also represented AGC, MOH, LSS and Jalan Kayu CSC in bowling tournaments and till today continues to represent LSS and Jalan Kayu CSC in bowling tournaments.