Senior counsel Alvin Yeo, 60, dies at home after two-year fight with cancer

Senior counsel Alvin Yeo, 60, dies at home after two-year fight with cancer

After a two-year struggle with cancer, lawyer and former Member of Parliament (MP) Alvin Yeo passed away at home on Saturday morning, July 30. He was 60.

Singaporean lawyer and former member of parliament Alvin Yeo dies at 62 after a two year struggle with cancer

Alvin Yeo, a former member of parliament (MP), passed away on July 30 following a two-year struggle with cancer. His age was sixty. He was the senior partner and chairman of the law firm WongPartnership.

Yeo won the Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) election for the first time in 2006. From 2011 to 2015, he served in Chua Chu Kang GRC before quitting politics.

After the news of his passing surfaced on Saturday, condolences from his former parliamentary colleagues flooded social media.

 Yeo was the “ideal gentleman,” according to former MP Yee Chia Hsing, who took over Yeo’s area after he resigned and was fondly recalled by the locals. Alvin, you will be missed. Rest in peace, Mr. Yee posted on Facebook.

Alvin Yeo Age, Family, Early Life

On March 28, 1962, Alvin Yeo was born in Singapore. He holds a Singaporean nationality. His Zodiac sign is Aries and belongs to the white ethnicity.

alvin yeo family

On Alvin Yeo’s parents, there is currently no information known.

Alvin Yeo Wife, What about his Children?

Chan Hee Lien and Alvin Yeo were wed and had two kids together. Their children’s identity is not known.

Alvin Yeo’s career, what is his profession?

Politics

Yeo was a member of the People’s Action Party. He served as a Member of Parliament for Hong Kah GRC from 2006 to 2011, and for Chua Chu Kang GRC from 2011 to 2015. At the 2015 general elections, he departed from politics, with Yee Chia Hsing succeeding in his seat.

Legal

Yeo received a bar call in 1988. Alvin Yeo, Sundaresh Menon, Wong Meng Meng, and Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara started the law practice WongPartnership together in 1992. Yeo was the youngest attorney to be named senior counsel in 2000 when he was appointed. On July 31, 2017, three Court of Appeal judges filed a complaint with the Law Society alleging that Yeo may have overcharged.

A wealthy widow who Yeo represented in a number of legal cases from November 2010 to June 2015 received an $8.8 million legal bill. The judges were concerned about both the cost of the charges and the client’s incapacity. Later, a 32.5 percent discount was applied to the bill. A Law Society disciplinary tribunal dismissed the case on June 19, 2019.

The Law Society petitioned the High Court of Singapore for a review of the tribunal on June 24, 2019. After concluding that the initial charges filed by the Law Society were improperly worded because they failed to take the client’s lack of mental capacity into account, as well as that the initial tribunal had determined that the mental capacity issues were not within the scope of the complaint, in spite of some initial concerns raised by the Appeal judges, the High Court later ordered for another round of disciplinary tribunal hearings on January 8, 2020.

The High Court judge, Justice Valerie Thean, referred to the circumstance as “unfortunate” and cited a 2008 parliamentary act that prohibits any judicial review while disciplinary proceedings are ongoing. As a result, the Court could only review after disciplinary proceedings were conclud. Yeo’s attorneys objected that he would need to undergo another investigation.

Business

2014 saw the acquisition of Valencia CF by Peter Lim, who then created a new board of directors that included Yeo. Yeo served as director until his passing in 2022.

How much is Alvin Yeo Net worth?

The lawyer and former Member of Parliament (MP) Alvin Yeo’s net worth is not revealed yet.  

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Which school and college did he go to?

Alvin yeo received his LLB from King’s College London.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Alvin Yeo is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Alvin Yeo’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorBlack and white
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Alvin Yeo’s should be knows

NationalitySingapore
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac signAries
Relationship StatusMarried

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