Alvin Leong Yin Yuan
LL.B. (Hons) (London)
Advocate, High Court in Sabah and Sarawak in Sabah
Adjudicator, Asian International Arbitration Centre
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Alvin was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from King’s College London in July 1999. In September 2000, he was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Skills from the Inns of Court School of Law, and in November 2000 was admitted as a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
He then returned Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, to serve in his home town, taking up pupillage in one of the largest firms in Kota Kinabalu in December 2000. Upon completion of his pupillage he was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak in Sabah in February 2002, and was retained as a Legal Assistant in the firm. In March 2007, Alvin was admitted as a Partner, and in October 2013, took up the role of Managing Partner.
Alvin started his litigation practice with banking litigation, initially with standard debt recovery actions, entailing Trials in the Subordinate Courts, followed by larger actions in the High Court, and consequent appellate litigation in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.
He added variety to his scope of work within the first year of his practice, taking on insurance-related matters covering a wide range of claims, including claims in relation to property damage, employee malfeasance, medical negligence, occupiers’ liability, construction, shipping, policies of insurance, performance bonds and personal injury.
Alvin has since conducted matters involving both large institutions – such as banks, insurance companies, local authorities, developers and governmental institutions – and individual litigants. He has handled contentious litigation spanning a large range of issues, conducted in the civil Courts and also via domestic and international Arbitration and Adjudication.
After about 15 years in his initial firm including 10 years as a partner therein, Messrs Leong & Wong was established together with another experienced practitioner in January 2017.
Alvin heads the Borneo Advocacy Training Centre (“BATC”), a Subcommittee of the Sabah Law Society, and has trained pupils and young lawyers in various training courses organised by the Bar Council Malaysia, the Law Society of Singapore and the BATC. He is also empanelled as an Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre.
Alvin is presently serving on the Executive Committee of the Sabah Law Society (“SLS”) and is also the Chairman of its Subcommittee for Civil Practice, and has represented the SLS and the Disciplinary Board in various matters up to the Federal Court.