PROFILE

JOSHUA TAY H’NG FOONG

Advocate

Joshua completed his law degree in 2011 and obtained his Certificate in Legal Practice the following year. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2013.

Joshua specialises in the area of criminal law which has always been the subject of his interest. His choice is rooted in his firm belief that every person is entitled to a free and fair trial and that the death penalty is a form of cruel, inhumane and degrading form of punishment.

Joshua has appeared as solicitor and counsel in criminal trials and appeals involving white-collar elements (such as corruption, cheating, breach of trust and stock market manipulation), terrorism, firearms, murder, dangerous drugs, fatal accidents and immigration.

With regard to tax law, Joshua is currently advising two clients – an investment company and a medical practice – on a tax-based corporate dispute and a tax investigation being conducted by the authorities. In the area of public interest litigation against law enforcement agencies, Joshua is frequently instructed to handle the criminal law elements of the briefs.

AmerBON, Advocates, Kuala Lumpur
1.1.2016 – Present
Head of Chambers (Civil)

BON, Advocates, Kuala Lumpur
1.1.2014 – 1.1.2016
Head of Chambers

Chooi & Company, Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur
2012 – 2014
Partner

2002 – 2012
Senior Associate

1998 – 2002
Associate

1998
Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court in Malaya
Admitted to the Bar of Malaya

1997
Utter Barrister, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Admitted to the Bar of England & Wales

2006 – 2008
University of Oxford, England
Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law

1993 – 1996
University College London, England
LLB Laws Honours

2010
Young Professional Integrity Award
Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia, Rotary International District 3300 and Integrity International Malaysia

2005
British Chevening Scholarship (Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford)
British High Commission

1993
Malaysian Scholarship (LLB Laws, University College London)
University College London

1992
Scholarship (GCE A-levels, Bellerbys College)
Bellerbys College, Brighton