Career & Experience
Coming from a family mostly consisting of lawyers and doctors, Ipoh-born Ashvinpal decided at a young age that she, too, would go the professional route. Her awards in English and Malay-language public speaking and debating competitions at the district level then pointed her in the direction of the law. While working part-time, she self-studied the first two years of her law degree. What started as a decision to follow in her family’s footsteps has become a full-fledged career, complete with the unpredictable schedule of a litigation lawyer.
A divorce case she worked on required extensive research for submission to the appellate courts to define the extent of matrimonial assets, which now forms a precedent under Malaysian law. In the area of civil litigation, she has experience assisting in a commercial fraud case involving the use of fictitious invoices to draw down on banking facilities.
Her work also involves assisting in advising clients on company law issues like breach of trust, winding-up, bankruptcy and reduction of share capital, as well as matters relating to the Sale of Goods Act 1957 and Consumer Protection Act 1999.
Ashvinpal has an enormous amount of patience when it comes to explaining the subject situations to worried clients, and the empathy to understand their most pressing concerns. Activities like swimming and challenging forest hikes bring much-needed equilibrium to her fast-paced life.