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SOH SlEW CHIANG

LLB (Hons) Uni. Of Leeds; MBA. Uni. Of Malaya; CLP

Mr. Soh read law and obtained his LLB from the University of Leeds, England. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1994 and thereafter joined Messrs Choong Lim Low & Woo as a partner.

Prior to reading Law, he graduated from University of Malaya in 1977 with the Bachelor of Arts. He also holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the same University.

In May, 1978, he joined the Civil Service as an Assistant Director in the Enforcement Division of the Road Transport Department, Ministry of Transport.

In 1981, he was awarded a scholarship to pursue a diploma course in System Analysis in the National Institute of Public Administration, Malaysia (INTAN) and on completion, he was appointed as a System Analyst in the Public Sector.

The following year, he joined the elite Civil Service i.e. the Administrative and Diplomatic Services. He underwent a compulsory one year practical course in public administration and was conferred a post graduate diploma in Public Administration (Dip.P.A.).

He also served in the Finance Division of the Treasury Ministry of Finance in 1987 where he was required to monitor all external loans taken by our Government namely loan secured from the World Bank (New York), Asian Development Bank (Manila) Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah) and bilateral loans from Japan and France.

His last posting prior to his optional retirement in 1993 was to the Ministry of Law. He was assigned to the Policy Department of the Ministry. He assisted the department in the drafting of policy papers for the Ministry. He conducted legal research and prepared legal comments raised by the public. Among the topics on which he did research was the setting up of the Court of Appeal, Community Service and Alternative to Sentencing.

His present specialized areas are General Conveyancing and loan documentation for Banks and Financial Institutions.


ROSEHAYATI YUSOF

LL.B (Hons) U.K.M ;DSLP IIU

Puan Rosehayati read law and obtained her LLB from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi (UKM). She was called to the Malaysian Bar in the year 1995 and thereafter joined Messrs Arbain Chandra & Chew as a Legal Assistant. She has been in active legal practice since then. In 1998 she set up her own firm known as Messrs Rosehayati & Co which later became a partnership firm known as Messrs Rosehayati Akmar & Co.

In 1997, she obtained a Diploma In Syariah Law and Practice at the Islamic International University (IIU). Due to her enthusiasm in education and having a motto of learning never ends, she decided to further her studies in Masters in Law, in UKM. Amongst the subjects that she specialized in are Labour Law, International Trade Finance, Law in International Technology (I.T.), Islamic Financial System and The Law of the Sea.

Her expertise lies in all aspects of Conveyancing matters, such as Sale and Purchase Agreements, Bank Loan Documentations, in drafting various types of Contracts, Joint Ventures Agreements, etc. She also has vast knowledge in litigation matters such as general recovery work, accident cases, bankruptcy and winding-up. She has attended Courts actively from Subordinate Courts up to the Courts of Appeal.

She is also competent to advise on all Syariah matters. She presently handles the firm’s conveyancing work.


TING HEA HONG

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Mr. Ting obtained excellent results in STPM and admitted was into University Malaya to pursue the LLB course. During his secondary school years, he was very active in co-curriculum and had been appointed as Librarian, Monitor President, Society Secretary etc.

He underwent his pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance of Mr. Soh Siew Chiang. Having had this opportunity, he has been exposed to and gained vast exposure in various aspects of conveyancing and litigation.

He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 3 March 2005 and currently handles corporate and conveyancing work.


NOR ZIHAN KHAILA KAMAL

LL.B (Hons) Uni.Teknologi MARA

Puan Nor Zihan Khaila read law at and obtained her LLB from University Technology of MARA, Shah Alam. She underwent her pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance of Mr. Franklin Goonting. During her pupillage, she was exposed to various aspects of civil litigation work consisting of preparation of cause papers, attending court on matters covering banking law, foreclosure, hire-purchase, general debt recovery matters, execution procedure, bankruptcy, companies winding-up, divorce, letters of administration/probate and land law. She was called to the Malaysian Bar on the 16th of May, 2002. In view of her positive outlook keen interest and dedication to her work she was retained as a legal assistant to handle litigation.

In August, 2004 she was transferred to our Klang branch to oversee its litigation work. She has been sincere, loyal and diligent with this responsibility given to her.

In August, 2009 with her good attitudes and vast experience in handling civil litigation she was appointed as a partner, managing and overseeing litigation work in our Klang Branch.


LAU KAI LEONG

LL.B. (Hons) University Malaya

Mr Lau graduated from the University of Malaya with LL.B. (Honours) in 2005. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2006 and commenced practice as a Legal Assistant in corporate and conveyancing division of Messrs Ferida Hassan Low & Ng and Messrs Tang & Lee before joining the firm.

Throughout his practice, Mr Lau has been involved in a wide range of commercial, corporate and conveyancing transactions, including banking and corporate finance, real property, joint ventures, foreign investment in Malaysia, development projects, drafting of commercial contracts/agreements, advising on compliance with Malaysian law and practice that has included advising and assisting clients with relevant applications to various governmental / statutory bodies including the Foreign Investment Committee, the Ministry of International Trade & Industry and Economic Planning Unit.

Mr Lau was admitted as a partner of the firm in July 2010. He maintains the level of service provided by the entire firm to ensure a standard befitting of Lim Soh & Goonting’s benchmark. The firm strongly upholds commitment to first class service and Mr Lau is responsible for ensuring that this philosophy is maintained.


Dato' CHAN FEI LOONG

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya
LLM, University Malaya

Dato' Chan is attached to our Johor Bahru Branch. He is a graduate of the University of Malaya and he completed his pupilage under the guidance and tutelage of Mr. Soh Siew Chiang in April 2007 and was admitted and enrolled as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in the year 2007.

In the year 2005, he furthered his studies in the same University and obtained his Master of Law in year 2007. The areas of his research for his Masters Degree are mainly company law, security regulations, takeover and mergers.

Prior to joining our firm, he practised in Messrs Nora S.W. Law & Associates in its litigation department and thereafter in Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill in its corporate and conveyancing department.

Over the years, Mr Chan has been exposed to various commercial transactions which include drafting, negotiation, advising and handling of sales and purchase for both retail and commercial properties.

He has also been involved in housing and commercial loans, matters related to tenancy as well as real property and has extensive experience in advising some property developers and major financial institutions in Johor. He has also given several talks on development of housing industry laws to several property developers and NGOs in Johor.

Dato' Chan was conferred the award of datoship by Hid Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang on 6th March 2015.

His current practice also includes commercial advisory work on corporate, real estate and management, conventional and syariah compliance security documents for consumer, business and project financing.


TAM SEE MOI

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Ms. Tam obtained her LL.B (Hons.) from the University of Malaya and completed her pupilage under Pn. Hafizah Binti Abu Samah in Messrs Thean & Co. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in March 2008 and commenced practice as a legal assistant in the conveyancing department of Messrs C.K. Yip & Co.

She has been exposed to and gained vast experience in many aspects of the general conveyancing law and practice including sale and purchase agreements, tenancy agreements and loan documentation.

Ms. Tam was admitted as a partner of the firm on 1st January 2015 and is currently based at our Head Office.


GOH HWEH CHEN

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Miss Goh underwent her pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance and tutelage of Mr. Soh Siew Chiang in June 2008. During her pupilage, she was exposed to and gained vast exposure in various aspects of conveyancing practice. She was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 3rd April 2009.

Ms. Goh was admitted as a partner of the firm on 1st January 2015 and is currently based at our Melaka office.


LEE CHEE HWA

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Mr. Lee underwent his pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance and tutelage of Mr. Choo Hong Kok in June 2008. During his pupilage, he was exposed to and has gained vast exposure in various aspects of conveyancing works. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 4th May 2009.

Mr. Lee was admitted as a partner of the firm on 1st January 2015 and is currently based at our Petaling Jaya office.


TO SHEY FEANG

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Miss To graduated from the Faculty of Law of University Malaya in the year 2009. She completed her pupilage under the guidance of Ms Chong Kur Sen of Messrs Abraham Ooi & Partners. During her period of pupilage, she was exposed to various areas of the law including conveyancing and litigation.

She involves herself in banking and general litigation since 2009. Her area of litigation practice includes, among others, banking law, landlord and tenant, debt recovery, sale of goods, trust and equity, hire purchase, foreclosure, bankruptcy law, family, contract, torts and land law. She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 2012 and currently handles conveyancing work. She has been exposed to vast experience in many aspects of conveyancing law and practice including sale and purchase agreements, tenancy agreements, loan documentation and other agreements.

Ms To was admitted as a partner of the firm in 2015. She continues to maintain the level of service provided by the entire firm to ensure the best service of Lim Soh & Goonting is maintained.


LEE CHONG HONG

LL.B (Hons) Multimedia University

Mr. Lee graduated from the Faculty of Business and Law of Multimedia University in year 2010 and he was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 28 April 2011. Before joining Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting, he was a legal assistant with Messrs Roger Tan & Nurul.

He currently handles the firm's conveyancing works. Mr. Lee was admitted as a partner of the firm on 1st January 2015 and is currently based at our Johor office.


CHAN WEI KUEN

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Miss Chan graduated from University of Malaya in 2008. She was called to the Malaysian Bar on 20 June 2009. She underwent her pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance and tutelage of Mr Justin Chin where she was exposed to litigation matters.

She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 1 March 2013 and presently handles our conveyancing work. Her areas of practice include banking, conveyancing and commercial matters. Ms. Chan was admitted as a partner of the firm on 1st January 2015 and is currently based at our Petaling Jaya office.


CHUA SIEH MANN

LL.B (Hons) (Staffordshire), MBA(UNE),CLP

Ms. Chua read-in-chambers under the guidance of Ms. Ng Soo Chen of Messrs Soo Thien Ming & Nashrah and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 14th September 2001. She obtained her Master in Business Administration in 2003 from the University Of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

Since her admission to the Malaysian Bar, and having previously joined Messrs.G.Gunaseelan & Associates (on 17th September 2001) and Messrs. K.B.Chua & Co(on 16th February 2003), she has been exposed to and gained vast experience in many aspects of conveyancing law and practice including sale and purchase agreements, tenancy agreements, loan documentation and joint venture agreements.


ZANARIAH BT ABU ZARIN

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Pn. Zanariah obtained her LL.B (Hons.) from the University of Malaya and completed her pupilage under En. Azmi Bin Maulud in Messrs Sidek & Co. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2004 and commenced practice as a legal assistant in the litigation department of Messrs Rashid Tasin, K.L. Tan & Low.

Pn. Zanariah has extensive experience and exposure in general civil litigation matters including goods sold and delivered, Hire-Purchase, probate and administration, Bankruptcy and general recovery matters. She has also been involved in general conveyancing matters including loan documentation and tenancy agreements.


GWEN YOW CHIN LIAN

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Miss Gwen obtained her LL.B from the University of Malaya and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995. She has been in legal practice since then in Klang with Messrs Yong & Rakan-Rakan and Messrs K.C Lim & Teh. She then moved to Kuantan and practised with Messrs Balendran Chong & Bodi for 5 years before deciding to return to practice in the Klang Valley. She worked with Messrs C. S. Tang & Co in Kuala Lumpur before joining us.

She is well versed in all aspects of Conveyancing transactions viz sale and purchase , joint venture, tenancy and lease, project work, bank loan documentations for consumer loans as well as corporate loans and bridging finance. She has also been involved in corporate work including sale and purchase of shares, sale of Hyatt Kuantan, commercial joint venture and due diligence. She is presently a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board.


YAP LI MING

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Miss Yap is currently attached to our Johor Bahru Branch. She has obtained her LL. B (Hons) from University of Malaya. She was reading in the chambers of Mr. Mah Weng Kwai of Messrs. Mah Weng Kwai & Associates and admitted and enrolled as an advocate and solicitors of High Court of Malaya on 5.5.2006.

She initially practised with Messrs. Mah Weng Kwai & Associates. Thereafter she joined the firm of Messrs. Nik Saghir &Ismail and then subsequently Messrs. Roger Tan & Nurul before joining our firm.


RADEHAYATI BINTI JOHATEH

LL.B (Hons) UKM

Cik Radehayati graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with LLB ( Hons) and Diploma in Islamic Judiciary and Syariah Law in 2004 and completed her pupilage under En. Nik Hashim bin Nik Daud in Messrs. Nik Hashim & Associates in Kuala Lumpur. She was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2005. She commenced practice as a Legal Assistant in the Litigation department of Messrs. Charles Hector, assisting in general recovery matters, injunction proceeding, defamation and criminal matters.

She continued her legal career in Messrs Bala Pillai & Co where she had civil litigation exposure and assisting in accident claims, personal injury claims, medical negligence and garnishee proceedings. In December 2010, she became a partner in the firm of Messrs. Ravi, Lalitha, Radehayati & Co. Throughout her years of practice; she gained considerable exposure and experience in civil and criminal litigation.

She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 1st November 2012 currently handles litigation work.


SIA SIEW NING

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Miss Sia underwent her pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance and tutelage of Mr. Choo Hong Kok in August 2009. During her pupilage, she was exposed to and gained vast exposure in various aspects of conveyancing matters. She was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 26th June 2010.

She started his legal career in Messrs Ching, Tan & Associates on 8th August 2011 and mainly involved in conveyancing matters, i.e. Sale and Purchase Agreements, Tenancy Agreements, etc.

She joined Messrs Lim Soh Goonting on 1st March, 2013 and currently handles our conveyancing work.


LAI SHU YI

LL.B (Hons) Multimedia University

Miss Lai read Law and obtained her LLB from Multimedia University in 2012. She completed her pupilage under the guidance of Mr. Andrew Teh Leng Guan of Messrs Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina. During her pupilage, she was exposed to various aspects of civil litigation works including the preparation of cause papers and appearing before the Registrar and Judges at the Sessions Courts. The matters she attended to pertained to bankruptcy, winding up petitions, divorce petitions and general debt recovery.

She completed her pupilage on 24 January 2013 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 15 March 2013. She started her practice in Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 1st April 2013 and currently handles conveyancing work.


WONG SU CHEN

LL.B (Hons) (HULL)

Ms Wong was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1994. She commenced practice in civil litigation until 1995 when she ceased practice to join the corporate world handling administrative and legal matters. She resumed legal practice in the year 2000 and her areas of practice include banking, conveyancing, corporate and commercial matters.


MOHD NORHISAM BIN ISMAIL

LL.B (Hons) UKM

En Mohd Norhisam Bin Ismail graduated from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malayasia (UKM) in 2000 and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on March 2001. Before joining Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting, he was practising as a legal assistant in Messrs L.Parthiban & Associates and later as a partner at Messrs Faizul Hilmy & Chew. He currently handles our conveyancing work.


TEOH WEI LOONG

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Mr Teoh received his LL.B degree with Honours from University of Malaya and was admitted and enrolled to the High Court of Malaya as Advocate & Solicitor on 30th April 2010. He commenced practice with Messrs Dennis Nik & Wong.

During the initial period of his practice, he handled various contentious matters. The main areas of law that he practices in include commercial & corporate litigation, banking litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and other general litigation matters. In his career, he has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Sessions Court and Magistrate Court.

Thereafter, Mr Teoh joined the practice of Messrs Abraham Ooi & Partners and concentrated on conveyancing matters. He has vast experience in dealing and advising banks and financial institutions on loan and security documents as well as real property transactions.

Throughout his practice, Mr Teoh has been involved in a wide range of litigation and conveyancing matters.

He joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 5th February, 2014 and is currently handling litigation work.


LIANG CHOR SOON

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Mr Liang graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Malaya in year 2010. Upon his graduation, he commenced his pupillage with Messrs Sidek Teoh Wong & Dennis (“STWD”) under the guidance of Mr Justin Voon. Mr Liang was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 15th April 2011 and retained by STWD as a legal assistant in general litigation department. Thereafter, Mr Liang left STWD and joined Messrs Justin Voon Chooi & Wing.

Mr Liang specializes in general litigation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of dispute resolution and litigation cases particularly in landlord and tenant disputes, defamation, winding-up, hire-purchase, bankruptcy proceedings, debt recovery, breach of contract and/or undertaking, distress, eviction and squatters/trespassers’ disputes, arbitration, tort of negligence, bill of costs etc. His experience includes hearings and full trials in the Subordinate Courts and the High Courts.

He joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 1st March 2014 and currently handles litigation work.


CHOO HONG SENG

LL.B (Hons) University Malaya

Mr Choo read law and obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Malaya in year 2010. Upon his graduation, he commenced his pupillage with Messrs Wilfred Dhyan & Co. under the guidance of Ms Karen Wilfred. Mr Choo was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 10th May 2011 and commenced his practice with Messrs K K Lim & Associates (PJ Office) as Legal Assistant.

Thereafter, Mr Choo joined the practice of Messrs Tan, Chua & Lawrence and specializes in general litigation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of dispute resolution and litigation cases particularly in debt recovery, breach of contract, hire-purchase, bankruptcy proceedings, family and matrimonial matters, probate and assets administration matters, squatters/trespassers’ disputes, tort of negligence etc. His experience includes hearings and full trials in the Subordinate Courts and the High Courts.

He joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 1st May 2014 and currently handles litigation work.


LOW PUI VOON

LL.B [Hons) University Malaya

Ms Low read law and obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Malaya in year 2010.

During her pupilage in Messrs Cheang & Ariff, she was exposed to various legal aspects and practice areas including conveyancing and general litigation. She was subsequently admitted and enrolled as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on the 10th of May 2010.

Ms Low practiced her first year as an advocate and solicitor with Messrs. Lee Partnership in commercial and construction litigation. She thereafter joined Messrs. Peter Pui, Jing & Associates as a corporate and conveyancing lawyer wherein she handled various corporate and real property transactions.

She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on the 1st of August 2014 and currently handles conveyancing work.


CHONG GEENG HONG

LL.B [Hons) University Malaya

Miss Chong graduated from the Faculty of Law of University of Malaya in the year of 2011. She completed her pupilage under the guidance of Mr. Ooi Say Lee of Messrs Abraham Ooi & Partners in Kuala Lumpur. She was admitted and enrolled to the High Court of Malaya as an Advocate and Solicitor on 26/04/2012 and thereafter she commenced her legal practice with Messrs Abraham Ooi & Partners in Klang.

During her tenure with Messrs Abraham Ooi & Partners, Miss Chong was exposed to various aspects of conveyancing matters, including Sale and Purchase Agreement, loan documentation, transmission of estate properties, tenancy agreement, etc.

She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 1st of August, 2014 and is currently handles conveyancing matters.


SIEW SOO SIEN

LL.B [Hons) University Malaya

Miss Siew read law and obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Malaya in the year 2013.

Upon her graduation, she commenced her pupillage with Messrs Sidek Teoh Wong & Dennis under the guidance of Mr. Tan Hong Kait. During her pupilage, she was exposed to banking litigation, mainly hire purchase matter under supervision of her master. She completed her pupillage in May 2014.

Miss Siew was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 18th July 2014. She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 7th of July, 2014 and is currently handles litigation matters.


CHEW YAH JEE

LL.B [Hons) UKM

Miss Chew graduated from Faculty of Law of UKM in the year of 2013 and she underwent her pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance and tutelage of Mr. Lau Kai Leong in September 2013.

During her pupilage, she was exposed to and has gained vast exposure in various aspects of conveyancing works. She was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 7th August 2014 and currently handles conveyancing matters.


NURUL HAZIRAH BINTI JAFRI

LL.B [Hons) University Utara Malaysia

Ms Nurul Hazirah Binti Jafri read law at and obtained her LLB from University Utara Malaysia, Kedah. She underwent her pupillage-in-chambers under the guidance of Pn. Nor Zihan Khaila Binti Kamal. During her pupillage, she was exposed to various aspects of civil litigation work consisting of preparing and drafting cause papers, attending court for hearing in chamber and open court on matters covering Banking Laws, Foreclosure, Matrimonial Laws, Land Laws, Contract Laws and general conveyancing matters.

She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 30th September, 2014.In view of her keen interest and dedicated to her work, she was retained as legal assistant to handle litigation work.


RAHA BINTI JOHARI

LL.B [Hons) University Of Malaya

Puan Raha binti Johari graduated from University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur with an LL.B (Honours) in year 2004 and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as Advocates and Solicitor on 22-4- 2005. In 2004, she was attached for a period of nine (9) months to Messrs Abdul Raman Saad & Associates in Johor Bahru to complete her pupilage under the guidance of Mr Lew Chung Han as the pupil master. Thereafter, she joined Messrs Suriani &Izulie (Now known as Suriani & Partners) in Pasir Gudang, Johor for Six (6) years and handled various sub-sales matters, loan documentation for various banks and other general conveyancing matters covering various types of property development. Later, on 2nd July, 2012 she decided to join Messrs Manjit Singh Sachdev, Mohammad Radzi & Partners in Johor Bahru before she resigned and joined Messrs Ng Kee Chong & Company in Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru on 1st March, 2014.

She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 15th January, 2015, and currently handles conveyancing matters.


WONG POH YIN

LL.B [Hons) University Malaya

Ms Wong obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Malaya in 2013. Shortly thereafter, she commenced her pupilage in the chambers of Mr. Koh Yew Chong and she was then admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2014. She then started practice at Messrs Trevor George Partnership in which her main area of practice at that material time was Civil and Commercial Litigation.

She joined Messrs Lim Soh & Goonting on 13th day of March, 2015 and is currently handling conveyancing matter. She also has relative experience in employment and industrial disputes, corporate finance as well as corporate real estate matters.

FRANKLIN GOONTING, J.S.M

LL.B (Hons) S’pore

Mr Goonting read law at the University of Singapore and graduated in 1968 with an LLB (Hons) degree. Called to the Malaysian Bar on 23.12.1969, he was in active legal practice until June 2003. He co-founded the legal firm of Lim Soh & Goonting in 1994 and headed its litigation department. He left the firm in July 2003 upon his appointment as Chairman of the Industrial Court Malaysia. He also served as Chairman of the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) Appeals Board, Northern and Eastern Regions. On 30th June 2011, he was conferred the award Johan Setia Mahkota (J.S.M) by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di Pertua Agong XIII.

Mr Goonting has given talks from time to time at seminars and international conferences organized by bodies like the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC), the Malaysian Bar, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), the MECA Centre for Industrial Relations, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Institut Latihan Kehakiman dan Perundangan (ILKAP).

Upon his retirement as Chairman of the Industrial Court, he re-joined M/s. Lim Soh & Goonting on 2nd February 2012, as a Consultant.

He is presently a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board.

Mr Goonting is also a Notary Public, having been appointed by the Attorney General on 16th December 2013.