TKQP obtains favourable judgment in groundbreaking case

TKQP has achieved a resounding win in a complex case where there was a dispute on whether the fire broke out in the plaintiff’s or the defendant’s property, and the cause of the fire was unknown.

In presenting the case for the plaintiff, we sought to invoke the principle of res ipsa loquitur to establish a prima facie case against the defendant. The High Court on its own accord also presented a slew of cases in which the principle of res ipsa loquitur was not applied and asked to be addressed on the cases. We successfully distinguished these cases, and thereby convincing the High Court judge to invoke the principle of res ipsa loquitur.

Following a nine-day trial in which many witnesses including fire experts and personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force were cross-examined, we obtained a favourable judgment for 100% of the quantum claimed by the plaintiff.

The team is led by joint managing partner Marina Chin, with support from senior associate Alcina Lynn Chew, and associate Leonard Loh.