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Bachelor of Laws (Hons) • National University of Singapore
Bachelor of Business Administration • National University of Singapore
EXPERIENCED, ASSERTIVE, PRACTICAL
You want a lawyer whose legal skills were honed at top firms; Lee & Lee, Joseph Tan Jude Benny and Rajah & Tann. Walter was given the opportunity to appear as lead counsel in High Court trials and appeals before the Court of Appeal early in his career and has not looked back. A prolific litigator, Walter offers Clients practical advice with his Clients’ interests always foremost in his mind. Walter is also experienced in arbitration at the SIAC and SCMA.
Walter created the curriculum and lectured for the London School of Business and Finance’s Diploma in Law program which has been running successfully for the past 5 years and going. This involves 8 modules including Company Law, Commercial Law, Litigation, Family Law, Tort Law, and Legal Writing & Research.
I was browsing the web looking for legal advice as I was facing a likely charge from AGC after my investigation ended.
I chanced upon the silvesterlegal website’s insightful articles about the criminal process and came to this website to check reviews on Walter.
I saw many good things written about Walter and decided to write in with some details about my case in hopes of getting some legal advice.
Walter called me shortly after I sent the email and spent a good amount of time explaining to me about the potential outcomes of my cases and also gave me solid legal advice on what I should do next even though I have not indicated at all whether I would be engaging his services moving forwards.
His willingness to provide advice even before getting any confirmation on whether I would engage his services really showed me that Walter really cares beyond just seeing numbers when talking to clients.
As of now, I have yet to hear back from the AGC on their decision but if I do get charged I will definitely engage Walter to help me with my case.
I highly recommend Walter as I believe him to be an experienced litigator who actually cares about your issue and will do his level best to achieve the results you want.
YH, 24 November 2020
I needed some professional advice when I encountered complexities with my consulting / employee contract and pay outs. Although Walter never got a firm commitment that I was going to engage him nor a commitment on how much I was comfortable to expense, he was more keen to ensure my legal rights as an individual was protected from exploitation by corporate legal counsels. His approach and mindset when he took up my case was admirable and I knew the end result whether good or bad, was going to be the best legal advice I could get. Of course, the end result was favourable but the key point here would be that I had legal support which I knew was for the best for me and not for someone else’s pocket or fame.
Alex, 10 June 2020 Employment Contract
When the time came for me to part ways with my wife I approached Walter. He was professional and discrete. The divorce went through with minimal fuss. I am grateful that I approached him as I have heard of many people who did not have good experiences with their lawyers. I can safely assure you that this will not happen with this particular lawyer.
DO, Divorce Client 2015, 25 November 2019
When I was moving jobs, I was asked to sign some documents. I needed someone to assist me to review them. Walter advised me well in the process and everything went off without any problems.
CP, Employment Matter Client, 25 November 2019
My Clients trust me to litigate on their behalf. Over the years, my reported judgments include:
- Mitora Pte Ltd v Agritrade International (Pte) Ltd  SGHC 178
- Yip Holdings Pte Ltd v Asia Link Marine Industries Pte Ltd  1 SLR 131;  SGHC 227
- ATS Specialized Inc. (trading as ATA Wind Energy Services) v LAP Projects (Asia) Pte Ltd  SGHC 173
- Deldar Tony Singh and another v Rajinder Singh and others  SGHCR 13
- Mitora Pte Ltd v Agritrade International (Pte) Ltd  SGCA 38
- Coca International Singapore Co Pte Ltd v Bio-Care Grease Control Pte Ltd  SGDC 315
- TIC v TID  SGHCF 30
- UUO v UUP  SGFC 44
- Leong Yim Ling v Moey Park Moon  SGHC 26
- TIC v TID  1 SLR 180;  SGCA 75
- UUE v UUF  SGFC 29
- Omae Capital Management Pte Ltd v Tetsuya Motomura  SGHC 126
Outside of the office, Walter has worked with NTUC’s U Future Leaders Exchange (UFLX). Walter has also served with the Law Society Pro Bono Services Office and sat on the Law Society Publications Committee. Walter has also been interviewed by Channel News Asia in respect of his views on legal matters.
Finally, and definitely not least, Walter has created the diploma course materials and lectures in
- Family Law
- Contract Law
- Tort Law
- Dispute Resolution
- Legal Foundation
- Commercial Law
- Intellectual Property Law and
- Employment Law
Frequently Asked Questions
From consultation for companies to criminal defence and matrimonial matters, Silvester Legal LLC provides a wide range of legal services. Most of our lawyers specialise in commercial matters with a sharp focus on matters pertaining to Directors and Shareholders, business agreements reviews. We also have lawyers specializing in Criminal, Family, Trust, Regulatory and Advisory issues.
This will depend on the matter on hand, so we recommend that you drop us a note or call so we are able to discuss the matter with you in detail and provide you a quote.
All new enquires will be handled by the Managing Director, Mr. Walter Silvester, directly. He will then assign the most suitable lawyer after the 1st consultation. Mr. Silvester will also oversee all commercial disputes cases personally.
We work very closely with Clients, so at every step, you can always reach out to us for clarification or advice. We are here for you.
We will try and assess your case as best we can. In cases of dispute, a lot depends on how the other side reacts, so it is difficult to give a timeframe. Many cases are settled at mediation and do not go to trial so settlement can be surprisingly quick in some matters.