Lim Jit Kiong is the founder and principal of Messrs JK LIM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours (second class upper division) from the University of Malaya in 1998 on a Skrine & Co. scholarship. Upon reading in chambers at Skrine & Co., he was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 13 March 1999. He then pursued his postgraduate studies at the prestigious National University of Singapore where he graduated with a Master of Laws degree in August 2000.
Jit Kiong has vast experience as an Advocate & Solicitor in the areas of employment & labour, intellectual property and corporate & commercial laws. He acts as a criminal defence lawyer for selected commercial crimes. He is also a Registered Trade Mark Agent with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). He was previously an in-house legal adviser holding the position of senior vice president of a fund management company overseeing the legal, compliance and risk management matters. Prior to setting up Messrs JK LIM, he was a partner of one of the largest law firms in Malaysia.
He has represented clients at all levels of the courts in the country, including the apex court, the Federal Court. Many of the cases which he won or successfully resolved were reported in the law journals.
Jit Kiong was widely reported in the media in a trial of a public interest litigation in which he successfully defended a committee member of a well-known NGO at the High Court. The High Court decision was subsequently upheld in the Court of Appeal. He is well-sought after as leading counsel for firms of solicitors for complex disputes. He has given lectures on the areas of contract and commercial laws at Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN) and on the topic of litigation at a major bank's national training centre. He has also written numerous articles on law. He served as a committee member of the Bar Council Court Liaison Committee from 2013 to 2016.
Ho Yit Jean graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours from the University of London in 2015. She also holds a Certificate of Legal Practice from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board Malaysia. During her undergraduate days, she was very active in student activities in which she held the position of President of Law Society. She is currently undergoing her pupillage with Messrs JK LIM.