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Associate

JOANNE RACHEL JANKINS
Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya

LL.B (Hons) (Queen's University, Belfast) , CLP (Malaya)

Practice Areas:

Dispute Resolution & Civil Litigation

Contracts & Agreements

Insolvency (Winding-Up & Bankruptcy)

Employment & Industrial Relations

Real Estate & Conveyancing

Succession (Wills & Estate)

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EMAIL : joanne.jankins@vikneshyap.com

TEL      : +603 64130488 (Ext. 109)

Biography

Joanne obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) from Queen’s University, Belfast in Northern Ireland. Throughout the course of her academic journey, Joanne garnered practical experience through internships and employment as a paralegal in esteemed legal firms specializing in motor insurance and criminal law. This exposure allowed her to engage in a comprehensive range of both civil and criminal litigation matters, cultivating a nuanced understanding of legal intricacies. Her commitment to societal impact is exemplified through her involvement with Enactus, a social entrepreneurship organization, where she was required to identify solutions to community issues and spearhead the implementation of impactful community projects.

Joanne passed her Certificate of Legal Practice at the first time of asking and upon completion, Joanne then proceeded to seek a wider exposure to civil litigation matters by commencing her pupillage with the Firm, thus rendering her active assistance in various legal disciplines, including but not limited to commercial, corporate and contractual litigious disputes, tortious litigious matters, defamation cases, debt recovery actions as well as landlord and tenant disputes. She further assists the Partners in real estate and conveyancing matters which comprise of handling sale and purchase transactions and agreements and delivering legal advisories to international clients on top of venturing into succession law where she obtains grant of probates and letters of administration on behalf of clients and draw up Powers of Attorney and Wills to accommodate for clients' succession plans.

Joanne was subsequently admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 16th December, 2022. Since her completion of her pupilage and having successfully impressed the partners with her continuous dedication to the works and cases assigned to her, the Firm has since retained her as one of its associates. 

Beyond her legal pursuits, Joanne, being part of Generation Z with a penchant for technology, is an IT enthusiast and actively engages in e-sports. In her leisure time, she channels her creativity into designing online journal pages, showcasing a well-rounded and dynamic approach to both her professional and personal endeavors.

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