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Messrs. P. E. LIM was founded by its Managing Partner, Ms. Judy Lim Pek Eng, in 1997, as a boutique civil litigation and dispute resolution law firm in Petaling Jaya.

The legal firm, despite being located in Petaling Jaya, handles litigation and dispute resolution matters in Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, and Klang as well.

As a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in legal practice, Ms. Judy has appeared at all levels of the courts in Malaysia.

Ms. Judy is also regularly engaged as a counsel in appellate matters in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

The firm has been recognised as a Notable firm for “Commercial and Transactions” by Benchmark Litigation, and a Notable firm for “Dispute Resolution” by Asialaw. 

Judy Lim Pek Eng

Judy Lim Pek Eng

Managing Partner

Ms. Judy holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London. Post LL.B., she went on to obtain her Certificate of Legal Practice.

Having chambered at Messrs. Chan & Kiru, under the tutelage of Dato’​ K Kirubakaran, Ms. Judy was called to the Malaysian Bar on 13.11.1992.

Ms. Judy was practicing as a lawyer in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya at Messrs. Chung & Chan and Messrs. Wan Haron Sukri & Nordin respectively, before deciding to venture into sole proprietorship by setting up Messrs. P. E. LIM in 1997.

In January 2023, Ms. Judy became the Managing Partner of the firm.

Ms. Judy was awarded Asialaw Awards 2023’s Client Choice Awards: Malaysia Lawyer of the Year award

Joshua Wu Kai-Ming

Joshua Wu Kai-Ming


Joshua obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Upper Second Class Honours, from the University of London in 2017. He then went on to pursue the Certificate in Legal Practice and completed it in 2018.

Joshua was a Pupil-in-Chambers at Messrs. Sreenevasan and was called to the Malaysian Bar on 25.10.2019. 

Joshua was subsequently practicing as a lawyer in Petaling Jaya at Messrs. Josephine, L K Chow & Co, before joining Messrs. P. E. LIM in March 2021.

In January 2023, Joshua was promoted as a partner of the firm.

Joshua has been engaged as counsel on a number of matters, and has held watching briefs on behalf of the Bar Council. 

Practice Areas

Company Law & Commercial Law

  • Breach of Contract
  • Debt Recovery
  • Derivative Proceedings/Derivative Action
  • Injunction applications
  • Minority Oppression

Construction Law

  • Late delivery claims
  • Liquidated damages claims
  • Retention sums claims

Employment & Industrial Relations Law

  • Advisory work (including negotiating, drafting, and reviewing Mutual Separation Agreements)
  • Constructive Dismissal claims at the Industrial Court (Mahkamah Perusahaan)
  • Labour Office (Pejabat Tenaga Kerja) disputes
  • Retrenchment exercises
  • Unfair Dismissal claims at the Industrial Court

Family Law

  • Custody of children
  • Divorce (Joint Petition, Single Petition)
  • Maintenance of wife and/or children

Insolvency Law

  • Bankruptcy
  • Judicial Management
  • Winding up

Property Law

  • Tenancy disputes

Succession Law

  • Grant of Probate applications
  • Letter of Administration applications
  • Small Estates distributions
  • Will writing

Tort Law

  • Defamation
  • Negligence
  • Nuisance

Court’s Power to Restrain Proceedings

Section 368 of the Companies Act 2016 governs the power of the Court to restrain proceedings against a company. The Companies (Amendment) Act 2024, specifically in Section 11 of the same, amended certain parts of Section 368 of the Companies Act 2016. Section 368 of...

Court’s Power to Order Compromise or Arrangement

Section 366 of the Companies Act 2016 governs the power of the Court to order compromise or arrangement with creditors and members of a company. The Companies (Amendment) Act 2024, specifically in Section 9 of the same, amended certain parts of Section 366 of the...

Restitution of Monies Loaned Pursuant to an Illegal Moneylending Transaction?

Does the principal loan sum in a presumed (or actual) illegal moneylending transaction need to be restituted (read: repaid) to the moneylender/loaner? The issue was addressed by the Federal Court in Triple Zest Trading & Suppliers & 2 Ors v Applied Business...

Automatic Discharge and Suspension of Automatic Discharge under the Insolvency Act 1967

In June 2023, Parliament amended the Insolvency Act 1967 ("IA 1967") via the Insolvency (Amendment) Act 2023 ("Amendment Act").  Amongst others, Section 33C of the IA 1967 was amended as follows (with the amendments in red): "Automatic discharge and suspension of...

Increase In Minimum Debt Threshold for Bankruptcy Petitions

The Insolvency (Amendment) Act 2020, which came into force on 1st September 2021, amended Section 5 of the Insolvency Act 1967 ("IA 1967") on the conditions on which a creditor may present a bankruptcy petition against a debtor. The following is Section 5 of the IA...

Amendments to the Courts of Judicature Act 1964

Parliament made certain amendments to the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 ("CJA 1964"), via the Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2022 ["Amendment Act"]. Amongst others, the Amendment Act amended Section 28(1) of the CJA 1964. The amendment removed the right to...

Amendment to the First Schedule of the Employment Act 1955

On 12th August 2022, the Human Resources Minister issued the Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) (Amendment) Order 2022 which states that Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2022 ["Order"] will take effect on 1st January 2023.  The Order revised the...

Application of the Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 and the Definition of Small Estate

Section 3 of the Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 ["SEDA 1955"] governs the application of SEDA 1955 and the defines a "small estate" for the purposes of SEDA 1955: "3. Application of Part and definition of small estate (1) This Part shall have effect throughout...

Flexible Working Arrangement under the Employment Act 1955

The Employment (Amendment) Act 2022, which came into operation on 1st January 2023, introduced flexible working arrangement for employees. The relevant sections are Sections 60P and 60Q of the Employment Act 1955 ("EA 1955"): "Part XIIC FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENT...

Sick Leave under the Employment Act 1955

The relevant provision in the Employment Act 1955 ("EA 1955") governing sick leave can be found in Section 60F of the EA 1955. The Employment (Amendment) Act 2022, which came into operation on 1st January 2023, recently made several amendments to Section 60F of the EA...

5 Things About A Director’s Right of Inspection

1. A statutory right provided for under the Companies Act 2016 Section 245(4) of the Companies Act 2016 (“CA 2016”) provides that: “The records referred to in subsection (1) shall be kept at the registered office of the company or at such other place as the directors...

In the ordinary course of the post

Section 12 of the Interpretation Act 1948 and 1967 (“Act”) contains a presumption which applies to any service by post: “Where a written law authorises or requires a document to be served by post, then, until the contrary is proved, service- (a) shall be presumed to...

Bifurcated Trials

‘Bifurcated trials' refer to trials that are conducted in two stages - the first stage for the purposes of establishing liability and the second stage for the purposes of assessing damages (assuming liability was established).[1] In Kemajuan Masteron Sdn Bhd v Chong...

Succession to Intestate Estates

In the event an individual dies intestate, namely without a Last Will and Testament, the Distribution Act 1958 ("DA 1958") dictates how and to whom the deceased's estate will be distributed. The first order of business would be to identify whether the deceased had any...

Procedure To Join An Additional Party To A Counterclaim

We recently had the opportunity to clarify the procedure to join an additional party to a counterclaim. A counterclaim against an additional party is governed by Order 15 Rule 3 of the Rules of Court 2012. The first step would be to "add that person’s name to the...

4 Things About Non-Contractual Pre-Judgment Interest

Awarded pursuant to Section 11 of the Civil Law Act 1956 The section provides that: “In any proceedings tried in any Court for the recovery of any debt or damages, the Court may, if it thinks fit, order that there shall be included in the sum for which judgment is...

5 Things About Performance Improvement Plans

1. Employers have the prerogative to place employees on PIP In Exxonmobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. v Menteri Sumber Manusia & Ors [2019] MLJU 614, per Azizah Nawawi J (now JCA): “The Claimant was to be placed on the PIP, which is the management...

Opposing A Bankruptcy Notice and a Creditors Petition

If a Judgment Debtor intends to oppose a Bankruptcy Notice, the correct procedure is to file an Affidavit on An Application to Set Aside Bankruptcy Notice (Afidavit Atas Permohonan Membatalkan Notis Kebankrapan) pursuant to Rule 93 of the Insolvency Rules 2017. The...

Waiver in Constructive Dismissal Cases

For constructive dismissal cases, it would amount to a waiver of the purported breach if an employee does not leave his/her employment within a reasonable time (or appropriate point in time[1]) after an employer’s purported breach of the employment contract. Support...

Substituted Service Application

In civil proceedings: (a) A Plaintiff has a legal obligation to serve his/her/its Originating Summons or Writ on a Defendant;[1] (b) A Defendant has a legal obligation to serve his/her/its Defence and Counterclaim on an additional party[2] if the Defendant files a...



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