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Ahmad Nizam Abbas

Ahmad Nizam Abbas

Managing Director Messrs Crescent Law Chambers, Singapore

Ahmad Nizam Abbas is the Managing Director of Crescent Law Chambers LLC. He has a BA(Hons) in Law and English from the University of Keele in UK and an LLM in Islamic Law and Islamic Finance from  Singapore Management University. He is a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn ( UK ) and an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. With over 30 years of experience, he is a noteworthy figure in Singapore’s legal scene, known for his advocacy, educational efforts and civic leadership. He specialises in Shariah, Family and Criminal Law as well as Private Wealth. He served as Chairperson of Law Society’s Muslim Law Practice Committee for more than a decade. Alongside professional accomplishments, he extends his expertise to enrich legal education and knowledge. He co-created the Muslim Family Law modules for the Singapore University of Social Sciences and the Part B course at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. In 2022, he co-authored Muslim Family Law in Singapore, the first ever textbook focussing on Muslim divorces and inheritance in Singapore, adding to many research articles published locally and abroad on the interplay between Muslim Law and Civil laws in Singapore. His varied contributions include having  sat on the board of Islamic Religious Council of Singapore ( MUIS) and the Public Guardian Advisory Committee, which is the body responsible for the registration of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in Singapore.

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