She read in the Chambers of Messrs Syed Faisal & Company in Johor Bahru and handles litigation matters particularly banking litigation assisting Bank Mualamat Malaysia Berhad and Malaysia Building Society Berhad in matters pertaining to conventional and Islamic banking. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in year 2008 and started her practice as a Legal Assistant with the same firm until in September 2010 before she joined Messrs Chiong & Partners in October 2010 till to date.
Besides having the knowledge and experience in banking litigation, she is given greater opportunity to explore civil litigation area such as dispute resolution, divorce & family law, will, probate & estate administration etc. After few months in the litigation department, she decided to explore and concentrate fully in conveyance of property, commercial and corporate matter. In May 2012, she was promoted to become a Partner in Messrs Chiong & Partners. Being a partner in the firm, though relatively young in the field, we already see her as potential in leading our conveyancing department alongside with the partners.
In year 2018, the firm needs her assistance to lead litigation department when the firm see the litigation cases become growth from day to day. Since, she has been exposed with litigation area during her first three years practice as an advocates and solicitors, it is easy for her to lead the litigation department together with her team as she also holds vast experiences under her belt, ranging between distress proceedings, writ of seizure and sale to bankruptcy proceeding.
Even she currently focusing on litigation matters, she aims to excel in both area conveyancing and litigation practice and contribute to the expansion plan of the firm.
On 1 February 2022, Cik Yati has successfully appointed by Chief Justice of Federal Court Malaysia to practice as a Commissioner for Oath under the category of an Advocates and Solicitors in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. With this appointment, this is honoured to her to assist the public to ensure that declarations, such as affidavits, legal documents, and other statutory declarations from an individual are verifiable and legally compliant with used her vast experience in the legal field for 14 years.
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