Ashok Kandiah

LL.B (Hons) Nottingham Trent University, CLP

Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya


Practice Areas

Commercial & Civil Litigation
Industrial Relations
Criminal Defence


Upon being admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996, Ashok joined Messrs. A. Zahari Kanapathy Thulasi as a Legal Assistant where he remained for six years eventually heading its Litigation Department supervising a team of lawyers and support staff. In March of 2002, he established Messrs. Harniza & Kandiah and in January of 2003, the firm changed its name to Messrs. Mathews Hun Kandiah and subsequently to Messrs. Kandiah Partnership, to reflect the new partnership.

Ashok’s area of practice is in Arbitration, Defamation, Commercial and Corporate Litigation, Criminal Litigation and Industrial Relations. Ashok regularly handles trials and interlocutory applications at the High Court and appears regularly before the appellate courts.

He also has a keen interest in Criminal Law and has represented clients charged for a variety of Penal Code offences as well as offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act, Immigration Act and Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act, Sedition Act and Kidnapping Act.

Ashok has also acted for the Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation in an arbitration involving a claim in excess of RM300 million. Apart from acting for several State Government Agencies, Ashok had also been engaged by the State Government of Selangor by issuance of Fiat to act for the State in various matters in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Ashok has acted for clients in adjudication disputes under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 as well as employers, main contractors and sub-contractors in litigation and arbitration.

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