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Dato' K. Kirubakaran

Dato’ Kiru was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in July 1980. Since his early years of practice, he had the passion for litigation and had worked under the guidance of Dato’ Kam Woon Wah.
He, thereafter became a junior partner in Messrs Wang Kuo Shing & Co before he started his own practice in 1987 under the name of Messrs Chan & Kiru and thereafter known as Messrs Kiru & Yong.

With his more than 35 years of experience, Dato’ Kiru rose from a litigator in the High Court to a distinguished senior counsel in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court. He had the privilege to work closely together with other senior counsels like the late Mr. R.R Chelliah, the late Mr. Eugene Lye Kim Hai, the late Mr. V.K Palasuntharam and the late YM Raja Aziz Addruse during their lifetime. He holds fort whenever he appears in the superior courts and is very much known and well-respected by the senior judges. He also works closely with Dato Seri Gopal Sri Ram before and after his tenure in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Dato’ Kiru’s forte in litigation includes corporate, commercial, land, administrative and civil law. He has won and succeeded in various landmark decisions that involved important and intricate interpretation of the Acts and common law which remain the law of the land to date. The number of cases handled by him which are reported in the law journals show his tenacity, ingenuity and advocacy skills.

Dato’ Kiru has in October 2016 become the Senior Partner of Messrs Shui-Tai (after the merger of Messrs Kiru & Yong with Messrs Shui-Tai) and continues to appear as senior counsel for other law firms.

Dato’ Kiru is also the lead lawyer for the Bandar Utama Group of Companies, See Hoy Chan Group of Companies and First Nationwide Group of Companies.