JPKERUAK is a firm that takes pride in providing legal services done with care, determination and integrity for its clients.
Established on January 15, 2015, the name ‘JPKERUAK’ is derived from the firm’s founding partners’ family names. The founding partners have envisioned the firm to be a practical, adaptive and modular platform to suit their individual law practices.
Meet The Team
Syarulnizam completed his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia, Australia in 2009. In the same year, he also completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and was subsequently admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia. He continued his studies and graduated with a Master of Laws (Public Law) degree from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2010.
Syarulnizam returned to Sabah and began his pupillage under Dr. David Fung Yin Kee of Messrs. Alex Pang & Co, Kota Kinabalu. He was admitted as an advocate to the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak in 2011.
Syarulnizam’s practice focuses on civil litigation and representing clients in commercial business dealings and agreements. He has handled various types of legal disputes ranging from company shareholder disputes, contract, debt recovery, enforcement of judgments, insolvency, judicial review, land disputes and trespass.Occasionally, he also advises on legal issues relating to joint venture agreements, sale and purchase agreements, and tenancy agreements.He has appeared in the various civil court stages, namely the Magistrates Courts, Sessions Courts, High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.
Emmeline graduated from the University of Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Business in 1997. She later on completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB)(Hons.) from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom in 2007 and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional and Legal Skills (Bar Vocational Course) at the UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom.
A member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, she was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2008. She was admitted to the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak on 17 February 2010.
Emmeline’s practice focus include civil litigation, corporate and commercial law, real estate, banking and corporate finance, family and matrimonial disputes. She has advised on joint venture and shareholder agreements, real estate transactions and corporate and housing loans related to housing development projects.
Vanessa graduated from the University of Reading, United Kingdom with Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2015. She then completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at the City University London, United Kingdom. A member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, she was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2016.
Vanessa later returned to Sabah and commence her pupillage in the chambers of Mr. Ronny Cham @ Cham Ngit Shin of Messrs. Ronny Cham & Co, Kota Kinabalu. She was admitted to the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak in October 2017.
Vanessa’s key practice areas include civil litigation, corporate and commercial law, real estate, intellectual property, banking and corporate finance, and wealth management. She has appeared in the various civil court stages, namely the Magistrates Courts, Sessions Courts, High Court, and Court of Appeal. Furthermore, Vanessa also focuses on real estate transactions from advisory, sales and purchases, tenancy agreements, corporate banking and housing loan transactions.
Besides the normal legal practice, Vanessa is interested in raising public awareness to the community of Sabah. On a pro bono basis, she has worked together with other counsels on an environmental case in order to provide clean rivers to the Orang Asal Community.