Mr Foo graduated in 1961 as one of the first batches of graduates from the pioneer class of the University of Malaya in Singapore. Upon his admission to the High Court as Advocate & Solicitor in 1962, he became the first locally-trained lawyer to join Singapore’s oldest law firm, Rodyk and Davidson (R&D).
Together with his partners, they went on to build a huge conveyancing practice within R&D. Mr Foo became senior managing partner of the firm in 1983, a position he held until the end of 1994 where he stepped down, age 60 pursuant to R&D’s partnership agreement. Thereafter, he fulfilled his long-time dream of establishing his own practice, together with his daughter Corinne.
Mr Foo has been known to lend a steady hand and calm presence to his clients throughout his years of service. In his youth, he was known for his courtesy, patience, and his diligence, reviewing piles of files daily, while still making time to read British case reports to keep up with trends in law. Today, he continues to see his regular clients from his half-century in practice and also mentor his junior partners.