Our Practice Areas

Our Practice Areas

Criminal Defence

Being charged for a criminal offence can be a harrowing experience. This is especially so if you are someone who has never been to a courtroom. Having someone to fight in your corner may be just what you need to deal the fear and uncertainty that can come with this process. Our team of experienced criminal defence lawyers are ready to assist you in providing sound legal advice on your charges, mitigate for a fair sentence in court, or take your matter to trial if needed.

Criminal Defence

“Justice should not only be done,
but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.”

– Lord Chief Justice Hewart

We have represented our clients in the State Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal in numerous criminal matters including:
  • Offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act
    • Drug trafficking

    • Consumption and Possession Offences

    • Possession of Drug Utensils

    • Failure to Report for Urine Test

  • Sexual Offences
    • Rape

    • Sexual Assault by Penetration

    • Outrage of Modesty

  • Violence-related Offences / Unlawful assembly Offences
    • Voluntarily Causing Hurt

    • Voluntarily Causing Hurt (w/ weapons)

    • Rioting

    • Unlawful assembly

    • Societies Act offences

  • White-Collar / Financial Crimes
    • Cheating

    • Forgery

    • Criminal Breach of Trust

    • Corruption

  • Unlicensed Moneylending (UML) Offences
    • Harassment of borrowers on behalf of unlicensed moneylender

    • Assisting an unlicensed moneylender

  • Traffic Offences
    • Driving without due care or reasonable consideration

    • Reckless / Dangerous Driving

    • Drink Driving

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We strive to deliver cost-effective and practical solutions to resolve your disputes. Our dogged and determined lawyers will review your matter meticulously to advise you on the merits of your case. We will then work with you to develop a litigation strategy and present you with options to succeed in your matter.

When the situation calls for it, we can also help you negotiate with your counter-parties and assist you during mediation sessions to reach a win-win outcome without even going to court.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

“The quality of a general lies in his strategy,
rather than his courage, and the effectiveness of soldiers lies in their quality,
rather than in their number”

– Unknown Author

The scope of our dispute resolution work includes:
  • Debt Recovery

  • Disputes arising from contracts and agreements

  • Enforcement-related litigation

  • Landlord and tenant disputes

  • Neighbour Disputes

  • Personal Injury Claims

  • Summary Judgement

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Family Law

No one enters into a marriage with the intention of getting a divorce. But if parties reach the point where their marriage has broken down irretrievably, it makes a difference to have a dedicated lawyer to journey with them through the process of a divorce.

If you are thinking of getting a divorce, we are here to offer you a listening ear, as well as to assist you in safeguarding your bests interests.

We encourage parties to settle matter amicably and will only resort to litigation if alternative methods of dispute resolution are ineffective.

Family Law

“It is not the load that breaks you down,
it’s the way you carry it.”

Our family law practice includes the following matters:
  • Adoption

  • Maintenance Orders

  • Custody, Care and Control and Child Support

  • Nullity of Marriage

  • Deputyship

  • Personal Protection Orders

  • Division of matrimonial assets

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Divorce (Uncontested and Contested)

  • Variation of Court Orders

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Wills, Probate & Administration

The death of a love one is always a difficult period of time for the whole family. Here at Tan Jeh Yaw LLC, we empathise with your problems and situation. We have advised and worked with many families to explain and tackle any legal complexities that they may encounter including mental incapacity, loss of a love one or the preparation of a will.

Wills, Probate & Administration

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.”

– Maya Angelou

Our practice areas for wills, probate and administration include:
  • Application for grant of Letters of Administration

  • Application for grant of Probate

  • Drafting of Wills

  • Estate Planning

  • Lasting Power of Attorney

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Corporate & Commercial

Our Managing Director, Mr Tan Jeh Yaw, has worked as a corporate lawyer and in-house-counsel for a number of years. He has had oversight of legal issues traversing general corporate, industry regulations and day-to-day operations. These included advising, negotiating and drafting documentation related to finance, investment joint venture, intellectual property, real estate, as well as diverse supplies and services contracts. Participation in transactions was end-to-end, requiring constant contact with management and collaboration from day one with colleagues from commercial, technical, investment, finance, audit and corporate communications.

Corporate & Commercial

“Law is nothing else but the best reason of wise men applied for ages to transactions and business of mankind.”

– Abraham Lincoln

We would be happy to assist you in your corporate and commercial matters, including:
  • Drafting and reviewing of contracts

  • Joint Venture Agreement

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Setting up a company

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Building & Construction

The firm has represented clients in relation to matters ranging from simple renovation works to complicated construction works. The team will guide you every step of the way and seek to achieve the best outcome for your matter.

Building & Construction

“It’s not the beauty of a building you should look at; it is the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”

– David Allan Coe

Do contact us if you have any enquiries for your building and construction matters, including:
  • Construction claims and disputes

  • Disputes involving the Security of Payments Act

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Employment Law

The Ministry of Manpower has stringent laws regarding working conditions for all types of employees, with some exceptions. The firm is able to handle the drafting of the employment contract and any legal issues that may occur between the employer and employee.

Employment Law

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to”

– Richard Branson

Our practice areas include:
  • Claims for Breach of employment terms

  • Claims for Non-payment of salary

  • Claims for Unfair/Wrongful Dismissal

  • Claims for Workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination

  • General employment law

Contact us for enquiries about quotations.