Chan Su Ying (Mdm) 

  • Qualifications: LL.B.(Hons), NUS (1991)
  • Called to the Bar: March 1992
  • Notary Public
  • Areas of practice: Mainly Family Law & Probate
  • Languages spoken: English, Malay, Mandarin & Hokkien

SY Chan’s main areas of practice are in Family Law and Probate matters. She is also familiar with conveyancing matters. She has been in active practice since being called to the Bar in March 1992. As she was previously an ASEAN Scholar who did her education at Hwa Chong Junior College, she is conversant in the Malay language as well as in Mandarin. SY Chan also scored a Distinction in the Malay language.

The experience in this area of work has enabled her to deal with both contested and uncontested family as well as contested probate matters.

For matrimonial matters, SY Chan was the lead counsel in a 23 days trial for a contested divorce matter in which she successfully argued the Plaintiff’s case and succeeded in dismissing the Defendant’s Counter Claim with costs in the Plaintiff’s favour which was taxed. She has also successfully argued many other contested matrimonial matters including appeals to the High Court. Being familiar with conveyancing practice has helped SY Chan draft workable court orders relating to division of complicated matrimonial assets.

She has acted in matters involving extensive discovery application over asset classes that spanned over multiple jurisdiction, from Asia to continental Europe. Her background in competitive sports allow her to engage with ease in intense and tenacious litigation.

She has acted successfully for a French nationality who family owns a castle in France in a matrimonial dispute. Her clients include Singaporeans, Malaysian, PRCs, Taiwanese, British etc.