DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW TEAM

Our experienced and dedicated team of family lawyers comprises of:

DOROTHY TAN

Associate Director

Deputy Head of PKWA Family Law

  • Singapore Mediation Centre Accredited Mediator
  • Singapore Mediation Centre Accredited Collaborative Family Practitioner (CFP)
  • Appointed to Singapore Mediation Centre’s Panel of Collaborative Family Practitioners (CFP)

Tel: +65 6854-3475

Email: dorothytan@pkwalaw.com

Website: http://www.pkwalaw.com/dorothy-tan.html

Over the years, Dorothy Tan has been consistently ranked as a top performing family lawyer by both legal publications and her peers. She is highly regarded and well sought by clients for her wealth of knowledge and tremendous work ethic.

Dorothy is recipient of the following accolades:

  • Dorothy was named as one of Asia’s top young lawyers in Asian Legal Business’ listing of 40 under 40 – Asia’s Brightest Young Legal Minds“, 2016. The list consists of lawyers below the age of 40 who have been recognized for their key roles in important deals, high profile disputes and other top quality work. They have also earned accolades from their colleagues and clients.
  • Dorothy won a landmark case at the Singapore Court of Appeal. The client contacted her for advice after he lost his case at the High Court. The Court of Appeal case that Dorothy won (Twiss, Christopher James Hans v Twiss, Yvonne Prendergast [2015] SGCA 52) has been cited and followed in the Singapore Courts on cases concerning the division of matrimonial assets. Her client wrote a stellar review of Dorothy’s capabilities, dedication and work ethic. More may be read here.
  • Dorothy is one of the youngest lawyers at age 25 to lead a team and win at the Court of Appeal, in a case which is now a landmark decision.
  • Dorothy was nominated “Young Lawyer of the Year” by Asian Legal Business at the SE Asia Law Awards, 2017. She was chosen by an independent judging panel consisting of over 20 legal experts.

Dorothy consistently garners excellent client feedback.

One client praised Dorothy for her faith, knowledge and determination”. One other client commented that Dorothy’s “judgements and ability to steer the various proceedings were absolutely critical. I was able to give you my full trust. You have certainly made a lasting impact, one which I will not forget.”

Dorothy is highly regarded and well liked by her peers. Chairing leadership positions since her college days, including being elected as Law Club President at the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore, Dorothy is currently Deputy Head of PKWA Law’s Family Law Department.

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NOTABLE CASES:

1. Dorothy was engaged by the client (the husband) to head the counsel in a difficult and complex case involving the division of multi-million dollar assets. The case was heard before a court of 3 Appellate Judges at Singapore’s highest court, the Court of Appeal. Dorothy won the appeal and that decision became one of the most important cases in Singapore divorce law because the Court of Appeal reaffirmed and summarized the new Singapore law on division of matrimonial assets [2015] SGCA 52].

2. Dorothy’s Court of Appeal case is now a landmark case concerning division of matrimonial assets in Singapore. It has subsequently been cited and followed by the Singapore Courts in cases such as Zhou Lijie v Wang Chengxiang [2015] SGHC 316TIG v TIH [2015] SGHCF 12TME v TMF [2016] SGHCF 6 ; THL v THM [2015] SGHCF 11 ; TNL v TNK [2017] SGCA 15 and UBD v UBE [2017] SGHCF 14.

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PUBLICATIONS

Dorothy is a contributor / author for Lexis Practical Guidance – Family Law Module.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“In my hour of need, I was recommended to PKWA. Dorothy Tan LISTENED to my case, and worked tirelessly over the holidays and weekends to meet impossible deadlines. A very upsetting and stressful time but I will be forever grateful as Dorothy believed in my case and sought a fair and just resolution against insurmountable odds. At every juncture, Dorothy provided realistic, honest assessments and I proceeded based on her recommendations. If Dorothy and her team decides to champion your cause, you should consider yourself very fortunate.” – Christopher Twiss.

“All of you show me that genuine great lawyers exist. Many more people out there who deserve justice ought to know you.” – Ms K

“I have no hesitation in recommending PKWA and Dorothy to anyone looking for competent, knowledgeable, sympathetic, and efficient representation.” – Bjorn Vang Jansen

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