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TAN Chin Aik, Joseph

Tan Chin Aik, Joseph

Consultant, Chairman's Office



Commissioner for Oaths
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore 
Bachelor of Laws, (Hons), National University of Singapore 
Post-Graduate-Diploma-in-Education (NTU/NIE)



Joseph has been in legal practice for more than 20 years before joining Nanyang Law as a consultant.  He has wide-ranging experience in criminal litigation, general commercial litigation and arbitration, employment law and probate.  

He is also well versed in the practice areas of Real Estate and Conveyancing which includes sales and purchase of residential, commercial and industrial properties.  His advice also extends to Landlord and Tenant disputes. In the areas of Real Estate and Conveyancing, none of the transactions handled by Joseph has been litigated as Joseph is a very careful conveyancer who is very thorough with his due diligence.  He previously founded Atkins Law Corporation in 2011 where the core practice was on Real Estate and Conveyancing. 

Joseph was previously voted into the Council of the Law Society of Singapore (“LSS”) where he served for 2 years and in 2009, Jo represented LSS in China as a representative in the CHINA-ASEAN-Legal-Cooperation-Forum.

Joseph has been instructed by fellow lawyers with respect to their practice and the following are some most notable and memorable cases which have endeared him to the profession, as reported in the law books:
(a) Uzbekistan Airways v Jetspeed Travel Pte Ltd [2009] 1 SLR(R) 1; [2008] SGHC138
(b) Law Society of Singapore v Chong Wai Yen Michael and others - [2012] 2 SLR 113
(c) The Law Society of Singapore v Michael Chong Wai Yen and Others - [2011]  SGDT 6
(d) Azman bin Mohamed Sanwan v Public Prosecutor - [2012] 2 SLR 733
(e) Muhammad bin Abdullah v Public Prosecutor and another appeal - [2017] 1 SLR  427
(f) Muhammad Ridzuan bin Md Ali v Public Prosecutor and other matter - [2014] 3 SLR 721
(g) Public Prosecutor v Mervin Singh and another - [2011] SGHC 222
(h) Lock Han Chng Jonathan (Jonathan Luo Hancheng) v Goh Jessiline -  [2008] 2 SLR(R) 455
(i) Khor Soon Lee v Public Prosecutor - [2011] 3 SLR 201
(j) Public Prosecutor v Bai Qipei - [2012] SGDC 330
(k) Public Prosecutor v Hishamrudin Bin Mohd - [2016] SGHC 56
(l) Ong Wui Jin and Others v Ong Wui Teck - [2008] SGHC 72
(m) Ong Wui Teck v Ong Wui Jin and Others - [2008] SGDC 103
(n) Ong Wui Jin and Others v Ong Wui Teck - [2009] SGHC 50
(o) Public Prosecutor v Dominic Martin Fernandez and another - [2017] SGHC226
(p) Low Ah Cheow and others v Ng Hock Guan - [2009] 3 SLR(R) 1079
Joseph holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and also a Commissioner for Oaths.