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TAN KOK HENG LEROY SOLOMON, BBM, PBM
LL. B. (Hons) 
Barrister-At-Law (Middle Temple)
Notary Public & Commissioners For Oaths 

Mr. Leroy Solomon Tan is one of the Founding Partners of the firm. He has more than 18 years of post-qualification experience, gained from practicing in various law firms including the firm of Lee & Lee before leaving them to set up this firm. As a partner of M/s Phang and Co., he was actively involved in several of the firm’s collective sale and Enbloc projects.

He holds a Second Class Upper Division Honours Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. In that graduating year of 1995, he was, out of all graduates from Singapore, amongst the only two who obtained a Second Class Upper Division Honours. He is also qualified as an English Barrister and a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He is also on the Rolls of the Advocates and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

He has a wide exposure in advocacy as well as advisory work, including but not limited to corporate and commercial litigations, civil litigations, trusts, probates, wills, family and matrimonial work, property and conveyancing.  His experience in litigation is vast and includes being in the team of lawyers acting for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his defamation suit against Mr. J B Jeyaratnam.  He had handled several high profile cases which were reported in the Straits Times and media and also litigated cases which were subsequently reported in the Singapore Law Reports, including Court of Appeal cases.

As a corporate litigation lawyer, his travels include visits to the United States of America, Switzerland, Amsterdam, China, India, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.  He is experienced in sale and acquisition of businesses / shares, mergers, option agreements, incorporation of companies, joint venture agreements, franchise agreements and guarantees.

Mr. Tan is an active grassroots leader and volunteer.  He heads the free legal clinic operating at the Pasir Ris – Punggol GRC.  He holds several key positions in various committees.  He was also a member of the Community Legal Clinic Committee under the Pro Bono Services Office of The Law Society of Singapore. He is currently the Chairman of Pasir Ris East Citizen’s Consultative Committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Pasir Ris – Punggol Town Council. He also sits in the North East Community Development Council as a Councillor and Vice-Chairman of its Partnership Committee. He was also the Branch Secretary of the Pasir Ris East PAP Branch and now holds the position of Vice-Chairman of the Branch. He was featured in the Straits Times for being the youngest Branch Secretary.  He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM), and then the Public Service Star Medal (BBM) by the President of the Republic Of Singapore during Singapore’s National Day in year 2006 and 2015 respectively.

Mr. Tan speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien dialect and some Malay.

Mr. Tan is a Notary Public and is also a Commissioners for Oath.

Mr. Tan is also a mentor to and tutors the Practice Law Course students for the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

Mr. Tan was also a tutor at the Nanyang Polytechnic.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Called to Singapore Bar on 21 March 1998
Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
Postgraduate Practical Course in Law
Board of Legal Education, Singapore
  Conveyancing, Civil & Criminal Procedure, Family Law & Probate, Commercial Practice and Professional Practice
 
Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple (28 November 1996)
BPP Law School, London
  Conflict of Laws, European Community Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Law of Evidence and General Drafting
 
University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
LL.B. (Honours – Second Class Upper Division) (1995)
  Read Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, English Legal System, Law of Contract, Land Law, Law of Tort, Law of Trusts, Commercial Law, Family Law, Child Law, Succession, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Legal Skills, Labour Law, Trade Relations, Law of Taxation, Law of International Trade and Consumer Protection & Credit

WORKING EXPERIENCE

15 June '02 – present TAN LEROY & ASSOCIATES f.k.a.
TAN LEROY & CHANDRA f.k.a.
TAN LEROY & KANNAN
Founding / Sole Proprietor
  • Areas of Practice – General Litigation, Corporate Work.
  • IT Manager for the firm
   
1 April '00 – 1 June '02 LEE & LEE
Legal Associate
  • Area of Practice – General Litigation
   
11 Oct '99 – 31 Mar'00 PHANG & CO
Partner

  • Work portfolio includes probate and family matters, debt recovery matters, commercial matters, conveyancing and corporate matters
  • Also involved in many of the firm’s collective sale and EnBloc projects
   
23 Mar '98 – 30 Sept '99 ONG & LAU
Legal Assistant

  • Work portfolio includes probate and family matters debt recovery matters, insurance claims in accident cases, claims for personal injuries, workman compensation and industrial accident claims, commercial matters as well as criminal matters
  • Was responsible for the interior design and planning of the layout of the current office as well as organizing the move from the old premises to the current premises
  • IT administrator for the firm
  • Responsible for legal work of several of firm’s corporate clientele
   
1 Oct 96 – 30 June 97 YPMP LAW CORPORATION f.k.a YEO PERUMAL MOHIDEEN & PARTNERS
Pupil

  • General litigation, legal research, preparation of various Court documents, taking instructions
  • (Part called on 23 Jan 98) Attended mentions before Registrars and Judges in Chambers for various matters
  • Attended mentions before Magistrates for Criminal cases
  • Corporate Secretarial Matters
   
1991 - 1998 SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES
Ammunition Base

Company QuarterMaster Sergeant

  • Initiated the implementation of a faster method for drawing stores (full pack) during recalls which resulted in being awarded Best Soldier of the Month Award
  • Designated as Company QuarterMaster Sergeant fully responsible for the inventory control of a wide variety of SAF property including Standard Issues, Special Weapons and Motor Transport

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Law Society of Singapore
  • Law Awareness Committee
    Member (1999 - 2000)

MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER COMMITTEES / ASSOCIATIONS

Community Legal Clinic Committee
Pro Bono Services Office, The Law Society of Singapore

Member (2014 - 2015)

National Council on Problem Gambling, Ministry of Community Youth and Sports

Panel of Assessors (2008 – 2014)

Residents’ Committee Pasir Ris East Zone “11”

Associate Member (2007 - 2012)
Chairman (2003 – 2007)          
Executive Member (2000 – 2003)

Pasir Ris Loyang Community Centre Management Committee

Secretary (2001 – 2003)

Pasir Ris East Citizen’s Consultative Committee

Chairman (2012 – present)
Vice Chairman (2009 – 2012)
Executive Member (2002 – 2008)

PAP Pasir Ris East Branch

Vice Chairman (2011- present)
Branch Secretary (2003 – 2011) 
Branch Young PAP Chairman (2002 – 2003)
Executive Member (2000 – 2002)

North East CDC

Vice-Chairman – Partnership Committee (2014-Present)
Councillor (2011 – present)

Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council

Vice-Chairman – Finance Committee
Councillor (2004 – present)

Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Exco Member (2004-Present)
Working Committee Member (2004- Present)

PAP Policy Forum

Member (2004 – 2008)

PAP North East District Committee

Member (2004 – 2010)

General Elections GRC Standing Committee

Sub-Committee Coordinator (2004 – present)