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Senior Legal Associate
Advocate & Solicitor

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Jonathan Chan

Jonathan Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from University College London in 2015 and Bachelor of Civil Law (Masters Level Qualification) from the University of Oxford in 2016.

Jonathan was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2019. He has appeared or assisted with a wide range of contentious matters at the Family Justice Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Jonathan’s areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial/family and child-related matters, company law, directors / shareholders’ disputes, asset and wealth management, and estate and succession planning.

Some of the matters in which Jonathan has assisted include:

  • Representing a mother in a child-related matter: VSV v VSW [2021] SGFC 73.
  • Representing a husband in his appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning the division of matrimonial assets.
  • Acting for a waste paper recycling company in a breach of contract claim for damages.
  • Representing a husband in successfully defending the wife’s appeal to the Court of Appeal on division of matrimonial assets; and his subsequent application to the High Court concerning the interpretation and execution of the ancillary matters order: BRZ v BSA [2020] SGHCF 17.
  • Representing a mother in her successful application for care and control and relocation to the United Kingdom and defending the father’s appeal from the Family Justice Court decision: UYJ v UYK [2019] SGFC 132 (Family Justice Courts), and UYK v UYJ [2020] 5 SLR 772 in which the High Court reviewed and set out the applicable law on relocation.
  • Representing a mother in defending the father’s application for leave to relocate with the child to Sweden: VER v VES [2020] SGFC 5; and her subsequent appeal from the Family Justice Court’s decision to the High Court.
  • PEX International Pte Ltd v Lim Seng Chye and another and another appeal [2019] SGCA 82 in which the Court of Appeal clarified the law on the tort of private nuisance and the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher.
  • Representing a wife in successfully obtaining a Worldwide Mareva Injunction against the husband pending the determination and payment of maintenance.
  • Various other applications in the Family Justice Courts, including under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, personal protection orders, maintenance orders, variation of court orders, and stay of divorce proceedings on grounds of forum non conveniens.

• Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (2019-2023)

• Member, Singapore Academy of Law (2019–2023)
• Member, Law Society of Singapore (2019–2023)

• Family Law Conference 2020: Through the Therapeutic Justice Lens – Article published in the Law Gazette in 2020
• Singapore Chapter for Global Legal Insights: Bribery & Corruption 2019