Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute ResolutionWe are dedicated to achieving winning outcomes for our clients no matter the jurisdiction, institution or tribunal. In our effort to provide the best legal solution, we help our clients to work out a dispute road-map, identify potential hurdles and the areas that need close attention. We are pro-active and we guide our client throughout by assisting, advising and complying with the client’s needs every step of the way with the expertise and resources at our disposal. We are reputable when it comes to solving disputes through the mechanisms available. We provide a full and comprehensive service both locally and globally. Our extensive expertise in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution is not limited to Singapore but stretches across all of the principal jurisdictions in Asia and beyond. We actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution available and advise clients on choosing the method most appropriate to them and to a particular matter. Our main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively with as little disruption to the individual and / or business as possible – recognition of this is central to how we approach any matter. We regularly act for a select clientele comprising financial institutions, local companies, statutory boards, insolvency practitioners and accounting firms.
We are pleased to offer the following array of services to clients seeking assistance in matters of dispute resolution.
Expert ArbitratorsTIC is pleased to offer its services to clients seeking to arbitrate matters as well as parties who require an arbitrator. The Firm and select lawyers therein have handled international arbitration involving commodities, insurable interests and disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions. Amongst the Firm’s solicitors is a Fellow of the Singapore institute of Arbitrators as well as numerous other colleagues who are active in the practice of arbitration. One of lawyers is a “President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration’s Award” winner in the year 2005.
Resolving Million Dollar DisputesIn acting as Arbitrator, the Firm’s solicitors have acted a multi-million commodity contract disputes. We look forward to being of service to you in either capacity, of counsel or that of arbitrator.
Banking & Commercial Litigation
Ready to AdviseWe have advised companies in the areas of banking, hire-purchase and corporate law. We are at all times ready to advise new ventures on the applicability of commercial law with respect to the new ventures.
A Long ViewIn our effort to provide the best legal solution, we help our clients to work out the rroadmap identify potential pitfalls and the areas that need close attention.
Pro-ActiveWe guide our client throughout by assisting, advising and complying with the client’s needs every step of the way with the expertise and resources at our disposal. We have acted in a wide spectrum of commercial cases.
Legal RepresentationWe act for several large companies in a variety of matters. We act for personal litigants from every strata of society.
AnalysisThe litigation process begins with an in-depth look into the facts of each client’s case. After a thorough analysis of the client’s position, we proceed with carefully building a case, preparing the client and assembling a body of evidence. We carefully craft a case that can be supported by the evidence and the legal issues. Thereafter, all relevant interlocutory applications are taken out / resisted for the client and in-depth research on the law for the matter conducted.
Proper preparation of the clientWe are aware of the litigation stress that all litigants have to endure and strive to make the litigation process as cost and time efficient as possible.
Positive ActionThe increasingly fast pace of the process of litigation is matched by our growing reserve of expertise and experience and the high level of synergy and cooperation amongst every member of our Firm.
Cross BorderWhere necessary we can call upon our network of contacts in other jurisdictions. This is to provide timely and jurisdiction relevant advise and action when called upon. Jurisdictions as diverse as Malaysia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, the United Kingdom are within our network.
Involved & UpdatedThroughout the case the client remains directly involved and is updated on developments and arising issues. In short, every resource is mobilised and our fullest efforts are channeled towards concluding the litigation process with the best possible outcome.
Action TeamWe are frequently requested to take over large matters on exigent and accelerated timelines. We thrive on this pressure and our resilient, committed litigators make the most of a 24 hour day.
Best OutcomeFacing a criminal charge can be one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life. In dealing with such a case, topmost in our minds is securing the best possible outcome for the client with committed and flexible service. Because, at times such as these, the last thing the client should feel is burdened by strict hourly-rates.
Productive AnalysisThe client needs a lawyer who is ready to provide a productive analysis of his situation, one with a proactive strategy who is passionate for his defence.
Passionate DefenceOur Firm is focused on building a strong, credible defence; and, in appropriate cases, highlighting any and all mitigating factors clearly before the court.
Proactive StrategyAnother important task is to fully prepare the client for the rigours of the trial, ensuring that the client is aware of his options and is satisfied with the approach chosen for his defence.
White-Collar CrimeIf you are charged with a white-collar crime, you would do well to engage a lawyer with the specialist knowledge and experience this area. Our lead Partner in Criminal Litigation Practice was attached to Singapore’s one and only white-collar crime enforcement agency for two years, advising CAD investigators on money laundering, prosecutorial and investigative matters.
Decades of experienceOur criminal lawyers have combined experience of more than two decades acting as both prosecuting and defence counsel, having served as Deputy Public Prosecutor or prosecutors in Government Ministries prior to joining the Firm.
Military / Court Martial CasesWe also have lawyers who were a former military prosecutor and former President, General Court Martial Centre both of whom have vast experience in military prosecutorial and defense matters.
Juvenile CasesThe Firm has had much experience with juvenile cases. Being familiar with the various problems involved, we provide the necessary services and support for both the juvenile and the concerned parents alike.
Family & Matrimonial Law
Local or multi-jurisdictionalOur team of lawyers has extensive experience in handling complex and delicate family disputes, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues and foreign assets.
Sensitivity and discretionWe provide our clients with solutions to suit their unique circumstances and concerns, and manage their matters with sensitivity and discretion. Particular care is given to safeguard the welfare of children and the resolution of complicated financial issues.
Co-operative and conciliatoryThe Courts have implemented changes to the divorce process to encourage a more co-operative and conciliatory manner of resolving family disputes. This presents a shift from the former adversarial culture. Mandatory counseling has been introduced for divorcing parents with young children.
Contentious matters to successful resolutionsDivorce can be a traumatic and stressful time for all involved. Even though our team is regularly engaged to handle particularly contentious matters, wherever possible, we have also helped numerous clients reach successful resolutions through the process of mediation.
We act and advise on:
- Divorce, judicial separation and annulment
- Custody and guardianship
- Division of matrimonial assets
- Maintenance disputes
- Domestic violence
- Asset planning and protection
Building & Construction Law
Contracts/DisputesWe provide sound advice in relation to non-contentious construction law inclusive of contract drafting and technical advice. A thorough review of each project with the client during the drafting process. The firm offers the option of robust litigation in relation to contentious matters. If required, our expertise extends to alternative dispute resolution, inclusive of mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre, domestic arbitration and international arbitration.
Action TeamIf necessary, our network of contacts with consultant firms allow us speedy access to professional technical advice in relation to structural, architectural works, and other disciplines. Materials, specifications, additions and alterations are frequent issues which arise in construction disputes. We are aware that cash flow is the life blood of this industry. Time is money and disputes affect cash flow and the availability of operation capital. Another familiar issue is the threat of liquidated damages can adversely affect the profit and health of construction ventures. As mentioned above, our professional networks provide a strong technical basis for litigation in areas such as defects and incomplete works. Disputes may arise between a developer and contractors over matters such as materials, specifications and completion times.
Beneficial ConclusionUltimately the goal is, whether through negotiation, arbitration or litigation to achieve a beneficial conclusion to construction disputes.
We are a one-stop solution for all your insurance needs.We act for 3 major insurers. We handle their motor insurance claims, personal injury claims, and workmen compensation claims. We also give advice on professional indemnity, directors and officer insurance matters. We are highly experienced in helping both insurers and insured. We do works for honest private workshops and seldom come in conflict with insurance companies. We rely on our own list of experts and investigators, and produce outstanding results for both individuals and corporate clients.
Workman’s compensationWe have won cases on in the area of workman’s compensation at the Appellant Court of Singapore, and saved our corporate clients lots of money.
Aviation industryIn the area of aviation law, we acted for individuals and aviation companies and managed to secure very good settlements.
Bond recoveryAs far as bond recovery matters, we have acted and recovered close to $1 million for the largest bond insurers in Singapore at one time.
Representing the individualAs far as our individual experience, we have helped at least 10 individuals whose insurance companies were seeking recovery against these individuals for breach of policy condition. We managed to do appeals for these individuals and ensure that the insurers rescind repudiation, saving each of them thousands of dollars, which was supposed to come out of their own pocket.
Experienced mediatorsSolicitors from TIC are proud to be amongst the first cohort of lawyers to be trained as mediators as early as 1996. Amongst our lawyers, we count practising mediators who are active at both the community level and with matters elevated to the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Counsel or mediatorOur solicitors have both acted in the capacity of counsel for clients in mediation as well as in the capacity of a mediator.
Maritime & Shipping Law
Critical SupportAs a law firm based in one of the busiest ports in the world, shipping work is a natural part of our practice. From our office in Boat Quay, we provide critical legal support to vessel owners, shipbuilders and dockyards.
ContractsOur services include the preparation of contracts for the construction of vessels and legal documentation for insurance and ownership.
Corporate and Financing Transactions
Advising airlines, lessors, aircraft charter companies and financiers on transactions such as aircraft sale and purchase, wet and dry leasing arrangements, financing arrangements, air transport, maintenance and other service agreements.
We have also advised on aviation disputes including aviation accidents and insurance issues, airline passenger claims, delivery disputes, defaults on leases and repossessions, disputes relating to aircraft parts, maintenance and repairs.