Yap Teong Liang
Sole Proprietor - T L Yap & Associates
Yap Teong Liang was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) in 1991 and admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in June 1992.
After being admitted to the Singapore Bar, he joined a well known law firm where he became a partner and headed the matrimonial department in that firm from January 1996 to May 1997 when he left to become one of the founding partners of another law firm. On 10th June 2002, after 10 years of experience behind him, he set up his own law firm of M/s T L Yap & Associates, a boutique law firm specialising in Family Law.
Teong Liang has extensive experience in civil litigation particularly in the area of Family Law where he specialises in. He is no stranger to representing high net worth and high profile clients, handling cases involving foreign marriages, cross border international jurisdictional and forum issues (Australia, China, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America), complex child custody, care and control and access cases, child maintenance, maintenance for the wife, division of matrimonial assets and family violence.
Teong Liang was appointed by the Family Court as one of the Court Appointed Counsel to represent the interests of children in high conflict matrimonial cases. He has given seminars on family law issues and is a contributor of articles on family law issues for the Law Society of Singapore. He is the author of the chapter on Maintenance of Wife and Children in the book “The Art of Family Lawyering”, a publication of the Law Society of Singapore. He has also presented papers at conferences both locally and abroad and in 2009 he participated in the production by the Family Court of the video CHILD Court Proceedings. He is now the chairman of the Family Law Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.
- Council member of the Law Society of Singapore – 2004 to 2009
- Vice President of the Law Society of Singapore – 2006 and 2008
- Chairman of the Family Law Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore – 2006 to present
- Associate Mediator under the Singapore Mediation Centre Family Law Mediation Programme