Post-Qualification Overseas Attachments

The Singapore Academy of Law Post-Qualification Overseas Attachments, inaugurated in 2011, expose deserving young lawyers to best practices in litigation or arbitration. The programme aims to raise the standard in these areas of practice in Singapore and also allow attachment awardees to serve as role models for other lawyers.

Overseas Attachments are awarded to deserving young SAL members with between 3 to 10 years of post-qualification work experience, who demonstrate an interest in commercial litigation or arbitration, particularly in the infrastructure space, and who will be able to contribute to Singapore's legal industry. Awardees spend up to 12 weeks with leading sets of barristers' chambers in London to gain international experience and exposure and are required to continue working in the Singapore legal industry for a minimum for 18 months in institutions approved by SAL after completing their attachments. They are also expected to take on active roles in SAL programmes after returning from their attachments.

Post-Qualification Overseas Attachments 2018/2019

Applications for Post-Qualification Overseas Attachments 2018/2019 are now open. The Singapore Academy of Law is offering up to 5 overseas attachments between 10 – 12 weeks to Chambers in London, U.K. for the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Applicants must:

a)            be members of the Singapore Academy of Law and

b)            have between 3 to 10 years of post-qualification work experience as at 1 January 2018.

Applicants with an interest in commercial litigation and/or arbitration will be given more consideration, likewise for those who practise in the infrastructure space.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 25 May 2018.

More information can be found on the application form. For inquiries, please email us at

Year Awarded
Chambers Assigned
2017/2018 Farrah Joelle Isaac Blackstone Chambers
Leong Yi-Ming Essex Court Chambers
Nicholas Seng Soon Meng Essex Court Chambers
Danny Quah Wei Sheng Fountain Court Chambers
Joel Quek Yi Zhi Fountain Court Chambers
2016/2017 Mr Rajaram Vikram Raja Blackstone Chambers
Mr Tan Ben Mathias Essex Court Chambers
Ms Clara Tung Yi Lin Essex Court Chambers
Mr Chan Daniel Fountain Court Chambers
Mr On Wee Chun Derek Fountain Court Chambers
2015/2016 Ms Lailatulqadriah Binte Jaffar Blackstone Chambers
Mr Ang Wee Jian Essex Court Chambers
Mr Jonathan Tang Fountain Court Chambers
2014/2015 Mr Lee Ee Yang Essex Court Chambers
Mr Shaun Leong Li Shiong Essex Court Chambers
Mr Tan Eu Shan Kevin Essex Court Chambers
Ms Sngeeta Rai Fountain Court Chambers
Mr Tham Lijing Fountain Court Chambers
2013/2014 Mr Nelson Goh Kian Thong Essex Court Chambers
Mr Goh Yihan Essex Court Chambers
Mr Colin Liew Wey-Ren Essex Court Chambers
Mr Mahesh Rai s/o Vedprakash Fountain Court Chambers
Mr Tan Kai Liang Fountain Court Chambers
2012/2013 Ms Ho May Kim Essex Court Chambers
Ms Vimaljit Kaur Essex Court Chambers
Ms Tan Weiyi Essex Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers
Mr Jordan Tan Zhengxian Fountain Court Chambers
2011/2012 Mr Paul Tan Beng Hwee Essex Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers
Ms Lynette Koh Mei Ping Essex Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers