[Webinar] Specialist Insights Series: The Changing Landscape of Family Law Advocacy
[Webinar] Specialist Insights Series: The Changing Landscape of Family Law Advocacy

[Webinar] Specialist Insights Series: The Changing Landscape of Family Law Advocacy

About the programme

With an increasing spotlight on appropriate dispute resolution and adopting resolution of family matters through the lens of therapeutic justice, traditional advocacy as we know it and practised in the past is changing. 

In its traditional form, one thinks of advocacy as arguing and presenting your client’s case in court and only persuading the judge. However, in family matters, advocacy begins when you first meet your client and takes the form of understanding your client’s case and concerns, and also persuading your client to take a constructive and reasonable approach which may yield an outcome for parties, not necessarily through the litigation route.

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Professional Affairs Committee’s (PAC) Family Law and Children’s Rights Chapter (FLCRC) is proud to present these three webinars focussed on the right approach to advocacy in family law disputes.

Date & Time




10 December 2020
5.00pm - 6.30pm


[Session 1] The Road to a Successful Family Mediation starts with Mindful Advocacy

Mediation advocacy including pre-writ mediation is an important skill set a family practitioner should possess as it can make a significant difference to the success of mediation.

Speakers' profile

From left to right:
District Judge Lim Choi Ming, Family Justice Courts
Michelle Png, Assistant Senior Counsellor, THK Centre for Family Harmony
Lim Tat, Managing Partner, Aequitas Law LLP
Rajan Chettiar, Founder & Managing Director, Rajan Chettiar LLC
Angelina Hing, Founder & Managing Director, Integro Law Chambers LLC (moderator)




21 January 2021
5.00pm - 6.30pm

[Session 2] Hearings in a Virtual World: The Art of Persuasion in Ancillary and Appellate Hearings

This webinar will share advocacy tips and how to navigate virtual hearings including hearings with litigants-in-person and the challenges faced in ancillary matters and appellate hearings.

Speakers' Profile

From left to right:
The Honourable Justice Debbie Ong, Presiding Judge, Family Justice Courts
District Judge Tan Shin Yi, Family Justice Courts 
Gregory Vijayendran SC, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Loh Wai Mooi, Partner, Bih Li & Lee LLP
Yap Teong Liang, Director, T L Yap Law Chambers LLC (moderator)




25 March 2021
5.00pm - 6.30pm

  [Session 3] The Increasingly Significant Role of Written Advocacy

This webinar will engage participants in the art of written advocacy, covering aspects of letter writing, affidavits and submissions. This webinar will share the thought process that goes into the preparation of the evidence and submissions and how to effectively persuade the court even before the hearing.

Speakers' Profile

From left to right:
District Judge Jen Koh, Family Justice Courts
Sreenivasan Narayanan SC, Partner, K & L Gates Straits Law LLC
Tan Hui Qing, Associate Director, T L Yap Law Chambers LLC
Raymond Yeo, Sole Proprietor, Raymond Yeo (moderator)



Click here to view the full brochure.

Registration Fee

Click here to register for individual sessions at SGD 96.30.

SAL members may utilise credit dollars (C$) to offset the programme fees.

CPD points

CPD points: 1.5 per session

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Contact Us

For enquiries regarding Specialist Insights Series: The Changing Landscape of Family Law Advocacy, please email [email protected].