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FAMILY & PRIVATE CLIENT

A well-rounded trusted legal advisor is what you need.

With an award-winning family and private client practice, we pride ourselves as a one-stop solution for family, matrimonial and private wealth matters.  

Clients come to us because we respect confidentiality and provide sound practical advice. We are cognizant of the emotional and sensitive nature of such matters. 

Our clients range from the man on the street to high net-worth individuals and family offices. Our practice cuts across borders and we are experienced in working alongside lawyers from other jurisdictions to meet the needs of our clients.

The lawyers in our Family & Private Client practice have decades of experience and have been ranked and recognised in legal publications as leaders in the field.  

The work we do include:

  • Matrimonial Disputes and Divorce

  • Probate, and Estate Disputes

  • Wills & Succession Planning

  • Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyship & Mental Capacity matters

  • Adoption & Guardianship matters

  • Trust & Private Client matters

Matrimonial Disputes and Divorce

We have a very active practice in matrimonial disputes and divorce matters.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling mediations, litigations and appeals pertaining to such matters. 

Probate and Estate Disputes

We help personal representatives and beneficiaries of Estates to navigate difficult and complex issues of estate matters. We recognize the importance that estate matters are done right, efficiently and handled with tact, to maintain harmonious family relations.

Wills & Succession Planning

Clients trust our expertise in working with them through the planning of their legacies and inheritance. Our lawyers have cross-disciplinary knowledge in the areas of trust, investment, non-profit and company matters which help clients in their plans to provide for their loved ones.

Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyship & Mental Capacity Matters

Our practice in this area is extensive and our advice relating to mental capacity issues and deputyship applications is sound and practical. We regularly advise caregivers and keep ourselves updated with the developments in the care services. Our work with the special needs community also puts us in a good position to provide sensible and pragmatic advice to our clients.

Adoption & Guardianship matters

Our lawyers have acted successfully for clients in adoption and guardianship matters. The child’s welfare is our utmost priority and we work with clients to achieve that.

Trust & Private Client matters

As advisors to high net worth individuals and families, we assist them on a wide-range of matters which include the set-up of family offices in Singapore as part of their wealth management, as well as their family matters and estate planning. We also participate in consultation papers with regulators and share our views on the proposed changes to the wealth management and family office sector in Singapore.

 

We are adept at working with professional trustees and asset managers in the set up of trusts. Immigration and real estate matters also form part of our suite of services in this area.

Our lawyers are also LGBTQ+ friendly, and assist these individuals in their family and estate planning matters.

 

Below are highlights of the multi-faceted experience of our Family & Private Clients practice:

  • Acting for clients in cross-border matrimonial disputes, involving jurisdictions such as Australia, United Kingdom and India.

  • Providing legal opinion for overseas matrimonial proceedings, including Hague Convention cases.

  • Acting for high net-worth individuals in their matrimonial disputes.

  • Acting for clients in custody, guardianship or adoption matters.

  • Acting as a Child Representative in high-conflict custody matters.

  • Acting for clients in the setting up of trusts and preparation of their Wills.

  • Acting for clients in estate disputes, whether they are personal representatives or beneficiaries.

  • Acting as a mediator or mediation advocate in matrimonial and estate matters, and resolving disputes successfully.

  • Advising clients on mental capacity matters, including providing for their loved ones who have special needs.

  • Advising clients on the set up of family offices and trusts.

  • Providing legal opinions on the applicability of the capital market services licences exemptions for family offices under the Security and Futures Act.

Your Contacts
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LOH WAI MOOI 
Senior Consultant
D: 6330 6202
E: wmloh@bihlilee.com.sg
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TEE LEE LIAN
Managing Partner
D: 6330 6203
E: lltee@bihlilee.com.sg
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AARON KOK
Deputy Managing Partner
D: 6330 6210
E: akok@bihlilee.com.sg
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WANG LIANSHENG 
Partner
D: 6330 6206
E: Lswang@bihlilee.com.sg
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