A home warmed with laughter, great food, good wine and a bit of training thrown in. Lovely, lovely time spent at the new home of @Sandra Yong, the longest serving at all our firms combined.
“Despite more than 80 per cent of Singapore law practices (SLP) agreeing in a 2018 LawSoc survey that technology helps the delivery of legal services, only 12 per cent or 115 practices have adopted technology solutions to date….
Local law firm OTP Law Corporation is currently using a cloud-based practice management system called CoreMatter, which allows its four lawyers to manage information like case files, client details and financial invoices on their mobile phones.
OTP litigation lawyer Mr Lim Seng Siew said the system has saved time, but believes that Singapore’s legal community is only just beginning to figure out how technology can be applied to their daily work.
“A key driver of the process is knowing what services our clients and customers want and what they are prepared to pay for.”
PracticeForte Advisory affiliate OTP Law Corporation’s director, @Lim Seng Siew, shares his views on adoption of technology by lawyers. OTP Law Corporation is a pioneer SmartLaw practice.
Stronger Together Part 2 as discussions deepened on 50 years of sisterhood between Philippines and Singapore. Watch this space for the roll out of the collaborative efforts of the Embassy of the Philippines x PracticeForte x Nikki Muller, this year and next.
Our advisory affiliate Susan Tay lawyer was the guest speaker at 93.8Now radio show with host Susan Ng. They discussed factors that couples should consider while contemplating divorces such as matters pertaining to custody of children, matrimonial assets, maintenance, and property. She also talked shared on ‘Divorce and You’ outreach talks and other channels of assistance a people may want to consider. Susan ended the talk by sharing to all listeners that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Night Chat can be heard again on Sunday 27th April,7.05-8pm. On radio, toggle.sg/938NOW and MeRadio.
Interview as recorded by PracticeForte, listen here:
PracticeForte Advisory affiliate Lim Seng Siew of OTP Law Corporation chairing this afternoon’s plenary session 5 ” The Trial ” at the Litigation Conference 2019 organised by the Law Society of Singapore. Panelists discussed possible impact of the Civil Justice Reforms on trials, preparation of witnesses and what it means to have “increased judicial involvement” during trials in a largely adversarial system.
“Learning to listen to the child in Children Inclusive Mediations. We often say language is not the words but their meanings, more so when communicating with children in distress of parents in disputes. How to urge children to say what they mean to a stranger like a mediator? That was our VOICE training on 4th and 5th April 2019. It is good to be back in Berlin training with MiKK e.V. and fellow mediators from Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Japan, Russia, US, representatives from Missing Children Europe and Mediation Bureau, Netherlands. Especially fabulous when I can give familiar faces hugs in person
It is good to be back in Berlin training with MiKK e.V. and fellow mediators from Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Japan, Russia, US, representatives from Missing Children Europe and Mediation Bureau, Netherlands. Especially fabulous when I can give familiar faces hugs in person Ana Piernas López, Keiko Imazato, Liv Dyrhauge Klargaard – Børn kan ikke deles Isabel Fernández de Castillejo Odeta Intė David Lewis Michael Ford Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome Birgitte M.J. Beelen Karin Verbist.” – PracticeForte co-founder Susan Tay
– Repost from PracticeForte co-founder Susan Tay’s linkedin.
PracticeForte co-founders, Susan Tay and Mylene Chua at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, Berlin to meet with Guo Weimin, Nicholas Teng and Jana Lauritsen. Another afternoon of great conversations on Project Relocation, life abroad and cherry blossoms over German cakes and Chinese green tea.
PracticeForte Advisory family practitioners, Amy Lim, Dharma Jayaram, Susan Tay, June Lim and Rajan Chettiar at the Family Mediation Symposium organised by the Family Justice Courts and HCCH on 29th March 2019.
PracticeForte Advisory family lawyers affiliates June Lim and Rajan Chettiar in a panel discussion on “Navigating the challenges of mediating cultural conflicts and high conflict family disputes” at the Family Mediation Symposium organised by Family Justice Courts, Singapore and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law) on 29th March 2019.
PracticeForte Advisory law firm affiliate, @OTP Law Corporation together with team PracticeForte hosting 26 law students from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Thank you, Rajan Chettiar, Sabrine Cazorla Reverre, Lim Seng Siew, Susan Tay for sharing your experiences as a mediator, foreign lawyer, family and litigation lawyers. Not only was it informative for the Dutch students, it was great for our other affiliates who were there as well. Thank you too for sharing your afternoon with us Mun Loon Lai, Shirley Tay, Mylene Chua, Isabel Chew-Lau, Chew Zijie, Amy Lim and our young lawyers in training, Cheryl Lim, Eric Lip, Emelia Kwa, Cyril Ting, Joanna Chew, Kennth Chua & Benjamin Sern.
“Our smaller law firms, too, like OTP Law Corp, have leveraged FLIP to lighten-up their back-end operations and increase efficiency,” said Justice Lee Seiu Kin, who chairs SAL’s Legal Technology Cluster. ”
FLIP one year on. PracticeForte and affiliate firm OTP Law Corporation are proud to be pioneer members of FLIP and still staying strong.
“Celebrating a successful settlement!” Affiliate firm @Ying Ping Ong Esquire sharing a beautiful bottle of Junmai Daiginjo sake with the other affiliates at Collision 8.
On behalf of PracticeForte Advisory, we will like to extend a very warm welcome to Mr. Yap Kiang Keong, more affectionately known as KK, the latest addition to PracticeForte Forensics or our team of forensic professionals.
The twin pillar of “Building Peace, Building Expertise” are the core focuses the affiliate firms of PracticeForte Advisory wish to show in the way we serve our clients as well as in how we work amongst ourselves as professionals.