Born in 1968, she attended primary and secondary schools in Ipoh, Perak, She was later admitted to study law in University of Leicester, England and graduated in 1992 with a strong Upper Second Class (Honours) Bachelor of Laws Degree.

In 1993, Ms Chan was called to the Bar of England and qualified to practise as a Barrister-At-Law of Gray’s Inn, London. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in October 1994.

Ms Chan joined this firm in 1996 and was later made a partner in year 2000. Prior to joining this firm, she was practising in Ipoh and gained invaluable experience handling mostly banking, corporate and commercial litigation matters. In the span of her career as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, she specialised mainly in corporate, commercial and civil litigation matters including:

  • Construction and contractual disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and commercial litigation
  • Securities trading
  • Intellectual property
  • Company law
  • Drafting of legal opinions and complex agreements within or outside the course of litigation, Employer-employee relations and employment law and industrial relations generally
  • Claims in tort such as negligence suit, trespass and defamation
  • Land law
  • Succession law
  • Civil and corporate claims involving prohibitory, mandatory and mareva injunctions
  • Applications for judicial review

In the course of her practice, she has conducted numerous hearings in the Subordinate Courts, the High Courts and the Appellate Courts in Malaysia and has handled high profile cases involving prominent figures and massive claims and damages in contract, land fraud and securities trading.