We are proud to show how Tan and Tan Lawyers have evolved all these years. Both Charles and Raymond Tan migrated from Singapore to practice law in Western Australia.
From our family’s humble beginnings in Singapore and our migration to Australia, we have been proud of our achievements in helping other migrant families with their legal issues for over nearly 3 decades.
How humble? Dad was a taxi driver and mum was a seamstress.
Tan and Tan Lawyers have evolved through the years showing how a migrant family has contributed to Australian society.
How do you calculate the years a firm has been in practice? Tan and Tan Lawyers originated from the vision of Charles Tan, a lawyer who first practised law in Singapore and was a prominent Singapore criminal lawyer. He then migrated to Perth WA for a better life.
He started Charles Tan and Co in 1984. It was one of the first Asian law firms in Perth WA. As a migrant lawyer himself, he was able to attract the new migration minority as his clients, representing many clients who did not speak English as a first language.
Charles Tan and Co and now Tan and Tan Lawyers have been the legal voice for the migrant minority in Western Australia since 1984.
We have evolved through the years and expanded our services and our expertise.
Tan and Tan Lawyers have continued to represent many clients who do not speak English as their first language. That is why all our lawyers are all bi-lingual. From Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian to Vietnamese speaking clients, we have always been able to assist them to get a fair go.
Raymond W. H. Tan the current director of Tan and Tan Lawyers took over the helm of Tan and Tan Lawyers in 2003.
Charles Tan and Co was started by Charles Tan after he migrated to Perth, WA from Singapore.
The firm operated from 10 Pier St, East Perth WA before moving to 326 Hay St, Perth WA.
Sadly Charles passed away in June 2016 leaving his loving wife Cynthia Tan and his 3 children, Timothy, Vicky and Elizabeth.
Raymond Wee Hock Tan graduated from the University of Buckingham on 21st February 1987.
He was admitted to the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, United Kingdom on the 25th November 1986 and called to the United Kingdom Bar on 28 July 1988.
Raymond Wee Hock Tan joined Charles Tan and Co in 1989.
Raymond Wee Hock Tan is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in WA on 2nd March 1990.
Tan and Tan Barristers and Solicitors was registered on 13 Oct 1992.
Tan and Tan Barristers and Solicitors move to 72 Wellington St, East Perth on 6th Jan 2003.
Tan and Tan Lawyers (Business name) was registered on 16 Jan 2003.
Raymond Wee Hock Tan becomes the first Asian Public Notary in WA on 19 December 2003.
Tan and Tan Lawyers Pty Ltd was registered on 12 June 2007.
Tan and Tan Lawyers move to 6/78 Terrace Rd, East Perth on 4th June 2010.
Tan and Tan Lawyers is the first Asian firm to be awarded the Quality Practice Standard accreditation by the Legal Practice Board on 17 August 2010.
14 October 2019, the book The Law in Black and White and the Yellow in Between written by Raymond Wee Hock Tan is launched and published for sale so as to coincide with his wife, Annie’s birthday.
Can you beat that as a birthday present!
Raymond Tan’s sons and godson was admitted to the Supreme court in 2022. This marks the new age of Tan and Tan Lawyers and the start of passing the torch to the new generation.