Liyana Sinwan’s niche areas of practice include divorce, adoption and guardianship, wills and probate, and applications under the Mental Capacity Act. She handles family law and probate work in both the civil law and Syariah law systems.
Liyana has acted for clients from different corners of the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, and Egypt, in matters involving cross-border disputes on the custody and access of children as well as the division of matrimonial assets. She has also represented clients in contested estate matters spanning various jurisdictions.
Liyana graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2012 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in July 2013.
In her early years of practice, she was exposed to a wide range of practice areas including civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial disputes, criminal matters, as well as conveyancing. She has acted for several high-profile clients, including an international hotel brand and a multinational construction company. She has represented clients in the Singapore Court of Appeal for civil litigation matters, as well as at the Syariah Appeal Board for Muslim divorce cases.
- Nominated for Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 2017 (Asian Legal Business Award)
Liyana is a member of the Muslim Law Practice Committee (MLPC) of the Law Society of Singapore. She has been a member of the MLPC since 2014. As a member of the MLPC, she was actively involved in consolidating and providing feedback to the Syariah Court on the proposed amendments to the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) and the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Rules in 2017.
Liyana is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.
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