Of Counsel / Practice Manager
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (2014)
Dickson Chew is Of Counsel of RCL Chambers Law Corporation and concurrently Practice Manager with responsibility for the overall management and development of the growth of the firm.
Dickson brings a breadth of experience as counsel at all levels of the Singapore Courts and has assisted in the conduct of arbitrations administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and ad-hoc arbitration.
Prior to joining Chambers, Dickson was trained by and started his practice at one of the largest law firms in Singapore and subsequently worked for a leading law chambers helmed by a Senior Counsel until 2020.
Dickson has a particular interest in commercial litigation and arbitration matters especially in property-related disputes and commercial and shareholder disputes. Dickson has acted for corporate shareholders, directors and creditors in legal proceedings and arbitration involving minority oppression, breach of director’s duties, cross-border insolvency claims and breach of shareholder’s agreements.
Dickson frequently advised and represented major property developers and commercial organisations in an extensive range of property-related disputes including unregistered easement, registered titles and caveats, building agreements and State leases, short-term residential and commercial leases, payment claims under the Security of Payment Act, building and construction defects litigation, completion delays and stake-holding monies claims under standard-form residential sale and purchase agreements prescribed by the Housing Developers Rules.
Dickson has been appointed Assigned Solicitor with the Legal Aid Bureau since 2016 and regularly assists the NUS Pro Bono Office with student-led initiatives including legal awareness talks, community legal clinics and certification of Lasting Powers of Attorney.
In school, Dickson won the Gower Prize for best student in company law and was one of two inaugural Resident Pro Bono Fellows with the NUS Pro Bono Office.