Odelia Tan

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Odelia Tan
Associate Lawyer
Spoken: English, Mandarin & Cantonese

“You don’t really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

Odelia graduated from the University of New South Wales Australia in 2021 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in July 2023.

Odelia is currently pursuing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law and will be admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

She is fluent in English and conversant in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.


  • Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore) 2023
  • Juris Doctor (Distinction) (University of New South Wales) 2021
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and International Business) (University of Sydney) 2017
  • Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic)


  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law

Odelia’s Family Law Experience

Odelia’s passion for matrimonial law was ignited during her internship at the Family Justice Courts in 2019. Here, she witnessed firsthand the profound, long-term impact each decision has on clients and their families.

She also came to understand that family disputes are one of the most emotionally challenging and distressing moments that an individual can go through in their lives. At the same time, Odelia believes that such disputes are not the end of the world, and healing and growth can still be achieved for everyone involved.

After her internship at the Family Justice Courts, Odelia felt an unshakable call to action and is determined to ensure that every party involved in family disputes is not only represented, but also genuinely heard.

Driven by an unwavering belief in the principles of access to justice and therapeutic justice, Odelia is committed to ensuring that her clients leave the Courts in a stronger position and equipped with the knowledge to help themselves and to improve their lives. To do so, Odelia believes in listening to her clients, explaining complex legal concepts simply and empowering her clients to have a say in how their matter is resolved.

She also advocates strongly for alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, like mediation and negotiation, and counselling. Odelia’s dedication to achieving sustainable and amicable resolutions for her clients ensures that her clients’ legal and emotional needs are met with the utmost professionalism, empathy and care.

Odelia’s resilience and relentless drive have armed her with a wealth of experience and knowledge that far surpass her years of practice. Her extensive practice and versatility enable her to handle complex cross-border disputes effectively and to assist clients from all walks of life and from different backgrounds.

Odelia has represented and advised clients in the following matters:

  • Pre-Writ Matters;
  • Interim Maintenance Applications;
  • Interim Custody, Care and Control, and Access Applications;
  • Stay Applications;
  • Family Violence and Personal Protection Order Applications
  • Annulment Proceedings;
  • Simplified Divorce Proceedings;
  • Contested Divorce Proceedings;
  • Ancillary Matters Proceedings,
  • Relocation Applications;
  • Child Abduction Proceedings;
  • Appeal proceedings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal;
  • Variation Applications;
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements;
  • Reconciliation and Post-Nuptial Agreements;
  • Deeds of Separation;
  • Deeds of Financial Arrangements;
  • Guardianship Applications;
  • Mental Capacity Act Applications;
  • Maintenance of Parents Act Application;
  • Drafting of Wills;
  • Contested Probate Proceedings.

Other Experience

In her free time, Odelia believes in giving back to the community by volunteering at several legal clinics, where she provides pro-bono legal advice. Odelia has also assisted and represented clients, who were referred to the firm from the Legal Aid Bureau.

Outside of work and the legal industry, Odelia enjoys cooking, exercising, travelling and exploring the outdoors.