Our Roots

Our practice was first established in 1978 by Mr. Lie Kee Pong as Lie Kee Pong Partnership. In 2007, we merged with another growing law firm to become Characterist LLC.

From our beginnings as a sole-proprietorship, we have since grown into a full-service law firm offering comprehensive, competent and cost-effective legal solutions while retaining specialized expertise across multiple practice areas. These include litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, property and real estate, insurance and personal injury, criminal litigation and advocacy, family and matrimonial law, trust, estate planning, probate and administration, construction and intellectual property. Our clients include individuals, professionals and businesses, including SMEs, MNCs, Statutory Boards and listed companies on various exchanges.

But wherever and however we grow, we remain rooted to our values – we want to live out our values at work, to be a firm that connects with our clients and our community to effect change.

Our Values

The values you believe in determine what you do, and how you do it.

At Characterist LLC, our values drive us, at the place where we work, how we work, and what kind of lawyers we want to be. And these values work, because our clients appreciate and value our legal services.

Competence: As a full-service law firm, we offer a depth of expertise across a breadth of areas of practice. This accumulated wealth of knowledge and experience is reflected in the quality of our work – our clients can see that in everything we do, we solve problems effectively and practically.

Character: Values determine character. And our values determine ours. As a firm, we strive to translate into making a positive and valuable difference for you, your business and your family.

Catalyst: Change is a constant in life. The question is whether it is positive or negative. We aspire to be a catalyst of positive change in the lives of our colleagues, our clients and our society.

What Our Clients Say

Characterist LLC- Just different. I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation for the excellent service rendered to me. During the legal proceedings, Daniel was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. I am extremely pleased with the level of professionalism and expertise he had brought forth to me- His cogent analysis, his artful flair for argument, his approach and position and, most significantly, his unflappable demeanour are key elements of a competent attorney. While lawsuits can be very uncomfortable and stressful throughout the process, Daniel made me feel at ease and kept me informed about the case every step of the way. With a heart of compassion, he was responsive no matter how trivial my questions were and was quick to take appropriate actions while providing me with wise counsel and good guidance. I would wholeheartedly recommend Daniel and Characterist LLC to anyone in need of legal prowess.

Dorothy Teng

Chin Chin has strong knowledge in the area of advice and is very experienced. She is able to provide good advice and explain legalities in simple layman terms. She is professional and gives a sense of reliability.

Kok Toong Keong

Daniel and his team at Characterist LLC are what I'd describe as stellar. They are responsive, reasonable and reliable. I feel they have a similar work culture with my practice and beliefs - that is to care and help our patients (clients) as our family and friends. Time and again, I have referred some frustrated patients who had sub-par legal service and advice from their lawyers to Daniel and they always come back happy yet relieved. I trust in Characterist LLC. They deliver.

Dr. Chua Soo Yong, Atlas Orthopaedic Group

[Dominic] would analyse the facts critically and present all possible options available… He would anticipate the most likely outcome on critical and specific issues. He is very resourceful, knowledgeable and meticulous in presenting his case. Most of all, he is very sharp. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any legal proceeding for the future.

Boey Ghim Huat

Thanks for the strong service attitude, detailed legal advice and great efforts that your company has provided for the past few months. Last but not least, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Adrian and you and not forgetting your company staff.

Client who faced two criminal charges, both of which were withdrawn

Dominic is a very professional lawyer and advocate with good knowledge and initiative. He believed in me...and went all out for me without giving up. I really appreciate the tremendous hard work and unceasing effort he put into my case, which eventually paid off with an excellent result. Thank you.

Jeremiah Tay

Dominic...was persuasive in Court and handled my case very skillfully. He was also humble and kind…

Jeremy Chang

[Dominic is] uncompromising in wanting only the truth so that the Court could make a fair judgement… Singapore needs more lawyers like you to safeguard the integrity of its core institutions… The end result (judgement) has borne the fruits of the root of truth. David has prevailed over Goliath.

Koh San Joo, Managing Director of iHub Solutions Pte Ltd

Bernard - We are very satisfied with your humility, patience and professionalism.

Prabu Naidu, Director of Facilitators Network of Singapore

Bernard - It's really a wonderful experience working with you and I thank you so much for the invaluable time and advice that you have shared with us.

Philip Goh , Director of TC Projects Pte Ltd

Really appreciate your great help and precious time in view of your tight schedule. I believe most participants including myself had picked up a few learning points from your presentation.

Kenneth Leong, Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (Singapore) EXCO – Events

BCA Academy will like to thank you for your excellent presentation at the BCAA-IOSH International Conference in WSH seminar. We like to send a crystal award as a token of our appreciation.

Kris Lim, Training Administrative Officer, BCA Academy

Post today's meeting, just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for your help throughout the legal process, being able to update me promptly through email and phone conversation. The matter was settled quite swiftly in your care and I'm pleased with the outcome. Will send anyone who needs your help your way.

Joey Kuok

Thanks Daniel ... We're more pleased that this marks the close of an unpleasant journey for us. Thank you for your attentiveness, patience and effort in this matter.

Kathryn Lim

Chin Chin and her team possess competent expertise in various fields. They are different in that they provide a more personal touch and their charges are reasonable.

James Goh

As a direct result of implementing a financial principle shared by Chin Chin, our family is now better leveraged and we can potentially retire earlier! Thank you so much for impacting our lives!

S. Romeo & Dr. Anna May Selga

Chin Chin is very capable and truthful, someone I definitely want to learn more from. I would certainly recommend my friends to do the same!

Morgan Oh, Pilot for Singapore Airlines

Chin Chin, you are always so positive, so cheerful and business savvy too!

Ng Kiat, CEO Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd