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David Tan Seng Keat


David Tan Seng Keat graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011. He was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia in 2012, and subsequently as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.


David has appeared as sole and/or lead counsel in numerous cases, ranging from trade disputes, unfair dismissal and non-compliance claims in the Industrial Court, SOCSO Appellate Board matters as well as appeals and judicial review applications in the High Court and appellate courts. He has extensive experience advising upon and mounting successful legal challenges against ministerial decisions, including, amongst others, in respect of trade union recognition and competency matters.


He regularly advises clients in relation to various employment matters, ranging from corporate restructuring and right-sizing exercises, staff discipline and performance management, statutory compliance requirements and termination of employment.


David has also written a number of published articles and case notes, including ‘The Evidence Act in Industrial Litigation’ and ‘Navigating Monetary Awards at the Industrial Court’.

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