Our Profile

COLIN KANG SENG KOK (In Remembrance)
(LL.B. (Hons), Barrister of Middle Temple, ACIArb., Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore)

Colin was our late founding director. After reading law in England, he was called to the Bar in England and then to the Bar in Singapore in 1999.
Colin had extensive experience in handling family matters, accident claims, civil and criminal litigation, corporate matters, conveyancing and probate. He had a special interest in family matters and was one of the budding lights in this area, something the practice has kept alive.
Colin served the community well. He did pro bono work under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme and his colleagues there recognized his contributions by observing a minute’s silence at one of their functions. He was very active in his church and in various other organizations.
Colin passed away, tragically, on 5 December 2007 at the age of 34. He was single and is survived by his parents, Stephen and Moreen Kang. He is remembered fondly by his family at EALC and his many friends for the spirit with which he coped with his illness, the enthusiasm with which he lived his life and the motto by which he lived – “DO YOUR BEST AND GOD WILL DO THE REST”.

 PREMCHAND SOMAN (In Remembrance)
(LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., Dip. Sing. Law, Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, Commissioner for Oaths)

Prem was our other founding director. He read law in England and then returned to Singapore to complete the Diploma in Singapore Law course at the National University of Singapore. He was called to the Bar in Singapore in 1997.
Prem’s extensive experience and knowledge have enabled him to obtain realistic solutions for clients faced with a variety of legal problems, including family cases, accident claims, construction claims, commercial and property disputes, corporate matters, conveyancing matters and probate matters.
Prem volunteered regularly at the legal clinics organized by several grassroots organizations until ill health curtailed his ability to do so. He continues to contribute to the community by carrying out pro-bono work. He also mentors students on internships with the practice.
Prem is married to his fellow director, Kasturibai Manickam, and they have a daughter. His interests include cars and reading.

 KASTURIBAI MANICKAM
(LL.B. (Hons), Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, Commissioner for Oaths)

Kast read law in England, was called to the Bar in England in 1997and then to the Bar in Singapore in 1998.
She joined East Asia Law Corporation soon after Colin passed away but had close ties with it even before that, being the wife of Prem and a very good friend of Colin’s.
Kast has extensive experience in family matters, adoption, probate, estate planning, criminal matters, Syariah matters and conveyancing. Her sympathetic nature and extensive experience have gained her the trust and respect of her many satisfied clients.
Kast has been serving the community for many years, giving talks on legal matters, volunteering at legal clinics organized by various grassroots organizations and carrying out pro bono work. Kast is a member of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore, an organization whose members undertake pro-bono cases.
Kast is married to her fellow director, Prem, and they have a daughter. Her leisure interests include cooking, baking, cycling and home decoration.