Derek Choo Heng Han

Derek Choo Heng Han

Associate Director

Derek Choo Heng Han is an Associate Director at PKWA Law, specializing in family law. Derek's passion for family law began during his undergraduate studies, and he gained valuable experience interning at leading family law firms in Singapore before being called to the Bar. Since then, he has dedicated his career to family law, with additional exposure to civil, personal insolvency, and conveyancing work.

Professional Philosophy

Derek believes in therapeutic justice and is known for his practical approach to solving his clients' issues. He is thoughtful, attentive, and sensitive to the needs of clients, especially during their most challenging times. Derek is particularly passionate about minimizing the impact of divorce on children and strives to resolve proceedings expediently and fairly. He has contributed to research and writing on the voices of children in divorce proceedings, published in the Asian Journal on Mediation in 2016.

Comprehensive Family Law Practice

Derek's areas of work include:

  • Contentious and Non-Contentious Divorces;
  • Divorce by Mutual Agreement;
  • Contentious and Non-Contentious Probate applications;
  • Grant of Probate;
  • Grant of Letters of Administration;
  • Mental Capacity Applications;
  • Child Abduction Matters;
  • Guardianship applications;
  • Adoption Applications;
  • Personal Protection Order Applications;
  • Maintenance Applications;
  • Variation and Enforcement Applications;
  • Last Will and Testament;
  • Lasting Power of Attorney;
  • Bankruptcy Application;
  • Deed of Separation;
  • Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial agreements;
  • Deed Poll.

Military Background

Prior to his undergraduate studies, Derek was a Commando Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces. During his free time, Derek enjoys creating pottery, diving, baking and traveling.

Contact Us

Derek Choo's dedication to family law and his compassionate approach make him a trusted advisor for your family law needs. Contact us today to discuss how Derek and the PKWA Law team can assist you with your legal matters.



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Client testimonials


David Heaselden

Derek Choo and his team provided a first class service, their attention to detail was second to none and they responded to all queries in a very timely manner. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Clara Tan

I have engaged PKWA for my divorce proceedings after doing some research and I have made the right choice. My case was assigned to their lawyer, Derek Choo and legal manager, Firdaus. Derek is very thoughtful and efficient; he has explained my rights over the matrimonial home and assets. He has provided valuable guidance during mediation session. He even followed up my case and called during his reservist to discuss. Firdaus is very responsive and followed up timely in administrative works. He even helped to deliver the legal paper personally to my ex-spouse after the 1st attempt failed. Both gentlemen have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure things are on track. I am very satisfied with the outcome of the final judgement. Highly recommended PKWA for their excellent service.

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