When Tommy Thomas and Sitpah Selvaratnam decided to leave one of Malaysiaâ€™s largest law firms, they believed that there was a demand for a boutique litigation firm, organized along the lines of a barristerâ€™s chambers in England.
They shared a vision of a firm built on the ideals of justice, independence and fair-play. Their firm would never be large; ensuring a personal touch with strict quality control. It would be known for its high standards of integrity and professionalism.
On 1st January 2000 at the start of the new millennium, they marked a new chapter in their professional lives with the establishment of TOMMY THOMAS.
Alan Gomez was invited to join the partnership in 2003.
A Passion For The Law
A decade later, TOMMY THOMAS has gained an enviable reputation both locally and internationally.
The firm today provides Counsel and Solicitorsâ€™ Services in respect of dispute, potential disputes and advisory assistance. The breadth and depth of the combined experience within the firm has positioned TOMMY THOMAS as the firm of choice in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. They solve knotty issues in the shortest time, and have been described as the â€śfirst port of call for complex and difficult casesâ€ť (Chambers Asia 2010). They are at their best when challenged.
Passion for the law and a culture of constant learning drives the firm. Its barristers are motivated by the dynamic exchange of views. At TOMMY THOMAS, barristers are trained to approach each case with a critical eye and an open mind.
A Principled Practice
TOMMY THOMAS enjoys a reputation as a fearless and independent firm.
As staunch believers in the cab rank rule, TOMMY THOMAS will act for any party within the firmâ€™s areas of practice, provided there is no conflict of interest.
In the highest traditions of the Bar, TOMMY THOMAS is committed to pro bono work in deserving cases, and has established scholarship funds and awards for promising students and junior members of the Bar.
The breadth and depth of the combined experience within the firm has positioned TOMMY THOMAS as the firm of choice in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. They are at their best when challenged.