Alfred Dodwell


T: + 65 65095916 | E: alfred@dodwell-law.com


Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Studies, Regent Theological College, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

About Alfred Dodwell

Alfred graduated with an LL.B (Hons), University of Warwick, UK. He also graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Singapore Law,  National University of Singapore. He also pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Studies at Regent Theological College, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Aside from his legal practice, he has also experience in social work and counselling in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Alfred is the Managing Director of Dodwell & Co LLC. He is a senior member of the bar in Singapore, having practised as a litigation lawyer since 1996. He trained at Allen & Gledhill under 2 esteemed Senior Counsels and practised also at Tan Rajah & Cheah and Drew & Napier before carving out a niche litigation practice at Dodwell & Co LLC.

Alfred brings his years of litigation experience to the firm which he strives to be a firm that is reputed for its personalized service and personal attendance to its cases. He personally oversees matters to ensure that every client is provided with careful strategic planning, and client care is always at the heart of the stellar legal services.


Areas of Practice

Alfred has an active litigation practice. He conducts corporate, commercial and civil litigation at all levels of the Courts in Singapore. He is reputed  for his razor sharp cross examination skills and is a fearsome litigator. The substantive areas of law and disputes of his practice includes commercial, contract, tort, probate, trusts, construction, corporate disputes & shareholder disputes, public law and criminal law. He also has an active family & matrimonial practice, he also advises high net worth individuals on succession planning, asset protection and setting up of wills, trust and foundations.


Experience

Alfred has conducted a wide variety of cases and negotiations that involved multi-million dollar arbitration, trials on securities industry issues, multi-million dollar divorces, international sale of goods, breach of directors’ duties, employment cases, complex Japanese probate matter, contentious probate trials, religious practitioners and the crystallization of their rights vis-à-vis the Singapore Constitution, defamation, commercial litigation involving fraudulent bills of lading, breach of franchise agreements, including intellectual property rights and disputes including works related to the copyright tribunal, including criminal litigation and multi-million dollar white collar crimes.

Alfred has several reported cases on a variety of issues, including the determination of complex constitutional law issues pertaining to fundamental liberties enshrined in the Singapore Constitution, contested probate, the effect of arbitration clauses, media law cases and successful private prosecutions.


Appointments / Membership

  • Member,  The Law Society of Singapore
  • Member,  The Singapore Academy of Law
  • Director, The Independent, Singapore (Protegesoft Pte. Ltd)
  • Member,  International Media Lawyers Association (IMLA)
  • Member,  International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member,  UNWOMEN, Singapore
  • Director, Media Defence – Southeast Asia