Career and Experience
LLB (Hons), Wales
Barrister-At-Law (Lincoln's Inn) of England and Wales
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1986)
Suriakala Valli Param also known as Mrs Param specialises in conveyancing and real estate legal work, advising clients on property related contracts, mortgage and real estate financing, development work for developers, leasing of residential, commercial and industrial real estate including JTC and HDB commercial properties and stamp duties.
She also advises banks and the CPF Board on real estate related matters. Her other areas of practice include advising clients on trusts and trustees’ duties and responsibilities, wills, power of attorney and lasting power of attorney, statutory declarations and tenancy related matters.
Mrs Param commenced practice as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1986 and she has been in practice for 31 years. She was formerly the head of the Real Property Practice at KSCGP Juris LLP and she currently heads the Law Corporation’s Real Estate Department. Her transaction experience includes providing legal advice to clients on all matters of real estate law, advising and acting for individuals, corporations, developers, banks and financial institutions in property sale and purchase, mortgage and refinancing transactions. She has represented most of the major banks and financial institutions in Singapore in various financing transactions. In the course of her practice Mrs Param deals with licensed and unlicensed developers, the sale and purchase of condominiums, cluster housing, landed properties, office units, commercial and industrial properties including JTC land.
She has vast experience in dealing with the various regulatory authorities like the Land Dealings (Approval) Unit, the IRAS Stamp Duty and Property Tax Divisions, the Controller of Housing, URA and BCA.
She is often invited to give talks to real estate agents on various real estate matters and she has been invited to and has given talks to the public on real estate matters at property seminars organised by Singapore Press Holdings under their ST 701 platform. Mrs Param is also a speaker for the Legal Secretarial Course organised by the Law Society of Singapore and she is a real estate practice session facilitator with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. She is in addition one of the legal advisors to the Institute of Estate Agents.
In 2014 Mrs Param was invited to volunteer at UN Women in New York where she spent two weeks assisting delegates and this experience has made her more confident in her dealings with clients, the various authorities and third parties.
“Her knowledge and expertise was reassuring when faced with challenges put in place by the buyer of the property. Mrs Param instantly resolved these challenges. The whole process was made seamless for me.” - Asialaw Profiles 2021
“She is very responsive and showed a lot of humility even though she is highly respected in the industry. I think that is very important to clients and customers. Param and her team are also good at work.” - Asialaw Profiles 2021
“She is smart and has a lot of experience. She knows what needs to be done with minimum fuss.” - Asialaw Profiles 2021
“She's approachable, ready to help at any time, knows her job extremely well, is trustworthy, and is always encouraging. She's also very easily contactable which makes it easy to get all our work done.” - Asialaw Profiles 2021