Kannan’s first exposure to working in a law firm was during his 3-month polytechnic internship program. During his university days, he had interned at various sized law firms, experiencing different areas of law such as Shipping Law, Intellectual Property, and Construction Litigation.
The initial years of Kannan’s practice was focused on Family Law. Kannan has covered the gamut of Family Practice (both Civil and Syariah Divorces) and has appeared independently as lead counsel. Kannan has represented individuals from all walks of life, across a range of family law issues including divorce, maintenance for children and wives, protection orders, guardianship applications, children’s custody, Syariah divorce, cross-border family disputes, and multinational marriages.
Kannan then moved out of his comfort zone to continue his learning and personal development, gaining experience and training in other areas of law including Corporate Law, Fintech and Cryptocurrency, Commercial Litigation, Insolvency, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Private Client Services, and Probate and Administration. Kannan has continued to hone his drafting, language, client management, mediation/negotiation, and court craft. Kannan continues to strive for personal growth and improvement with a thirst for knowledge, eagerness to learn and grow, and a willingness to get uncomfortable, adapt and evolve.
Kannan actively gives back to the community and is on the Legal Aid Bureau Panel of Volunteer Solicitors. Kannan is also heavily involved in working towards the improvement of the legal profession and currently serves on the Law Society’s Muslim Law Practice Committee 2020, actively providing the committee with an alternative non-Muslim perspective on the practice of Syariah Law in Singapore.
Kannan is of Indian-Chinese heritage and is bilingual in English and Mandarin.