PROFILE

MICHAEL CHEAH ERN TIEN

Advocate

Michael read law at the University of Leeds, and graduated in 2015. He obtained his Certificate in Legal Practice the following year. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2018.

Michael is a promising junior whose practice encompasses family, employment, and criminal law. He is second chair in all areas of the firm’s work and brings with him a solicitor’s skill set. He routinely reviews documents, renders legal opinions and deposes witnesses.

In 2016, Michael worked with the secretariat of the electoral reform movement, BERSIH 2.0. He was involved in the programming of its activities including organising BERSIH 2.0’s mass rallies and protests. He continues to serve as a volunteer to date.

AmerBON, Advocates, Kuala Lumpur
1.1.2016 – Present
Head of Chambers (Civil)

BON, Advocates, Kuala Lumpur
1.1.2014 – 1.1.2016
Head of Chambers

Chooi & Company, Advocates & Solicitors, Kuala Lumpur
2012 – 2014
Partner

2002 – 2012
Senior Associate

1998 – 2002
Associate

1998
Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court in Malaya
Admitted to the Bar of Malaya

1997
Utter Barrister, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Admitted to the Bar of England & Wales

2006 – 2008
University of Oxford, England
Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law

1993 – 1996
University College London, England
LLB Laws Honours

2010
Young Professional Integrity Award
Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia, Rotary International District 3300 and Integrity International Malaysia

2005
British Chevening Scholarship (Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford)
British High Commission

1993
Malaysian Scholarship (LLB Laws, University College London)
University College London

1992
Scholarship (GCE A-levels, Bellerbys College)
Bellerbys College, Brighton