Chan Kheng Hoe felt so ill-fitted to the legal profession even before he commenced his career that he chose to start out undertaking youth work. Threats that the Government would change the pupillage period from 9 months to 2 years eventually encouraged him to start his legal career with Messrs Allen & Gledhill.
After practising for only one year, Kheng Hoe decided to embark on starting his own firm. It was the start of a perilous journey which helped him develop more guts than glory. Nevertheless, it was a journey that helped him become the lawyer he would turn into eventually.
From 2002, Kheng Hoe started handling construction disputes. Whilst he was at first in awe at the voluminous documents and various technical concepts involved, he soon learned that he could hold his own even amongst lawyers who were more reputable than him in the field.
Today, Kheng Hoe’s practice is almost entirely comprised of construction disputes only. He sits on the contracts and practices committee of Master Builders Association of Malaysia, and constantly teaches younger lawyers as well as construction professionals on various aspects of construction law.