A free-lance Bahasa Malaysia teacher that graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) in University of Northumbria, Newcastle; Tanes went on to complete his Certificate of Legal Practice in Malaysia. He started his legal pathway in Messrs. Karpal Singh & Co and further completed his pupilage in Messrs. Francis Pereira & Shan.
He was called to the Malaysian Bar on 28.10.2011 and continued his legal quest in Messrs. Rajadevan & Associates. He then practiced law in Messrs. Lai & Associates before setting up his own practice known as Messrs. Tanes & Co. In October 2016, Tanes merge his practice with James and Calvin to form what is now known as Messrs. Tanes, Khoo & Paulraj; i.e. TKP Law.
Apart from his numerous practices in civil litigation, Tanes focuses most of his time in the area of criminal litigation, where he advocated various cases involving the mandatory capital punishment. He is also a registered lawyer for the National Legal Aid Foundation.
His practice in both, the criminal and civil plateau, caters to the needs of clients, especially in understanding and appreciating the impacts and overlapping effects of matters involving the Anti-Corruption Agency of Malaysia and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
In 2017, he successfully moved a motion at the Bar Council AGM for the introduction of 'Anticipatory Bail in the Criminal Procedure Code; Malaysia'. It is an introduction to allow the grant of bail to one, in anticipation of arrest. The said principle is currently being reviewed by the Bar Council, for recommendation to the Attorney General Chambers.
In his spare time, Tanes immerses himself with knowledge of the aviation industry; hoping to one day live his childhood dream of becoming a pilot. He strongly advocates the principle, "One is Innocent Until Proven Guilty".