Our Mr. R. Thrumurgan represented Ismil bin Kadar in Singapore’s longest pro bono criminal trial. The Kadar case, as this case is now popularly known in legal circles, was described by the Court of Appeal as an extraordinary case with several twists and turns in the 6 years that it took Mr. R. Thrumurgan to secure Ismil bin Kadar’s acquittal on appeal. read more
In another “first” for Singapore criminal defence lawyers, our Mr. R. Thrumurgan secured an acquittal of our client on capital drug trafficking charges. This was the first case in Singapore where the defence of not knowing the exact nature of the drugs was successful. read more
Mr. R. Thrumurgan secured another first by being the first criminal lawyer in Singapore to secure acquittals after trial on labour trafficking charges under the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act. read more
Our client was charged with kicking an officer from the National Environment Agency (“NEA”) in the stomach. Our Mr Wilson Foo took clear and cogent instructions from our client that her leg had been involuntarily raised when she lost her balance due to being pulled backwards by her mother and sister, who were trying to stop her from arguing with the NEA officer. read more
In another unusual case handled by Trident Law’s criminal law defence team, we managed to cut the jail term imposed on our client by 12 years on the basis that our client’s original convictions were wrong in law. read more
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (“IRAS”) had classified the $4.6M gain made by Mr. Thangavelu’s clients as profit subject to corporate tax. Although an appeal to IRAS failed, Mr. Thangavelu brought the matter to the Income Tax Board of Review. read more
Our client, a general manager of a high-end KTV establishment, was charged with causing the death of a video jockey who worked in the same KTV. The case against our client was that he kicked the deceased out of a bus which was then travelling along the CTE. read more
Trident Law took over this case from another law firm. Our client had been charged with having commercial sex with a minor. Despite representations made by our client’s previous lawyers, the Prosecution did not agree to withdraw the charge against our client read more
2 of our clients were charged with others for having committed murder at a local KTV club. When our Mr. R. Thrumurgan was engaged shortly after our clients were arrested, he acted quickly in meeting the clients in remand and obtained full accounts of what transpired. read more
Trident Law’s Senior Associate Mr. Wilson Foo assisted a litigant-in-person in drafting 2 sets of submissions for an appeal before the High Court in D Rashpal Singh Sidhu v PP  SGHC 25. read more
Our client, a Singaporean, had his assets frozen by the Commercial Affairs Department (“CAD”) following allegations of criminal wrongdoing. read more
Leonard Cheng is a committed, dedicated and confident lawyer. He listens very calmly and patiently and clarifies any doubts with his clients. He gives his best advice from an objective point of view. I highly recommend Mr. Leonard Cheng and his mentor Mr. Thangavelu to anyone who needs sound, clear and professional advice. Great Job!!
Mr. Velu is a true doyen of the criminal bar. Someone who has the ability to see the solution with absolute clarity, when everyone just sees confusion.
Professional, friendly and approachable is how I will describe Wilson and his legal team. From my first consultation with him, he was frank about the likely outcome of my case relating to a breach of contract. Based on my interaction with him, he has come across to me as somebody who is honest and willing to brainstorm solution for your problems. I will like to affirm that Wilson is a lawyer who is willing to listen and has a big heart. If you require any legal assistance, I will strongly recommend Wilson.