Our exceptional criminal defence team is well known for its devotion. Devotion to details. Devotion to our clients’ causes. Devotion to securing the best outcome for our clients. Led by 2 top criminal defence lawyers, Trident Law’s criminal defence team is well respected for having been at the forefront of several landmark judgments and several “firsts” in Singapore’s legal history.
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 team 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
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
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