Mr. Thangavelu (“Mr. Velu”) is one of Singapore’s leading criminal defence lawyers. With over 37 years of criminal practice to his name, he has earned a stellar reputation for his tenacity, dedication and results at the bar, securing significant acquittals and appeals for his clients in some of the most complex and challenging cases.
Before joining Trident as a consultant in 2019, Mr Velu was the sole proprietor of his own firm, Thangavelu LLC. He now leads a highly regarded criminal defence team at Trident. From state court level hearings through to the Supreme Court, he is always in high demand, regularly instructed as counsel of choice by other law firms.
With a caseload running the gamut of criminal offences with penalties reaching up to the death penalty, Mr Velu is known for taking on tough cases which would daunt many others.
Mr Velu is also a respected authority on white collar crimes, he acts on behalf of clients in a wide range of corruption charges. His comprehensive procedural knowledge keeps his clients one step ahead of the legal process, protecting their reputation and legal position at every stage.
For many of his clients, what really sets Mr Velu apart is his ability to look beyond the obvious. Never one to take a case at face value, he takes every set of facts seriously, and leaves no stone unturned in exploring every avenue to build a defence. Staunchly objective and uncompromising in his commitment to justice, he sets aside personal judgement, focusing only on the application of the law.
With decades of experience crafting defence strategies, Mr Velu is renowned for his knowledge of the criminal legal system. Combined with his forensic approach and tendency to spot key details that others might miss, makes him a formidable opponent in the courtroom. Tackling the most difficult cases with tenacity, rigour and integrity, there is no better advocate to have on your side.