17 February 2021 • Asia Law Network published an article on their interview with our Mr Thangavelu where he recounted how he became a lawyer and what keeps him going in criminal law practice for more than 35 years. read more
19 November 2020 • Trident Law Corporation beats bigger firms to receive a 5-star rating in The Straits Times Singapore Best Law Firms 2021 ranking, emerging as the top 2 law firms in the Criminal Law category. read more
3 April 2020 • In a rather tragic case, Mr. Thangavelu secured an acquittal on a murder charge against a mother alleged to have murdered her child. The High Court directed the Prosecution to submit alternative charges against the mother following the conclusion of the trial. read more
25 March 2020 • Our client was charged with molesting a stranger in a night club. Having been appointed immediately after our client’s arrest, the Trident Law team acted swiftly to procure all video footage and accounts of potential witnesses. read more
6 July 2011 • In this landmark case, the Court of Appeal acquitted our client of murder following one of Singapore’s longest criminal trials. The Kadar case, as this case is now popularly known in legal circles, introduced new obligations on the Prosecution to provide evidence (in its possession) which could assist the Defence. read more
17 February 2016 • In yet another “first” for criminal lawyers in Singapore, Trident Law’s criminal law team secured the first and only acquittal in Singapore for a section 300(d) murder charge. read more
5 December 2006 • In this unusual case, Mr. Velu persuaded the Income Tax Board of Review to overrule the decision of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (“IRAS”) on the treatment of a $4.6M profit made on the sale of a property. read more
3 September 2010 • In the first case of its kind, the High Court acquitted our client of a drug-trafficking charge after accepting our client’s defence that although she knew that she was dealing in drugs, she did not know that it was heroin. read more
18 January 2006 • In a maid-abuse case which turned on the complainant’s word against that of the accused, Mr. Thangavelu completely demolished the complainant’s credibility during cross-examination. read more
8 October 2015 • In another unusual case, our client who had previously been sentenced to 25 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane, had his original sentences set aside when we successfully argued that his original convictions were wrong. Our client was released some 2 months after the High Court and the Prosecution agreed with our submissions on the law. read more
27 November 2001 • Tried on a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, the accused was acquitted by the High Court even though 2 prosecution eye-witnesses implicated the accused and the accused himself did not have any recollection of what had transpired. read more
25 November 2020 • The “Unusually Convincing” standard features most often in sexual offences where the testimony of a single eyewitness (usually the alleged victim) is common. Unusually (pun intended), our Mr. Wilson Foo had this standard applied in a non-sexual case as well! Read on to find out more. read more
28 October 2020 • Thanks to the internet, more sophisticated crimes are committed with minimal resources, making the public more vulnerable. Here is a snapshot of the legislative framework to address some of the new crimes which have surfaced and evolved in recent times. read more
Efficient and results oriented – Vic gets the job done
Mr. Thangavelu is a highly revered lawyer amongst our legal fraternity and has an illustrious legal career spanning more than thirty years. He has handled countless criminal cases at all levels and earned a reputation of being a fearsome cross-examiner in the courtroom. To quote Isaac Newton: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants”, and I am grateful to have him as one of my mentors during my formative years as a budding criminal lawyer.
Dear Tim, thanks for your dedication and professionalism of handling my case in court and off court.