Gino Hardial Singh

Abbots Chambers LLC

  • 133 New Bridge Road #09-01 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413

About

Gino Hardial Singh, a Barrister of the Middle Temple, is the founder of Abbots Chambers LLC. Prior to incorporating Abbots, he headed the criminal litigation departments of firms he practiced in. He is an experienced and dedicated trial lawyer who focuses his litigation practice on white collar crimes involving offences under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, the Prevention of Corruption Act, Organized Crime, Criminal Breach of Trust, Credit Card Fraud as well as Cheating offences. He is also confident of fighting for persons accused of committing Murder, Drug Trafficking, Robbery, Rape, Sexual Assault, Rioting and offences against Public Servants and has obtained good results. Prior to becoming an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in the year 2000 he had a 3-and-a-half-year stint in law enforcement.

In the past 4 years, he has managed to obtain 83 acquittals (pre-trial and post-trial) and discharges for clients accused of committing different kinds of offences including those under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, Rape, offences against Public Servants, Robbery and outrage of modesty.  This includes warnings in lieu of prosecution and no further actions at the investigations stage.

In 2014, he was recognized as being the top volunteer under the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme and continues to assist the underprivileged on a Pro Bono basis as best as he can.

“I learned quickly that Gino is a fighter, he cares for his clients, shows passion and is open with you. I was not alone from the moment I called Gino.” – Client’s testimonial dated Feb 2018

Gino started off his career as a shipping lawyer 18 years ago and is no stranger to matters involving commercial disputes. He has acted for plaintiffs in medical negligence law suits and was one of the lawyers who acted for parties involved in the “Slim 10” case where TV Media had been sued by a local television personality for negligently advertising and promoting a slimming pill, the consumption of which caused her liver to fail.

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Reviews (40)

Gino Hardial Singh has provided legal advice and guidance during my difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest.

He is a great lawyer. After the first meeting with him i felt like i got a good and confident person to deal with my difficult situation.

Although my case took almost once year to resolve he provided me proper guidance and confidence from time to time. During my police investigation phase itself i needed my passport for overseas travel and he helped me immediately to get my passport to travel overseas without any restriction. During my police investigation phase i needed my passport for 3 times and every time he helped me promptly.

I was very lucky to have Mr Gino as my lawer and definately i will recommend him to others.

Thanks Again Mr Gino for everything you did for me.

A K Gupta,

I am a Singapore PR for 10 years, married with two kids and I would like to give my sincerest gratitude to Atty. Gino for helping me out with the case lodged against me.

I was falsely accused by our former Foreign Domestic Helper (FDH) of molesting her in May 2018 after my wife and I decided to terminate her service due to her bad performance and attitude. The only thing I can think of her reason for lodging a police report against me is to legitimise her action by running to an NGO that sheltered her when she ran away from our flat on the day of her departure.

Being a law-abiding person, I was scared and had no idea on what to do as I had no idea about the basis of the report. My wife then Googled “criminal lawyer” and found an article about Mr. Gino giving pro-bono service on Straits times. I tried calling a couple of other lawyers, at first but they initially asked for a deposit before anything else, which made me think that they’re only interested with my money. On the other hand, when I tried calling Mr. Gino, he did not ask for anything other than asking to possibly meet him to discuss my situation on the same evening I called him. He received me to his residence that evening and discussed the whole story. He did not only listen to my side but he showed empathy by putting himself in my shoes and making me feel that he’s a long-time friend than my lawyer representing me. From the way he talked and explained things to me, you would discern that he is a very experienced criminal lawyer with very sharp sense. I met him again after the police interrogation and talked to my wife before she was interrogated.

He and his team then took action by sending a representation letter to the AGC and after almost a month of agony, he informed me that the AGC had directed the police to take no further action against me.

The burden has been lifted off my shoulder and I can continue to move on with my life. This is my first time of being accused of such crime and I’m lucky to have found Atty. Gino. He is a gem in legal profession.

Ray,

Gino felt more like a friend than a lawyer. But he is a great lawyer – make no mistake about that. After an arduous few months, he succeeded in getting me a “no further action”.

There are four reasons I would recommend him to anyone under investigation.

First, Gino has a really sharp legal mind. He works through the various paths of defence and comes incisively to the one that makes most legal sense. And he’s able to explain why he is choosing a particular path. His sense of logic is impeccable.

Second, Gino doesn’t only use his mind, he uses his gut. In my case, we were both torn about whether it would make sense to send a representation at a particular stage, given the facts of the case. In the end, we went with Gino’s gut, and Gino’s gut prevailed.

Third, Gino doesn’t just use his mind, he doesn’t just use his gut, he uses his heart. This is what I mean when I say he felt more like a friend than a lawyer. He was easily contactable over the phone. He was willing to discuss the case with you even though he’s discussed it before, because he understands you are anxious and wants to allay your concerns. And he receives you into his house, because he wants you to trust him as a friend. He didn’t want the relationship to just be business-like.

Finally, with Gino, it’s not about the money. He probably doesn’t need the money. In fact, he wants you to spend as little money as possible while getting a good outcome. He is not interested in directing the case in a way that may increase his billings.

Even if I could afford a QC, I would take Gino – because the QC wouldn’t care the way Gino does. And anyway, who know – Gino may well be on his way to becoming a QC.

jmt,
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Media & Publications

  1. “Man who attacked victims with knife and knuckle duster jailed, caned” – Yahoo News, 11 July 2018
  2. “Man who had sex with 15-year-old girl sentenced to 5 years’ jail” – Channel NewsAsia, 9 July 2018
  3. “Decorated Traffic Police inspector who molested 4 NSFs jailed: reports” – Yahoo News, 2 July 2018
  4. “Traffic police inspector who molested 4 NSFs was a decorated officer of 31 years” – Yahoo News, 21 June 2018
  5. “Prosecution calls for cop who molested four male subordinates to be jailed 32 months” – The Straits Times, 21 June 2018
  6. “Taxi driver sentenced to 11 months’ jail for repeatedly molesting stepdaughter” – The Straits Times, 27 February 2018
  7. “‘Which is better – let him go scot-free, or get him back to face trial?’: Shanmugam on StanChart suspect” – Channel NewsAsia, 22 Feb 2018
  8. “Iron ore broker jailed for assaulting taxi drivers while drunk” – The Straits Times, 1 Feb 2018
  9. “Stalker who caused woman to quit her job is jailed for a year” – The Straits Times, 17 Jan 2018
  10. “Jailed for pocketing $27k in cash, cheque found in wallet” – The Straits Times, 4 Jan 2018
  11. “Man on his way to lunch molested woman” – The Straits Times, 23 December 2017
  12. “Man jailed for cheating via dark web” – The New Paper, 3 November 2017
  13. “曾捅外遇夫又偷乌鸡‘问题女’开车撞挡路车监四周” – Lianhe Zaobao, 28 September 2017
  14. “Private-hire driver jailed four weeks for inching car forward against a man” – The Straits Times, 27 September 2017
  15. “Cleaner jailed nine weeks for hugging 13-year-old girl” – The Straits Times, 22 September 2017
  16. “Reformative training for abetting rape” – The Straits Times, 30 August 2017
  17. “New Zealander jailed for grabbing police officer’s collar at Changi Airport” – The Straits Times, 24 August 2017
  18. “Robber jailed for two years and three months, gets six strokes of the cane” – The Straits Times, 5 July 2017
  19. “Man jailed 17 months after attacking four people in separate incidents” – The Straits Times, 15 May 2017
  20. “Jail for woman who got ex-hubby and boyfriend to beat up former lover” – The Straits Times, 24 March 2017
  21. “Singaporean brothers held hostage in Penang case: Woman jailed 7 years, 6 weeks for extortion” – The Straits Times, 22 February 2017
  22. “18 months’ jail, 3 strokes for father who molests daughter after sniffing glue” (Chinese) – Zaobao, 16 January 2017
  23. “Man jailed for assaulting policewoman, causing her to lose consciousness” – The Straits Times, 13 December 2016
  24. “Jail, caning for man who pushed girlfriend’s son off bed, cracking his skull” – Channel NewsAsia, 19 September 2016
  25. “Man gets 6 1/2 years’ jail, 6 strokes for pushing baby off bed, breaking his skull” – The Straits Times, 19 September 2016
  26. “Wedding dreams turn into nightmares” – The New Paper, 27 August 2016
  27. “Man gets 14 months for molesting domestic worker and punching wife” – The Straits Times, 24 August 2016
  28. “Man gets 12-and-a-half-years’ jail for sex attacks on own daughter” – The New Paper,  26 July 2016
  29. “Man jailed 12 and a half years for rape and molest of his daughter” – Yahoo News, 25 July 2016
  30. “Taxi driver jailed 6 weeks for slapping, punching and kicking another motorist” – The Straits Times, 18 July 2016
  31. “Convicted killer gets last-minute stay of execution” – The Straits Times, 20 May 2016
  32. “Last-minute stay of execution granted for Kho Jabing” – Channel NewsAsia, 19 May 2016
  33. “Jabing Kho, due for execution tomorrow, launches appeal again” – Today, 19 May 2016
  34. “Ex-Cheers franchisee jailed 2 years for misappropriating $319,000” – The Straits Times, 10 May 2016
  35. “Unable to pay loans, Cheers franchisee steals $300,000 from own store” – The New Paper, 25 March 2016
  36. “Court clears man of robbing cabby” – The Straits Times, 24 March 2016
  37. “Cabby acquitted of acting rashly and endangering policeman” – The Straits Times, 17 March 2016
  38. “Man, 32, faces trial for raping his 56-year-old mother” – The Straits Times, 19 November 2015
  39. “Welder jailed for molesting woman on train” – Asiaone, 12 June 2015

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