Gino Hardial Singh

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  • 133 New Bridge Road #12-02 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413

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Gino Hardial Singh, a Barrister of the Middle Temple, is the founder of Abbots Chambers LLC. He is an experienced and dedicated trial lawyer who focuses his litigation practice on white collar crime 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, Fraud as well as Cheating offences. He is also adept in handling matters involving Murder, Drug Trafficking, Robbery, Rape, Sexual Assault, Rioting and offences against Public Servants. 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 9 years, he has managed to obtain more than 200 acquittals (pre-trial and post-trial) and discharges for clients accused of committing various kinds of offences including those under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, Rape, offences against Public Servants, Robbery, outrage of modesty etcetera.  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 (“CLAS”) and continues to assist the underprivileged on a Pro Bono basis as best as he can. In 2020 Abbots Chambers entered into a memorandum with CLAS pledging to take 50 cases. Thanks to a strong and dedicated team, the memorandum was honoured. Gino is also on the panel of the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (“LASCO”).

“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 21 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.

Abbots is currently handling a number of ongoing high profile matters, one of which is the USD100 Million dollar bunker theft from Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery.

Presently, he is the Secretary of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore.

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Reviews (119)

I suffered a traumatic event being detained at Changi airport and arrested under a historical CBT allegation dating back 17 years. If found guilty I was facing a jail term.
I contacted Abbots Chambers to handle my case.
Even though this was a complex case that involved stakeholders in different countries, Gino Hardial Singh was confident that we could get a result of NFA upon reviewing all the facts.
Even though this this was one of the most traumatic and worrying situations I had faced Gino always remained calm and positive throughout and my confidence grew after each meeting.
Over a few weeks of trying to gather historical evidence and recall events from 17 years before, Gino had put together a strong and solid defence and submitted a representation to the Attorney General to review the case and consider No Further Action be taken.

Gino’s deep legal knowledge and his detailed review of my case and evidence available proved to be a godsend when 5 weeks after my arrest we were informed by the AGC that no further action would be taken, and the case was completely closed.

Without a doubt my family and I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Gino and the Abbots Chambers team for defending and representing me. Gino is an exceptional lawyer, is always available and works tirelessly to ensure that the best possible result is obtained. I would recommend anyone facing any legal issues to get in touch with Gino and his team.

ADL,

2 of my colleagues and I were charged in court for cheating offences. Mr Gino Hardial Singh represented all 3 of us. CPIB investigated us for corruption initially. Mr Singh fought hard. Multiple rounds of representations were made. The quantum in relation to secret profits was reduced from an amount in excess of a million dollars to under 100k. We were all acquitted of one of the charges. In respect of the remaining proceeded cheating charge, we were fined $15K and $10K respectively. We are certain that if Mr Singh had not represented us, we would have faced jail. The matter was resolved on the first day of trial. We thank Mr Singh from the bottom of our hearts!

W,

Thousands and Millions Thanks to Mr. Gino H. Singh.
With your great help and advised, helps me to pull through and eventually having a successful ending.
Helping me get a warning for commuting an offence of mischief.
Thank you very much Sir.

Alvin Chia,

Due to the amount of free time i had during the COVID-19 lockdown period, I committed a silly and juvenile act of petty theft in late 2021 and was arrested.
During the investigation phase, I consulted Gino for his legal advice on how to proceed on this matter and he took up my case confidently. After writing a strong letter of representations to the AGC on my behalf, a letter of warning was issued and obtained in the middle of 2022.
I would like to thank Gino for his confidence and assurance most of all, in winning my case.
To anyone out there who has gotten themselves into trouble of a similar nature, please consult Gino at Abbots Chambers for legal advice and ultimately for the win!!

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