Mr. Jayakumar graduated from the University of London and is a Barrister of England and Wales (Inner Temple). He was then called to the Singapore bar in 2001 as an Advocate and Solicitor.
Prior to that, Mr. Jayakumar had an illustrious 30-year career with the Singapore Police Force, rising to the rank of Station Inspector. He was involved in various complex crimes and investigations and was an indispensable and fearsome member of the Force. His second-career change to the legal industry meant that he brought with him invaluable experience in the field of criminal procedures and investigations, which has put him in good stead as a criminal litigator today.
Mr. Jayakumar has vast experience in all aspects of criminal law, and he has represented a broad range of clients in hearings, trials and mentions at all levels of the courts in Singapore. These areas include offences under the:
- Penal Code
- Misuse of Drugs Act
- Prevention of Corruption Act
- Road Traffic Act
- Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
- Immigration Act
- Remote Gaming Act
- Organised Crime Act 2015
- Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act
- Customs Act
In addition, Mr. Jayakumar deals with capital cases for serious offences such as drug charges, as well as complex appeals which has all resulted in acquittals or reduced charges. His sound knowledge of criminal law and procedures, as well as his intimate understanding of the criminal justice system from his background as a seasoned and veteran retired police officer, meant that he understands the accused persons and their input, and accordingly his advice and strategies.