SINGH Amarjit


Amarjit is a Consultant of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, specializing in criminal law. He has rich and varied experience in criminal law practice, having practised as Defence Counsel, District Judge and Deputy Public Prosecutor before joining the firm. He has defended, adjudicated and prosecuted cases in all levels of criminal and appellate courts in Singapore. He has also worked on Petitions for Clemency and defended clients facing trial by the Subordinate Military Court.

Amarjit began his career as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces between 1970 and 1986. He took leave to study law at the National University of Singapore and obtained a Bachelor of Laws, 2 Class (Upper Division) in 1981. In 1987, he joined Palakrishnan & Partners and practised criminal and civil litigation for 5 years before joining the Singapore Legal Service in 1992 as a District Judge in the Subordinate Courts, adjudicating mainly criminal cases.

In 1996, Amarjit was posted to the Crime Division of the Attorney General's Chambers where he served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel, specializing in High Court prosecution work and also arguing appeal cases in the Supreme Court. He retired from the Singapore Legal Service in 2012 as Deputy Senior State Counsel.

Amarjit is also active in community work, having served as a Member and Secretary of the Sikh Advisory Board. For his outstanding public service contributions, he was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) Medal in 2012 by the Government.

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