Mr Nirmal Singh(“Nirmal”) is one of the directors of Crossborders LLC. In 1982, he graduated from the University of London with a Honours degree in Law (LLB). In 1987, he was admitted as a barrister with the Honourable Society of the Lincoln’s Inn. In 1989 he was admitted to the Supreme Court of Singapore as an advocate and solicitor. In 2002, he obtained Master of Laws (LLM) from University of London.
He is a former Police Inspector and Prosecutor with the Singapore Police Force. During his stint as an investigator, he investigated many serious and violent criminal cases. As a Prosecutor, he successfully prosecuted the case of Needles-in-boy case based on circumstantial evidence. The accused persons were convicted and sentenced for inserting 53 needles, 16 of them still lodged, in the boy who was then four (4) years old. Reported in The Straits Times, July 1987.
Mr Nirmal started his practice as a litigation lawyer doing criminal and civil litigation and matrimonial work. As a lawyer, he has been representing clients in criminal, white collar crimes, corruption, trafficking in drugs, traffic, immigration, customs cases, and criminal appeals in the Supreme Court. He has also represented clients under the Protection from Harassment Act, Foreign Manpower Act, Betting & Common Gaming Act, Women’s Charter(Prostitution), divorce, Wills and Probate and many other areas of the law. He successfully defended his restaurant owner client who was acquitted for passing off beef as mutton. Reported in The Straits Times, 24 October 2013.
He volunteers with the Legal Assistance Scheme For Capital Offences (“LASCO”), administered by the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (“CLAS”), administered by the Law Society Pro Bono Services. He also successfully defended his Myanmar client who was acquitted of outraging a woman modesty. Reported in The New Paper, March 31 2014.
He has also represented clients at the Military Court Marshall, the Professional Engineers Board Disciplinary Committee, and other disciplinary tribunals.
Other notable cases handled by Mr Nirmal include:
· Edwin s/o Suse Nathen v Public Prosecutor SGHC 194
· Public Prosecutor v Marzuki bin Ahmad and another appeal SGHC 166