Gurdip Singh

Gurdip Singh, a lawyer at Gurdip and Gill

Gurdip Singh (GS) was an ex- Assistant Superintendent of Police and also former Court Prosecutor before he came into legal practice . GS who holds a LLB ( Hons ) Degree from the University of London 1979, was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple Inn ( UK ,) in 1981 and after completing the Post Graduate Course with the Board of Legal Education in 1982 , was admitted to the Rolls of Advocates & Solicitors Singapore in 1983 . He joined George Sandosham & Co in 1982 and was made a partner upon being called to the Bar .In 1997 he took over the practice of Messer George Sandosham , Gurdip and Partners after the precedent partner Mr George Sandosham retired . Subsequently Mr Jagjit Singh Gill joined the firm in 1997 . In 2003 , Ms George Sandosham & Partners was dissolved and the partnership of Ms Gurdip & Gill was established .

Gurdip specialize in mainly Criminal Litigation in the State Courts as well as in Appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal . He has handled perhaps thousands of criminal cases in varying degrees of gravity and seriousness . He has conducted hundreds of trials as well as appeals in his 33 year carrier as a criminal lawyer. He appeared in the Military Court Martial Tribunals on several occasions in the defence of the hapless military officers and soldiers . He has successfully defended many persons at trials in the Subordinate Courts ( now called State Courts) on appeals in the Supreme Court etc. He has also conducted some civil litigation matters and divorce cases in the High Court but has chosen to specialize in the criminal law which was his forte .

In connection with the cable car tragedy at Sentosa Island in the eighties involving the vessel the “Eniwetok ” which attracted a great deal of interest and publicity locally and internationally , he acted for the Chief Engineer Evans and got him off on a charge of Forgery with a fine . One of his landmark cases was Mok Swee Kok v Public Prosecutor where the accused a 17 year old student was charged initially with Murder of a Filipino maid .Subsequently he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of Robbery with Hurt . Mok was sentenced a 7 years jail and caning. Dissatisfied with the severity of a sentence , the case went up to the Court of Appeal and later was referred to a specially constituted Court of Five Judges , the highest Judicial Tribunal on a matter of a point of law . Mok’s appeal was allowed and the charge against him was further reduced to abetment of house breaking and theft and was sentenced to a term of 5 years only. This case was later documented in one of the TV serial on Crime Watch .

GS has in been in practice for the last 33 years and is certainly a very experienced criminal practitioner .