A member and volunteer of the Criminal Legal Aid Society (CLAS) and Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO), Ray's work in criminal matters has been featured in the Law Gazette (published by The Law Society of Singapore) and The Red Dot on Channel 5 and Channel News Asia
. Ray is also regularly highlighted in the newspapers
for his work and comments on criminal cases. Some of his noteworthy cases are
- Getting the accused spared (as an assistant counsel) from the death penalty (Public Prosecutor v Gopinathan Nair Remadevi Bijukumar, Criminal Case No 40 of 2011); in a murder trial at the High Court and appeal to the Court of Appeal.
- The successful acquittal for a client (as assistant counsel) who had accidentally but fatally injured a cyclist in a road accident (as reported in The Strait Times 18 September 2010).
- The successful arguing for a client to be given community-based sentencing (no criminal record) after the client pleaded guilty (as reported in The Straits Times 20 June 2016).
- The successful acquittal of a client charged for theft caught red handed by the police.
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A committee member of the Personal Injury and Property Damage Committee of the Law Society of Singapore, Ray has extensive experience in motor insurance and accident claims. Having obtained a Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management from the Singapore College of Insurance, he has a good understanding of Insurance Law. Known in the industry as someone who fights hard for his clients, he has handled hundreds of cases in motor accident claims, including a reported case that went all the way to the Court of Appeal.
As a collaborative family practice lawyer, Ray assists clients facing matrimonial and custody disputes by making the often painful process less stressful and acrimonious. With his counselling-related experience, Ray exhibits compassion and tenacity in great balance.
An accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and the State Courts of Singapore. Ray’s mediation work involves a wide range of disputes including commercial matters, tenancy disputes, and employment concerns, just to name a few.
Apart from being a lawyer, Ray also lectures to police officers at Temasek Polytechnic and counselling interns doing the Master’s programme with Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) at ECTA.