LL.B. (Hons.) S'pore
Advocate & Solicitor of
the Supreme Court of Singapore

Selva has appeared as leading counsel in criminal cases at all levels of the courts in Singapore - Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Magistrate's Court, Juvenile Court and Court Martial.

He has appeared as leading counsel in major criminal cases such as the case of the death of a soldier undergoing training by the Singapore Armed Forces Commandos, the case of the murder of a retired police inspector by his wife and the case of a Christian couple prosecuted for sedition.

Selva was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1987.

He practised for 11 years in the firm of Palakrishnan and Partners, which was a leading criminal law practice, and he thereby gained vast experience in a broad spectrum of criminal cases. He then continued his practice in his own partnership. The cases which he has conducted include cases of murder, drug trafficking, sexual assault, forgery, property offences, corruption, computer crime, trade mark offences, immigration offences, customs offences, companies act offences, road traffic offences and law society prosecutions.

He sat on the criminal practice sub-committee of the Law Society of Singapore for several years. He was a speaker at the Criminal Practice Nuts & Bolts Seminar and the Criminal Law Seminar for the National Council of Social Service, both under the auspices of the Law Society.

He has for many years been a volunteer in the Law Society's free criminal legal aid scheme for impecunious persons.

Selva's practice is currently a specialist criminal practice. He also handles some civil litigation.


LL.B. (Hons.) S'pore
Advocate & Solicitor of
the Supreme Court of Singapore

Christine was called to the Bar in April 1994 after graduating from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She has practised as a litigator at various firms: With Messrs Palakrishnan and Partners for almost 4 years, with Messrs Peter Low Tang & Belinda Ang for 5 years and with Messrs Sant Singh Partnership for 5 years.

Currently, Christine practises general litigation, with an emphasis on criminal and family law.

Christine is an active volunteer in various charitable and other organizations. Having been one of the founder members of the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), she drafted the Constitution at its inception in 1995, served as a Board member from 1995 to 2000, and now continues to serve as the Association's Legal Advisor. She presented a paper on various legal issues concerning the intellectually disabled at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Down Syndrome Conference in 1996 and was also a member of the Ministry of Community Development's (MCDS) "Special Management and Resource Team for Intellectually Disabled Offenders" ("SMART.ID"). In July 2001, she was conferred a Long Service Award by the MCDS in recognition of 5 years of voluntary service to the community.

Christine served as the Legislative Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Mountbatten from 1993 to 1994. She also held the post of Assistant Honorary Secretary of the Old Rafflesians' Association (ORA) Council for a term.

As an active member of the Law Society, Christine has served as the Secretary of the Criminal Practice Committee (1995-1996), a member of the Law Awareness Committee (1994-1995) and on the ad hoc committee which produced a CD-ROM on "Youth Crime" (1995). In September 2000, she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for services rendered to the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS). She has also given talks and presentations to various audiences such as volunteer counsellors at the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) and social workers at a Family Service Centre. She is currently a Trainer for the Advocacy Programme and a Facilitator for the Criminal Procedure Case Management classes conducted at the Postgraduate Law Course (PLC).

Christine has also been appointed by The Honourable Chief Justice to be a member of the Inquiry Panel pursuant to the Legal Profession Act with effect from 1 December 2007.

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