Harry Elias

Harry Elias

Senior Counsel
+65 6361 9889
+65 6438 0550

Harry Elias founded Harry Elias LLP and is now practices as a consultant at Harry Elias Partnership LLP.

With over 50 years of litigation experience, Mr Elias is one of the most leading litigation Counsel in the Singapore Bar. He has extensive experience in civil and commercial disputes, defamation, commercial crime and medical negligence.

Mr Elias was one of the first 12 people appointed Senior Counsel in 1997. In 2000 he was conferred the Legal Eagle Award by the Law Society of Singapore, and in 2005 he was conferred the prestigious CC Tan Award, which is conferred by the Law Society of Singapore in recognition and honour of members of the Singapore Bar who have displayed the highest ideals of the profession – honesty, fair play, courtesy and personal integrity.

Mr Elias was the President of the Law Society of Singapore from 1984 to 1986.  In 1997, he was appointed as a Mediator to the Panel of Mediators of the Singapore Mediation Centre and in 2003, he was appointed a Member to the Regional Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.  He served as the Chairman of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society from 1986 to 1993. He also served as the Chairman of the Advocacy Committee of the Law Society and was a Member of the Senate, Singapore Academy of Law.

Mr Elias is known for his compassion and contribution to society. In 1985 he spearheaded the setting up of the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) to help the less fortunate obtain free legal representation and was the founding Chairman of CLAS from 1985 to 1991. 

Singapore Infopedia of the National Library Board has included him in the encyclopedia of Singapore’s people and has described him as ‘among Singapore’s best known trial lawyers and founder of one of its leading law firms.’ 

He was conferred the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in August 2013.

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