Pratap Kishan
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Mr Pratap Kishan – LL.B (Hons), University of London and Barrister-At-Law (Middle Temple), Advocates & Solicitor Singapore, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public. Pratap was called to the Utter Bar of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 1998 and subsequently called to the Singapore Bar in 1999. Pratap has been in active legal practice in Singapore since 1999 with various law firms before setting up his former law practice of Kishan LLC, which was dissolved when he merged with the present firm of HO WONG LAW PRACTICE LLC, where he is one of the Directors of the law corporation. Pratap’s scope of legal practice has been very wide and across various areas of law. His practice areas encompass all types of litigation matters ranging from civil and commercial disputes, criminal litigation to matrimonial matters and general solicitors’ work. Pratap has a vast experience in criminal litigation including as Lead Counsel for criminal trials in the High Court and Court of Appeal. In the area of civil litigation, he has also experience in trial and appellate matters. Pratap also handles arbitration matters. Pratap is a volunteer lawyer with the Jamiyah Legal Clinic rendering legal advice to needy members of society. Pratap is also a volunteer lawyer with the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA). Pratap also volunteers with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme with the Pro Bono Office of the Law Society of Singapore for the lesser privileged members of society for criminal cases and on the Assigned Defence Counsel (Lead Counsel) list for capital (death penalty) cases in the High Court.

Fighting Back Against A Stalker?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Previously, victims of stalking had very little legal recourse to seek protection against a stalker. But with the introduction of the Protection From Harassment Act 2014 (POHA), they can now seek both civil and criminal sanctions against the stalker. Generally, a stalker can be defined if the perpetrator persistently follows you, […]

Pornography: How Legal is it in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn Singapore, an online analysis[1] (updated on 1st September 2018) revealed that pornography streaming sites were the 5th 11th, 12nd and 13th most visited sites, even ranking above popular sites Instagram and Whatsapp. But exactly how legal is it to access these sites? This article will examine the general legality of pornography in Singapore. What […]

Private Gambling in Singapore: Is It Legal?
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds There are a total of five laws that cover all aspects of gambling: The Common Gaming Houses Act – This act regulates and suppresses all common gaming houses, public gaming, and public lotteries The Betting Act – Which regulates common betting-houses, betting in public locations, and bookmakers Private Lotteries Act […]

Cyberbullying and Defamation in 2017 Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat is cyber-bullying? Cyber-bullying is simply defined as a form of verbal and written harassment through electronic mediums such as text messaging, websites and social media, among others. Victims find their reputations tarnished as “friends” write humiliating comments or post unflattering photos and videos that encourage an infinite number of participants to post derogatory insults, […]