Pratap Kishan
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Pratap Kishan 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 his previous firm of Ho Wong Law Practice, where he is one of the Directors of the law corporation. He was with the firm of Ho Wong Law Practice LLC for more than 4 years when he felt he wanted to pursue his dream of serving a wider spectrum of society with affordable and cost-effecting solutions to people’s legal problems. 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. He also handles arbitration and dispute resolution 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.

Outrage of Modesty: Risks and Legal Recourse

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 28 March 2019, the Straits Times reported the case of Bryan Fang Zhongquan: Fang was jailed for 12 weeks for “[filming] 14 women relieving themselves”. Earlier in the month, an SMU student was arrested for “aggravated outrage of modesty”; in a separate incident, a construction worker was jailed for molesting a boy on the […]

Who is responsible if an AI diagnoses your disease wrongly? 
Medical Negligence,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs technology advances, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an increasingly greater role in both simple and complex tasks that humans were previously tasked to complete. The healthcare sector is no exception, with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software unlocking the potential for hospitals to assess individual diagnoses while cutting costs. As the adoption of this technology into […]

Organ Trading in Singapore – Is it time to lift the ban?
Criminal and Litigation,Organ Donation,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesOrgan trading is illegal In 2008,  prominent businessman Tang Wee Sung, then owner of the CK Tang departmental store was jailed for a day and fined $17,000 for trying to purchase a kidney. Organ trading is illegal in Singapore and banned by the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA). Despite various amendments to the law, organ […]

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,Gambling,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article was written in 2017. Gambling law in Singapore may have changed. For more information, read “S’pore to introduce new gambling laws that cover arcade games & claw machines“. The Story In 60 Seconds There are a total of five laws that cover all aspects of gambling: The Common Gaming Houses Act – This […]

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, […]