Darrell Low is a Partner at BIH LI & LEE LLP.
Darrell has represented clients in appeals, applications and trials before the High Court, the District Court and the Magistrates Court. He has also been involved in matters and hearings before the Court of Appeal.
At the same time, he has experience in managing and overseeing complex multi-jurisdictional institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations in his role either as arbitrator or counsel.
His clients include international private banks, listed companies (both in Singapore and overseas), statutory boards, government linked entities, technology start-ups, small-medium enterprises as well as individuals.
Darrell is a member of the Law Society’s Inquiry Panel in relation to disciplinary and professional conduct matters. He has also acted as Prosecutor on behalf of the Law Society in matters before the Disciplinary Tribunal. At the same time, he has represented and advised lawyers in relation to complaints made under the Legal Profession Act.
He is also a Contributing Editor to various chapters in the 2017 to 2020 editions of “Singapore Civil Procedure” (Sweet & Maxwell).
Darrell currently serves as Co-Vice Chairperson of the Advocacy Committee, Law Society of Singapore. He is both a Moderator and a Senior Trainer of the advocacy module for the Singapore Bar Examinations. He is extremely involved with advocacy training both locally and internationally in jurisdictions that include Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia and South Africa.
For well over a decade, he has been an Adjunct Tutor for the Trial Advocacy module at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Previously, he was for some years an Adjunct Tutor of the International Commercial Arbitration module at NUS.
Darrell was called to the Singapore Bar in May 2006
Darrell successfully represented and defended one of the priests in this novel case which involved claims for assault, battery and false imprisonment arising from what was alleged to be a botched exorcism.
This was a unique and exceptional case involving delayed prosecution. On appeal to the High Court, the period of imprisonment was severely reduced from 60 months to 2 days.
A landmark decision in relation to the Mental Capacity Act. Darrell successful argued that the will and lasting power of attorney were both tainted by undue influence and set aside. The person in question was found to be lacking mental capacity and in turn deputies were appointed.