Harry Elias Partnership announces the passing of Founder, Harry Elias, SC

Harry Elias Partnership announces the passing of Founder, Harry Elias, SC
27 Aug 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the demise of our beloved Founder, Mr Harry Elias, SC, who passed away on August 26, 2020.

Mr Elias was 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. Widely recognised as one of Singapore’s foremost litigation lawyers, Mr Elias founded Harry Elias Partnership LLP in 1988. He was one of the first 12 people appointed Senior Counsel in 1997. 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 had a remarkable influence and impact on many people. He was truly a unique human being and his legacy is palpable in the spirit and character of the firm he founded. While we may mourn his passing, we must celebrate his life, and now live his legacy.

Managing Partner Philip Fong: “For our firm, Harry was our founder, leader and mentor.  For our profession, Harry was the epitome of a fearless and first-class advocate.  For our society, Harry was a trailblazer with lasting legacy.  For us personally, Harry was a true friend, a teacher and a kind and generous soul.  We are honoured to have walked with him for a part of his impactful life.”

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For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno, at rickysoetikno@harryelias.com.