Singapore's High Court has rejected the application of a senior U.K. barrister to act as defense counsel for a former megachurch fund manager charged in a $20 million embezzlement case. Justice V. K. Rajah ruled that the case's high profile did not constitute a "special reason" sufficient to admit a foreign counsel in a criminal proceeding.
Singapore Court Rejects Queen's Counsel for Defense in City Harvest Scandal Case
The Asian Lawyer
April 18, 2013