- LL.B. (Second‐Class Upper Honours), University of London, 1992
- LL.M, Deakin University, 2007
- Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 2009
- Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya, 1995
- Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2015
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Trevor George De Silva chambered, and began practice in 1995, in a large law firm in Kuala Lumpur where he did solely civil and commercial litigation . Additionally, Trevor also advises on employment and industrial law.
His present mainstay is still Civil & Commercial litigation, with Corporate and Probate litigation following close at its heels. His practice (which includes appearances both as Coun sel and solicitor) involves both interlocutory applications and the conduct of trials (both in the civil courts as well as in arbitrations). These frequently culminate in arguing motions, and appeals, in the appellate courts, be it the Court of Appeal or Federal Court.
Mainstream employment and industrial disputes still pique his interest and sees him handling matters in the Industrial Court, Judicial Review applications in the High Court, and also appeals to the appellate Courts .
Trevor has been recognized by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2004/2005) for Corporate Litigation and Industrial law, and has since been consistently ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific (2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 and 2013) in the area of Employment & Industrial Relations. Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2013 describe Trevor as “a well-repeceted litigator, best know for his appellate representation. Employment and industrial disputes continue to form a large part of his litigation portfolio.”
With his present standing to appear both in the Singapore, as well as Malaysian, courts, Trevor is effectively able to advise clients on legal disputes, cross‐jurisdictional issues, and also represent them (whether as solicitor or counsel). His years of practice has seen him handling interlocutory applications, trials (both in the civil courts as well as in arbitrations) as well as appeals in the appellate courts.
He frequently delivers conference papers, and conducts seminars in contract law, as well as employment law and related areas, both in public forums as well as for the firm’s clients. A firm believer that the legal profession must aspire to higher standards, and always be beyond reproach, he presently sits in the Legal Profession Committee of the Bar Council and is in his third term as a member of the Disciplinary Committee.