01| Tommy Thomas
Former Attorney General of Malaysia and distinguished veteran of the Malaysian Bar, Tommy Thomas, speaks about his meticulous approach to trial work, his legacy as an advocate, and the historical development of the Malaysian judicial system, on the inaugural episode of Advocates: The Podcast.
02| Alan Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz is renowned not only as a successful criminal defense attorney, but also as Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School and as an award-winning author. Listen to Dershowitz discuss his legal philosophy, his activism, and the rest of his 60-year-long journey as an advocate.
03| Benjamin Aina QC
Benjamin Aina was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009, and has established himself as a prominent barrister in the United Kingdom as both a prosecutor and a defender. On this month’s episode of Advocates, Aina speaks about his childhood influences, his experience as a Black barrister, and the emphasis he places on courtesy as defining factor of a successful advocate.
04| Hina Jilani
The fourth episode of Advocates features Hina Jilani, an internationally-renowned litigator and activist from Lahore, Pakistan. Her brand of human rights advocacy is fierce and fearless, and has brought her face to face with death threats and assassins. Listen to Jilani discuss her career as a pioneer for women’s and children’s rights in Pakistan and across the world, on Advocates: the Podcast.
05| Robert Lazar
Robert Lazar is a litigator with more than forty years of experience at the Malaysian Bar. He represented former Supreme Court Justice Datuk Seri George Seah during the 1988 Judicial Crisis, appeared as lead counsel for the Bar during the 2008 Royal Commission of Inquiry into V.K. Lingam, and litigated one of the only cases before the Special Court, in 2009. Tune in to this month’s installment of Advocates: The Podcast to listen to Robert Lazar speak on his illustrious career as an advocate.
06| Davinder Singh SC
Eminent Singaporean litigator, Davinder Singh SC, outlines his philosophy and approach to advocacy on this month’s first episode of Advocates, the Podcast. After spending 37 years at Drew & Napier, one of Singapore’s leading law firms, Singh started his own firm in early 2019. Among countless other accolades, Singh was most recently inducted into the The Legal 500 Asia Pacific “Hall of Fame” for his expertise in Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration.
07| Eason Rajah QC
Ipoh-born English barrister Eason Rajah discusses life at boarding school, inspiring colleagues, and his thirst for winning, on this month’s installment of Advocates, the Podcast. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011, Rajah also acts as a Deputy High Court Judge and as Chairman of the Chancery Bar Association. In 2018, Rajah was awarded “Private Client: Trusts and Probate Silk of the Year” by the Legal 500.
08| Johann Kriegler
This episode of Advocates stars Johann Kriegler, a veteran litigator at the Johannesburg Bar. In late 1993, Kriegler was assigned to direct the Independent Electoral Commission, the body responsible for overseeing South Africa’s first universally democratic election. A year later, Kriegler was appointed by Nelson Mandela to the Constitutional Court of South Africa, a position he held for eight years.
09| Ambiga Sreenevasan
Few in Malaysia command as much admiration as Ambiga Sreenevasan – admiration among her contemporaries as a skilled litigator, and among the public as a courageous political activist. Sreenevasan has served as President of the Malaysian Bar Council, co-chairperson of Bersih (an NGO advocating for local election reform), and member of the International Commission of Jurists. Catch Ambiga Sreenevasan on Advocates, The Podcast.
10| Jonathan Crow QC
Jonathan Crow is an English litigator with almost 40 years of experience at the Bar. In 2006, Crow was appointed Queen’s Counsel, and has since built an award-winning career (Legal 500’s Top 100, Chambers UK Commercial Litigation and Chancery Silk of the Year, The Times Lawyer of the Week). On this episode of Advocates, The Podcast, Jonathan Crow speaks on his childhood, his seasoned approach to appeals, and his experience arguing before the U.K. Supreme Court.