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Shailendra Singh established Singhs, Lawyers in 1996 as a law firm to provide efficient and cost effective service to the greater South Auckland Region.

Since then, its client base has increased to cover New Zealand and other countries.

Earlier, while completing his Law degree, he was employed as an Administration Assistant in the Crown Law Office in Wellington. Following his graduation, Mr Singh was appointed as Crown Counsel Assistant and was almost immediately involved in a two week High Court Trial in Auckland assisting a senior Crown Counsel. The Crown won the case.

Mr Singh later moved to the Department of Justice (Commercial Affairs Division), where he assisted the Registrar General related to the compliance of the then new Companies Act. He travelled to Companies District Offices around the country, training staff in implementing the Companies Act. He also worked with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Service, providing advice to the Department.

On his move to Auckland, Mr Singh was employed by legal practices in Otahuhu and Henderson before embarking on his own law practice.

Mangal Singh is a graduate from Christchurch. Upon completing his degree, he returned to Sigatoka in Fiji, where he ran his own law practice.

After the 1987 Coup, he moved to Wellington to work for the then Department of Social welfare, providing legal advice and appearing in court for prosecutions on behalf of the Department. He then shifted to Hamilton to work for the same organisation, before relocating to Auckland to assist his son in his law practice.

He is a consultant at Singhs Lawyers.

Singhs, Lawyers is a general legal practice serving South Auckland for over 14 years. The firm has supported a number of sports clubs, religious organisations, schools and charities through sponsorships and donations.

The firm has been successful in several civil and family cases in the District Court and High Court. The firm’s most recent success in the High Court was to obtain orders for the return of a child from a country, which is not a signatory to the Hague Convention.

Among the areas of practice of this small but innovative firm are Conveyancing, Purchase and Sale of Business, Companies Formation and Advice, Family Trusts, Wills, Child Care and Access (family law).

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