Bal Singh Associate Director
Having gained his Batchelor of law degree and completed his Legal practice Course, Bal began his career in criminal defence work at a firm in Victoria, London. He worked as a paralegal gaining valuable experience with heavy weight criminal work, and attended the Old Bailey with counsel on a regular basis. The principle of the firm acted for the Kray Twins so the experience really was second to none.
He then went on to complete his training contract at Joseph Hill Solicitors in Tottenham, London and qualified as a solicitor in 2005.
He relocated and became a partner in a Leicester firm of solicitors from 2006-2009 and gained his duty solicitor status during that time.
Since leaving that firm Bal has worked at a number of Leicester practices where he has gained an excellent reputation and client following.
Bal’s work predominately keeps him at police stations and in the magistrates’ court, where he covers all areas and stages of work from first appearances up to and including trials in the Magistrates Court. He has dealt with a full range of criminal offences during his years since qualifying but has particular specialisms in drug and firearm matters, offences of violence and dangerous dogs matters.
He also conducts Security Industry Authority (SIA) appeals and deals with alcohol licencing matters at Court.
As well as specialising in criminal defence work Bal can also be found in Court Marital hearings defending British soldiers as well as representing them in Royal Military Police interviews for offences such as Absent Without Leave and Assault matters.
Bal works all over the Midlands and carries out private as well as legal aid work.
Recent Significant cases
R v G 2015 – Leicester Crown Court – Possession of significant firearms
R v F 2015 – Birmingham Crown Court – 300 Kilos of Heroin and Cocaine importation
R v R 2016 – Derby Crown Court – People Smuggling
R v W 2016 – Northampton Crown Court – multi handed Armed Robbery of Post offices in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire
R v B 2019 – Leicester Crown Court – 30 handed Conspiracy to supply Class A case
R v J 2020 – Liverpool Crown Court – Modern Slavery case of Lithuanian nationals