Gloria James-Civetta​

Head Lawyer

Gloria James is one of the few women lawyers in Singapore representing clients in Criminal Defence, Representation, Private Prosecution and POHA matters.

She’s a veteran of 24 years in the practice of Criminal Law and has appeared and represented clients in high profile cases, be it in the State Courts, Magistrate’s Appeal, High Court and Court of Appeal.

She had the privileged to be mentored by Sir Nicholas Bratza, QC (a former President of the European Courts of Human Rights) and the late Mr Subhas Anandan (one of Singapore’s most famous criminal lawyers).

When assigned with a case, right from the initial stage, Gloria’s ability to take a client through the process with care and in a rational manner, provides peace of mind for the client.

Client Base​

Gloria has acted for local and expat clients in white collar and blue collar criminal law matters.

Experience​

She’s a veteran of 24 years in the practice of Criminal Law and has appeared and represented clients in high profile cases, be it in the State Courts, Magistrate’s Appeal, High Court and Court of Appeal.

She had the privileged to be mentored by Sir Nicholas Bratza, QC (a former President of the European Courts of Human Rights) and the late Mr Subhas Anandan (one of Singapore’s most famous criminal lawyers).

Gloria believes in representation at the most immediate opportunity and stresses the importance of putting your case forward even if it’s at the initial stage of investigation.

Approach

Her approach produces results. Clients have either had their charges dropped, a stern warning administered, a conditional warning being given or having the matter compounded altogether.

Almost half of her criminal matters are dealt with at the pre-court stage.

Gloria does not hesitate to refer a client for psychiatric evaluation and with a treatment plan sought. This helps in cases where a client is facing a community court matter and is likely to receive a community-based sentence.

Case Diversity​

Over the years, she has represented clients charged for
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Sexual Offences
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Possession
  • Assault
  • Theft offences
  • Fraud
  • Cheating
  • Offences against Public Servants
  • ICA matters
  • Offences under the Women’s Charter
  • Juvenile Offences
  • Stalking
  • Cyber Crime offences
  • Manslaughter
  • Molest
  • Criminal Intimidation
  • Drug Consumption
  • Affray
  • Rioting
  • Corruption
  • Forgery
  • Misappropriation
  • Road Traffic Matters
  • MOM matters
  • Children and Young Persons Act
  • Harassment
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Computer Misuse Act
and several other offences under the Penal Code.

Membership

Gloria had served as a Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Law Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore for 6 years. She was acknowledged for her efforts and received extensive appreciation from the Law Society of Singapore.

She contributed her time in several CLAS, Pro-Bono and LASCO matters, and was acknowledged by the Law Society of Singapore when she was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award under the Sole Practitioner category.

Gloria also received Certificates of Appreciation from the Supreme Court and State Courts of Singapore, 7 years in a row.

GLORIA JAMES-CIVETTA & CO, sits as a Panel of Lawyers for several Embassies and Consulates in Singapore.

 

Below are links covering some of Gloria’s cases or where her comments were sought.

What can we do for you?

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