Senior Counsel Harry Elias, who founded Law Society's Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, dies at age 83

Harry Elias was among Singapore's best-known trial lawyers and the founder of one of Singapore's leading law firms, Harry Elias Partnership.
Harry Elias was among Singapore's best-known trial lawyers and the founder of one of Singapore's leading law firms, Harry Elias Partnership.ST PHOTO: AIDAH RAUF

SINGAPORE - Local law giant Harry Elias, who was the founding chairman of the Law Society's Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (Clas) some 35 years ago, died on Wednesday (Aug 26).

He was 83. His wife Thelma, 73, said he had a long illness and died in hospital.

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