Mathavan has a Bachelor in Laws degree from the University of Buckingham and a Masters of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple). He practised as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore for three years before joining the Legal Service as a Deputy Public Prosecutor, where he served for twelve years. In 2000 he joined Temasek Polytechnic and taught law until 2015.
As a Deputy Public Prosecutor, he was responsible for the prosecuting criminal cases in Magistrate's, District and High Court, and has appeared before the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions to argue criminal appeals. In addition as a Deputy Public Prosecutor, he rendered advice to various government departments on compliance with regulatory provisions such as the Immigration Act, Employment of Foreign Workers Act, Computer Misuse Act, Companies Act, and Customs Act.
In addition he was the Assistant Director of the Attorney-General's Chambers Computer & Information Systems Department (CISD). In this capacity he was responsible for overseeing the setting up and maintenance of the Chambers computer system, arranging training sessions for the officers to familiarise them with new software that were rolled out, and evaluating bids from various contractors tendering for both hardware and software supply contracts to the Attorney-General's Chambers, and subsequently drafting and executing the agreements for delivery of the project
As a lecturer and tutor in the Practice Law Course, he taught criminal procedure to graduate law students who were looking to be called to the Bar in Singapore.
As a Lecturer at the Temasek Polytechnic, he have taught Family Law, Criminal Law and Business Law to diploma level students.
LLB Hons (Buckingham)
Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple)
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
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