Roy graduated from the University of Warwick in 1989 and was admitted to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1992. Roy has been in active practice since 1994 primarily in the field of civil and criminal litigation in the jurisdictions of W. Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.
Roy’s early years in Malaysia entailed him undertaking a wide variety of litigation work ranging from Personal Injury, Administrative (Judicial Reviews), Banking, Commercial, Landlord and Tenant, Unfair Dismissal and an assortment of Criminal cases ranging from impersonating government officers and corruption to manslaughter and drug trafficking. This exposure, Roy claims, has not only sharpened his advocacy skills but prepared him extremely well to “decipher complex factual issues, narrow them down and thereafter attempt to solve the problem”.
In Brunei, although Roy has litigated a wide range of civil matters involving inter alia all forms of injunctions, commercial fraud/disputes, Islamic Banking claims and partnership disputes, his main area of expertise has been in Criminal Defense litigation and most successfully in drug trafficking offences attracting the capital punishment. He regularly appears in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and many of his criminal cases are landmark cases which have even led to amendments being made to the law. Roy is not only highly respected as a tenacious litigator in pursuit of his client’s cause but also for his willingness to negotiate terms if and when required.
Roy also sits as a Judicial Commissioner for the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) and is an accredited Advocacy Trainer. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in September 1994 and Brunei Bar in October 2001.