$150,000 - the cost of legal battle for former maid Parti Liyani if it wasn't pro bono

Former domestic worker Parti Liyani and Mr Anil Balchandani leaving the Supreme Court building after she was acquitted.
Former domestic worker Parti Liyani and Mr Anil Balchandani leaving the Supreme Court building after she was acquitted.PHOTO: GRACE BAEY

If Mr Anil Balchandani were to charge for the work he did for former maid Parti Liyani, his client would have had to fork out about $150,000.

That was the figure he gave at a press conference when asked how much the legal battle would have cost.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 13, 2020, with the headline '$150,000 - the cost of legal battle if it wasn't pro bono'. Subscribe