Singapore's pro bono heroes: Helping clients see through their last days

Veteran lawyer Peter Cuthbert Low, seen here in a 2017 photo with an award he received, has handled more than 30 capital cases pro bono.
Veteran lawyer Peter Cuthbert Low, seen here in a 2017 photo with an award he received, has handled more than 30 capital cases pro bono.ST FILE PHOTO

Veteran lawyer Peter Cuthbert Low does not forget the cases where he failed to get someone off the death sentence and the trying last days of his client.

He remembers a convicted Thai killer who asked for his passport to be placed in the coffin before cremation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Helping clients see through their last days'. Print Edition | Subscribe