Gregory Vijayendran is Senior Counsel and a senior partner of the Disputes Practice Group in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.
Gregory has a niche specialist expertise in charities governance. He regularly gives legal advice and provides legal representation (fee paying and pro bono) on appropriate matters relating to various Social Service Agencies and charities (including religious organizations) on different aspects of contentious and non-contentious charities’ governance.
He was the inaugural Pro Bono Ambassador of the Law Society in 2010. He has been actively involved over the years in community-based legal clinics and as a regular speaker on charities governance.
Gregory serves as Chairman of the Board of Pro Bono Singapore (formerly known as Law Society Pro Bono Services) since 2017 – the corporatized access to justice arm of the Law Society cum registered IPC. In community service, Gregory has also had a unique, longstanding and direct and indirect service in various charities, and VWOs in Singapore including as (i) founding member and Vice President of the Children’s Cancer Foundation (then known as Working in Aid of Leukaemic Kids) from 1992 – 1995; (ii) from late 1996 to early 2015, President of Club Rainbow (Singapore) (serving families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses; and (iii) Director, Agency for Integrated Care Ltd. He was a founding Director of the Singapore Cord Blood Bank, chairs Rainbow Across Borders (catalysing awareness of chronic and life-threatening illnesses in Asia) and serves as Trustees of the National Youth Fund and the Rare Disease Fund. He is presently President of the Tribunal of Maintenance of Parents, Honorary General Secretary of the National Council of Social Services and Chairman of Prison Fellowship Singapore.
In 2008, at Washington DC, Gregory was honoured to receive the Good Samaritan Award from Advocates International for his pro bono work in doing justice with compassion.