Joshua Andran spent most of his schooling years in Manchester, United Kingdom. After completing college in the UK, Joshua was offered scholarships by the University of Tasmania, Australia and University of Manchester, UK, to read law. He decided to read law at the University of Tasmania and upon graduating with his LLB in 2012, Joshua returned to Malaysia to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice examinations.
Immediately upon his return, Joshua began working full time as a paralegal in Jerald Gomez & Associates and continued here as a pupil. Joshua was then retained as a legal assistant following his admission as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
From the time Joshua joined us as a paralegal, he has assisted in a variety of cases, both trial and appellate matters, involving contract law, company law, employment law, land law, franchise law, securities law, law on customs, tort, commercial injunctions, and trust matters. Joshua has also worked on a number of criminal cases involving charges of drug trafficking, drug possession, sexual offences, domestic abuse, criminal breach of trust and fraud. This multidisciplinary exposure has given Joshua a unique advantage in advising clients on different strategies available when addressing a seemingly singular problem.
During his pupillage, Joshua also assisted the Kuala Lumpur Bar in representing individuals charged with criminal offences but without the means to appoint a lawyer, by mitigating on behalf of these individuals to obtain a lower sentence. Joshua is also a certified lawyer at the National Legal Aid Foundation, which is a foundation that seeks to provide free legal services to those who are facing financial difficulty. Joshua continues to help the less fortunate in society by doing pro bono cases taken up by the firm and also volunteers in a humanitarian NGO, Bethel Community Centre, which partners with many other organizations to help the needy, including a recent Christmas Street Party with Global Street Mission to feed over 700 homeless “street citizens”.