Dato’ Jagjit is the founding partner of a legal firm, Jagjit Ariff & Co. He holds a Masters of Law with Merit (Commercial and Corporate Law-Intellectual Property) degree from King’s College, University of London. His expertise is in the laws and practical and procedural aspects of intellectual property matters. Dato’ Jagjit Singh was a former Judge and has served the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service for 28 years in various positions, including Senior Federal Counsel, Deputy Treasury Solicitor, Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Health, Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman.
He is also a member of the Special Copyright Task Force of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) from 1999 to 2001, Panel of Experts Committee, National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre from 2001 to 2003 and a legal advisor to the Special Parliamentary Select Committee on the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2004 and the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2004. He has authored ‘The Practical Approach to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights’ and co-authored ‘Civil Trials Guidebook’.