Haridass graduated from the University of London in 1974 with an LL.B (Hons.) and was called to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1975 and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1976. Haridass is a Consultant of Haridass Ho & Partners, a law firm, he set up in 1985. He is also currently an independent director of SembCorp Marine Ltd, Sembcorp Industries Ltd and Nam Cheong Limited, companies listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST.
With 40 years of legal experience, he specializes in all admiralty matters, both litigious and non-litigious, from ship sale and purchase and the financing aspects of such transactions including marine insurance to general commercial and banking litigation.
Haridass is a principal mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, a member with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators, a panel member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). Additionally, he is a referee of the Singapore Small Claims Tribunal and a Mediator at the State Courts, Criminal Relational Disputes. He is also a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public as well as a Justice of the Peace. Haridass is also a member of the Board of Visiting Justices & Board of Inspection (Prisons Department) and Chairman of the Home Detention Advisory Committee 3, under the purview of the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs.
Haridass is regularly identified as a leading individual in his practise. Euromoney's Expert Guides since its publication of Expert Guides has consistently identified him as a world leader in admiralty and shipping disputes. Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers as well as the Asia Pacific Legal 500 identify Haridass and the firm as leaders in dispute resolution and shipping litigation.