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January 2015


New Deputy Attorney-General Appointed - Justice Tan Siong Thye will assume office as Deputy Attorney-General at the Attorney-General's Chambers on 2 Fenruary 2015 and the appointment will be for a term of 3 years. The post of Deputy Attorney-General is a new one. -Channel News Asia


Singapore International Commercial Court launched - The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) was launched on 5 January 2015. 11 international judges were appointed, and they will work alongside local judges for the SICC. -Channel News Asia


2 New JC and 5 New Senior Judges, - Mr Chua Lee Ming and Mr Foo Chee Hock will be appointed as Judicial Commissioners of the Supreme Court. New Senior Judges are: Mr Chan Sek Keong, Mr Kan Ting Chiu, Mr Andrew Ang, Mr Tan Lee Meng and Ms Lai Siu Chiu. Mr Chan Sek Keong will sit as a Judge of Appeal and as a Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court. -Channel News Asia


New Supreme Court Registrar - Mr Vincent Hoong Seng Lei has been appointed by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, on the recommendation of the Chief Justice, as the Registrar of the Supreme Court with effect from 1 April 2015. Mr Foo Chee Hock, the current Registrar, will take up an appointment as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. -Channel News Asia


4 New Senior Counsel Appointed - The Chief Justice announced the appointment for 4 new Senior Counsel - Lee Kim Shin, formerly a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court; Tan Chuan Thye of Stamford Law Corporation; Mavis Chionh of the Attorney-General's Chambers; and Edwin Tong of Allen & Gledhill LLP. -Business Times


New Judicial College - Launched on 5 January 2015 by the Chief Justice, the Singapore Judicial College will manage and develop training for judges. -Straits Times


December 2014


JC Lee Kim Shin Ends Term - Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court Lee Kim Shin completes his one-year term on 1 Januanry 2015. -Straits Times


Senior Lawyers can supervise 4 practice trainees - Change to the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules was made to allow Senior Lawyers to supervise four practice trainees at any time. -Asia One


National servicemen don't need to obey illegal orders - District Judge Low Wee Ping said that: national servicemen do not need to obey a manifestly illegal or unlawful order. -Straits Times


Singapore Legal System

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