Appointments to the Supreme Court Bench (Nov 2020)
With these appointments, the Supreme Court will have a total of 26 Judges (including the Chief Justice and four Judges of Appeal), four Judicial Commissioners, four Senior Judges and 17 International Judges.
The President of the Republic of Singapore, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has appointed Judicial Commissioner (JC) Chionh Sze Chyi Mavis (蒋诗琦) as Judge of the High Court under Article 95 (1) of the Constitution with effect from 12 March 2021.
In addition, under Article 95(4)(a) of the Constitution, the President of the Republic of Singapore, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has also appointed Mr Kwek Mean Luck (郭民力) as a JC of the Supreme Court for a term of 18 months with effect from 4 January 2021.
JC Mavis Chionh
JC Chionh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (1st Class Honours) from the University of Oxford, before she joined the Legal Service in 1991. She had accumulated considerable and varied legal experience in both criminal and civil matters during her postings to the Supreme Court, State Courts and Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC). Prior to her appointment as a JC of the Supreme Court on 12 March 2018, she was the 2nd Solicitor-General in AGC. JC Chionh was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2015. Her term as a JC will expire on 11 Mar 2021.
JC Mavis Chionh will be appointed High Court Judge with effect from 12 Mar 2021
Mr Kwek Mean Luck
Mr Kwek graduated with Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) from Cambridge University in 1995 and obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard University in 2000. Mr Kwek began his legal career in the Supreme Court in 1998, serving first as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court, and subsequently as Assistant Registrar and Senior Assistant Registrar. He was called to the Bar in 2002.
Mr Kwek also held appointments in the Administrative Service, including as Deputy Secretary (Industry) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and as Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Service College.
In 2015, Mr Kwek was appointed Second Solicitor-General in the AGC and has been the Solicitor-General in AGC since 2017. He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2017. Mr Kwek has served on the boards of several government agencies such as Sentosa Development Corporation, Economic Development Board and Civil Service College.
Mr Kwek Mean Luck will be appointed JC with effect from 4 Jan 2021.
With the above appointments, the Supreme Court will have a total of 26 Judges (including the Chief Justice and four Judges of Appeal), four Judicial Commissioners, four Senior Judges and 17 International Judges.
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PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
26 NOVEMBER 2020
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