The SICC is a division of the General Division of the High Court and part of the Supreme Court of Singapore. All appeals from the SICC will be heard by the Court of Appeal of Singapore.
Judges of the Appellate Division, Judges of the High Court and International Judges of the Supreme Court may be designated by the Chief Justice to hear cases in the SICC. The Chief Justice and Justices of the Court of Appeal may also hear cases in the SICC.
The Chief Justice and Justices of the Court of Appeal including Judges of the Appellate Division, Judges of the High Court, Senior Judges and International Judges designated by the Chief Justice, may hear appeals from the SICC.
The judges who may hear cases in the SICC and appeals from the SICC include the following:
After he was called to the Bar in Singapore, he practised with major local and international law firms, primarily as an advocate, in the fields of commercial litigation and arbitration, construction law and insolvency law. From 2006 to 2007, he served as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008. In 2010, he was appointed the 6th Attorney-General of Singapore, a post he relinquished in 2012 shortly before his appointment as a Judge of Appeal. He was appointed to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights upon his appointment as Attorney-General in 2010 and was later appointed as its Chairman in 2012, upon his appointment as Chief Justice.
Between 2012 and 2020, Chief Justice Menon served on the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, and he has been serving as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services since 2021.
He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute, an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in England and the President of the Singapore Academy of Law. Chief Justice Menon was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Laws by the University of Western Australia in 2022 for his services to the law.
Chief Justice Menon is married with three children.
He taught at the NUS Law Faculty from 1982 to 2000. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU), and a year later, became Chair of the Department of Law at SMU’s Business School. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.
Justice Phang was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 3 January 2005 and elevated to a Judge on 9 December 2005, before his appointment as Judge of Appeal.
Justice Phang is the Vice-President of the Singapore Academy of Law and co-chairs the Legal Publishing & Knowledge Cluster.
His extensive publications include the local edition of Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston’s Law of Contract and (together with Prof Goh Yihan) Contract Law in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2012 and 2nd Ed, 2021). He is also General Editor of, as well as a contributor to, The Law of Contract in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2012).
Justice Lee read law at the National University of Singapore where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 1986. He went on to obtain a Master of Laws from University of Cambridge in 1987. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1991. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003.
Justice Lee was posted to the Attorney-Generals Chambers (AGC) as State Counsel and went on to become Senior State Counsel in 1994. He served in the Criminal, Civil and International Affairs Divisions of the AGC and also helmed its Computer Information Systems Department from 1989. On 15 October 1997, he was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court and served in that capacity for five years. He was concurrently the President of the Industrial Arbitration Court from September 1999 until October 2002. On 15 October 2002, Justice Lee was appointed second Solicitor-General, a position he held until his current appointment at the Supreme Court. He served on the boards of the Infocomm Development Agency (2003 to 2005), Competition Commission of Singapore (2005 to 2006), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (2005 to 2006) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (2006).
Justice Lee is currently the Chairman of the Internal Security Department's Advisory Board as well as the ASEAN Law Association (Singapore) and the Board of Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Ventures Ltd, a subsidiary of SAL.
Justice Lee was a member of the Legal Service Commission from April 2006 to January 2022.
He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal; during the National Day Awards 2017 for his contributions to the legal sector.
Justice Chionh has spent more
than 25 years serving in a number of postings within the Singapore Legal
Service, such as the then Subordinate Courts, the Civil Division of the
Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), the Insolvency & Public Trustee’s
Office, and the Crime Cluster of the AGC where she served as Chief Prosecutor
of the Financial and Technology Crime Division (formerly known as the Economic
Crimes and Governance Division) and as Chief Prosecutor of the Criminal Justice
Division. Prior to her appointment as a Judicial Commissioner, she was 2nd Solicitor-General at the AGC.
Justice Chionh was appointed
Senior Counsel in 2015 and received the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in
the same year.
Justice Jeyaretnam read Law at Cambridge and graduated with First Class Honours in 1986. He was called to the English Bar in 1987 and to the Singapore Bar in 1988 and was conferred the title of Senior Counsel in 2003 at the age of 38, one of the youngest lawyers to be appointed Senior Counsel. In 1988, he received the Airey Neave Award for research on the rule of law. In 1990, he was given a Fulbright Fellowship, which took him to the University of Iowa International Writers’ Program and to Harvard Law School.
While in practice, he was widely recognised as an expert in commercial litigation, arbitration and construction law in all major legal publications. In 2020, the Law Society conferred on him the CC Tan Award. He was managing partner of Rodyk & Davidson LLP from 2011, and, following its combination with Dentons, ASEAN CEO.
He was the founding chairperson of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), from 2002 to 2004, and served as the President of the Law Society during the years 2004 to 2007. From 2009 to 2020, he was a member of the Public Service Commission. A novelist and short story writer, he received the Young Artist of the Year Award for his literary work in 1993 and a SEA Write Award in 2003.
He was awarded the PCS-OMS Scholarship to study in Cambridge University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) in 1995. He was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to study in Harvard University, where he obtained a Master of Laws in 2000.
Justice 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.
He also held appointments in the Administrative Service, including 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.
Justice Kwek has served on the boards of several government agencies such as the National Heritage Board, Sentosa Development Corporation, Economic Development Board, Civil Service College and the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2012 and the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship in 2015.
In 2015, he was appointed Second Solicitor-General in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC). He was appointed as the Solicitor-General in AGC in 2017. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2017.
Justice Bathurst retired as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW on 5 Mar 2022 and is currently a Fellow with the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). His areas of expertise are in Commercial Law, including contractual disputes; Corporations Law; Trade Practices Law; and Administrative Law.
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