Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee to assume new position as Solicitor-General at AGC
- POSTED: 08 Jan 2014 13:47
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Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee Woon Chin will be leaving his position at the Supreme Court to serve as Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General's Chambers.
SINGAPORE: Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee Woon Chin will be leaving his position at the Supreme Court to serve as Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC).
A Supreme Court statement issued on Wednesday said Mr Yee's one-year term as Judicial Commissioner ends on 31 January 2014, and his term with AGC begins on 1 Feb 2014.
The statement said Mr Yee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law degree in 1988 from the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom on a Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship.
He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1993 and obtained a Master of Laws (International Legal Studies) degree from New York University, USA on a Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship in 1999.
He also held various positions in the AGC previously, including Second Solicitor-General and Director-General of the International Affairs Division.
On his stint as judicial commissioner at the Supreme Court, Mr Yee said: "The time that I have spent on the Bench had enriched me professionally and will stand me in good stead when I return to the Attorney-General's Chambers to take on my new appointment."
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said: "I congratulate Lionel on having completed his stint as a Judicial Commissioner with dedication, commitment and honour. It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to serve on the Bench and I believe this experience, including the lessons learnt and the insights gained from serving as a Judicial Commissioner, will serve him well in his future work."
Chief Justice Menon sends Mr Yee his best wishes as he takes up his new appointment.
Mr Yee is succeeding Mrs Koh Juat Jong as Solicitor-General.
An AGC statement on Wednesday said Mrs Koh will retire on 31 January 2014 after 31 years in public service.
The statement noted that as Solicitor-General, Mrs Koh has worked tirelessly to assist the Attorney-General to oversee and supervise the work of more than 250 lawyers in the diverse fields of criminal prosecution, domestic and international civil advisory and litigation work and legislative drafting.
Attorney-General Steven Chong said: "AGC would like to express its deep appreciation to Mrs Koh Juat Jong for her significant contributions to AGC. It is an honour that Mrs Koh has spent this lap of her 31-year career in the public service with AGC."
Mrs Koh said: "It has been my privilege to have been in the public service for the last 31 years. I have only ever been a public servant. I am deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to serve in various positions of responsibilities throughout my career."