- POSTED: 30 Sep 2013 19:10
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Mr Tan Siong Thye, who helms the Subordinate Courts, and corporate lawyer Mr Lee Kim Shin have been appointed judicial commissioners of the High Court.
SINGAPORE: The High Court is getting two new judicial commissioners. They are Mr Tan Siong Thye and Mr Lee Kim Shin.
A statement from the Prime Minister's Office said the two appointments are for one year.
Mr Tan's appointment will take effect from Tuesday while Mr Lee's will be effective from 2 January 2014.
Mr Tan, with varied legal experience, was the Chief District Judge of the Subordinate Courts.
He obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Singapore, and later, a Master of Law (With Merit) from the University of London, United Kingdom.
Mr Lee, who specialises in corporate and commercial law, is the managing partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws, LLB, from the National University of Singapore.
The statement said that with the two new appointments, the Supreme Court will have a total of 15 judges, including Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and five judicial commissioners.
Separately, a statement from the Subordinate Courts said Senior District Judge See Kee Oon will take over from Mr Tan as the Chief District Judge from Tuesday.
Mr See has over 20 years of judicial experience.
The statement added that District Judge Ong Hian Sun will take over as the Senior District Judge of the Criminal Justice Division, also on 1 October.