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Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong elected as Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, England

      The Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong has been elected an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in England. His election was published in The Times Online (UK) on 21 July 2008. A copy of the notification is attached hereto.

2    The Society of Lincoln’s Inn is reputed to be the oldest of the four Inns of Court in England. The other three Inns are the Middle Temple, the Inner Temple and Gray’s Inn. The Inns of Court in London are the professional associations to one of which every barrister in England and Wales must belong.

3    Honorary Benchers are elected from individuals of distinction from around the world. Chief Justice Chan is the first local law graduate to be conferred this honour by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.  


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The Times Online (UK) 
Legal news;The register
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21 July 2008
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 His Honour Judge Simpson retired as a circuit judge on July 19, 2008. His Honour Judge Peter Simpson, 72, was called to the Bar (I) in 1970. He was appointed as an assistant recorder in 1983, as a recorder in 1987 and as a circuit judge in 1989.

Phillip Griffith has been appointed a district judge, assigned to the Midland Circuit, based at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre with effect from 1 September 2008. Mr Griffith, 50, was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. He was appointed as a deputy district judge in 2000.

Professor Graham Virgo of Downing College, Cambridge, and Dr Roderick Munday of Peterhouse, Cambridge, have been elected additional Benchers of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.

The Honourable Chan Sek Keong, the Chief Justice of Singapore, has been elected an Honorary Bencher.

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