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Re-Appointment of Chao Hick Tin as Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court

Singapore, 11 April 2012 – The President of the Republic of Singapore, acting in his discretion, and in concurrence with the advice of the Prime Minister, has re-appointed Mr Chao Hick Tin (赵锡燊) to sit as a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Singapore for a further period of two years, with effect from 11 April 2012. Justice Chao took his affirmation of office at the Istana this afternoon.

2     The Honourable the Chief Justice has also re-appointed Justice Chao as Vice-President of the Court of Appeal with effect from 11 April 2012. 

3     Justice Chao was born in Singapore in 1942. He obtained his LL.B. from the University College of London in 1965, and was called to the Bar as a barrister of Middle Temple in the same year. He received his LL.M. from the University College of London in 1966, and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1971.

4     Justice Chao began his career as a State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers in 1967 and went on to serve as a Senior State Counsel from 1979 to 1987. He was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 1 October 1987, Judge of the Supreme Court on 15 November 1990 and Judge of Appeal on 2 August 1999. On 11 April 2006, he was appointed the Attorney-General of Singapore and he returned to the Supreme Court as a Judge of Appeal on 11 April 2008.

5     In addition, Justice Chao also served as the President of the Industrial Arbitration Court from 1 September 1993 to 31 August 1999. He was also previously the President of the ASEAN Law Association as well as the Chairman of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

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