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Retirement of High Court Judge, Justice Kan Ting Chiu

Singapore, August 26, 2011 – Justice Kan Ting Chiu, Supreme Court Judge, will retire on 27 August 2011 when he reaches the age of 65 years. He will be leaving the Public Service after 26 years of distinguished service.

Justice Kan received his LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Singapore in 1970 and 1988 respectively. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1973. He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1970 and was appointed State Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers. From 1974 to 1976, he served both as a Magistrate and a Senior Magistrate in the State Courts. Justice Kan went into private practice from 1976 to 1991, where he was successively a partner in the law firms of M/s Hilborne & Co, M/s RCH Lim & Co and M/s Low Yeap & Co. He was appointed as Judicial Commissioner on 2 May 1991, and a Judge of the Supreme Court on 2 May 1994.

During his judicial tenure, Justice Kan has made outstanding contributions to the Supreme Court and legal profession. Justice Kan was a Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore from 1983 to 1984. From 1993 to 2005, he was a member of the Board of Legal Education, a body which provided for the training and examination of law graduates seeking admission to the Singapore Bar. Since 1999, Justice Kan has also served as Chairman of the Singapore Academy of Law’s Legal Heritage Committee.

The Supreme Court wishes to express its deep appreciation for Justice Kan’s dedicated and invaluable contributions, and also a happy and active retirement.


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