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President appoints new High Court judge and judicial commissioner

President appoints new High Court judge and judicial commissioner

Source: Straits Times
Article Date: 19 Nov 2019
Author: Prisca Ang

From January next year, Mr Vincent Hoong will become a High Court judge, while Mr Mohan Ramamirtha Subbaraman will be a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court.

Judicial Commissioner Vincent Hoong will become a High Court judge in January next year, the Prime Minister's Office announced recently.

His appointment by President Halimah Yacob, on the advice of the Prime Minister, comes after he became a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court in April.

With more than 34 years of experience in both the judiciary and legal service, Mr Hoong was previously a registrar, district judge and the chief executive of the Singapore Land Authority.

The President also appointed, on the advice of the Prime Minister, Mr Mohan Ramamirtha Subbaraman as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court from January next year, for a period of two years.

Mr Mohan, who is the managing director of Resource Law, was called to the Bar in 1993.

Besides specialising in maritime, shipping and international trade disputes, he has acted as counsel in contentious commercial matters involving employment law, shareholder disputes and insolvency.

He was also among the first to be accredited as senior accredited specialists in maritime and shipping law this year by the Singapore Academy of Law.

He is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

With the new appointments, the Supreme Court will have a total of 24 judges - including four Judges of Appeal and the Chief Justice - four judicial commissioners, four senior judges and 18 international judges.

The swearing-in ceremony for both appointees will take place at the Istana on Jan 3.

Prisca Ang

Source: Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Permission required for reproduction.

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