Judicial Commissioner Foo Tuat Yien (符雪燕) will complete her three-year tenure on the Supreme Court Bench on 24 May 2018.
2. Judicial Commissioner Foo was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 25 May 2015. During her tenure as Judicial Commissioner, she contributed significantly to the administration of family justice, hearing family cases of a varied nature in the High Court.
3. Judicial Commissioner Foo joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1976 and accumulated over 40 years of experience in the public service. Prior to her appointment as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court, she headed the Civil Justice Division of the State Courts. In her years in public service, Judicial Commissioner Foo had also headed the Family and Juvenile Justice Division of the State Courts, and was Commissioner of the Appeals Board (Land Acquisition). She was also Assistant Chief Executive of the Competition Commission of Singapore, and Registrar of Titles & Deeds and Controller of Residential Property.
4. On completing her term, Judicial Commissioner Foo said, “I would like to express my gratitude to the Chief Justice for his guidance, as well as to my colleagues in the Supreme Court.”
5. In appreciation of Judicial Commissioner Foo’s contributions, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said, “Tuat Yien has been a valuable member of the Bench. I thank her for her contributions, particularly to Family Justice, and wish her the very best for her future endeavours.”
6. With this move, the Supreme Court will have a total of 21 Judges (including the Chief Justice and four Judges of Appeal), five Judicial Commissioners (including the previously announced appointment of Ang Cheng Hock SC), four Senior Judges and 15 International Judges.
4 MAY 2018