Justice Kwek Mean Luck was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 4 January 2021 and High Court Judge on 1 April 2022. His main areas of specialisation on the Bench are in building and construction, shipbuilding, finance, securities, banking, shipping and insurance, intellectual property and tort matters. In addition to his judicial work, Justice Kwek also co-chairs the Singapore Judicial College (SJC) cluster as part of the Singapore Judicial Service Implementation Committee as well as the Corporate Development and Services cluster in the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL).
He was awarded the PCS-OMS Scholarship to study in Cambridge University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) in 1995. He was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to study in Harvard University, where he obtained a Master of Laws in 2000.
Justice Kwek began his legal career in the Supreme Court in 1998, serving first as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court, and subsequently as Assistant Registrar and Senior Assistant Registrar. He was called to the Bar in 2002.
He also held appointments in the Administrative Service, including Deputy Secretary (Industry) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and as Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Service College.
Justice Kwek has served on the boards of several government agencies such as the National Heritage Board, Sentosa Development Corporation, Economic Development Board, Civil Service College and the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2012 and the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship in 2015.
In 2015, he was appointed Second Solicitor-General in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC). He was appointed as the Solicitor-General in AGC in 2017. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2017.