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Justice Tay Yong Kwang was appointed Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court on 1 August 2016.

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1981.

In 1984, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. He obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1986.

Justice Tay started his judicial career with the Supreme Court in 1981, first as an Assistant Registrar and then as Deputy Registrar.

He served in the Official Assignee and Public Trustee’s Office from 1989 to 1990.

From 1991 to 1997, he served as a District Judge at the Subordinate Courts (renamed as the State Courts in 2014).

In 1997, he was appointed Judicial Commissioner and subsequently a High Court Judge in 2003 before his current appointment.


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