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Organisational structure of the State Courts

Organisational chart of the State Courts of Singapore.

The State Courts are headed by the Presiding Judge of the State Courts, who is a Judge or Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court, with overall responsibility for the leadership and management of the State Courts.

The Presiding Judge of the State Courts is assisted by the Deputy Presiding Judge, Principal District Judges, the Registrar of the State Courts and senior court administrators. View the list of judges and judicial officers in the State Courts.

The 3 main divisions in the State Courts are the:

Justice Division

The Justice Division comprises the following clusters, which support the criminal and civil justice system:

Criminal Courts cluster

Manages the hearings and operations of the criminal courts.

Civil Courts cluster

Manages the hearings and operations of the civil courts.

Community Courts and Tribunals cluster

Manages the hearings and operations of the following tribunals and matters:

  • Small Claims Tribunals.
  • Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals.
  • Employment Claims Tribunals.
  • Protection from Harassment Court.
  • Magistrate's Complaints.

Court Dispute Resolution cluster

Provides court dispute resolution services for the whole range of matters in the State Courts.

Office of the Registrar

Centrally manages the legal registry functions of the State Courts.

For civil cases in the Magistrate's Court and District Court, all interlocutory applications (applications that are filed and heard before a trial) are heard by judicial officers from the Office of the Registrar.

Judicial Administration Division

The Judicial Administration Division comprises the following:

Corporate Services cluster

Provides support in ensuring efficient court operations.

Strategic Planning and Technology cluster

Charts the strategy for the organisation and harnesses the use of technology in the State Courts.

Presiding Judge's Office

The Presiding Judge's Office oversees the following:

Legal Directorate

Provides legal support to the State Courts.

Centre for Learning

Oversees training within the State Courts.

Internal Audit

Promotes governance and enables a disciplined approach to evaluate the adequacy of controls.

Judges and judicial officers in the State Courts

Presiding Judge

Justice Vincent Hoong

Deputy Presiding Judge

Ms S Jennifer Marie


Mr Christopher Tan Pheng Wee

Senior District Judges

  • Mr Hamzah Moosa
  • Mr Bala Reddy
  • Mr Ong Hian Sun

Principal District Judges (PDJ)

  • Mr Toh Han Li
  • Ms Thian Yee Sze
  • Mr Yeo Khee Eng Victor
  • Mr Toh Yung Cheong
  • Mr Seah Chi-Ling
  • Ms Tan Li Ching Jill (Acting PDJ)

Principal Directors

  • Mr Ow Yong Tuck Leong
  • Mr Ho Hsi Ming Shawn

Deputy Principal District Judges

  • Mr Tan Loke Yong Luke
  • Ms Wong Peck

Senior Deputy Registrar

  • Ms Ong Chin Rhu
  • Mr Chiah Kok Khun

​District Judges

  • Ms Teoh Ai Lin
  • Mr Ng Peng Hong
  • Mr Kow Keng Siong
  • Ms Lee Lit Cheng
  • Mr Soh Tze Bian
  • Ms Jasvender Kaur
  • Mr Ng Cheng Thiam
  • Mr Chay Yuen Fatt
  • Mr Kessler Soh Boon Leng
  • Mr Lim Wee Ming
  • Ms Tan May Tee
  • Mr Tan Jen Tse
  • Mr Tham Tong Kong Eddy
  • Ms Jasbendar Kaur
  • Mr Bay Boon Teck Marvin
  • Mr Lim Tse Haw
  • Mr Gwee Tiong Kee Ronald
  • Mr Ng John
  • Mr Teo Weng Kuan Eugene
  • Mr Joseph Yeo Swee Teck
  • Mr Shaiffudin Bin Saruwan
  • Mr Loo Ngan Chor
  • Ms Salina Ishak
  • Mr Goh Eng Chiang Christopher
  • Mr Koh Juay Kherng
  • Ms Wang Lan Jee Janet
  • Ms Mesenas May Lucia
  • Mr Adam Nakhoda
  • Ms Lee Li Choon
  • Mrs Brenda Tan
  • Ms Ling Feng Yong Carol
  • Mr Foo Mau Peng Edgar
  • Ms Carrie Chan Su-Lin
  • Ms Kamala Ponnampalam
  • Ms Wong Li Tein
  • Ms Lynette Yap Beng Lyn
  • Mr Prem Raj S/O Prabakaran
  • Ms Woo Wai-Ling Carolyn
  • Ms Ho Yi May Lorraine
  • Ms Sharmila Sripathy
  • Mr Teo Guan Kee
  • Mr Tay Wei Heng Terence
  • Ms Chee Min Ping
  • Ms Kok Shu-En
  • Ms Sandra Looi Ai Lin
  • Ms Tan Yin Tze Sarah
  • Ms Karolyn Gin
  • Mr Koo Zhi Xuan
  • Ms Wong Choon Ning
  • Ms Ling Feng Mei Dorothy
  • Ms Tay Joo Ling Dora
  • Mr Chua Wei Yuan
  • Mr Sheik Umar Bin Mohamed Bagushair
  • Mr Gui Chuan Cheng Vince
  • Mr Chin Ye-Fung Julian
  • Mr Kwek Tze Hern Kevin
  • Ms Loh Hui-min
  • Ms Koh Jiaying
  • Mr Peter Lo
  • Ms Lum Baoling, Georgina
  • Ms Ho Diana Haven
  • Mr Lim Wen Juin
  • Ms Soh Weiqi
  • Ms A Sangeetha
  • Ms Lau Qiuyu
  • Ms Tan Bee Neo Melissa
  • Ms Wong Su Ann
  • Mr Ng Tee Tze Allen
  • Ms Liu Zeming
  • Mr Toh Jun Hian Jonathan
  • Ms Lim Mee Yee Elaine
  • Ms Crystal Goh


  • Mr Ng Pang Ern Jonathan
  • Mr Hairul Hakkim S/O Kuthibutheen
  • Mr Tan Jian Hui Theodore
  • Mr Faraaz Amzar Mohamed Farook
  • Mr Tan Choon Kia Lewis
  • Mr Tan Chen Xing
  • Ms Leong Wai Teng Joanne
  • Ms Tan Jia Qi Rachel
  • Ms Teo Wei Ling
  • Mr Goh Mu Quan

Note: District judges and magistrates preside over the District Courts and Magistrates' Courts respectively, and may hold concurrent appointments as deputy registrars, coroners, tribunal judges or magistrates.

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