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Organisational structure of the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice, who is supported by the:

The Supreme Court also includes the Singapore Judicial College, which serves the learning and development needs of judges and judicial officers.

The Supreme Court Bench

The Supreme Court Bench consists of the Chief Justice, Justices of the Court of Appeal, Judges of the Appellate Division, Judges of the High Court, Senior Judges, International Judges and Judicial Commissioners.

The Judges and Judicial Commissioners are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Judicial Commissioners are appointed to facilitate the disposal of business in the Supreme Court. They have the powers of a judge and are appointed for a specific period determined by the President.

A person may be appointed a Judge or Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court if they are a "qualified person" based on the definition in Section 2 of the Legal Profession Act, or have been a member of the Singapore Legal Service for at least 10 years, or both.

View the list of judges on the Supreme Court bench.

View the list of international judges who hear cases in the SICC.

View the Judicial Code of Conduct  (PDF, 271 KB) for the Judges and Judicial Commissioners of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Registry

The Supreme Court Registry comprises the Division for the Court of Appeal and the Appellate Division, the Division for the General Division of the High Court, and the Division for the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

The Registry is headed by the Registrar of the Supreme Court. The Registrar oversees the Registry’s management of the cases in the Supreme Court and is concurrently the Sheriff of the Supreme Court with responsibility over the execution of various writs and processes issued by the Supreme Court.

The Registrar is assisted by the Deputy Registrar, Senior Assistant Registrars, Divisional Registrars, Deputy Divisional Registrars and Assistant Registrars (collectively, “registrars”). Registrars are appointed by the President, on the recommendation of the Chief Justice. They hold concurrent appointments as District Judges or Magistrates.

Registrars are empowered to exercise the authority and jurisdiction of a Judge sitting in chambers in the General Division of the High Court (except such authority and jurisdiction specifically required to be exercised by a Judge in person). They perform judicial roles in hearing, deciding and issuing judgments on a wide range of civil matters, including interlocutory applications (e.g., summary judgment, striking out, further and better particulars, discovery, interrogatories), bankruptcy applications, examination of judgment debtor, taxation, enforcement matters (e.g., issue of warrant of arrest and release of vessel, issue of writs of seizure and sale) and ex parte matters. Registrars also conduct and preside over trials on assessment of damages and taking of accounts.

Registrars also deal with certain criminal matters, such as Criminal Case Disclosure Conferences. Registrars who are concurrently District Judges or Magistrates, may in those capacities, conduct committal hearings under Division 2 of Part X of the Criminal Procedure Code as in force immediately before 17 September 2018.

Working in close partnership with the Supreme Court Bench, registrars ensure the smooth and expeditious resolution of Supreme Court cases and matters docketed to specialised lists  through active case management. To this end, registrars conduct Pre-Trial Conferences and Case Management Conferences for all Supreme Court matters, and also develop systemic enhancements in court procedures and processes through establishing best practices, bespoke guidelines and customised workflows.

Registrars support the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court Bench in advancing key strategic initiatives and judicial reforms to enhance the administration of justice. They are involved in innovative legislative reforms and reviews  customised to the rules, procedures and requirements for matters at all levels in the Supreme  Court. In view of their expertise and experience, registrars participate in and speak at international and local fora on the Singapore judicial system and issues relating to judicial policy and reform and specialised legal areas. They also contribute to the development of the law through editorship or authorship of academic publications and commentaries.

In addition, the Registry also manages issues relating to the profession (e.g.,  the admission of Advocates and Solicitors, functions of the Disciplinary Tribunal Secretariat and the registration of foreign lawyers in the SICC), as well as superintending and advising on the work of the various sections in the Legal Directorate of the Supreme Court.

View the  list of registrars in the Supreme Court Registry .

Judiciary Administration

The Chief Executive (Office of the Chief Justice) oversees the integrated administration of the judiciary, ensuring the efficient running of the courts and provision of effective services to court users.

The integrated corporate functions of the three courts are:

Communications and Service ExcellenceOversees the planning and execution of public engagement and communication efforts to position the SG Courts as a forward thinking, innovative and trusted judiciary. Equal and continuous access to justice is facilitated through effective public service delivery. It also promotes awareness and usage of the Singapore International Commercial Court among legal and business professionals both regionally and internationally.
Corporate ServicesOversees the SG Courts’ human resources, security, record management (for non-court records) and administrative functions as well as the respective libraries at the Supreme Court and State Courts.
Finance and ProcurementPromotes proper stewardship of the SG Courts’ financial resources, through the implementation of frameworks that promote financial prudence, value-for-money practices and financial accountability.
Infrastructure and Court ResourcesStrategises and optimises the use of space, technology and resources that best support court hearings and operations to create excellent court experience for all court users. The Division comprises the Building Infrastructure Department, Court Infrastructure Department and Language Resources Department.
Innovation, Technology and TransformationCoordinates and drives transformation to achieve consistency and to develop new approaches for the work of the judiciary; oversees the acquisition and deployment of technology in the judiciary.
Internal AuditAdopts a risk-based approach to evaluate the adequacy of internal control systems, to enhance and protect organisational values, provide objective assurance, advice and insight, whilst ensuing compliance with government regulations, procedures and sound governance practices.
Knowledge Management OfficeAdvocates knowledge as a strategic asset for the entire judiciary through the establishment and implementation of common standards and policies in knowledge management to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices across the courts.
Judicial PolicyAdvances the SG Court’s position as a thought leader in court excellence through policy formulation, strategic planning, and international engagement.

Judges and judicial officers in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Bench

There are currently 35 Judges (including the Chief Justice, 3 Justices of the Court of Appeal and 4 Judges of the Appellate Division, 4 Judicial Commissioners and 5 Senior Judges and 18 Judges of the High Court) and 21 International Judges on the Supreme Court Bench.

Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon

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Justices of the Court of Appeal

Justice of the Court of Appeal |

Justice
Tay Yong Kwang

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Justice of the Court of Appeal |

Justice
Steven Chong Horng Siong

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Judge of the Appellate Division |

Justice
Belinda Ang Saw Ean

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Judges of the Appellate Division

Judge of the Appellate Division |

Justice
Woo Bih Li

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Justice
Kannan Ramesh

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Justice
Debbie Ong Siew Ling

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Justice
See Kee Oon

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Justices

Justice of the Court of Appeal |

Senior Judge Andrew Phang

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Justice of the Court of Appeal

Senior Judge
Judith Prakash

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Justice
Choo Han Teck

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Justice
Vinodh Sabesan Coomaraswamy

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Justice
Chua Lee Ming

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Justice
Thean Pik Yuen Valerie

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Justice
Hoo Sheau Peng

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Justice
Aedit Abdullah

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Justice
Pang Khang Chau

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Justice
Audrey Lim Yoon Cheng

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Justice Vincent Hoong

Justice
Vincent Hoong Seng Lei

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Justice
Dedar Singh Gill

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Justice
Mavis Chionh Sze Chyi

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Judicial Commissioner

Justice
S. Mohan

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Judicial Commissioner

Justice
Andre Francis Maniam

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Judicial Commissioner

Justice
Philip Jeyaretnam

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Justice
Kwek Mean Luck

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Justice
Hri Kumar Nair

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Justice
Goh Yihan

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Justice
Teh Hwee Hwee

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Senior Judge
Lee Seiu Kin

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Senior Judge
Chan Seng Onn

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Senior Judge
Tan Siong Thye

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Judicial
Commissioner Alex Wong Li Kok

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Judicial Commissioner Kristy Tan

Judicial
Commissioner Christopher Tan Pheng Wee

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Judicial Commissioner Kristy Tan

Judicial
Commissioner Kristy Tan

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Judicial Commissioner

Judicial
Commissioner Mohamed Faizal
Mohamed Abdul Kadir

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The Supreme Court Registry

Registrar 

Mr Tan Boon Heng

Deputy Registrar

Mr Phang Hsiao Chung

Senior Assistant Registrars

  • Ms Ng Teng Teng, Cornie
  • Ms Chong Chin Chin
  • Ms Cheng Pei Feng
  • Mr Lee Yeow Wee, David

Divisional Registrars

Court of Appeal and Appellate Division of the High Court

Ms Chong Chin Chin

General Division of the High Court (Civil)

  • Ms Ng Teng Teng, Cornie
  • Mr Lee Yeow Wee, David
General Division of the High Court (Crime)
  • Ms Cheng Pei Feng
  • Ms Wong Shi Hui, Janice

Singapore International Commercial Court

Mr Phang Hsiao Chung


Deputy Divisional Registrars

Court of Appeal and Appellate Division of the High Court


  • Mr Rajaram Vikram Raja
  • Ms Liew Ling Wei Elaine
  • Mr Randeep Singh Koonar
  • Ms Lim Sai Nei
General Division of the High Court (Civil)
  • Ms Tay Woan Fen, Constance
  • Ms Gan Kam Yuin
  • Ms Tan Teck Ping Karen
General Division of the High Court (Crime)
  • Mr Choo Wing Kong, Kenneth
  • Mr Randeep Singh Koonar

Singapore International Commercial Court

  • Ms Crystal Tan Huiling
  • Mr Low Yunhui James
  • Ms Li Yuen Ting
  • Mr Paul Tan Wei Chean

Assistant Registrars

  • Ms Tay Woan Fen, Constance
  • Ms Wong Shi Hui, Janice
  • Ms Gan Kam Yuin
  • Ms Tan Teck Ping Karen
  • Mr Choo Wing Kong, Kenneth
  • Ms Crystal Tan Huiling
  • Mr Miyapan Ramu
  • Ms Lim Sai Nei
  • Ms Liew Ling Wei Elaine
  • Mr Rajaram Vikram Raja
  • Ms Li Yuen Ting
  • Ms Lee Siew Hui Jacqueline
  • Mr Randeep Singh Koonar
  • Mr Low Yunhui James
  • Mr Paul Tan Wei Chean
  • Mr Tan Ee Kuan
  • Mr Tan Xue Yang (Elton)
  • Mr Kenneth Wang Ye
  • Mr Ong Zhihao Reuben
  • Mr Bryan Ching
  • Ms Beverly Lim Kai Li
  • Mr Sim Junhui
  • Mr Wong Hee Jinn
  • Mr Choy Wai Kit Victor   
  • Ms Leong Wai Teng Joanne
  • Mr Perry Peh Bing Xian 
  • Ms Wee Yen Jean
  • Ms Chew Xi Xian Sherilyn
  • Mr Ong Kye Jing
  • Ms Ang Hui Xuan, Pearly
  • Ms Chen Yuan Ling Claudia


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