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Justice Hri Kumar Nair was appointed Judge of the High Court on 2 January 2023. 

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with Second Class Honours (Upper) in Law in 1991 and was called to the bar in 1992. In 2008, he was appointed Senior Counsel.

Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Justice Hri Kumar was Deputy Attorney-General where he broke ground in key criminal cases which clarified the prosecution’s duty of disclosure, and the prosecution’s right to assert litigation privilege. Previously, Justice Hri Kumar was a director at Drew and Napier LLC where he accumulated more than 25 years of experience as a litigator. 

Justice Hri Kumar Nair’s areas of specialisation include banking and finance, fraud and complex commercial disputes company, insolvency and trusts, arbitration, and tort matters.



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