Appointment of Senior Counsel 2007
Singapore, 6 January 2007 – Three members of the legal profession have been appointed Senior Counsel. They are:
(a) Mr Sant Singh, who was admitted as an advocate and solicitor on 9 February 1977;
(b) Mr Nehal Harpreet Singh, who was admitted as an advocate and solicitor on 20 May 1992; and
(c) Mr Toh Kian Sing, who was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of 9 November 1994.
Their appointment was announced by The Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong on the occasion of the Opening of the Legal Year today.
The practice of appointing lawyers as Senior Counsel began on 4 January 1997. Appointment as Senior Counsel is a mark of eminence within the legal profession: an accolade given to those who possess outstanding ability as advocates, extensive knowledge of the law and the highest professional standing.
Senior Counsel are selected, pursuant to section 30 of the Legal Profession Act, Cap 161, by a Selection Committee comprising The Honourable the Chief Justice, the Honourable Attorney-General and the Honourable Justice Andrew Phang Boon Leong.
Presently, there are two Senior Counsel who are deemed to be appointed pursuant to section 30(7) of the Legal Profession Act, Cap 161, and 41 Senior Counsel appointed by the Selection Committee.
Note to Editor: Persons holding office of the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General on the date immediately preceding 21 April 1989 are deemed to have been appointed as Senior Counsel.