Appointment of Justice Chao Hick Tin as Judge of Appeal extended

(From left) Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and Justice Steven Chong during the Opening of the Legal Year 2016.
(From left) Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and Justice Steven Chong during the Opening of the Legal Year 2016. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The appointment of Justice Chao Hick Tin, 73, as a Judge of Appeal has been extended by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

The extension will be in effect from April 11, 2016, to September 2017, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Tuesday (April 5).

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Istana on April 11 at 3pm.

Justice Chao was first appointed to the Bench as a Judicial Commissioner in 1987.

He became a High Court Judge in 1990, and was appointed Judge of Appeal in 1999.

Since 2008, he has been holding the position of Vice-President of the Court of Appeal. He is also the current Vice-President of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), and chairs the Corporate Development and Services Cluster of the SAL.

With his reappointment the Supreme Court will continue to have a total of 14 judges, including the Chief Justice, 10 Judicial Commissioners, five Senior Judges and 12 International Judges.