SINGAPORE - Justice Quentin Loh has been reappointed as High Court Judge for two more years.
The extension of his appointment will take effect on Dec 25. The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Jan 8, 2016 at the Istana, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Tuesday (Dec 15).
Justice Loh, who will turn 65 on Dec 24, 2015, would have been due for retirement as a Judge of the Supreme Court on that date.
He was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore on Sept 1, 2009 and a High Court Judge on June 1, 2010.
Since January 2013, he has also been sitting from time to time in the Court of Appeal.
Justice Loh was selected by the Chief Justice to hear the first case of the Singapore International Commercial Court together with two International Judges, Justice Vivian Ramsey and Justice Anselmo Reyes.
Justice Loh also chairs the Professional Affairs Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law, which has been tasked by the Chief Justice to examine better approaches to the conduct of litigation involving personal injuries and accidents. The Committee will also review the professional standards of lawyers in the Supreme Court and the State Courts.
With the reappointment of Justice Loh, 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.