High Court judge's term to be extended for three more years

Justice Quentin Loh, whose new term will begin on Dec 25, specialises in all aspects of construction, commercial litigation, and domestic and international arbitration, and also hears public law matters.
Justice Quentin Loh, whose new term will begin on Dec 25, specialises in all aspects of construction, commercial litigation, and domestic and international arbitration, and also hears public law matters.

Justice Quentin Loh will see his appointment as a High Court judge extended for three more years, after his current term ends on Dec 24.

In a statement yesterday, the Supreme Court said Justice Loh's new term will begin on Dec 25.

The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Jan 4 at the Istana.

Justice Loh was first appointed as judicial commissioner on Sept 1, 2009, and rose to become a High Court judge on June 1 the next year.

He specialises in all aspects of construction, commercial litigation, and domestic and international arbitration. "He also hears public law matters for which having both experience and sound judgment would be critical," the statement said.

Justice Loh is the judge in charge of the Singapore International Commercial Court and chairs its development and rules committees.

He also chairs the personal injury (claims assessment) review committee, which recommends appropriate action for courts in their assessment of damages in claims for personal injury and death.

On top of these, he heads the committee for the professional training of lawyers, which looks at how the professional training regime for lawyers here can be improved.

The Supreme Court said with the re-appointment of Justice Loh, it will have a total of 21 judges including the Chief Justice, as well as four judicial commissioners, five senior judges and 12 international judges.

Ng Huiwen

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2017, with the headline 'High Court judge's term to be extended for three more years'. Print Edition | Subscribe