In 1973, I appeared before the Honourable Chief Justice Wee Chong Jin in the High Court. I represented a woman and her daughter who were making a claim against the woman's two sons in the same family. Her husband, the patriarch of the family, had recently died without making a will and the parties were in a dispute over the intestate settlement.
Soon after the opening statements, the Honourable Chief Justice adjourned the hearing and called both of us counsel into his chamber. I remember him looking sternly at us with much displeasure.