SINGAPORE - The Legal Service Commission has appointed one of the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) chief prosecutors as the Third Solicitor-General.
Ms Mavis Chionh Sze Chyi, who is currently chief prosecutor of the AGC's criminal justice division, will also hold the office of Third Solicitor-General starting next month.
She read law at the University of Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 1991. She obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Chinese Law from the National University of Singapore in 2005.
The 47-year-old started her legal career as a Justices' Law Clerk in the Supreme Court in 1991. She has held different appointments in the legal service since then, including stints as a district judge in the then-Subordinate Courts, and deputy principal senior state counsel in the Civil Division of the AGC.
Ms Chionh was also appointed Senior Counsel last year - a title given to the most capable lawyers in recognition of their litigation abilities.