Lawyer in Singapore first woman here to be made Queen’s Counsel

Ms Sapna Jhangiani, a partner at law firm Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore, formally became a silk, or Queen's Counsel, on Monday at a ceremony before England's Lord Chancellor at Westminster Hall in London. She is a British national and a Singapore perma
Ms Sapna Jhangiani, a partner at law firm Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore, formally became a silk, or Queen's Counsel, on Monday at a ceremony before England's Lord Chancellor at Westminster Hall in London.PHOTO: COURTESY OF SAPNA JHANGIANI

A permanent resident in Singapore has become the first woman lawyer here to be appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) in England.

Ms Sapna Jhangiani, 44, a partner at law firm Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore, is believed to be only the third QC in Singapore's legal history. The earlier two are Dr Colin Ong and Mr Toby Landau.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2020, with the headline 'First woman lawyer in S'pore to be made QC'. Print Edition | Subscribe