SINGAPORE - Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court Lee Kim Shin, 54, will complete his one-year term on Thursday.
With his departure, the Supreme Court will have seven judicial commissioners and 14 judges including the Chief Justice. The Supreme Court is made up of the Court of Appeal and the High Court.
Judicial commissioners have the same powers and functions as Supreme Court judges, but are appointed for a specific period.
Judicial Commissioner Lee graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Laws, LLB from the National University of Singapore.
He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1986 and specialises in corporate and commercial law. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, he was a managing partner at law firm Allen & Gledhill.
In parting, Judicial Commissioner Lee said: "It is a great honour to have been given the opportunity to serve as a member of the Bench. The past year has been a very enriching and invaluable experience for me."
He also thanked Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and the members of the Bench for "sharing their wisdom and experience with me and for their warm friendship throughout my term of office, which I will cherish greatly".
The Chief Justice said: "I thank Judicial Commissioner Lee for his dedication and commitment to the Bench and for bringing his expertise in private sector corporate and commercial law to the Supreme Court. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours."