Supreme Court Judge Justice Tan Lee Meng will retire with effect from Sunday as he reaches the age of 65. He will retire after 16 years in the Public Service.
Justice Tan was appointed as Judicial Commissioner in February 1997 and then as a Judge of the Supreme Court in August 1997. He has dealt with various cases including family feuds and was the presiding judge for the defamation suit between ex-National Kidney Foundation Chief Executive Officer TT Durai and the Singapore Press Holdings.
Justice Tan was an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1976. He graduated with a law degree from the National University of Singapore and did his masters in law in the University of London. Justice Tan has taught at the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore. He has also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University.