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Singapore’s High Court Judge On Supreme Court Non-Resident Panel

Singapore’s High Court Judge On Supreme Court Non-Resident Panel
From left: Pohcheng Chiew, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, Justice Sze-On Quentin Loh and Chief Registrar Yohan Liyange.
August 23
16:51 2018

Singapore’s high court judge Quentin Loh has been appointed a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Fiji on the non-resident panel effective from August 15, 2018.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance and will be held by Justice Loh concurrently with his appointment as full-time Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Justice Loh will spend three weeks in Fiji in a year to hear cases in an appellate capacity.

He will sit together with Judges of the Supreme Court of Fiji and it is expected that he will, in the main, hear commercial and civil cases.

The move follows a similar appointment of Justice Judith Prakash as a Judge of Appeal on a part-time basis in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts in March 2017.

Singapore Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said: “Such appointments of our judges to foreign courts reflects the high regard in which the Singapore Judiciary is held and it will enhance our standing as a leading legal and judicial centre in Asia.

“It is also a reflection of the excellent relations between our two countries and our courts.

“Chief Justice Anthony Gates worked closely with me to bring this initiative to fruition and we see this as an important step in contributing to the development of the rule of law internationally”.

Justice Loh said he was honoured by the appointment and grateful for the opportunity that this appointment afforded him to experience a different judicial environment.

He said it would also enhance the warm relations between Singapore and Fiji and between our courts.

Justice Gates said: “We are very fortunate.”

“His appointment follows our intention of involving senior judges from a variety of jurisdictions to share their jurisprudence”.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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