Adjunct Professor

Academic 1991 Master Of Philosophy (Criminology) [M. Phil] University Of Cambridge, (Trinity Hall), United Kingdom 1990 Master Of Laws [LLM], National University Of Singapore 1980 Bachelor Of Laws with Honours [LLB Hons], University Of Singapore Practitioner 2017 Accredited Mediator, CEDR, United Kingdom 2001 Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales, UK 1994 Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators 1985 Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Brunei 1981 Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

  • Principal District Judge
  • Community Justice & Tribunals Division
  • State Court Singapore
  • Chairman, Disciplinary Tribunal, Singapore Medical Council
Email Address:;
Office Tel: (65) 6435-5669 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

1 Havelock Square
State Courts Singapore
Singapore 059724
Research Interests

Criminal Law and Procedure

Subjects Taught

Criminal Law and Procedure

Brief Biodata

Served as Chief Prosecutor at the Attorney Generalís Chambers with more than 37 yearsí litigation experience conducting several landmark criminal prosecutions and appeals in Singapore. Represented Singapore at several international negotiations including the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and the UN Convention against Corruption and served as legal expert on mutual evaluation of several countries. As Principal District Judge from 2005 to 2008 was instrumental in the setting up of the Community Court in Singapore. Also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and the UN Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime (UNAFEI). Was also senior teaching fellow and the subject co-ordinator and examiner for Criminal Litigation Practice Course at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education from 1992 to 2014. Also an adjunct faculty member in the law school at SMU.

Representative Publications

1."The Evolution of The Supreme Court's Attitude to Criminal Justice" co-author of paper in publication, Developments in Singapore Law 2006-2010 - Trends and Perspectives in Singapore

2. "Developments in Criminal Law" published in the book "Developments in Singapore Law between 1996 and 2000" published by Singapore Academy of Law and Sweet & Maxwell Asia

3 "Community-Based Alternatives in Sentencing" paper presented at the UNAFEI 141st International Senior Seminar as a Visiting Expert in Tokyo from 7 - 10 February 2009

4 "Strengthening of Domestic and International Co-operation for Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption" (UNAFEI Regional Forum on Good Governance for East Asian Countries as a Visiting Expert) 2008

5 "Sentencing : Unintended but Foreseeable Consequences" (Singapore Academy of Law Journal) (1992) 4 S Ac L J 116

6 "Community Service Orders : An Alternative Sentence" (Singapore Academy of Law Journal) (1991) 3 S Ac.L.J.230

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