Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has announced the appointment of Mr Kwek Mean Luck as the Solicitor-General and Ms Mavis Chionh as the Second Solicitor-General of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) with effect from 14 January 2017.
Mr Kwek, 43, who takes over from Solicitor-General Lionel Yee Woon Chin, took up law at the University of Cambridge on an Overseas Merit Scholarship from the Public Service Commission. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 1995. Later, he obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard University under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship in 2000.
He rejoined the Legal Service and was appointed the Second Solicitor-General on 1 July 2015.
Meanwhile, Ms Chionh, 47, graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class Honours degree in 1991. She got a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Chinese Law from the National University of Singapore in 2005.
Ms Chionh started her legal career as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court in 1991. She appointed to be a Senior Counsel in 2015 and Third Solicitor-General from 1 August 2016.
Attorney-General, V.K. Rajah, 59, said that he has known and worked with both the appointees for a substantial period of time.
He said, “Mean Luck’s skills, experience and track record make him more than well qualified to take on the responsibilities of the Solicitor-General.”
Mr Rajah said that Ms Chionh’s appointment is both “a recognition of her contributions as well as an affirmation that she will play a significant role in leading AGC towards institutional excellence”.
The current Attorney-General, Mr Rajah will be succeeded by top corporate lawyer Lucien Wong, 63, from 14 January 2017. He said that the appointments assure him that he “will be leaving AGC with a very strong leadership team in place”.