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The Singapore Law Gazette

Law Society Annual Dinner 2022

The Law Society Annual Dinner was held on 18 November 2022 at Hotel Fort Canning. More than 400 members from the legal profession and judiciary attended the event this year. The theme of the Annual Dinner was “The Great Liberation”, alluding to liberation from the events of the last few years.

The annual awards of the Law Society were also given out during the evening, including the prestigious C C Tan Award, which was conferred on Mr Chew Kei-Jin; the Pro Bono Ambassador Award, which went to Mr Richard Siaw; and the Sports Personality Award was given to Mr Lee Terk Yang. Mr Chao Hick Tin was also appointed the Law Society’s 14th Honorary Member.

The evening was filled with entertainment highlights by the engaging emcee, Mr Kok Yee Keong, one of our own lawyers from Harry Elias Partnership. President Adrian Tan captivated guests with his entertaining speeches as well as a quiz.

We would like to extend our appreciation to sponsors Atos Wellness, JusConnect Asia, One Farrer Park, Raffles Hotel Singapore, and TADA for their generosity and support of the event.

Once again, we congratulate all award recipients, and thank them for their contributions.

14th Honorary Member Mr Chao Hick Tin
C C Tan Award Mr Chew Kei-Jin
Pro Bono Ambassador Award Mr Richard Siaw
Sports Personality Award Mr Lee Terk Yang

Guests sharing a toast at the Dinner

Mr Chao Hick Tin, our 14th Honorary Member, speaking with President Adrian Tan

President Adrian Tan hosting the quiz at the Dinner

Welcome Address by President Adrian Tan

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. A very good evening to you.

On behalf of Council, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Law Society’s Annual Dinner 2022.

We are proud to have to the Minister for Law and Minister for Home Affairs, Mr K Shanmugan, with us this evening. We also warmly welcome Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy, Justice Tan Siong Thye, Justice Pang Khang Chau, Justice Vincent Hoong Seng Lei, Justice Philip Jeyaretnam and Justice Chao Hick Tin for joining us this evening. We are honoured by your presence here with us tonight.

Tonight is an occasion for cele bration. After more than two years of pandemic, we have finally resumed our Annual Dinner, an event that has been a tradition for many years at the Law Society, a capstone event of the Law Society’s social calendar. I am sure all of you are excited, as I am, to catch up with old friends and make new connections tonight.

As with past years’ dinners, we will be presenting awards to a few members of our profession – the C C Tan award, Pro Bono Ambassador Award, Sports Personality Award. These members have distinguished themselves, through their exemplary conduct and their selfless service to the community and to the legal profession. An honorary membership will also be presented to a very special individual. Tonight, we celebrate their achievements.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors – Atos Wellness, JusConnect, One Farrer Park, Raffles Hotel Singapore, and TADA. We are grateful for your support for our event.

My appreciation also goes to the Social & Welfare Committee, led by Ushan Premaratne. Thank you for making tonight a reality. Last but not least, special credit goes to our Secretariat team. Tonight’s dinner could not be pulled off without your hard work and dedication.

So, let us create happy memories, let us surround ourselves with laughter and friendship as we celebrate the Great Liberation. I wish everyone an enjoyable evening! Thank you.

The Law Gazette is the official publication of the Law Society of Singapore.