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The Singapore Law Gazette

Law Society Awards and Appreciation to Volunteers

Lok Vi Ming, SC

Paul Wong

Abraham Vergis, SC

C C Tan Award 2021

The Law Society was pleased to confer the C C Tan Award 2021 on Mr Lok Vi Ming, SC.

The C C Tan Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Society in recognition of a member who exemplifies the virtues of honesty, fair play and personal integrity.   

With his ethical, tenacious and pragmatic approach to practice, Mr Lok personifies the values celebrated by the C C Tan Award and is a fine model for younger lawyers to aspire to.  

Click here to read the citation for the C C Tan Award by Vice-President Lisa Sam.

Sports Personality Award 2021

The Sports Personality Award 2021 was conferred on Mr Paul Wong.

In 2017, Council inaugurated the Sports Personality Award to recognise members of the legal profession who have demonstrated leadership in sports administration, exemplary sportsmanship as well as contributed in stellar ways to the sporting fraternity of the legal profession.

Mr Wong has been a valuable member of the Law Society’s Tennis Team for more than two decades. He is a permanent member of the team’s “Cabinet”, providing guidance to the team’s current Convenor and Captain on team issues, as well as its leadership renewal. Mr Wong personifies the values celebrated by the Sports Personality Award and is definitely a stellar model for sportspeople in the legal fraternity.

Pro Bono Ambassador Award 2021

The Pro Bono Ambassador Award presented by the Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Services was awarded to Mr Abraham Vergis, SC.

Congratulations to Mr Lok Vi Ming, SC, Mr Paul Wong and Mr Abraham Vergis, SC!  

Our Volunteers

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

The Law Society would not have achieved its milestones without the commitment and dedication of our members who had sacrificed their time to volunteer in our various committees.

We would like to say a big thank you to the following outgoing chairperson/s and Council members:

Name Committee
Samuel Chacko Advocacy Committee
Chong Yee Leong Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Chia Chor Leong Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Wendell Wong Hin Pkin Criminal Law Practice Committee
Thio Shen Yi, SC International Relations Committee
Lim Tat Mediation Committee
Ahmad Nizam Bin Abbas Muslim Law Practice Committee
Prakash Pillai Public and International Law Committee
Lim Seng Siew Small Law Firms Committee
Dierdre Grace Morgan Young Lawyers Committee
Gerald Tham Keng Yue Young Lawyers Committee
Michael S Chia State Courts and Family Justice Court Committee / Court Practice Chairpersons’ Committee
Dr Michael Hwang, SC Audit Committee
Sat Pal Khattar Investments Committee
Felicia Tan May Lian Council
Derric Yeoh Jun Wei Council
Tito Shane Isaac Council & Practicing Certificate and Accountants’ Report Committee
Paul Seah Zhen Wei Council


Ahmad Nizam Bin Abbas

Chia Chor Leong

Chong Yee Leong

Derric Yeoh Jun Wei

Dr Michael Hwang, SC

Felicia Tan May Lian

Gerald Tham Keng Yue

Dierdre Grace Morgan

Michael S Chia

Sat Pal Khattar

Thio Shen Yi, SC

Tito Shane Isaac


Wendell Wong Hin Pkin

We also would like to thank everyone who volunteered to serve as members of the various standing committees as well others who had signed up during the annual volunteer recruitment exercise. 

We look forward to your participation in our recruitment for next year’s committees. Do look out for the Call for Volunteers notice in October this year.

Membership Department
The Law Society of Singapore

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