Ministry of Law (Singapore)


Ministry of Law (Singapore)
Ministry of Law
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters 100 High Street, #08-02 The Treasury, Singapore 179434
Employees 333 [1]
Annual budget decrease$289.53 million SGD (2010)[1]
Ministers responsible K Shanmugam, Minister
Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary
Agency executives Pang Kin Keong, Permanent Secretary
BG Hugh Lim, Deputy Secretary
Website
minlaw.gov.sg

The Ministry of Law is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for ensuring that Singapore's legal infrastructure is clear, efficacious and transparent. It is currently led by Minister for Law K Shanmugam.

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Mission

To ensure a sound and progressive legal infrastructure, intellectual property infrastructure and insolvency regime, and to optimise land resources, to support national goals.

Organisational structure

The Ministry of Law comprises

  • Headquarters (HQ)
  • Three departments (Insolvency and Public Trustee's Office, Legal Aid Bureau and Chief Information Officer's Office)
  • Three boards and tribunals (Appeals Board for Land Acquisitions, Land Surveyors Board and Copyright Tribunal)
  • Two statutory boards (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and Singapore Land Authority).

Headquarters (HQ) is mainly made up of the policy divisions including Legal Policy Division, Legal Industry Division, Land Policy Division, Intellectual Property Policy Division and the Planning & Performance Division. HQ also includes the Community Mediation Unit with its Community Mediation Centres (CMCs) dispersed in the URA Centre East Wing, Woodlands Civic Centre and the Subordinate Courts of Singapore.

Ministers

The Minister for Law is an appointment in the Cabinet of Singapore, responsible for heading the Ministry of Law.

Minister for Law Start of Term End of Term
Kenneth M. Byrne 1959 1963
Edmund William Barker 1 November 1964 12 September 1988
Shunmugam Jayakumar 12 September 1988 30 April 2008
K Shanmugam 1 May 2008 Incumbent

References

  1. ^ a b "Head R: Ministry of Law" (PDF). Budget 2010: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. 2010-02. http://www.mof.gov.sg/budget_2010/revenue_expenditure/attachment/24%20MINLAW%20EE2010.pdf. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 

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