- Ministry of Law (Singapore)
Ministry of Law Logo of MinLaw Agency overview Jurisdiction Government of Singapore Headquarters 100 High Street, #08-02 The Treasury, Singapore 179434 Employees 333  Annual budget $289.53 million SGD (2010) Ministers responsible K Shanmugam, Minister
Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary
Agency executives Pang Kin Keong, Permanent Secretary
BG Hugh Lim, Deputy Secretary
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.
To ensure a sound and progressive legal infrastructure, intellectual property infrastructure and insolvency regime, and to optimise land resources, to support national goals.
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.
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
- ^ 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.
- Ministry of Law (Singapore) Official website
- Singapore Government Directory Interactive — Ministry of Law
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