Indranee Rajah

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Indranee Rajah
SC
Senior Minister of State, Ministry for Law and Ministry of Education
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 November 2012
Preceded by new appointment
Member of Parliament
for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 October 2001
Preceded by None
Majority People's Action Party
Personal details
Born (1963-04-12) 12 April 1963 (age 51)
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Religion Christian (Anglican)
In this Indian name, the name Rajah is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Indranee.

Indranee Thurai Rajah (Tamil: இந்திராணி இராஜா; born 12 April 1963), SC, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency since 2001.

Legal practice[edit]

Indranee began her legal career in 1987 with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She joined Drew & Napier in 1988 and became a director of the firm in 2001. She is a litigator and has an active court practice as an advocate and solicitor. She specialises in cross-border dispute resolution. She was appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of Singapore in January 2003.

Recognition[edit]

Indranee has been recognized by Asia Pacific Legal 500 for her dispute resolution and international arbitration practice. She has been named as a "Leading Individual in the field of Dispute Resolution" in the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 editions.

Indranee has also been named as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers International: Singapore and the 2009 Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Litigation & ADR. In Best Lawyers International: Singapore, Indranee was also named as a leading lawyer for both the Litigation and Arbitration & Mediation categories in 2008 and 2009.

Political career[edit]

Indranee served as a Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 2006 to 2011.

On 31 July 2012, Indranee was promoted to Senior Minister of State for Law and Education. She assumed these positions on 1 November 1 2012.[1]

On 28 Nov 2013, it was announced that Indranee was heading a high powered 12-member steering committee to provide strategic direction for the planned third law school in Singapore, including its admissions criteria, curriculum development and educational philosophy. Other notable members of this committee include Attorney-General's Chambers chief prosecutor Tai Wei Shyong and Chief District Judge See Kee Oon. Also on the list are senior counsels Amarjeet Singh and N. Sreenivasan, renowned criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan and leading family lawyer Foo Siew Fong. [2]

Education[edit]

Indranee was educated at Marymount Convent Primary School, Marymount Convent Secondary School and Raffles Institution, before going on to the National University of Singapore, where she completed a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree in 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore reshuffles Cabinet". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Singapore Law Watch. http://www.singaporelawwatch.sg/slw/headlinesnews/33698-top-legal-minds-to-help-shape-3rd-law-school.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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