Kan Ting Chiu

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Kan Ting Chiu
Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore
In office
2 May 1994 – 27 August 2011
Appointed by Ong Teng Cheong
Judicial Commissioner of Singapore
In office
2 May 1991 – 2 May 1994
Appointed by Wee Kim Wee
Personal details
Born Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Kan.

Kan Ting Chiu (simplified Chinese: 简廷照; traditional Chinese: 簡廷照; pinyin: Jiǎn Tíng Zhào) is a former Singaporean judge in the Supreme Court.

Kan received his Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from the University of Singapore (now the National University of Singapore) in 1970 and 1988 respectively. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1973. He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1970 and was appointed State Counsel at the Attorney-General's Chambers. From 1974 to 1976, he served both as a Magistrate and a Senior Magistrate in the Subordinate Courts. Kan went into private practice from 1976 to 1991, where he was successively a partner in the law firms of Hilborne & Co, RCH Lim & Co and Low Yeap & Co. He was appointed as Judicial Commissioner on 2 May 1991, and a Judge of the Supreme Court on 2 May 1994.

During his judicial tenure, Kan has made outstanding contributions to the Supreme Court and legal profession. He was a Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore from 1983 to 1984. From 1993 to 2005, he was a member of the Board of Legal Education, a body which provided for the training and examination of law graduates seeking admission to the Singapore Bar. Since 1999, Kan has also served as Chairman of the Singapore Academy of Law's Legal Heritage Committee.

Kan was the judge in the trials of Van Tuong Nguyen[1] and Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi, both for drug-trafficking, which resulted in both of their executions by hanging.

Kan retired on 27 August 2011 at the age of 65.


  1. ^ "Saving citizen Nguyen". The Age. 24 October 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2016.