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list=SC}}| image = | alt = | caption = | order = | office = Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Singapore| term_start = 11 April 2008| term_end = 27 September 2017| nominator = | appointer = S. R. NathanTony Tan| predecessor = | successor = | office2 = Attorney-General of Singapore| term_start2 = 11 April 2006| term_end2 = 10 April 2008| nominator2 = | appointer2 = S. R. Nathan| predecessor2 = Chan Sek Keong| successor2 = Walter Woon| office3 = Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Singapore| term_start3 = 2 August 1999| term_end3 = 11 April 2006| nominator3 = | appointer3 = Ong Teng Cheong| predecessor3 = | successor3 = | office4 = Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore| term_start4 = 15 November 1990| term_end4 = 2 August 1999| nominator4 = | appointer4 = Wee Kim Wee| predecessor4 = | successor4 = | office5 = Judicial Commissioner of Singapore| term_start5 = 1 October 1987| term_end5 = 15 November 1990| nominator5 = | appointer5 = Wee Kim Wee| predecessor5 = | successor5 = 194227|df=yes}}| birth_place = Singapore| death_date = | death_place = | nationality = Singaporean| spouse =| relations =| children =| residence =| alma_mater = University College London| religion =| signature =| signature_alt =| website =weblink| footnotes =}}{{chinese name|Chao}}{{Chinese|s=赵锡燊|p=Zhào Xíshēn}}Chao Hick Tin {{postnominals|list=SC}} (born 27 September 1942) is a former appellate judge in the Supreme Court of Singapore and former Attorney-General of Singapore.

Early life

Chao was born in Singapore and studied at Catholic High School. He received his legal education at University College London, where he obtained his Bachelor and Masters of Law degrees in 1965 and 1966 respectively.

Career

Chao was called to the Bar as a barrister of the Middle Temple in 1965. In 1967, he joined the Attorney-General's Chambers, Singapore where he rose to become a Senior State Counsel in 1979.Chao was appointed the Head of the Civil Division in the Attorney-General's Chambers in 1982 and held that post until his elevation to the Supreme Court bench on 1 October 1987 as Judicial Commissioner. His elevation to the position of a Judge of the Supreme Court followed on 15 November 1990. On 2 August 1999, he was appointed as a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court. On 11 April 2006 he stepped down from the court to become Attorney-General of Singapore. He ceased to be Attorney-GeneralWEB,weblink Appointment of Attorney-General, Statement from the Prime Minister's Office, 11 April 2008, {{dead link|date=August 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }} and was reappointed a Judge of Appeal every two years since 11 April 2008,WEB, Judges,weblink Supreme Court, 2 December 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20151208144831weblink">weblink 8 December 2015, yes, dmy-all, and shortly thereafter was appointed Vice-President of the Court of Appeal, until he retired the day before his 75th birthday on 27 September 2017.WEB, SAL Committees: Judge of Appeal Justice CHAO Hick Tin,weblink Singapore Academy of Law, 2 December 2015, In the National Day Awards of 2008, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang) for his special contributions to the Pedra Branca disputeJOURNAL, Oral argument by Mr. Chao Hick Tin, Attorney-General of the Republic of Singapore on 6 November 2007,weblink 2 December 2015, case.For special contribution to the Pedra Branca case {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120309105254weblink |date=9 March 2012 }}, 2008 National Day Awards, 11 August 2008, The Straits TimesChao is also one of the founding members of the ASEAN Law Association.WEB, Office Holders,weblink ASEAN Law Association, 2 December 2015, He was also the first Commander of the Vounteer Special Constabulary, holding the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.BOOK, Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Public Trust, James F. Albrecht, CRC Press, 2017, 9781315350462, Chapter 16,

References

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