Judicial Commisioner George Wei's appointment extended

Judicial Commisioner George Wei's appointment extended

Judicial Commissioner George Wei Sze Shun's appointment has been extended by a year by President Tony Tan Keng Yam yesterday. Mr Wei (below), 59, was appointed as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court on Aug 1 last year and is known as an expert in intellectual property law in Singapore.

He was previously Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University. He obtained his law diploma from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and later his masters from the University College London.

He has authored five books on copyright and intellectual property rights, and is married with a son.

Among the cases he has ruled, he held in April that the "lemon law" protects a buyer even if he has waived or opted out of a warranty offered by a seller.

In the first reported case of its kind here, he ordered a car dealer to pay for a battery that failed two months after a customer bought a vehicle, even though the buyer had opted out of a warranty in order to get a discount.

With his appointment, the Supreme Court will have a total of 14 judges, including the Chief Justice and four judicial commissioners.

This article was first published on August 2, 2014.
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