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11 October 2023

Remembering the Late Justice G P Selvam: A Brilliant Legal Mind

Gerome Goh Teng Jun

Published on e-First 11 October 2023

When retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Mr Govinda Pannir Selvam, passed away on 23 October 2022, the Singapore legal community mourned the loss of a brilliant legal mind. He was remembered as a “legendary admiralty lawyer” and an “excellent mentor” who “really loved the law” and could “turn his mind to any legal problem”. As a lawyer and judge, he was sharp, straightforward and fair. This article briefly narrates Justice Selvam’s distinguished life in the law, reminisces about his generosity of spirit and pays tribute to his remarkable contributions to jurisprudence and the development of Singapore law.