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High Court (Hong Kong)

High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
香港特別行政區高等法院

Country  China
Location 38 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island,
 Hong Kong
Coordinates
Authorized by Hong Kong Basic Law
Decisions are appealed to Court of Final Appeal
Website Judiciary of Hong Kong
Chief Judge of the High Court
Currently Andrew Cheung
Entrance of the High Court in Admiralty
High Court Building façade viewed from Queensway in Admiralty

The High Court (Chinese: 高等法院), officially the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Chinese: 香港特別行政區高等法院), consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance; it deals with criminal and civil cases which have risen beyond the lower courts. It was named the Supreme Court before 1997. Though previously named the Supreme Court, this Court has long been the local equivalent to the Royal Courts of Justice in England and Wales and has never been vested with the power of final adjudication.

High Court Building

The High Court Building is located at 38 Queensway, Admiralty. The 20-storey building was built in 1985 as the home of the then Supreme Court of Hong Kong, which was renamed in 1997. It was named the Supreme Court Building, and the road leading to its main entrance is still named Supreme Court Road. The High Court Building was designed by Architect K. M. Tseng.

The structure is a white clad tower and has a water fountain outside its front door.

Chief Judges of the High Court to date

The judges who have held the position of Chief Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong to date are:

Name Tenure
Patrick Chan 1997–2000
Arthur Leong Siu-chung 2000–2003
Geoffrey Ma 2003–2010
Andrew Cheung 2010–

For pre-1997 Chief Justices, see: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong

List of current judges

The current judges of the High Court (as at 1 August 2014) are:[1][2]

Chief Judge of the High Court

  • The Hon Mr Justice Cheung, CJHC

Justices of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court

  • The Hon Mr Justice Yeung, VP
  • The Hon Mr Justice Lam, VP
  • The Hon Mr Justice Lunn, VP
  • The Hon Mr Justice Cheung, JA
  • The Hon Madam Justice Yuen, JA
  • The Hon Madam Justice Kwan, JA
  • The Hon Madam Justice Chu, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Barma, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Macrae, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Macwalters, JA

Judges of the Court of First Instance of the High Court

  • The Hon Madam Justice Bokhary
  • The Hon Mr Justice Suffiad
  • The Hon Mr Justice CHUNG
  • The Hon Mr Justice Tong
  • The Hon Mr Justice Fung
  • The Hon Mrs Justice Barnes
  • The Hon Mr Justice Poon
  • The Hon Mr Justice To
  • The Hon Mr Justice Line
  • The Hon Madam Justice Poon
  • The Hon Mr Justice Pang
  • The Hon Mr Justice Au
  • The Hon Mr Justice Harris
  • The Hon Mr Justice Bharwaney
  • The Hon Madam Justice AU-YEUNG
  • The Hon Mr Justice Li
  • The Hon Madam Justice Toh
  • The Hon Mr Justice Louis Chan
  • The Hon Mr Justice Andrew Chan
  • The Hon Madam Justice Mimmie Chan
  • The Hon Mr Justice Anthony Chan
  • The Hon Mr Justice Lam
  • The Hon Mr Justice Ng
  • The Hon Mr Justice ZERVOS
  • The Hon Madam Justice Pang
  • The Hon Mr Justice Chow

Recorders of the Court of First Instance of the High Court

  • Mr Patrick FUNG Pak-tung, BBS, SC
  • Mr Ambrose HO, SBS, SC, JP
  • Mr Jat Sew-tong, SC, JP
  • Mr Paul SHIEH Wing-tai, SC
  • Mr Jason POW Wing-nin, SC
  • Ms Lisa WONG Kwok-ying, SC
  • Mr Russell Adam COLEMAN, SC
  • Mr Anthony Kenneth HOUGHTON, SC

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.judiciary.gov.hk/en/organization/judges.htm
  2. ^ http://www.info.gov.hk/cml/eng/civil/15.htm

External links

  • Hong Kong Judiciary website, High Court page
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