Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal
The Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong is the head of and the most senior judge in the Hong Kong judiciary. The position is second only to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in the Hong Kong order of precedence. The current Chief Justice is Geoffrey Ma who was formally sworn in as Chief Justice on 3 September 2010 at Government House.
The role replaces the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong.
Court of Final Appeal structure 
The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) is headed by the Chief Justice and comprises three permanent judges and a panel of non-permanent judges. In hearing and determining an appeal, the Court will consist of five judges, and the Court may, as required, invite a non-permanent judge from Hong Kong or another common law jurisdiction such as England and Wales to sit on the Court.
As of December 2008, there are 16 non-permanent judges, six from Hong Kong and ten from other common law jurisdictions.
The Chief Justice is the President of the CFA. Where he is not available to hear an appeal for any cause, he is required to designate a Permanent Judge to sit in his place as President.
|Name||Tenure Begin||Tenure End||Duration|
|Andrew Li Kwok-nang||1 July 1997||31 August 2010||(13 years, 61 days)|
|Geoffrey Ma Tao-li||1 September 2010||(2 years, 262 days)|
See also 
- Court of Final Appeal
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong
- Legal system of Hong Kong
- Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China
- Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal (Macau)
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