Court of Appeal (Hong Kong)

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Coordinates: 22°16′41.38″N 114°9′47.23″E / 22.2781611°N 114.1631194°E / 22.2781611; 114.1631194

Court of Appeal
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Entrance of the High Court
Established 1997
Country  Hong Kong
Location 38 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Authorized by Hong Kong Basic Law
Decisions are appealed to Court of Final Appeal
Website http://www.judiciary.gov.hk/en/index/index.htm
Chief Judge of the High Court
Currently The Hon Mr Justice Andrew Cheung

The Court of Appeal of the High Court of Hong Kong is the second most senior court in the Hong Kong legal system. It deals with appeals on all civil and criminal cases from the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong and the District Court of Hong Kong. It is one of two courts that makes up the High Court of Hong Kong (which was formerly known as the Supreme Court of Hong Kong). Sometimes criminal appeals from Magistrates' Courts with general public importance are also dealt with in the Court of Appeal, either by referral by a single judge from the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong, or upon granting of leave on application for review by the Secretary for Justice.

This court also hears appeals from the Lands Tribunal and various Tribunals and Statutory Bodies.

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