High Court (Hong Kong)

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High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
香港特別行政區高等法院
Hong Kong SAR Regional Emblem.svg
Country  People's Republic of China
Location 38 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island,
 Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′41.38″N 114°9′47.23″E / 22.2781611°N 114.1631194°E / 22.2781611; 114.1631194Coordinates: 22°16′41.38″N 114°9′47.23″E / 22.2781611°N 114.1631194°E / 22.2781611; 114.1631194
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

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 Senior Courts of England and Wales[1] and has never been vested with the power of final adjudication.

Chief Judges of the High Court to date[edit]

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[edit]

The current judges of the High Court (as at 24 April 2015) are:[2][3]

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 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 Madam Justice Poon
  • The Hon Mr Justice Derek Pang
  • The Hon Mr Justice Au
  • The Hon Mr Justice Jonathan Harris
  • The Hon Mr Justice Bharwaney
  • The Hon Madam Justice Queenie Au-Yeung
  • The Hon Mr Justice Li
  • The Hon Madam Justice Esther 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 Godfrey Lam
  • The Hon Mr Justice Peter Ng
  • The Hon Mr Justice Kevin Zervos
  • The Hon Madam Justice Pang
  • The Hon Mr Justice Anderson Chow
  • The Hon Madam Justice Bebe Chu
  • The Hon Mr Justice David Lok
  • The Hon Mr Justice Joseph Yau
  • The Hon Mr Justice Albert Wong

Recorders of the Court of First Instance of the High Court

  • Mr Jason POW Wing-nin, SC
  • Ms Lisa WONG Kwok-ying, SC
  • Mr Russell Adam COLEMAN, SC
  • Mr Anthony Kenneth HOUGHTON, SC
  • Ms Teresa CHENG Yeuk-wah, GBS, SC, JP
  • Ms Winnie TAM Wan-chi, SC
  • Mr Stewart WONG Kai-ming. SC
  • Ms Linda CHAN Ching-fan, SC
  • Mr Robert Whitehead, SC

High Court Building[edit]

Entrance of the High Court in Admiralty
High Court Building façade viewed from Queensway in Admiralty

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ formerly the Supreme Court of England and Wales, renamed by the "Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4) s 59(1)". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.judiciary.gov.hk/en/organization/judges.htm
  3. ^ http://www.info.gov.hk/cml/eng/civil/15.htm

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