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
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 and High Court Ordinance
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[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 2011–

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

The Hon Mr Justice Andrew Cheung, CJHC

List of current judges[edit]

The current judges of the High Court (as at 1 June 2016) are:[2][3]

Chief Judge of the High Court

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

  • The Hon Mr Justice Wally YEUNG Chun-kuen, VP
  • The Hon Mr Justice Johnson LAM Man-hon, VP
  • The Hon Mr Justice Michael Victor LUNN, VP
  • The Hon Mr Justice CHEUNG Chak-yau, JA
  • The Hon Madam Justice Maria Candace YUEN Ka-Ning, JA
  • The Hon Madam Justice Susan KWAN Shuj-hing, JA
  • The Hon Madam Justice Carlye CHU Fun-ling, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Aarif Tyebjee BARMA, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Andrew Colin MACRAE, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Ian Charles McWALTERS, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor, JA
  • The Hon Mr Justice Derek PANG Wai-cheong, JA

Judges of the Court of First Instance of the High Court

  • The Hon Mr Justice Andrew CHUNG On-tak
  • The Hon Mr Justice Louis TONG Po-Sun
  • The Hon Mr Justice Barnabas FUNG Wah
  • The Hon Mrs Justice Judianna Wai-Ling BARNES
  • The Hon Mr Justice Andrew TO Kwai-fung
  • The Hon Madam Justice Maggie POON Man-Kay
  • The Hon Mr Justice Thomas AU Hing-cheung
  • The Hon Mr Justice Jonathan Russell HARRIS
  • The Hon Mr Justice Mohan Tarachand BHARWARNEY
  • The Hon Madam Justice Queenie AU-YEUNG Kwai-yue
  • The Hon Mr Justice Patrick LI Hon-leung
  • The Hon Madam Justice Esther TOH Lye-ping
  • The Hon Mr Justice Louis CHAN Kong-yiu
  • The Hon Mr Justice Andrew CHAN Hing-wai
  • The Hon Madam Justice Mimmie CHAN Mei-lan
  • The Hon Mr Justice Anthony CHAN Kin-keung
  • The Hon Mr Justice Godfrey LAM Wan-ho
  • The Hon Mr Justice Peter NG Kar-fai
  • The Hon Mr Justice Kevin Paul ZERVOS
  • The Hon Madam Justice Anthea PANG Po-Kam
  • The Hon Mr Justice Anderson CHOW Ka-ming
  • The Hon Madam Justice Bebe Pui Ying CHU
  • The Hon Mr Justice David LOK
  • The Hon Mr Justice Joseph YAU Chi-lap
  • The Hon Mr Justice Albert WONG Sung-hau
  • The Hon Madam Justice Audrey Patricia CAMPBELL-MOFFAT

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.

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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