Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor

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Jeremy Poon Shiu-Chor

JA
潘兆初
Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court
Assumed office
2015
Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court
In office
2006–2015
Deputy Registrar of the High Court
In office
1999–2006
Magistrate
In office
1993–1996
Personal details
Born1962 (age 56–57)
British Hong Kong
Alma materUniversity of Hong Kong

The Honourable Mr Justice Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor (潘兆初) is a Hong Kong judge. He currently serves as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal.

On 22 May 2019, the judiciary announced his appointment as the Chief Judge of the High Court.[1] The appointment is subject to the Legislative Council's endorsement.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Poon was born in Hong Kong in 1962. He received an LL.B in 1985 and a P.C.LL in 1986 from the University of Hong Kong. He earned an LL.M from the University College London in the United Kingdom in the following year.[2]

Legal career[edit]

He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1986 and worked in private practices between 1988 and 1993.

In 1993, Poon joined the bench as Magistrate. He was then appointed as Deputy Registrar, High Court in 1999 and as Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2006.[3] He was made Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal in 2015.

On 22 May 2019, the judiciary announced his appointment as the Chief Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong. The appointment is subject to the Legislative Council's endorsement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Appointment of the Chief Judge of the High Court". www.info.gov.hk.
  2. ^ "Judicial appointments". www.info.gov.hk.
  3. ^ "Judicial appointments". www.info.gov.hk.