Joseph Fok

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The Hon Mr Justice
Joseph Fok
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
In office
2013 – present
Justice of Appeal High Court
In office
2011–2013
Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court
In office
2010–2011
Personal details
Born 24 September 1962
Hong Kong
Alma mater University College London

Joseph Paul Fok (霍兆剛) (born 24 September 1962) is a Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.

Early life[edit]

Fok obtained a Bachelor of Laws with honours from University College London in the United Kingdom in 1984. He attended the Inns of Court School of Law and passed the Bar Examination in 1985. He was called to the English Bar in 1985 and to the Hong Kong Bar in 1986.[1]

Legal career[edit]

Fok was in private practice in Hong Kong from January 1987, and on a part‐time ad hoc basis in Singapore between March 2002 and March 2006. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1999.

Judicial career[edit]

Fok was appointed a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court from 2003 to 2009.

He joined the Judiciary as a Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court on 1 February 2010. Fok was appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court on 1 February 2011.

He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in 2013 replacing Mr Justice Patrick Chan.[2]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Patrick Chan
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
2013–present
Served alongside: Robert Ribeiro, Robert Tang
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Previous:
Robert Ribeiro
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
Hong Kong order of precedence
Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal
Succeeded by
John B. Mortimer
Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal