Paul Tse

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The Honourable
Paul Tse Wai-chun
JP
謝偉俊
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded by New seat
Constituency Kowloon East
In office
1 October 2008 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by Howard Young
Succeeded by Yiu Si-wing
Constituency Tourism
Personal details
Born (1959-01-21) 21 January 1959 (age 58)
Hong Kong
Spouse(s) Pamela Peck
Alma mater Wah Yan College, Kowloon
University of New South Wales (B.B.A., LL.B.)
University of Hong Kong(PCLL)
City University of Hong Kong(LL.M.)
People's University of Beijing
Occupation Solicitor
Paul Tse
Traditional Chinese 謝偉俊
Simplified Chinese 谢伟俊
Cantonese Yale Jeh Wáih-jeun

Paul Tse Wai-chun, JP (Chinese: 謝偉俊, born 1959) is a Hong Kong solicitor, who claim himself as the "Superman of Law". He also owns a small travel agency and was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for the tourism functional constituency in the 2008 legislative election. He is known for his relationship with celebrity and radio host Pamela Peck.[citation needed] Tse is of Hakka ancestry.

Career[edit]

Tse practised law as a barrister in Australia for seven years after graduating from University of New South Wales.

Tse then finished his pupillage in Hong Kong under Justice Peter Nguyen. Tse was called to the bar in 1992 and set up his own firm in 1997. [1]

His media stunts and quest for self-publicity has caused controversy. From 1997 to 1999, Paul posed in his underpants only for magazines to spread the message that "laws are inherent to every people". After disciplinary hearings which lasted for nearly a decade, the Law Society of Hong Kong suspended his solicitor's license for 12 months for this stunt, but his firm could continue because there were other partners.[2]

In 2010, Tse was the sole legislator to vote against the introduction of a minimum wage in Hong Kong.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Tse was born in Shap Pat Heung, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, under a working family. His family lives in New Jersey, United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ng, Kang-chung (6 July 2015), "Lawmaker who courts controversy", South China Morning Post, retrieved 7 July 2015 
  2. ^ 謝偉俊停牌1年 ("Paul Tse suspended for 1 year"), Sina.com, 14 March 2008 (in Chinese)
  3. ^ Siu, Beatrice (16 July 2010), "Minimum wage bill on verge of becoming law", The Standard, retrieved 21 July 2010 

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Howard Young
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Tourism
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Yiu Si-wing
New seat Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon East
2012–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Pamela Peck
Member of Wan Chai District Council
Representative for Broadwood
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Regina Ip
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Leung Kwok-hung
Member of the Legislative Council