HKU Law congratulates the first homegrown Chief Justice of the HKSAR – Andrew Cheung

The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law congratulates alumnus Andrew Cheung on his appointment as the third Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal of the HKSAR with effect from January 11, 2021.

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Mr Justice Cheung read law at The University of Hong Kong, obtaining a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1983 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 1984.  He was a highly successful barrister in private practice and since he joined the bench in 2001, he has commanded wide respect from the legal community. It is pleasing to note that the appointment of the first locally trained Chief Justice coincides with the Golden Jubilee of the Faculty of Law. 

This is a challenging time for Hong Kong. Mr Justice Cheung recently observed that he is “fully conscious of the community’s high expectations of the Judiciary and that if appointed he will do his utmost to ensure that the rule of law and judicial independence are maintained and that the rights and freedoms of the individual are safeguarded.”

The University and the Faculty applaud the appointment of Mr Justice Cheung and wish him every success.

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