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PRESS RELEASES | JAN 11, 2021

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

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The Faculty is delighted and honoured to welcome its alumnus Andrew Cheung Kui Nung, as the third Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal of the HKSAR (with effect from 11 January 2021).

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Chief 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.  Since he joined the bench in 2001, he has commanded wide respect from the legal community.

The Cheung Court is a milestone in the history of both the Faculty and local legal education as Chief Justice Cheung is the first locally trained Chief Justice.

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

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