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Hong Kong appoints 7 high court justices
2012/08/16

HONG KONG, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Judiciary Wednesday announced seven judicial appointments in the High Court.

The appointments include one Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court and six Judges of the Court of First Instance of the High Court.

Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon is appointed as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court. Lam joined the Judiciary as District Judge in 2001 and was appointed as Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2003.

Registrar Queeny Au-Yeung Kwai-yue, Judge Patrick Li Hon-leung, Judge Esther Toh Lye-ping, Judge Louis Chan Kong-yiu, Judge Andrew Chan Hing-wai and Judge Mimmie Chan Mei-lan are appointed as Judges of the Court of First Instance of the High Court.

Au-Yeung joined the Judiciary as Magistrate in 1995 and was appointed as Registrar of the District Court in 2001, District Judge in 2003 and Registrar of the High Court in 2007.

Li joined the Judiciary as Magistrate in 1993 and was appointed as Principal Magistrate in 1999, Chief Magistrate in 2000, District Judge in 2007 and Chief District Judge in 2008.

Toh and Chan Kong-yiu were appointed as District Judge in 1997 and 2003 respectively.

Chan Hing-wai joined the Judiciary as Magistrate in 1998 and was appointed as District Judge in 2007. Chan Mei-lan was appointed as District Judge in 2007.

All appointments are made by the Hong Kong Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. They will take effect from Aug. 16, 2012.

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