The following is issued on behalf of the Law Reform Commission:
The Law Reform Commission (LRC) today (September 27) announced that Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, Chief Judge of the High Court, has been appointed by the Chief Executive as a new member of the LRC for three years with effect from October 1, 2018.
Mr Justice Cheung will replace Mr Justice Robert Tang Kwok-ching, permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, who has completed two three-year terms as an LRC member.
Mr Justice Cheung will also become a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal with effect from October 25, 2018. The LRC believes that his expertise and experience as a senior judge will benefit the LRC in law reform.
The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, who is also Chairman of the LRC, thanked Mr Justice Tang for his valuable contribution and advice to the LRC over the years.
With this latest appointment, the LRC will comprise the following members:
Secretary for Justice (Chairman)
Mr Eugene Fung, SC
Professor Lin Feng
Ms Christine Fang
Mr Robert Y H Pang, SC
Professor Michael Hor
Professor Christopher Gane
Mr Allan Leung
Ms Alexandra Lo
Ms Melissa Wu
Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung
The Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal (ex-officio member)
The Law Draftsman (ex-officio member)
Ends/Thursday, September 27, 2018