Mr Edward Chan, SC, JP,
Ex-Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association
Mr Edward Chan was amongst the first batch of Bachelor of Law graduates of the University of Hong Kong in 1972. Since then he obtained his Master of Law degree from the University of London in 1973 and his full qualification as a barrister in England. Since 1975 Mr Edward Chan has been in active practice as a barrister in Hong Kong and he is the first law graduate from the University of Hong Kong to be awarded the honour of Queen’s Counsel (now called Senior Counsel since 1 July 1997) of Hong Kong. Mr Chan has been a Deputy High Court Judge and Recorder of the High Court of Hong Kong for over 10 years. He was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association in 2003 and 2004 and has been the Chairman of the Special Committee on Legal Education of the Hong Kong Bar Association as from 2005 up to now. Mr Chan has served on numerous public bodies and committees including the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Town Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority. He was appointed Justice of Peace in 2004. He is the Head of Sir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers, a set of barristers’ chambers currently consisting of 43 barristers specializing mainly in civil work.