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Andrew Li

Chief justice faces more than legal challenges

It is a great testimony to our senior judges in administering justice and preserving judicial independence in Hong Kong that one often forgets that in many ways our own judicial system is still in its infancy.

Friday, 15 April, 2011, 12:00am

Political Animal

The temptation of smoked salmon

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Tuesday's C1 report, 'Li named honorary professor at CUHK', should have said that Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang was also appointed an honorary professor of the University of Hong Kong's faculty of law on Monday. We apologise for the error.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Former Court of Final Appeal judge dies

Sir Alan Huggins, a former non-permanent Court of Final Appeal judge, died in Britain on Thursday at 88. He served local courts for 50 years, starting as a magistrate in 1953. Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said Huggins had won respect and admiration through his learning and sense of justice. 'He set the highest standards and applied himself tirelessly.'

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

quote of the week

'I want to make it absolutely clear, looking you in the eye, the reasons stated ... are the only reasons I have taken this decision'

Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang after announcing his retirement last Wednesday


The city's top judge has moved quickly to stop people making up stories about why he will quit his job early.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Mock case exposes legal trials and tribulations

Some of Hong Kong's leading lawyers swapped notes with mainland judges, legal academics and students yesterday at a mock trial to give legal practitioners from both sides of the border an insight into each other's world.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Let abode seekers stay, says judge

In minority view, senior justice seeks discretion in favour of immigrants

One of the city's most senior judges yesterday renewed a call for the government to grant residency to right-of-abode seekers still in the city.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Legal eagle

Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang has said that the independence of Hong Kong's judiciary cannot be compromised. Do you fear greater interference in our legal system from Beijing in the years ahead? Write to us.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

A decade on the bench

Sitting in his tranquil office in the Court of Final Appeal building, Andrew Li Kwok-nang is a picture of cool calculation and confidence as he looks back on a decade as Hong Kong's top judge.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Lawmaker receives threatening letter and paper cutter in mail

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Points of order

The death penalty will return, court staff will become corrupt, no one will bother to file lawsuits against the government and human rights lawyers will be thrown in jail: some of the dire predictions about the future of the legal system as the handover and a new constitutional era approached.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Appoint the best judges

The furore over former Court of Appeal Judge Michael Wong Kin-chow may prove to be a blessing in disguise if it is the catalyst for overdue change in the appointment, training and evaluation of judges.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Top court building 'inadequate'

The Court of Final Appeal building is not up to its job and the highest chamber should take over the Legislative Council building, Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said yesterday.

He complained in his speech to mark the opening of the legal year that the top court's building in Battery Path, Central, was inadequate for its purpose.

15 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Death threat punished

An inmate who threatened the Chief Justice with death in a note demanding the right to appeal against his conviction and jail term, is to stay behind bars for a further 18 months, Western Court ruled. Chun Chung-yan, 22, wrote to Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang from Stanley Prison, saying he would kill him and his family if his demand was not met.

13 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Chief Justice serves up tradition

A farewell dinner party in honour of Mr Justice Findlay is to be held at the Chief Justice's official residence, Hulme House, on the Peak this week, reminiscent of a pre-handover tradition.

Andrew Li Kwok-nang, known for his low-profile style, is seldom seen or heard at social and official functions.

15 Nov 1999 - 12:00am