Canto-pop singer Nicholas Tse Ting-fung is appealing against his conviction for perverting the course of justice. The application filed with the High Court Registrar will be heard before three Court of Appeal judges. Barrister Cheng Huan SC, who represented Tse in the trial, will act as leading counsel. Tse, 22, was convicted in October of conspiring with traffic policeman Lau Chi-wai to pervert the course of justice following a crash in his Ferrari in March. Presiding magistrate Alan Wyeth imposed a 240-hour community service order on Tse. Lau was jailed for six months. Last month the magistrate refused the Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie's application to change the sentences, saying community service was not a 'soft' option. A legal source told the South China Morning Post the argument would only centre on Tse's conviction. No appeal has been filed against his sentence. 'There is only one ground for the appeal, that is, there is insufficient evidence in law to convict,' the source said. The Department of Justice is expected to make a public announcement today on whether to appeal against Tse's sentence.