Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma attends the ceremonial opening of the legal year in 2016. A shortage of judges has slowed the time it takes for trials to take place, but Ma has insisted that candidates be of a specific quality to fill vacancies. Photo: Sam Tsang

Foreign judges can help Hong Kong plug its gaps and ensure speedier trials

Grenville Cross says Hong Kong retains a high-quality court system, but one whose efficiency can be improved. The appointment of two exemplary jurists to the Court of Final Appeal as non-permanent members shows the role foreign judges can play in helping to tackle the workload

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Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma attends the ceremonial opening of the legal year in 2016. A shortage of judges has slowed the time it takes for trials to take place, but Ma has insisted that candidates be of a specific quality to fill vacancies. Photo: Sam Tsang
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