Hong Kong’s common law and the presence of judges from other common law jurisdictions are vital to the city’s status as a business and financial hub. The majority of the overseas non-permanent judges sitting on the Court of Final Appeal are British. Photo: Edmond So
Hong Kong’s common law and the presence of judges from other common law jurisdictions are vital to the city’s status as a business and financial hub. The majority of the overseas non-permanent judges sitting on the Court of Final Appeal are British. Photo: Edmond So

Letters | Five reasons why Hong Kong can’t afford to lose top British judges

  • The diversity and range of experience of the panel of judges is crucial, and matches Hong Kong’s desired profile as a global business and financial hub
  • The presence of overseas judges provides an opportunity for Hong Kong to showcase and promote its culture of legal excellence

Hong Kong’s common law and the presence of judges from other common law jurisdictions are vital to the city’s status as a business and financial hub. The majority of the overseas non-permanent judges sitting on the Court of Final Appeal are British. Photo: Edmond So
Hong Kong’s common law and the presence of judges from other common law jurisdictions are vital to the city’s status as a business and financial hub. The majority of the overseas non-permanent judges sitting on the Court of Final Appeal are British. Photo: Edmond So
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