Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma is set to step down in January 2021 at 65. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong judiciary confirms retirement of Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma in January 2021

  • Top judge says he will be 65 by then, his intended age to step down and spend more time with family
  • Decision comes as city’s courts face intense scrutiny over handling of cases involving ongoing anti-government protests
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Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma is set to step down in January 2021 at 65. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma Tao-li is to outline his retirement plans in the coming days, the Post understands. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong’s Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma set to announce retirement, Andrew Cheung named front runner to succeed him

  • Statement on future of city’s most senior judge expected within days, with judiciary under pressure amid protests
  • Ma not looking to defer retirement in bid to ensure smooth succession, source says
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Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma Tao-li is to outline his retirement plans in the coming days, the Post understands. Photo: Robert Ng
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