There are about 100 senior counsel in Hong Kong among some 1,500 practising barristers. Photo: Nora Tam There are about 100 senior counsel in Hong Kong among some 1,500 practising barristers. Photo: Nora Tam
There are about 100 senior counsel in Hong Kong among some 1,500 practising barristers. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong justice minister lobbies for her solicitors to qualify for senior counsel rank, amid concerns over extending the appointments to non-barristers

  • Teresa Cheng aims to instil fairness in system she says deprives department colleagues of recognition, but concerns are raised about potential for legal profession
  • Only barristers are currently eligible for appointment as senior counsel in recognition of their ability and standing in the profession

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
There are about 100 senior counsel in Hong Kong among some 1,500 practising barristers. Photo: Nora Tam There are about 100 senior counsel in Hong Kong among some 1,500 practising barristers. Photo: Nora Tam
There are about 100 senior counsel in Hong Kong among some 1,500 practising barristers. Photo: Nora Tam
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