London-based barrister Tim Owen (centre) had earlier been granted permission to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: Dickson Lee
London-based barrister Tim Owen (centre) had earlier been granted permission to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong leader asks Beijing to interpret national security law after top court rules UK barrister can defend Jimmy Lai

  • Chief judge of the High Court had earlier approved barrister Timothy Owen’s participation in light of ‘clear’ public interest
  • Jimmy Lai, 74, is set to go on trial before panel of three High Court judges on Thursday

London-based barrister Tim Owen (centre) had earlier been granted permission to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: Dickson Lee
London-based barrister Tim Owen (centre) had earlier been granted permission to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: Dickson Lee
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