The following is issued on behalf of the Judiciary:
The Judiciary today (January 10) announced the appointment of Mr Godfrey Lam Wan-ho, SC, as Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court. The appointment will take effect from January 11, 2013.
The appointment is made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission.
Further judicial appointments will be announced in due course.
The biographical note of Mr Lam, SC is as follows:
Mr Godfrey Lam Wan-ho, SC, was born in Hong Kong in 1968. He obtained B.A. (Law Tripos) from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom in 1991. He further obtained LL.M. in Asian and Comparative Law from the University of Washington, Seattle, in the United States in 1992 and P.C.LL. from the University of Hong Kong in 1993. He was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1993 and was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2008. He has been in private practice since 1994. He was appointed as Deputy Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court for a period in 2011.
Ends/Thursday, January 10, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:01