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Judicial appointment

The following is issued on behalf of the Judiciary:

     The Judiciary today (February 18) announced the appointment of Ms Soong Wing-sum as Permanent Magistrate. The appointment will take effect from February 23, 2015.

     The appointment is made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission.

     The biographical note of Ms Soong is as follows:

     Ms Soong was born in Hong Kong in 1974. She obtained LL.B. and P.C.LL. from the University of Hong Kong in 1997 and 1998 respectively. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2000. She joined the Department of Justice as a Government Counsel between 2000 and 2004. She re-joined the Department of Justice as a Government Counsel in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Government Counsel in 2009.

Ends/Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:00


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