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Judicial appointments
The following is issued on behalf of the Judiciary:

     The Judiciary today (April 11) announced the appointment of Miss Ada Yim Shun-yee and Mr Lawrence Yip Sue-pui as District Judges. Both appointments are made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. They will take effect from April 12, 2024.

     Further judicial appointments will be announced in due course.

     The biographical notes of the appointees are as follows:

Miss Ada Yim Shun-yee
     Miss Yim was born in Hong Kong in 1966. She obtained an LL.B. from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom in 1988, and an LL.M. from the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1995. She passed the Bar Finals Examination of the Holborn School of Law in the United Kingdom in 1989. She was called to the Bar in England and Wales (Lincoln's Inn) and the Bar in Hong Kong both in 1989. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia, in 1990 and registered as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 1995. She has been in private practice from 1990 until she joined the Judiciary as Permanent Magistrate in 2002. She was appointed as Principal Magistrate in 2020.
Mr Lawrence Yip Sue-pui
     Mr Yip was born in Hong Kong in 1969. He obtained an LL.B. and a P.C.LL. from City University of Hong Kong in 1993 and 1994 respectively. He was called to Bar in Hong Kong in 1994. He was in private practice from 1995 until he was appointed as Permanent Magistrate in 2009.
Ends/Thursday, April 11, 2024
Issued at HKT 16:00
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