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New district judges appointed

The Judiciary has announced the appointment of Edmond Lee Chun-man (李俊文) and Winnie Tsui Wan-wah (徐韻華) as District Judges. The appointments took effect from 6 April, 2017.

Mr Lee was admitted as Solicitor in Hong Kong and in England and Wales in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He was in private practice from 1994 until he joined the then Legal Department as Crown Counsel in 1996. He was promoted to Senior Government Counsel in the Department of Justice in 1999 and Deputy Principal Government Counsel in 2012. He took up the post of Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions in 2012. Owing to his position in the Department of Justice prior to the appointment, he will not, for six months after joining the Judiciary, preside over criminal trials.

Ms Tsui was admitted as Solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong in 1998 and 1999 respectively. She was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2005. She was in private practice for periods between 1999 and 2014, and was appointed as Deputy District Judge for periods in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 

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