The Honourable Mr Justice POON, Jeremy
Chief Judge of the High Court
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
The Honourable Mr Justice Jeremy Poon is the Chief Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong and President of the Court of Appeal of Hong Kong. Since 2018, he has served as President of the Scout Council of the Scout Association of Hong Kong. Mr Justice Poon was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1986. Mr Justice Poon was in private practice before joining the Judiciary as Magistrate in 1993. He was appointed Deputy Registrar, High Court in 1999 and Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2006. He was appointed Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court in 2015. Between 2011 and 2015, Mr Justice Poon was the Civil Listing Judge and the Judge in charge of the Probate List, the Family Law List, and the Mental Health List in the Court of First Instance. In the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Poon hears civil, criminal, and public law appeals. Mr Justice Poon was educated in Hong Kong and in the UK. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws both from The University of Hong Kong in 1985 and 1986 respectively. He further acquired a Master of Laws degree from University of London in 1987.