Hong Kong’s top judge, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, announced the appointment of 10 senior counsel on Tuesday, marking the largest batch of such appointments since 1997.
The new appointments include 43-year-old Hectar Pun, who has represented participants of social movements in various human rights cases, the Apple Daily reported.
Pun, who specializes in public law, obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at the City University of Hong Kong and was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 1995.
Last year, Pun represented the 14-year-old girl who was arrested by police shortly before Christmas last year for drawing flowers in chalk on the Lennon Wall at the Admiralty protest site of the Occupy Movement.
The latest batch also includes 43-year-old Martin Hui, who obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Hong Kong and was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 1995.
Hui is currently senior assistant director of public prosecutions at the Department of Justice.
The other appointees are Nigel Kat, David Leung, Jeremy Bartlett, Douglas Lam, Victor Dawes, William Tam, Bernard Man and Wayne Walsh.
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