Jeremy Poon Shiu-Chor
|5th Chief Judge of the High Court|
|Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court|
|Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court|
|Deputy Registrar of the High Court|
|Born||February 1962 (age 58)|
British Hong Kong
|Alma mater||University College London|
University of Hong Kong
Poon was born in Hong Kong in 1962. He received an LLB in 1985 and a PCLL in 1986 from the University of Hong Kong. He earned an LLM from University College London in the United Kingdom in the following year.
In 1993, Poon joined the bench as a Permanent Magistrate. He sat as a Presiding Officer in the Labour Tribunal. Poon was appointed as Deputy Registrar of the High Court in 1999 and as Judge of Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2006. From 2011 to 2015, he was the Civil Listing Judge and the Judge in charge of the Probate List, the Family Law List and the Mental Health List.
On 22 May 2019, acting on the recommendation of the independent Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission (JORC), the Chief Executive announced Poon's appointment as Chief Judge of the High Court (a post which had become vacant upon the appointment of Andrew Cheung as a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in October 2018), subject to the endorsement of the Legislative Council in accordance with Article 90 of the Basic Law. Pending the Legislative Council's endorsement, Poon was appointed as Acting Chief Judge of the High Court on 1 August 2019. After the Legislative Council endorsed Poon's appointment, Poon became Chief Judge of the High Court with effect from 18 December 2019.