Chief Justice Cheung was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal on 11 January 2021.
Chief Justice Cheung was born and educated in Hong Kong. He read law at the University of Hong Kong, obtaining a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1983 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 1984. In 1985, he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in the same year, and in 1995 he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Chief Justice Cheung was in private practice in Hong Kong before joining the Judiciary as a District Judge in June 2001. He started sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in December 2001 and was appointed a Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2003. Chief Justice Cheung was made the Probate Judge in 2004 and the Judge in charge of the Constitutional and Administrative Law List in 2008. In 2011, he was appointed Chief Judge of the High Court and became President of the Court of Appeal of the High Court. In 2018, he was appointed a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal.
Chief Justice Cheung is the chairman of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission which makes recommendations to the Chief Executive on judicial appointments.
Chief Justice Cheung is an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.
Chief Justice Cheung was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in July 2021.
(From left to right: The Honourable Mr Justice Johnson LAM Man-hon, The Honourable Mr Justice Roberto Alexandre Vieira RIBEIRO, The Honourable Chief Justice Andrew CHEUNG Kui-nung and The Honourable Mr Justice Joseph Paul FOK)