Former Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal (1997-2015)
Mr Justice Mortimer became a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in 1997.
Mr Justice Mortimer was born in the United Kingdom in 1931. He obtained a BA and MA from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1955. He was called to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1956 and was a Harmsworth Law Scholar of the Middle Temple in 1957. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1971 and was elected a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 1980. He served as a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1971 to 1985.
In 1985, Mr Justice Mortimer joined the Hong Kong Judiciary as a Judge of the High Court. He was appointed a Justice of Appeal in 1993. From 1997 to 1999, he served as the Vice-President of the Court of Appeal.
Mr Justice Mortimer was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 1999.