Mr Justice Chan became a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in 2013.
Mr Justice Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1948. He obtained both an LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong in 1974 and 1975 respectively. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1976.
Mr Justice Chan joined the Hong Kong Judiciary as a District Judge in 1987. He was appointed a Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court in 1991. He served as a Judge of the High Court from 1992 until 1997 when he became Chief Judge of the High Court. From 2000 to 2013, he served as a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal.
Mr Justice Chan was made an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple in 2001. He was conferred Honorary Fellowships by the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003 and 2011 respectively. He was awarded the degrees of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong in 2008 and 2011 respectively.
Mr Justice Chan is an Honorary Life Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2013.