Mr Justice Cheung was appointed a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal on 25 October 2018.
Mr 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.
Mr 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. Mr 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 the Chief Judge of the High Court and became the President of the Court of Appeal of the High Court.
Mr Justice Cheung is a member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission which makes recommendations to the Chief Executive on judicial appointments. He is a member of the Law Reform Commission. He also chairs or is a member of various committees and working parties within the Judiciary.
Mr Justice Cheung is an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.