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Chief Justice Andrew K.N. Li
The Honorable Wong Yan Lung, SC, JP
Ian Wingfield, GBS, JP
I Grenville Cross, SC, JP
Benedict Y.S. Lai
The Right Honorable Lord Woolf of Barnes
The Honorable Mr. Justice Bokhary
The Right Honorable The Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood
Sir Robert Carnwath, QC
Judge Gan Wen
The Honorable Mr. Justice Hartmann
The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Laws
The Honorable Mr. Justice Ma, CJHC
The Honorable Mr. Justice Dato' Gopal Sri Ram
The Honorable Justice Ralph Simmonds
Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker
Richard Clayton, QC
Mark Daly
Philip J. Dykes, QC, SC
Richard Gordon, QC
Kwok Sui-Hay
Clive Lewis, QC
Dr. Anthony Neoh, SC, JP
Lord Pannick, QC
Kenneth Parker, QC
Nigel Pleming, QC
Martin Rogers
Professor Jaime Arancibia
Professor Peter Cane
Professor Johannes M M Chan, SC
Professor Albert H Y Chen
Professor Paul Craig
Dr. Mark Elliott
Professor Christopher Forsyth
Professor Jeff Goldsworthy
Professor Carol Harlow
Professor He Haibo
Professor Cora Hoexter
Professor Jeffrey Jowell, QC
Professor Martin Loughlin
Professor Jeffrey S. Lubbers
Professor Paul Rishworth
Professor Cheryl Saunders
Professor Shimon Shetreet
Professor Mahendra P Singh
Professor Kevin M. Stack
Professor Mark Walters
Professor Sir David Williams, QC

Judiciary and Government Officials

Chief Justice Andrew K.N. Li
Chief Justice of the HKSAR

Chief Justice Andrew K.N. Li was born in Hong Kong on 12th December 1948. He received his education in Hong Kong and England, attending Cambridge University. He was called to the English Bar in 1970 and the Hong Kong Bar in 1973. Chief Justice Li was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 July 1997. Before his appointment, Chief Justice Li practised at the Hong Kong Bar. In 1988 he was appointed Queen's Counsel.

Chief Justice Li has a long record of public service. He was a member of the Executive Council and Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. He had served as Chairman of the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee and the Land Development Corporation. He had served as Vice Chairman of the Council of the HK University of Science and Technology, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Review of Inland Revenue and as member of the Law Reform Commission, the Securities Commission, the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Banking Advisory Committee and Judicial Service Commission. He is Vice Chairman of the Council of St. Paul's Co-Educational College. He is a trustee of the Friends of Tsinghua University Law School Charitable Trust and a Guest Professor of the Tsinghua University.

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The Honorable Wong Yan Lung, SC, JP
Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR

Mr Wong Yan Lung was appointed as Secretary for Justice in October 2005. Before his present appointment, he was a lawyer in private practice. He sat as Deputy High Court Judge of the Court of First Instance in July and August in 2003, and was a Council member of the Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association on multiple terms in the period between 1989 and 2005. He also served as Chairman of the Special Committee on Legal Education of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 2003 to 2005. Mr Wong has served as Chairman of the Buildings Appeal Tribunal, of the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards, and of the Non-local Higher and Professional Education Appeal Board. He has also served as Vice-Chairman of CEDAR Fund and Member of the Steering Committee and Volunteer of the Hong Kong Christian Concern for the Homeless. Mr Wong graduated from Magdalene College, University of Cambridge in 1986 and was conferred Bachelor of Arts (Law) and Master of Arts (Law) Degrees. In 1987, he was called to the Bar in England & Wales and in the same year he was also called to the Bar in Hong Kong. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in Hong Kong in 2002 and Justice of the Peace in October 2005. He was elected as a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple in October 2007.

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Ian Wingfield, GBS, JP
Solicitor General, Department of Justice of the HKSAR

Mr Wingfield was born in London. He qualified as a barrister in London in 1974 and, in 1982, after six years in the office of the Official Solicitor, joined the then Hong Kong Government as a Crown Counsel.

Mr Wingfield was appointed Crown Solicitor in November 1991. As Crown Solicitor and later Law Officer (Civil Law), Mr Wingfield had overall responsibility for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. He was the Government’s principal adviser on civil and commercial law matters and on civil litigation. He was appointed Law Officer (International Law) in November 2002, advising on the external affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and on mutual legal assistance between Hong Kong and other jurisdictions.

In January 2007, Mr Wingfield was appointed Solicitor General, heading the Legal Policy Division of the Department of Justice. The Division advises the Hong Kong Government on constitutional law issues and on legal policy and human rights.

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I Grenville Cross, SC, JP
Director of Public Prosecutions of the HKSAR

Mr Cross was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions of Hong Kong, China in 1997. A prosecutor since 1976, he has specialised in the criminal law of Hong Kong since 1978. A member of the Bars of England and Wales, and of Hong Kong, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, and became Senior Counsel in 1997. He is author of Sentencing in Hong Kong, Sentencing Editor of Archbold Hong Kong , and General Editor of the Criminal Appeals Bulletin. A graduate of the University of Southampton, he was appointed Visiting Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, in 2004. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Association of Prosecutors in 2007.

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Benedict Y.S. Lai
Law Officer (Civil Law) of the Department of Justice of the HKSAR

Mr Lai, educated in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, currently the Law Officer (Civil Law) of the Department of Justice in charge the Civil Division who provide advice on civil matters to Government represent Government in civil proceedings by or against Government.

Mr Lai has been with the Department of Justice and the Legal Department for 29 years. His work is essentially related to civil matters and has handled a large number of judicial review applications. He was a coauthor of the first edition of the book "Hong Kong Administrative Law Source Book" published in 1989.

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The Right Honorable Lord Woolf of Barnes
Non-Permanent Judge of the HKSAR and Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Lord Woolf was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2000-2005 and Master of the Rolls from 1996-2000. Lord Woolf was responsible for civil justice reform in England and Wales, leading to the revised Civil Procedure Rules 1998. Lord Woolf sits as a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong, is a visiting Professor of Law at UCL and a member of the House of Lords Constitution Committee.

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The Honorable Mr. Justice Bokhary
Permanent Judge of the HKSAR

Mr Justice Bokhary PJ is a Permanent Judge of Hong Kong’s highest court, the Court of Final Appeal (which was established in 1997 to take over the role of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London as the final appellate court for Hong Kong). He was called to the English Bar in 1970 by the Middle Temple (of which he was made an Honorary Bencher in 2001). In 1971 he was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar. In 1983 he was appointed a Queen’s Counsel. From 1971 to 1989 he practised in Hong Kong and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. His practice was principally in commercial law and public law. He was appointed to the High Court in 1989, the Court of Appeal in 1993 and the Court of Final Appeal in 1997.

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The Right Honorable The Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, UK House of Lords

Lord Brown has served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary since 2004. Before that he served as Vice-President and Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal Civil Division from 2001-2003, having become a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1992. He served as President of the Intelligence Services Tribunal from 1995-2000, then as Intelligence Services Commissioner from 2000-2006. From 2005-2007 he presided as Chairman in the House of Lords Sub-Committee E (Law and Institutions) as well as being a Member of the European Union Select Committee for the same period.

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Sir Robert Carnwath, QC
Lord Justice of Appeal, Court of Appeal of England and Wales

Sir Robert Carnwath has served as a Lord Justice of Appeal since September 2001. Before that he was a Judge of the High Court, Chancery Division, from 1994. He also sat regularly in the Crown Office List, dealing with judicial review and administrative law. Since July 2004 he has served as Senior President (Designate) of Tribunals, in connection with the proposals for reforming the Tribunal system (following the “Leggatt report”). In November 2007 he was appointed first statutory Senior President of Tribunals under the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, in preparation for the launch of the new system in November 2008.

Before becoming a judge, his main areas of practice as a barrister in the Chambers of the Right Hon. Geoffrey Rippon QC, MP (now Landmark Chambers) were Local Government, Planning and Environmental Law, and Administrative Law. From 1980 to 1985 he was Standing Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue. He took silk in 1985. From 1988 to 1994 he was Attorney-General to HRH The Prince of Wales. He served two years as Chairman of the Administrative Law Bar Association. He has appeared in the Hong Kong Lands Tribunal and Court of Appeal. He has written extensively on planning and environmental law, and administrative law. More

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Judge Gan Wen
Judge of the Supreme People's Court

Judge Gan Wen was educated at the East China University of Political Science and Law and the Peking University. Judge Gan, as a visiting scholar, also studied at Columbia Law School and Yale Law School. Judge Gan now serves on the Administrative Trials Division of the Supreme People’s Court of China. He is also an invited researcher of the Research Centre for Judiciary Trials of the National Judges College, China and a part-time Professor at the School of Law of the Central South University, China.

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The Honorable Mr. Justice Hartmann
Judge of the Court of Appeal, HKSAR

Mr. Justice Hartmann was appointed to the district court in 1991 and made a High Court judge in 1998. He has specialized in family law and civil law and has headed the Insider Dealing Tribunal. He runs the Administrative and Constitutional Law lists and sits on a number of working groups. He was appointed as a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal on 10 September 2008.

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The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Laws
Lord Justice of Appeal, Court of Appeal of England and Wales

The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Laws has been a Lord Justice of Appeal since 1999. He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1970. He was First Junior Treasury Counsel (Common Law) and then from 1992-98 a Judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Queen's Bench Division.

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The Honorable Mr. Justice Ma, CJHC
Chief Judge of the High Court, HKSAR

Mr Justice Ma is the Chief Judge of the High Court. He joined the Judiciary in December 2001 when he was appointed a judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court. In November 2002, he was appointed a Justice of Appeal and became Chief Judge in July 2003.

Mr Justice Ma was born in 1956 in Hong Kong. After reading law at the University of Birmingham, he read for the Bar and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1978 (Grays Inn, where he is now an Honorary Bencher). He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1980 becoming a Queen’s Counsel in 1993 and a Recorder of the High Court in 2000. He was in private practice at the Hong Kong Bar until his appointment to the High Court in 2001. While in practice, he also appeared in the Singapore courts. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of Victoria in 1983 and to the Singapore Bar in 1990.

Mr Justice Ma is Editor in Chief of Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide (2004) and Editor in Chief of Professional Conduct and Risk Management in Hong Kong (2007).

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The Honorable Mr. Justice Dato' Gopal Sri Ram
Judge of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia

Justice Gopal Sri Ram was called to the English Bar at Lincoln's Inn in July 1969 and admitted to the Malaysia Bar in May 1970. Justice Sri Ram appeared in many leading criminal and constitutional cases. In recognition of his wide experience in September 1994, he was elevated directly to the Court of Appeal. This was the first such appointment in the history of Malaysia. Many of his judgments have made new law and expanded human rights. In 1996 the University of Hong Kong, in recognition of his contribution to the law, conferred upon him the Rowgett Young Fellowship in Law. Justice Sri Ram is often called upon by local and foreign Universities as well as Conference Organisers to deliver talks on a variety of subjects. Justice Sri Ram established the Lincoln's Inn Alumni Association, Malaysia and was elected its first President. In December 2004 Justice Sri Ram was elected as a Bencher of the The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London.

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The Honorable Justice Ralph Simmonds
Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

Ralph Lloyd Simmonds was appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 23 February, 2004. Born in Sydney, NSW, in May 1950, he was educated at Nedlands Primary School & Christ Church Grammar School in Perth. Justice Simmonds graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 1972 and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1976. He was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1974, having served articles at Muir Williams Nicholson & Co (now Freehills). Justice Simmonds taught law at the University of Windsor, Ontario, from 1976 - 1979 and McGill University, Quebec, from 1980 – 1989.

He returned to Australia in 1990 to become Foundation Dean (position held between 1992 and 1995 and 1997 till November 2003) and Foundation Professor of Law at Murdoch University, Perth. Justice Simmonds was a member of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia from 1997 and its Chair from 2001. He served as National Convenor of the Committee of Australian Law Deans (peak body for Australia’s law schools) from 1994 – 1995.

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Mr. Justice C.K. Thakker
Judge (Retd.), Supreme Court of India

The Honorable Mr Justice C.K. Thakker is a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Justice Thakker was educated at Gujarat University and joined the Bar in 1968. Justice Thakker is a renowned author, with acclaimed titles including ‘Lectures on Administrative Law’, ‘Civil Procedure’, ‘Law of Writs’ and ‘Comparative Law’. Lord Denning endorsed Justice Thakker’s textbook on Administratice Law as an 'Indian contribution to a subject, which rivals that of Sir William Wade in England'. V.R. Krishna Iyer projected Justice Thakker as ‘a profound jurist, a scholarly Judge and an author of the Denning mould’. More

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Practitioners

Richard Clayton, QC
Barrister, 39 Essex Street, London

Richard Clayton, QC is a practising barrister at 39 Essex Street and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Public Law, Cambridge University. He is author of The Law of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2000), Judicial Review Procedure (2nd ed, Hart Publishing 1997), Police Actions (2nd ed, Hart Publishing 1997) and Civil Actions against the Police (3rd ed, Sweet & Maxwell 2004).

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Mark Daly
Partner, Barnes & Daly, HKSAR

Mark obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary in 1986. He then completed a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 1992 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada. He was subsequently admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales and has a Master of Laws in Human Rights from the University of Hong Kong.

Working in Hong Kong since 1995, Mark has concentrated on human rights and refugee issues. He previously worked with Pam Baker and Company on judicial review and habeas corpus cases and on Vietnamese refugee cases. He has since conducted a substantial number of judicial review cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal, including a number of the landmark Basic Law constitutional cases on the “Right of Abode”. Recent significant cases include the Court of Final Appeal case of Prem Singh v Director of Immigration (FACV 7 of 2002, Judgment 11 February 2003—resident rights for persons not of Chinese nationality) and the Court of Final Appeal case of Sakthevel Prabakar v Secretary for Security (FACV 16 of 2003, Judgment 8th June 2004) involving the question of refugees and the Convention Against Torture “CAT”.

As Amnesty International’s representative he has attended, as international legal observer, the trial in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and the appeal of opposition politician, Lim Guan Eng. In May 2000, he represented the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor before the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva.

Mark is an original member of the Article 23 (re: proposed security legislation) and Article 45 (democracy) Concern Groups and his firm was the winner of the Asian Legal Business “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” for 2003. He is also a member of the Law Society’s Constitutional Affairs Committee and the Working Party on Special Advocates and was recently a speaker at the 2005 Commonwealth Law Conference in London and the 2007 Southern Refugee Advocates Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on refugee issues. Mark was also the presenter on the legal position of asylum seekers in Hong Kong at the University of Hong Kong’s 1st “Intensive Course on International Refugee Law” in 2006.

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Philip J. Dykes, QC, SC
Barrister, Chambers of Denis Chang SC, HKSAR

Philip Dykes was born in Warrington, Lancashire, United Kingdom in 1953. He was educated at St. John Rigby Grammar School, Wigan and Lincoln College, Oxford University between 1972 and 1975 where he read English Language and Literature. He was called to the Bar in 1977 and practised on the Northern Circuit in Manchester. He came to Hong Kong in 1985 and joined the Attorney General's Chambers. Between 1989 and 1991 he was an Assistant Solicitor General with special responsibilities for human rights and constitutional affairs. In 1989-1990 he was an accredited legal expert attached to the U.K. Government side in the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group. He left government service at the end of 1991 and joined the chambers of Denis Chang, Q.C. He was appointed one of Her Majesty's Counsel for Hong Kong in May 1997 and is now a Senior Counsel at the Hong Kong Bar. He has served in the Hong Kong Bar Council for a number of years and was elected Vice-Chairman in 1999,2000, and again in 2003 and 2004. In January 2005, Mr. Dykes became the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He was elected again to that position in January 2006. He ceased to be Chairman in January 2007.

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Richard Gordon, QC
Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, London, and Honorary Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Richard Gordon QC is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Laws, University College London. In 2008 he was Visiting Senior Fellow in Public Law at the Universities of Auckland and Melbourne. He has also recently been appointed an Honorary Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has appeared in many landmark public law and human rights cases in the UK, Strasbourg and Luxembourg and has also appeared in judicial review cases in a number of foreign jurisdictions including Hong Kong where he has acted in many cases including a recent high profile challenge in a disciplinary matter. He is the author of a number of works on administrative law, EU law and human rights law including ‘EC Law in Judicial Review’ (OUP,.2007), ‘Judicial Review in the New Millennium’ (Sweet and Maxwell 2002), and ‘Judicial Review and the Human Rights Act 1998’ (Cavendish, 2000). He acts as Consultant Editor on the Human Rights Law Reports and is Editor in Chief of the Administrative Court Digest both published by Sweet and Maxwell. He is co-author of the forthcoming ‘Judicial Review in Hong Kong’ to be published by Lexis-Nexis in 2009.

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Kwok Sui-Hay
Barrister, HKSAR

Called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1985 after graduation form School of Law, University of Hong Kong. In government legal services until 1994 when private practice began. About 20 years of experience in public law in the course of which participated in some cases of importance.

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Clive Lewis, QC
Barrister, 11KBW, London

Clive Lewis Q.C. practises in the area of judicial review, public law and human rights. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 2006. He regularly represents the United Kingdom government and other public bodies. Prior to becoming a barrister, Clive Lewis was an academic lawyer, teaching at the University of Cambridge. He has lectured in many countries. He is also the author of Judicial Remedies in Public Law , and editor on the Supreme Court Practice and contributor to other books and journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Public Law. More

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Dr. Anthony Neoh, SC, JP
Barrister of the HKSAR

Dr. Anthony Neoh received his LLB from the University of London. He has been Deputy Judge of the High Court. He holds membership in the English Bar (1976 Gray’s Inn), the Hong Kong Bar (1976) and the California Bar (1984) and was appointed Queen’s Counsel (now retitled Senior Counsel) in April 1990.

Dr. Neoh has contributed immensely to the construction and regulation of the capital markets in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He has served on many business organizations since the 1990s. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Neoh was Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission. In 1998, he accepted an offer from the Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and became the Chief Adviser to the China Securities Regulatory Commission, with the duty to revamp the securities market in China. Over the years, Dr. Neoh has made remarkable contributions towards developing uniform regulatory standards for financial markets and preserving Hong Kong’s integrity as an international financial hub. He has also played a key role in facilitating the listing and proper regulation of mainland enterprises on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Dr. Neoh is active in public service. He has been the Senior Adviser of the Bank of China, Member of the Board of the Hospital Authority and Member of the Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service. In the academic field, Dr. Neoh has been Visiting Professor of many prestigious universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University. He has also been Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar of the School of Law at Harvard University, USA.

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Lord Pannick, QC
Barrister, Blackstone Chambers, London

David Pannick QC specialises in constitutional, administrative and human rights law. He has argued more than 90 cases in the House of Lords and more than 35 cases in the European Court of Human Rights, as well as regularly representing Government and private clients in the Hong Kong courts. He has acted for the Queen, Diana Princess of Wales, the Home Secretary, and the Revd Moon, among many others. He is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and writes a fortnightly legal column in The Times.

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Kenneth Parker, QC
Public Law Commissioner, Law Commission, UK

Kenneth Parker QC was appointed Public Law Commissioner with effect from 3 January 2006 for up to five years. Mr Parker is a leading practitioner in European, competition and public law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. He was made Recorder in 1999 and in 2000 became a Member of the Information Tribunal with special responsibility for appeals concerning national security. He is a Bencher of Gray's Inn.

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Nigel Pleming, QC
Barrister, 39 Essex Street, London

Nigel Pleming, QC is a practicing barrister at 39 Essex Street. He has served as a Deputy Judge of the High Court since 1998 and as a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey. Since 2002, he has been a Bencher of the Inner Temple. In January 2000 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by Kingston University.

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Martin Rogers
Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Asia, Clifford Chance

Martin Rogers joined Clifford Chance as a partner in 2002. He has over 18 years' experience in Hong Kong and Asia in complex regulatory, commercial litigation and arbitration matters, particularly within the financial services industry. He was admitted in England & Wales and Hong Kong in 1988 and 1990 respectively. He is a General Editor of the Hong Kong White Book (Civil Procedure), Honorary Lecturer at University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong.

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Academics

Professor Jaime Arancibia
Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Universidad de los Andes (Chile)

Jaime Arancibia is Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Universidad de los Andes (Chile), and the author of several articles in public law litigation. He was awarded his Ph.D degree in 2006 from Cambridge University for his thesis entitled “The Intensity of Judicial Review in the Commercial Context”. Professor Arancibia is also an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Public Law at Cambridge University. Recently he participated as a national co-rapporteur for the integrated research project on new modes of governance for Europe, funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union. Professor Arancibia has been the recipient of scholarships from the British Council, the Cambridge Overseas Trust, the Chilean Government, and the Andes Foundation (Chile), designed to encourage academic excellence in legal research.

In 1999, he received his LL.B, highest distinction, from UC Law School in Chile and was admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court.

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Professor Peter Cane
Professor of Law at The Australian National University

For the first 20 years of his academic career, Peter Cane taught at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, successively as lecturer, reader and professor. Since 1997 he has been Professor of Law at the ANU, until 2007 in the Research School of Social Sciences. In 2007 he was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His main research interests are in private law – especially the law of obligations, public law – especially administrative law, and legal theory – especially concepts of responsibility. His major publications include The Law of Torts in Australia (4th edn, 2007) (with Francis Trindade and Mark Lunney); Atiyah’s Accidents Compensation and the Law (7th edn, 2006); Administrative Law (4th edn, OUP Oxford, 2004) and Responsibility in Law and Morality (2002). With Mark Tushnet, he co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies (2003) and, with Joanne Conaghan, is currently co-editing The New Oxford Companion to Law, to be published by OUP Oxford in 2008. Principles of Administrative Law: Legal Regulation of Government (with Leighton McDonald) will be published by OUP Australia in 2008. He is currently engaged in a major study of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and merits review, funded by a grant from the Australian Research Council.

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Professor Johannes M M Chan, SC
Barrister-at-law, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

PROFESSOR JOHANNES M M CHAN ( 陳文敏 ) is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong. He specializes in human rights, constitutional and administrative law, and has published widely in these fields. His recent works include Hong Kong Human Rights Bibliography (2006); Hong Kong’s Constitutional Debates (with Lison Harris, 2005); and Immigration Law and Policy in Hong Kong: An Inter-Disciplinary Study (with Bart Rwezaura, 2004), He is also one of the founding editors of Hong Kong Public Law Reports and an editor of Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest and Hong Kong Cases.

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Professor Albert H Y Chen
Chan Professor in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of University of Hong Kong

Professor Chen is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong (LLB 1980, PCLL 1981) and Harvard University (LLM 1982). He began his academic career at the University of Hong Kong in 1984 after qualifying as a solicitor in Hong Kong. He served as Head of the Department of Law in 1993-1996, and as Dean of the Faculty of Law in 1996-2002. He is currently the Chan Professor in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. Professor Chen is a member of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission, the Strategic Development Commission of Hong Kong, a Justice of the Peace, and a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee. He is an honorary professor at several Chinese universities, a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Law Institute of the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Associate Editor of the Hong Kong Law Journal, and a member of the international editorial or advisory board of several other journals.

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Professor Paul Craig
Professor of English Law at St John's College, University of Oxford

Professor Paul Craig is Professor of English Law at St John's College, Oxford. His research interests are Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, EU Law, and EU Administrative Law. He has published extensively in these areas. His most recent publications include: Administrative Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 6th ed, 2008); EU Law, Text Cases and Materials (OUP, 4th ed., 2007); EU Administrative Law (OUP, 2006). He is currently working on a book concerning Treaty reform in the EU.

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Dr. Mark Elliott
Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge

Dr Mark Elliott is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. His research interests span a range of public law matters, and he has published widely in this field. His recent publications have examined matters including the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, the constitutional implications of recent human rights and devolution legislation enacted in the United Kingdom, and the doctrine of legitimate expectation in administrative law. He is the author of The Constitutional Foundations of Judicial Review (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000), which explores the justification for judicial review of administrative action in the UK, and of the most recent edition of Beatson, Matthews and Elliott’s Administrative Law: Text and Materials (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). More

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Professor Christopher Forsyth
Professor of Public and Private International Law of University of Cambridge

Christopher Forsyth is Professor of Public and Private International Law as well as Director of the Centre for Public Law in the University of Cambridge and Extraordinary Professor of Law in the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author with the late Sir William Wade QC of Administrative Law (9th ed, OUP 2004) as well as several other books (including Judicial Review and the Constitution (Hart, 2000)(edited) and (with Ivan Hare) The Golden Metwand and the Crooked Cord; Public Law Essays in Honour of Sir William Wade (OUP, 1998)(edited) and many articles in learned journals on all aspects of public law and private international law. He has lectured all over the world (but particularly in Hong Kong) on Administrative Law. He has advised several governments on thorny issues of administrative and constitutional law. He is a practicing barrister, a Bencher of the Inner Temple, and sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court in England. More

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Professor Jeff Goldsworthy
Professor of Law of Monash University

Jeffrey Goldsworthy has worked at Monash University since 1984, and was appointed to a Personal Chair in 2000. His major interests are legal philosophy, and constitutional law, theory, and history. He has numerous publications in these fields, but is best known for his book "The Sovereignty of Parliament, History and Philosophy" (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999), his edited collection "Interpreting Constitutions, A Comparative Study" (Oxford UP, 2006) and many journal articles on constitutional interpretation.

He holds degrees from the University of Adelaide, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of California, Berkeley, including the degree of Doctor of Laws awarded by the University of Adelaide in 2002. He has also taught law at each of these Universities, as well as at the University of Nottingham and Monash. More

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Professor Carol Harlow
Professor Emeritus at the London School of Economics & Political Science

Professor Carol Harlow is Emeritus Professor of Law at the London School of Economics, where she was previously Professor of Public Law. Professor Harlow's interests lie in the field of Constitutional and Administrative Law and Tort Law. Her special interests are State Liability, European Union Administrative Law and French Administrative Law. She has also worked on Public Interest Law and Access to Justice. Professor Harlow was made Queens Counsel (honoris causa) in 1996; Fellow of the British Academy I 1999; Fellow of the London School of Economics in 2005. She is an Emeritus Member of Society of Legal Scholars (2005). In 2000-1, she acted as expert Adviser to the Leggatt Review of Administrative Tribunals. In 2000, she was Rapporteur General, Conference of International Academy of Administrative Sciences, Bologna, on "Public Administration in the Global Environment.” She is a Council and Executive Committee Member of Justice, and was previously Committee and Chair member of the legal Action Group. Among Professor Harlow’s publications are State Liability: Tort Law and Beyond, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004, Law and Administration, Butterworths, Second edition, 1997 (With Richard Rawlings) (third edition forthcoming 2008) and Pressure Through Law, Routledge, 1992 (With Richard Rawlings).

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Professor He Haibo
Associate Professor of Tsinghua University Law School and a visiting scholar at the China Law Center of University of Yale Law School

He Haibo is an Associate Professor at the School of Law of Tsinghua University, having previously held an appointment at the Department of Law of the China National School of Administration. He got his MA and Ph.D. in Law from Peking University (1998, 2001) and a M.Jur. for University of Durham (2004). His publications include The Legitimate Foundation of Judicial Review: A British Topic (China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2007), Footsteps Toward Rule of Law: A Chronicle of Administrative Law in China (China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2005) and Administrative Law of Contemporary China (co-author, China Fangzheng Press, 2005). He has also served as a member of the Editorial team for the Journal of Social Science in China. He was a Visiting Scholar from 2007-2008 at the China Law Center at the Yale Law School. More

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Professor Cora Hoexter
Professor of Law at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Professor Cora Hoexter is a graduate of the Universities of Natal and Oxford. She taught at the University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg) for several years before joining the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1994. She was appointed to a Chair in the School of Law in 2000. Cora teaches subjects including constitutional law and legal philosophy, but her first love and main research interest is administrative law.

A former member of the South African Law Reform Commission, Cora has been an editor of the South African Law Journal since 1999. Her recent publications include a book entitled Administrative Law in South Africa (Juta, 2007).

Cora is married to James van den Heever, a writer, and they have a son aged 14. In her spare time she sings with Vocalize, an a capella quartet, and enjoys the cinema, cooking and travel.

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Professor Jeffrey Jowell, QC
Research Professor of Public Law, University College London

Jeffrey Jowell QC is Research Professor of Public Law at UCL and a practising barrister at Blackstone Chambers. Professor Jowell is a leading authority on public law and is author of well-known texts such as de Smith Woolf & Jowell: Judicial Review of Administrative Action (with Lord Woolf) and The Changing Constitution (with Professor Dawn Oliver).

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Professor Martin Loughlin
Professor of Public Law at the London School of Economics & Political Science

Martin Loughlin is Professor of Public Law at the London School of Economics & Political Science, having previously held appointments at the Universities of Manchester, Glasgow and Warwick. His publications include Local Government in the Modern State (Sweet and Maxwell, 1986), Public Law and Political Theory (Oxford University Press, 1992), Legality and Locality: The Role of Law in Central-Local Government Relations (Oxford University Press, 1996), Sword and Scales: An Examination of the Relationship between Law and Politics (Hart Publishing, 2000) and The Idea of Public Law (2003). He has been a member of the Editorial Committee of The Modern Law Review since 1987, serving as General Editor from 2002-07. He was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow from 2000-02, and in 2007-08 a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. More

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Professor Jeffrey S. Lubbers
Faculty Fellow in Law and Government at American University's Washington College of Law

Jeffrey Lubbers has been a Faculty Fellow in Law and Government at American University's Washington College of Law since 1996, where he specializes in Administrative Law and related courses. He has also taught at the University of Miami School of Law, and has been a Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, the Georgetown University Law Center, Melbourne University, Ritsumeikan University Law School in Japan, the University of Ottawa, and the Australian National University. He has an A.B. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and is a member of the bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.



Prior to joining American University, he served in various positions with the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), the U.S. Government’s “permanent” advisory agency on procedural improvements in federal programs until its closure by the 104th Congress in 1995. From 1982-1995 he was ACUS’ Research Director—a position in the Senior Executive Service. He served as Team Leader for Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review team on Improving Regulatory Systems in 1993. He is the author of the ABA’s Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking, (4th ed. updated 2007), has co-authored the Administrative Procedure Sourcebook (4th ed. 2008), and serves as the editor for the ABA's annual Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice (9 volumes from 1998-2007).

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Professor Paul Rishworth
Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland

Paul Rishworth is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests are in the fields of public law and human rights. He is a co-author of Rishworth, Huscroft, Optican, and Mahoney, The New Zealand Bill of Rights, Oxford, 2003, and the annual contributor to the New Zealand Law Review on human rights. More

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Professor Cheryl Saunders
Laureate professor at the University of Melbourne

Cheryl Saunders is a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne, with a personal chair in law. She has specialist research interests in constitutional and administrative law and comparative public law, with particular reference to federalism, intergovernmental relations, constitution-making and comparative constitutional method. She has held visiting positions at the universities of Cambridge, Paris II, Indiana (Bloomington), Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Fribourg, Capetown and Auckland and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Cordoba, Argentina. She is President of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies, President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. From 1987-1993 she was President of the Administrative Review Council of Australia. In 1994 she was appointed an officer in the Order of Australia, for services to the law and to public administration.

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Professor Shimon Shetreet
Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Shimon Shetreet is a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He holds the Greenblatt Chair of Public and International law and is the head of the Sacher Institute of Legislative Research and Comparative Law. Professor Shetreet was educated at Hebrew University and The University of Chicago School of Law.

Professor Shetreet has appeared before the Supreme Court of Israel in a number of landmark cases and has held high political office in Israel. Prof Shetreet is author and editor of a number of books, including "Judges on Trial" (1976), "Judicial Independence: The Contemporary Debate" (1985), "The Role of Courts in Society" (1988) , "National Security and Free Speech" (1991),"Pioneers in Tears: Anthology on North African Jewry" (1991) "Justice in Israel" (1994), "Women in Law" (1998), "The Good Land between Power and Religion" (1998), "Law and Social Pluralism" (2002) and On Adjudication (2004 )". More

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Professor Mahendra P Singh
Vice-chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Mahendra Pal Singh, BA, LLB (Agra), LLM (Columbia), LLM, LLD (Lucknow) is currently the Vice-chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Professor Singh has delivered prestigious endowment and other lectures at several universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. His publications include over one hundred papers in different legal journals and edited works and ten books including German administrative law in common law perspective, Freedom of trade and commerce in India, Comparative constitutional law, Shukla’s Constitution of India, Legal dimensions of market economy and Human Rights and Basic Needs. He has also been working on and collaborating in national and international research projects. Professor Singh’s major interests include comparative public law, constitutional law, administrative law, human rights and legal systems. More

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Professor Kevin M. Stack
Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University School of Law

Kevin M. Stack is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University School of Law. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2007, he was an Associate Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Brown University, a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, and his law degree from Yale Law School. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kimba M. Wood, U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and practiced as a litigation associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block. He teaches administrative law, legislation, and civil procedure. His work focuses on judicial review of administrative action, the scope of presidential control over administrative action, and statutory interpretation. He work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, and the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice section newsletter. He is currently a Vice-Chair of the Separation of Powers Committee of the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section. More

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Professor Mark Walters
Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University

Mark D. Walters, B.A. (Western Ontario), LL.B.(Queen’s), D.Phil. (Oxford), is Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario). He began teaching at Oxford in 1996, where he was a fellow of New College, and took up his present position at Queen’s in 1999. He researches and publishes in the areas of constitutional and public law, legal history, legal theory, and indigenous rights. In 2002 he was awarded the Jules and Gabrielle Léger Fellowship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, in 2005 he was the Herbert Smith Visitor in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, and visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and in 2006 he was given the Canadian Association of Law Teachers Award for Academic Excellence.

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Professor Sir David Williams, QC
Emeritus Vice-Channcellor and Emeritus Professor of the University of Cambridge

Professor Williams was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1989-96 and Rouse Ball Professor of English Law 1983-92 at Cambridge. He is an honorary professor of law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His specialisation has been in public law and he has served on several public bodies in the United Kingdom, including the Council on Tribunals, the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and the Senior Salaries Review Body. He is an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.

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