Geoffrey Ma

Geoffrey Ma Tao-li GBM QC SC (Chinese: ; born 11 January 1956) is a retired Hong Kong judge who served as the 2nd Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appealthe court of last resort (or supreme court) in Hong Kong. Between 2001 and 2010, he held various positions in the High Court of Hong Kong, including Chief Judge, Justice of Appeal, and Judge of the Court of First Instance. Before his judicial career, he was a barrister-at-law in private practice at Temple Chambers, and was qualified to practice in England and Wales, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.


Geoffrey Ma Tao-li

馬道立
Ma in 2017
2nd Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal
In office
1 September 2010  11 January 2021
Appointed byDonald Tsang
Preceded byAndrew Li
Succeeded byAndrew Cheung
3rd Chief Judge of the High Court
In office
14 July 2003  31 August 2010
Appointed byTung Chee Hwa
Preceded byArthur Leong
Succeeded byAndrew Cheung
Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court
In office
2002–2003
Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court
In office
2001–2002
Personal details
Born (1956-01-11) 11 January 1956 (age 65)
British Hong Kong
Spouse(s)Maria Yuen
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham
Geoffrey Ma
Traditional Chinese馬道立
Simplified Chinese马道立