High Court (Hong Kong)

The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance; it deals with criminal and civil cases which have risen beyond the lower courts. It is a superior court of record[1] of unlimited civil and criminal jurisdiction.[2][3] It was named the Supreme Court before 1997. Though previously named the Supreme Court, this Court has long been the local equivalent to the Senior Courts of England and Wales[4] and has never been vested with the power of final adjudication.

High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
香港特別行政區高等法院
Location38 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island,
 Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′41.38″N 114°9′47.23″E
Authorized byHong Kong Basic Law and High Court Ordinance
Appeals toCourt of Final Appeal
WebsiteJudiciary of Hong Kong
Chief Judge of the High Court
CurrentlyThe Honourable Mr Justice Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor, CJHC
High Court
Traditional Chinese香港特別行政區高等法院
Simplified Chinese香港特别行政区高等法院