Masters of the Bench
The Hon Mr Justice Joseph Fok
Full Title: The Hon Mr Justice Joseph FokCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 25.9.2015
Call Date: 25.7.1985
Mr Justice Fok was born in Hong Kong in 1962. He was educated at Glenalmond and University College London, where he read law, and was Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1985 where he undertook his pupillage. He was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 1986 and commenced private practice, practicing generally in the fields of commercial and public law. He became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1997. In 1999, he was appointed a Senior Counsel and continued in private practice at the Bar until his full-time appointment to the Bench in 2010. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1991 and practised on a part-time basis in that jurisdiction between 2002 and 2006. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Government in 2006.
From 2003 to 2009, [Mr Justice] Fok was a Recorder of the Court of First Instance. He was appointed a Judge of the Court of First Instance in February 2010, a Justice of Appeal in February 2011 and a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in October 2013.