Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Congratulations to Wesley Wong SC (New Solicitor General)

Congratulations to our alumnus, Mr Wesley Wong SC (LLB1992; PCLL 1993), who has been appointed Solicitor General of the HKSAR Government.  Mr Wong will vacate from his current post as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and assume office on 3 September 2015.  In announcing the appointment, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen SC (LLB 1986; PCLL 1987) described Mr. Wong as "a lawyer of outstanding abilities and integrity."  The Solicitor General is a Law Officer in the Department of Justice and head of the Legal Policy Division, which oversees the Law Reform Commission Secretariat and the general and constitutional law legal policy sections.  The Solicitor General is responsible for "the development of legal policy" and "advising the Secretary for Justice on a wide range of complex and sensitive legal issues and overseeing the department's legislative programme."  Mr. Wong was appointed Senior Council in 2013.

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