The Government announced today (April 7) the re-appointment of Mr Pang Kin-kee as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Legal Advice for Unrepresented Litigants as well as the appointment and re-appointment of members to the Advisory Committee for a two-year term from April 8, 2020, to April 7, 2022.
The Chairman and non-official members of the Advisory Committee are as follows:
Mr Pang Kin-kee
Ms Maggie Chan Man-ki
Professor Anne Cheung Shann-yue
Mr Mark Daly (newly appointed member)
Mr Gary Mak Shing-ho
Mr Azan Marwah (newly appointed member)
Ms Rebecca Tsai Ching-yu (newly appointed member)
Mr Wan Wai-ming
Ms Catherine Yen Kai-shun
Ms Amarantha Yip Yun-wan
The Advisory Committee also includes representatives from the Chief Secretary for Administration's Office, the Judiciary and the Legal Aid Department as members.
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, welcomed the newly appointed and re-appointed members. He also thanked the outgoing members, Ms Cheng Hui-kiu, Mr Giles Surman and Mr Patrick Hui Man-kit, for their valuable contribution to the work of the Advisory Committee during their term of service.
The Advisory Committee was set up on April 8, 2016, to advise the Government on the policy and operation of the Legal Advice Scheme for Unrepresented Litigants on Civil Procedures (the Procedural Advice Scheme). The Procedural Advice Scheme is providing free legal advice on civil procedural matters to litigants in person who commence or are parties to legal proceedings in the Lands Tribunal, the District Court, the Family Court, the Court of First Instance or the Court of Appeal of the High Court, or the Court of Final Appeal.
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