Honourable Kemal Bokhary GBM, JP.
Mr Justice Bokhary became a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in 2012.
Mr Justice Bokhary was born in Hong Kong in 1947. He received his legal education in London and became a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1967. He was called to the English Bar in 1970 and the Hong Kong Bar in 1971. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1983.
Mr Justice Bokhary joined the Hong Kong Judiciary as a Judge of the High Court in 1989. He was appointed a Justice of Appeal in 1993. From 1997 to 2012, he served as a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal. Since retirement as a Permanent Judge, he has published Recollections, The Law is a Crocodile and Crocodile-at-Law, reflecting upon his career in the law.
Mr Justice Bokhary was made an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2001. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the University of Hong Kong in 2012.
Mr Justice Bokhary is an Honorary Life Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2012.