The Judiciary today (July 27) announced the appointment of the Honourable Mr Justice Kevin Paul Zervos, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court, as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court. The appointment will take effect from July 30, 2018.
The appointment is made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission.
The biographical note of the Honourable Mr Justice Zervos is as follows:
Mr Justice Zervos was born in 1953 in Australia. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Science (Psychology) and an LL.B. from Monash University, Australia, in 1975 and 1977 respectively. He further obtained a Master of Laws (Human Rights) degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2009. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, in 1978. He was registered as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia in 1983, and was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 1991. He was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 2001 and appointed as Senior Counsel in 2003. He joined the then Attorney General's Chambers as Crown Counsel in 1992. He was then promoted to Senior Crown Counsel in 1993, to Deputy Principal Government Counsel in 1999, and to Principal Government Counsel in 2008. He took up the post of Director of Public Prosecutions in 2011. He was appointed as Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in September 2013.
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