In Memory of Mr Patrick Shuk-siu Yu


We are sad to share news of the passing of Mr Patrick Yu, the first Chinese to be appointed Crown Counsel in Hong Kong and who helped to establish HKU Faculty of Law. After early education at Wah Yan College, Mr Yu went to the University of Hong Kong on a scholarship and earned a wartime degree. Awarded a Victory scholarship, he attended Merton College, Oxford, in the post-war years, qualifying for the Bar in 1950. He was appointed the first Chinese Crown Counsel in 1951, and resigned in protest at the unequal terms of service conditions a year later. His subsequent successes in the field of criminal law have made him a leading light of Hong Kong’s legal profession. His publications include A Seventh Child and the Law (與法有緣) and Tales from No. 9 Ice House Street (法訟趣聞).

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