16 relations: Attorney general, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong, Court of Chancery, Devon, George Phillippo, Habeas corpus, Inner Temple, John Peter De Gex, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Julian Pauncefote, 1st Baron Pauncefote, Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Manchester, Nicholas John Hannen, Secretary for Justice (Hong Kong), St. John's Cathedral (Hong Kong), William Henry Adams.
In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General (sometimes abbreviated as AG) or Attorney-General (plural: Attorneys General (traditional) or Attorney Generals) is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions, they may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally.
The Chief Justice of Hong Kong or erroneously Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong (later 首席大法官) was the most senior judge in the court system in Hong Kong until 1997.
The Court of Chancery was a court of equity in England and Wales that followed a set of loose rules to avoid the slow pace of change and possible harshness (or "inequity") of the common law.
Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.
Sir George Phillippo (1833 – 16 February 1914) was Chief Justice of Hong Kong in the late 19th century.
Habeas corpus (Medieval Latin meaning literally "that you have the body") is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful.
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, commonly known as Inner Temple, is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London.
Sir John Peter De Gex (1809–1887) was an English barrister and law reporter.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) is the highest court of appeal for certain British territories and Commonwealth countries.
Julian Pauncefote, 1st Baron Pauncefote (13 September 1828 – 24 May 1902), known as Sir Julian Pauncefote between 1874 and 1899, was a British barrister, judge and diplomat.
The Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (LegCo) is the unicameral parliamentary legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Sir Nicholas Hannen (24 August 1842 – 27 April 1900) was a British barrister, diplomat and judge who served in China and Japan.
The Secretary for Justice is the head of the Hong Kong Department of Justice, the chief legal advisor to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and the chief law enforcement officer of the Government of Hong Kong.
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Evangelist is the oldest Anglican church in the Far East.
William Henry Adams (1809 – 29 August 1865) was a British politician (Conservative Party), lawyer and colonial judge.