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JCA 2017 Justice Voices

Dennis Kwok

MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER OF CIVIC PARTY, CONVENOR OF THE PROFESSIONALS GUILD

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Dennis Kwok is a member of the Legislative Council representing the legal profession in Hong Kong. He was elected in 2012 and then re-elected in 2016. He is currently the Executive Committee Member (Party Development) of Civic Party and the Convenor of The Professionals Guild.

Dennis is a founding member of Civic Party, The Professional Commons (a think-tank on public policies) and the Professionals Guild (an alliance formed among functional constituency members in the Legislative Council). He was also a non-executive director (non-official) of the Urban Renewal Authority and a director on the board of the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group. He is currently serving as a member of the Housing Authority, director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and member of China Practice Development Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

In 2006, Dennis was elected as an Election Committee Member for the legal subsector, and was re-elected in 2011. He graduated from King's College London in 1999 where he received his LLB. Dennis was admitted as a solicitor in the High Court of Hong Kong in 2002 and to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2003. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2006. He trained and worked as a solicitor at the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for 5 years. His current practice as a barrister focuses on civil cases, international arbitration and judicial review.