The Loss of Sir Oswald Cheung, SC

The Hong Kong Bar Association is sad to announce that its most senior member, Sir Oswald Cheung SC passed away on 10th December 2003.

Sir Oswald had a long and distinguished career at the Bar. He was called to the Bar in England by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1951. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1965. He served as the Hon Secretary of the Bar in 1952 and was Chairman of the Bar in 1966. He was a bencher of the Lincoln's Inn since 1987 and was made life member of the Hong Kong Bar Association in 1996.

Sir Oswald also had a long record of public service during the Hong Kong war years. He served on numerous Government Boards and Committees. He was a member of the Legislative Council from 1970 to 1981 and the Executive Council from 1974 to 1986. He was knighted in 1987.

His contribution to the Bar and to Hong Kong will be remembered by all.

A memorial service for Sir Oswald will be held at the St. John's Cathedral on Friday, 19th December 2003 at 12:00 noon.

Hong Kong Bar Association
11 December 2003