Dr. Stephen Thomson
LL.B. (Hons.) (First Class), LL.M. (Res.) (by Thesis), Dip.L.P., Ph.D. (Edinburgh)
Dr. Stephen Thomson is an Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong, where he is also Director of the JSD and PhD Programmes. He is a Legal Adviser to the Ombudsman of Hong Kong, a member of the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, and an examiner on the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination. He was also a Herbert Smith Freehills Visitor at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Thomson is the author of two books. The Nobile Officium is the leading authority on the nobile officium of the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary. It carries a foreword by Lord Hope of Craighead (first Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court), and has been positively cited by the Inner House of the Court of Session and the Scottish Land Court. Administrative Law in Hong Kong, published by Cambridge University Press, is the leading work on administrative law in Hong Kong, and carries a foreword by Hon. Andrew Li (first Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal).
He is also co-editing a second edition of Clyde & Edwards on Judicial Review, the leading authority on judicial review in Scotland, and is joint author of a new Administrative Law Reissue in The Laws of Scotland: The Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, both with Denis Edwards. In addition, he is the Rapporteur for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on the Lex Atlas: Covid-19 project run by University College London, King's College London, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and Oxford University Press.
Dr. Thomson's work is also published in leading journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Public Law, Melbourne University Law Review, Civil Justice Quarterly and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law. Additionally, he has advised public bodies and private clients in both the UK and Hong Kong.