Seminar on Urban Tree Management- From the Legal Point of View by Ms. Cherry Hui, Barrister-at-Law, Former Deputy Magistrate (27 Feb 2017)

Date of Seminar:

27 Feb 2017

Time: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. ; 4: 30p.m.-4:45 p.m. : Q&A

Target Audiences: Arborists, tree management professionals, policy makers, contractors, facility management professionals and any people who care about the trees in the urban environment.


There is so much effort put into increasing the trees coverage in the urban environment to improve the urban living conditions of this densely populated city. Ways of protecting the beautiful trees include proper urban tree management strategy and policy. This seminar will look at the criminal liability of illegal tree felling, examine and identify the facts to determine whether the defence of excuse is genuine and reasonable. The Speaker, Ms. Cherry Hui, who is a practicing Barrister-at-Law and Former Deputy Magistrate, will make reference to the most recent precedent case in which she acted as the prosecuting counsel, a sentence of imprisonment and a fine was imposed by the Deputy Magistrate. Policy makers and tree management professionals will benefit after attending the seminar.


Ms. Cherry Hui

Former Deputy Magistrate


Professional Experience

Cherry has been practicing in the legal professional for over 15 years. She has taught Company Law, Commercial Law, Land Law, Legal Issues in Nursing, Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy at different universities and institutions. She is a highly sought after speaker on different legal issues at events and as a speaker in criminal procedure. Cherry was appointed as a Deputy Special Magistrate in 2008 and became a Deputy Magistrate in 2011.  Cherry successfully handled thousands of court cases as a Deputy Judicial Officer until she finished that appointment in November 2014 and resumed her practice.

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