Let's Advance Program Judging Panel

Grenville I Cross SBS, QC, SC

Grenville Cross SBS, QC, SC is the Vice Chairman (Senate) of the International Association of Prosecutors, and chairs the Association’s Standing Committee on Prosecutors in Difficulty. A career prosecutor, he served as Director of Public Prosecutions from 1997 to 2009. Mr Cross was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1974, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, becoming Senior Counsel in 1997. He is Honorary Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, and Visiting Professor of Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan. Mr Cross is the Sentencing Editor of Hong Kong Cases and of Archbold Hong Kong. He is the Patron of Against Child Abuse, and Honorary Consultant to the Child Protection Institute. In 2010, Mr Cross was awarded the Certificate of Merit of the International Association of Prosecutors, for services to international prosecutions.

Andrew Bruce SC

Andrew Bruce, SC has been a barrister in private practice in Hong Kong since 2001. From 1982 to 2001 he was a prosecutor with the Hong Kong's Department of Justice. Prior to that from 1977 to 1982 he was in private practice in Adelaide in Australia as a Barrister and Solicitor. He was a member of the Bar Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association between 2002 and 2006, including as vice-chairman of the Council. Andrew is the author either in his own right or with others of Bruce & McCoy Criminal Evidence in Hong Kong (loose-leaf service) and Criminal Procedure: Trial on Indictment (loose-leaf service). He is also the editor of the forthcoming 4th Edition of Bribery and Corruption Law in Hong Kong. He sits from time to time as a Deputy Judge of the High Court.

Dr. P.Y. Lo

Dr. P. Y. Lo is a barrister who has been in private practice in Hong Kong for 25 years. He graduated in 1991 with an LLB degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Hong Kong in 2012. He is the current General Editor of Hong Kong Cases, an updating editor of Hong Kong Civil Practice Practice and a contributor to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong. He has published on the Hong Kong Basic Law, the HKSAR courts, Hong Kong public law, and Hong Kong competition law in books and journals published in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. His most recent publication with LexisNexis is the Hong Kong District Court Practice (4th Edition). He is working on a new edition of the Hong Kong Basic Law.