UCL Faculty of Laws


Distinguished alumnus, John Rhind, passes away

8 March 2016

The UCL Faculty of Laws was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of its distinguished alumni, the Honourable Mr Justice John James Rhind, a retired Justice of the Hong Kong High Court

John Rhind

Mr Rhind was born in Farnborough. He received his LLB from UCL Laws in 1957 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1961. In 1965, he emigrated to Hong Kong which became his home and where he made a very successful career in the Hong Kong judiciary, first as a magistrate, then as District Judge in 1976 and as a High Court Judge in 1990, until his retirement in 1995.

In a press release, the Chief Justice of Hong Kong said that Mr Rhind was ‘one of Hong Kong’s best judges, possessing a fine legal mind and capable of handling the most complex of cases’.

Mr Rhind was a long-standing friend of the UCL Hong Kong community. For many years, he served as Vice Chairman of the UCL Hong Kong Club and until his death he was a Governor of the UCL Scholarship Hong Kong Foundation.