Margaret Ng is a barrister in private practice, having been called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1988. She received her law degree from the University of Cambridge and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong. She holds a doctorate in philosophy from Boston University. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Hong Kong.
She was formerly a Member of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR representing the Legal Functional Constituency. First elected in 1995, she stepped down in 2012, after serving the public for 17 years as a legislator. She has a long list of past service in public committees including the Central Policy Unit (1989 – 90) and the Operation Review Committee of the ICAC (1999 – 2004).
She is also a noted commentator and writer in both English and Chinese. She was appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Ming Pao Daily news from 1986 – 1987, and its Publisher in 1988 – 1990. She is the author of more than 12 Chinese titles.