Hong Kong Law Society councillor known for liberal approach quits role a year early ‘to spend quality time with family’

A legal scholar known for his liberal stance has resigned from the governing council of the Law Society, Hong Kong’s biggest lawyers group.Eric Cheung Tat-ming, who was elected in 2018, revealed his decision to step down on his Facebook page on Monday evening. His resignation came a week after three candidates backed by liberal voters in the council’s election this year lost by a wide margin to a rival group of five, who placed emphasis on putting professional interests first.Another candidate…