Mental illness encompasses a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect mood, thinking and behavior. With respect to criminal trials, mental illness potentially impacts a defendant’s competency with respect to many aspects of the trial. This seminar examines both the issue of competence and the insanity defense in criminal trials in Hong Kong.
Honic Ip is a practicing Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator. He is MBPsS and HKMAAL accredited as a general and family mediator, is a Professional Victim-Offender Mediator, and is a FCIArb, FCILT and FCIM. He received a BBA in Marketing from CUHK, a BA in Applied Psychology from Poly University, an LLB from the University of London and his PCLL from City University of Hong Kong. He is an experienced lecturer, with experience lecturing at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, RMIT University (Australia) and City University of Hong Kong.