The Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination (OLQE) Preparatory Courses 2009
His Honour Judge Tallentire
District Judge, District Court
Judge Tallentire obtained his B.A. (Hons) degree in Law at the University of Nottingham in 1972, and was admitted as a solicitor in 1975.
From 1972 to 1977, Judge Tallentire was a Court Clerk and Solicitor Court Clerk in Nottingham City Magistrates Court. During the period between 1977 and 1980, he was a Deputy Clerk to the Justices, Worksop and East Retford in Nottinghamshire. Then from 1980 to 1988, he was a Clerk to the Justices, Barrow-in-Furness, Lonsdale North of the Sands, and Millom, Cumbria. In his final post in the U.K., he was a Training Officer for staff and Magistrates.
Between 1988 and 1997, Judge Tallentire was a magistrate in Hong Kong. From 1997 until present, he is a principal Magistrate. He has sat on numerous committees of the Judiciary and has on two occasions acted as Chief Magistrate. Since 1993, he has regularly acted as a District Judge and was appointed as District Judge in September 2009.
Since coming to Hong Kong, Judge Tallentire has regularly taught at the University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, and SPACE. He is a professional mentor for the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition, he has participated in the Judiciary's in-house training programmes, he has also judged various moots and taught on the CPD programmes.
His legal publications include: Hong Kong Archbold 2004 (as a supervising editor) and a section of 'Court in Time'.