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The Legislative Council Building ( , former 立法局大樓)of Hong Kongmarker, also called the Former Supreme Court Building (前最高法院大樓), was the home of the former Supreme Court until 1985, when it was renamed and became home to the Legislative Council of Hong Kongmarker. It is located in Centralmarker Hong Kong, along the eastern side of Statue Square, directly west of Chater Garden.

The Supreme Court of Hong Kong was moved to the Supreme Court Building, Hong Kong after 1985 and remained there until 1997. It is now renamed the High Court Building.

The building was designed by Sir Aston Webb, the British architect responsible for the eastern façade of Buckingham Palacemarker and the Cromwell Road frontage of the Victoria and Albert Museummarker in Londonmarker.

It was built on reclaimed land, and opened on 15 January 1912. The two-storey granite building is neo-classical in style supported by Ionic columns. It is surmounted by a blind-folded statue of Justice, represented by the Roman goddess Iustitia. This statue is a replica of the one erected on the Old Baileymarker of London.

In 1978, this building was severely affected by the construction of MTR; therefore, it had to undergo some restoration afterwards.

The Exterior of the Old Supreme Court is one of the 92 declared monuments of Hong Kong.

For a time in the 1980s, the Supreme Court was moved to the Former French Mission Buildingmarker, which was then used by the Victoriamarker District Courtmarker.

Previous homes of the Legislative Council

Before 1985, the Legco met at other locations:



Prior to the handover in 1997, the Provisional Legislative Council was executing work to setup the post handover legislature. It met in Shenzhenmarker, Guangzhoumarker, Chinamarker from 1996 to 1997 at the Shenzhen Guesthouse Hotel.

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