I have been a lawyer for almost 20 years, first as a solicitor and now a barrister.
I have a busy civil practice covering general commercial litigation, contractual and transactional disputes, corporate insolvencies and restructuring cases, shareholder disputes, and contentious probate actions. I also maintain an active portfolio in other areas including claims in tort, bankruptcy, employment disputes, intellectual property, shipping, personal injuries claims, and professional disciplinary proceedings.
I frequently act in cases requiring an urgent freezing order over bank accounts, often where money has been misappropriated by international syndicates. These freezing orders may be coupled with disclosure orders against the defendants as well as their bankers. An example was the case of Anello Asset Management LLP v General Trading Credit Carbon (HCA 208/2013), where I acted for a UK plaintiff against a Greek defendant and its Hong Kong bankers.
Most of my court work is done in the High Court, but I also represent clients before the District Court as well as specialist tribunals like the Trade Marks Registry, the Copyright Tribunal and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. For example, I represented TVB before the Copyright Tribunal in Television Broadcasts Ltd v Warner Music Hong Kong Ltd & others (CT 2, 3 & 4 of 2009). Apart from court appearances, I also act for clients in arbitration proceedings as well.
I often advise on and act in the liquidation or restructuring of companies and corporate groups. These have included several large public companies like Ocean Grand Holdings Ltd, 3D-Gold Jewellery Holdings Ltd, FU JI Food and Catering Services Holdings Limited, and Starlight International Holdings Ltd (now known as Shihua Development Company Ltd), all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. I also acted in the liquidation of Tai Lin Radio Service Ltd, a well known local electronic goods retail chain.
Prior to joining the Bar, I was a litigation solicitor with the Dispute Resolution Group of international law firm Baker & McKenzie (now Baker McKenzie), where I handled a large number of complex commercial disputes, insolvency actions, arbitrations, and securities and regulatory investigations.
I am on the Legal Aid Department's panel of barristers for professional negligence cases, labour/employment disputes, contractual disputes, commercial litigation, corporate winding up, and personal bankruptcy actions. I am also on the Department of Justice’s panel of external barristers for civil cases involving the Hong Kong Government.
From 2011-2016, I taught Civil Litigation part-time as a Lecturer (Non-Clinical) with the University of Hong Kong's Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) program, and in 2013 I taught its Professional Practice & Management course as well.
In 2021, I was mentioned in the Legal 500 (Hong Kong Bar - Commercial Disputes) as, “A calm and collected barrister with an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge and a keenly analytical mind. User-friendly and helpful.”