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Albert N.B. Wong

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Year of call: 2013 (Hong Kong)

Albert has appeared in the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, and the Court of Final Appeal in Judicial Review applications for Applicants and Respondents.  He also has experience in matters relating to extradition, restraint orders, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, and contempt of court.  He has appeared for both the prosecution and defence in criminal jury trials.

Albert was educated at Winchester College and went on to read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford (St. Peter’s College).  Before practising as a barrister, he worked as a journalist covering law and politics in Hong Kong.

 

Legal Qualifications:

2012, PCLL, The University of Hong Kong
2011, LLB, Manchester Metropolitan University
2010, G.D.E.H.K.L (“C.P.E.” of England and Wales), Manchester Metropolitan University and HKU SPACE

Academic Qualifications:

2005, Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), The University of Hong Kong (Masters in Journalism), Distinction
2004, Bachelor of Arts, 2:1 (English Language and Literature) University of Oxford, (St. Peter’s College)
2001, Tsinghua University, Beijing (Chinese as a Foreign Language Course)

Memberships:

2009 – 2011, Member of the Executive Committee, Hong Kong Journalists Association

Scholarships, prizes & honourable mentions:

2012, Best Mooter; 1st Counsel of Winning Team, 10th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot.
2009, Best English News Writing, The Hong Kong News Awards.
2009, Special Merit (Features), The 14th Annual Human Rights Press Awards.
2007, Honourable Mention, Public Service Journalism, The Society of Publishers in Asia 2007 Awards for Editorial Excellence.

Languages spoken:

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French

Cases involved in:

Hong Kong Journalists Association (“HKJA”) v Commissioner of Police and Secretary for Justice HCAL 2915/2019
Albert N.B. Wong is currently acting for the HKJA challenging the actions of the Police regarding the treatment of journalists during the recent protests, namely:

(1) The failure of the HKPF to facilitate, and not to hinder, lawful journalistic activities in the course of Public Order Events (POEs) on and after 12 June 2019, and the failure of the Commissioner to address a catalogue of operational deficiencies in that connection (Decision 1);
(2) The failure of the Commissioner to require or ensure that all uniformed police officers, and plainclothes police officers exercising any public power, wear clearly visible individual identification in the course of POEs on and after 12 June 2019 (Decision 2); and
(3) The failure of the Government of the HKSAR to make available an independent mechanism for the purposes of investigation of complaints of ill-treatment by police officers (Decision 3).

The hearing in relation to Decision 1 will be heard on 13-14 February 2020.  The hearing in relation to Decisions 2 and 3 will be heard on 27 and 30 March 2020.

HKSAR v Tai Yiu Ting; Chan Kin Man; Chu Yiu Ting & ors CACC 128/2019
Dr Gerard McCoy QC SC and Albert N.B. Wong are representing Chan Kin Man and Reverend Chu Yiu Ting in their appeal for their respective roles in the “Occupy Movement” in 2014.  The appeal will be heard on 24 -26 February 2020.

Lee Wing Ho v A Magistrate, Another Magistrate and Commissioner of Police HCAL 132/2020
Dr Gerard McCoy QC SC and Albert N.B. Wong are representing the Applicant challenging the obtaining of a ‘bulk warrant’ singularly granting limitless access to all the digital contents stored in over 50 electronic devices which were seized and taken to 22/F of Police Headquarters. 

Re: X STMP 987/2019
Albert N.B. Wong represented the Applicant successfully setting aside a warrant before the same Magistrate who had originally granted it ex parte, authorising the search and seizure of the Applicant’s medical records.

Re Clare Montgomery QC [2019] HKCFI 727

HKSAR v Tai Yiu Ting, Chan Kin Man, Chu Yiu Ming & Ors [2019] HKDC 450

Interush Ltd & Anor v The Commissioner of Police & Ors [2019] HKCA 70, [2019] 1 HKLRD 892

Ho Kar Hei v Director of Information Services [2018] HKCFI 2517

S v Torture Claims Appeal Board / Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office [2018] HKCFI 152

MP v Torture Claims Appeal Board / Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office [2018] HKCFI 151

M v Torture Claims Appeal Board / Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office [2018] HKCFI 24, [2018] 3 HKC 497

The IMC of S.K.H. Tsing Yi Estate Ho Chak Wan Primary School and Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Administrative Appeal No. 4/2017

Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2017] 5 HKLRD 589

Secretary for Justice v Cheng Kam Mun (No.3) [2017] 2 HKLRD 768

Secretary for Justice v Cheung Kai Yin (No.2) [2016] 5 HKLRD 370

Secretary for Justice v Cheung Kai Yin (No.1) [2016] 4 HKLRD 367

Secretary for Justice v Li Pang Kay & Another [2016] 2 HKLRD 882

HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph (2016) 19 HKCFAR 619

HKSAR v MD Emran Hossain (2016) 19 HKCFAR 679

HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph [2016] 1 HKLRD 378 (CA)

Dr U v The Preliminary Investigation Committee of The Medical Council of Hong Kong & Another [2016] 4 HKLRD 21

Secretary for Justice v Chau Wan Ying & Others [2016] 2 HKLRD 434

Secretary for Justice v Cheung Kim Hung & Apple Daily Ltd [2016] 2 HKLRD 882

Secretary for Justice v Cheng Kam Mun & ors [2015] 5 HKLRD 41

Interush Limited v The Commissioner of Police [2015] 4 HKLRD 706

A Solicitor v Law Society of Hong Kong (20/2014) [2015] 2 HKLRD 802

A v The Securities and Futures Commission [2015] 1 HKLRD 47

Re Kim Dotcom and Others HCMP 116/2012 (04/12/2014)

T v Commissioner of Police (2014) 17 HKCFAR 593

T v Commissioner of Police (CA) [2013] 4 HKLRD 384

Dr Q v Health Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong [2013] 5 HKC 469

 

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