Barristers

Year of call: 2013 (Hong Kong)

Denise has experience in both civil and criminal matters and accepts instructions in a wide range of practice areas.

Denise has a broad civil practice with a particular emphasis in public law and judicial review involving immigration, asylum and refugees. She also accepts instructions in cases involving contract, personal injuries, land and property, employment, intellectual property and discrimination.

Denise has experience in criminal trials and appeals. She has appeared for both prosecution and defence in criminal matters.

Legal Qualifications:

2012, PCLL, The University of Hong Kong
2011, LLB, The University of Hong Kong

Languages spoken:

English, Cantonese

Cases involved in:

ON v Torture Claims Appeal Board/Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office HCAL 663/2017
Appeared for the Applicant in a judicial review against the refusal of his claims for non-refoulement protection, in a case involving return to a jurisdiction where homosexuality is criminalised.

X v Melvyn Kai Fan Lai [2019] HKDC 122
Appeared on behalf of the Claimant in resisting an order for costs following proceedings under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Cap 480

HKSAR v Liang Yaoqiang (2017) 20 HKCFAR 1
Appeared for the Appellant in an appeal to the Court of Final Appeal against a conviction for murder, in a case involving the defence of provocation.

ChanTsui Yan v Social Workers Registration Board HCAL 63/2017
Appeared for the Respondent, the Social Workers Registration Board, in a judicial review concerning its conduct of disciplinary proceedings.

ER v Li Kwok Chang Lawrence [2018] 1 HKLRD 1104
Appeared for the Claimant in a costs application by the Respondent, following a discontinued equal opportunity action under the disability discrimination ordinance (Cap. 487)

Lam San Keung v Beauti-rich International Enterprise Ltd HCA 2390/2012
Appeared for the Defendant in an action involving an agreement for sale and purchase, where the vendor alleged to be suffering from mental incapacity when executing the agreement.

Law Chi Yuen v Secretary for Education [2016] 5 HKLRD 302
Appeared on behalf of the Equal Opportunities Commission, intervening as amicus curiae, in a judicial review concerning a decision alleged to amount to to disability discrimination under the disability discrimination ordinance (Cap. 487)

Francis v Hospital Authority [2016] 1 HKLRD 885
Appeared for the Respondent, the Hospital Authority, in an application for habeas corpus.

Secretary for Justice v Li Pang Kay [2016] 2 HKLRD 882
Appeared for defendant publications in a case involving contempt of court.

Drs. F, G and H v Education and Accreditation Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong & Anor. (CACV 274/ 2015, HCAL 26 & 55/2014)
Appeared for the Applicant in a judicial review against decisions of Education and Accreditation Committee of the Medical Council and the Medical Council, concerning their removal of medical practitioners from the Specialist Register as a result of disciplinary inquiries conducted pursuant to the Medical Registration Ordinance (Cap. 161).

Singh Arjun v Secretary for Justice (on behalf of the Commissioner of Police) (DCEO 9/2011)
Appeared on behalf of the Equal Opportunities Commission, intervening as amicus curiae, in a race discrimination claim against the police for a failure to provide non-discriminatory policing services. The case involves an interpretation of the Race Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 602).

HKSAR v Chow Chi Wai & Anor (HCCC 458/2013)
Appeared for the Prosecution in the criminal prosecution of the coxswains of two vessels involved in a collision near Lamma Island, for multiple counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and endangering safety at sea contrary to s.72 of the Shipping and Port Control Ordinance (Cap. 313).

The Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Crimes Ordinance, Cap 200

Denise Souza (Editor of Updates)

2020

The Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Homicide Ordinance, Cap 339

Denise Souza (Editor of Updates)

2020

The Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Race Discrimination Ordinance, Cap 602

Denise Souza (Editor of Updates)

2020

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