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Griffith H.F. Cheng

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Year of call: 2020 (Hong Kong)

Griffith is developing a broad practice and has experience in both civil and criminal matters. He is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin and is capable of accepting instructions on written and advocacy work.

Griffith joined Gilt Chambers after completing his pupillage with Ms Yvonne Fong, Mr Alan Ng, Mr Martin Ho, Mr Mike Lui and Mr Martin Hui SC (on extension).

After obtaining his LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong, Griffith then pursued an LLM at the London School of Economics, specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law. During his tertiary years, Griffith worked as a research assistant in the areas of Medical Law and Public and Human Rights Law. He has also published journal articles spanning across Competition Law, Medical Law, Judicial Review, Privacy Rights and Civil Procedure.

Prior to joining the Bar, Griffith was a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Final Appeal from 2018 to 2019, where he assisted judges in drafting and research tasks for substantive appeals, leave applications and other engagements.

Griffith is capable of undertaking written and advocacy work in both English and Chinese. He is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Legal Qualifications:

2018, LLM, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

2017, PCLL, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

2016, LLB, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Scholarships, prizes & honourable mentions:

(Selected)

2017 - 2018, Insolvency Law: Principles, Rescue and Reconstruction Processes, Top of the Class

2017 - 2018, Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot, 8 New Square Best Written Submissions; Herbert Smith Freehills 2nd Best Mooter; Preliminary Rounds Top Team; Team Quarter-Finalist

2017 - 2018, Atkin Chambers' Commercial Law Moot, Finalist

2017 - 2018, Ambassadors' Moot, Champion

2017 - 2018, ELSA Amicus Essay Prize (UK and Ireland), High Commendation

2016 - 2017, 6th Hong Kong Human Rights Moot, Team Champion, Best Skeleton, Best Oralist

2015 - 2016, C. H. Leong Prize in Medico-Legal Issues

2013 - 2014, Deans List

2013 - 2014, Haldanes' Criminal Law Mooting Competition, Finalist

2013 - 2014, Talent Development Scholarship

2013 - 2014, HKSARG Reaching Out Award

Languages spoken:

Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Cases involved in:

Ah-Fat Jean Max v Xian Corp Limited (HCLA 11/2019) (Led by Mr Mike Lui)

“A Curious Case of HK Judicial Review on Appeal Procedures, One Too Many?” (2017) Nottingham Law Journal Vol 26 115-119

Griffith H.F. Cheng (Author)

2017

“An Economic Perspective on the Inherent Plausibility and Frequency of Predatory Pricing: The Case for More Aggressive Regulation” European Competition Journal (2020), DOI: 10.1080/17441056.2020.1770478

Griffith H.F. Cheng (Author)

2020

“Excessive Stay Applications in Litigating Experimental Treatment Decisions: The Case of Charlie Gard” (2019) McGill Journal of Law and Health Vol 12(2) 247

Griffith H.F. Cheng (Author)

2019

“Legal Developments on the Right to be Forgotten – Is the Time Ripe for Hong Kong?” (2017) Hong Kong Law Journal Vol 47 847-870

Griffith H.F. Cheng (Author)

2017

“Unravelling Gagging Orders: A Step in the Right Direction” (2018) Civil Justice Quarterly Vol 37 20-30

Griffith H.F. Cheng (Author)

2018

Centre for Comparative and Public Law Human Rights Bulletin, Volume 4 Issue 2 & Volume 5 Issue 1

Griffith H.F. Cheng (Contributor)

2016 - 2017

Centre for Comparative and Public Law Newsletter January – July 2016

Griffith H.F. Cheng (Student Editor)

2016

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