Kim J McCoyBack to Barrister search
Year of call: 2011 (New Zealand), 2016 (Hong Kong), 2012 (Niue)
Kim has a mixed criminal and civil practice and accepts instructions across all of Chamber’s practice areas. He has appeared in all levels of Hong Kong courts as a sole advocate or as a led junior. Kim has a strong interest in animal welfare as well as wildlife crime and has recently founded the Hong Kong Animal Law and Protection Organisation (“HKALPO”).
Prior to joining the Hong Kong Bar, Kim enjoyed a busy mixed practice in New Zealand. Kim joined Chambers in 2016 after completing his pupillage with Dr. Gerard McCoy S.C, Mr. Michael Arthur and Mr. Steven Kwan.
For criminal matters, Kim has experience across the full spectrum of offences, including offences of violence, drugs, dishonesty, driving, sexual offences as well as commercial crime. He is regularly instructed as sole advocate or led junior.
In his civil practice, Kim has represented clients in matters relating to contract, property, intellectual property, medico-legal cases, money lenders actions and tort. He is also often instructed to appear in interlocutory applications, including applications for and resisting injunctions.
Kim has recently has founded the Hong Kong Animal Law and Protection Organisation (www.hkalpo.com), bringing together lawyers, law students and other professional members of the community who have a shared passion for animals. HKALPO aims for its members to work together to improve the welfare and lives of animals by advocating for their interests through the legal system by securing more thorough and protective laws and better enforcement of existing animal welfare law.
Kim still holds a New Zealand practising certificate and is instructed there in both civil and criminal matters. He is able to certify true copies, witness signatures and to take an oath or affirmation in relation to New Zealand documents.
Kim speaks fluent Cantonese and English.
Direct phone number: +852 9311 8072
2015, PCLL, City University of Hong Kong
2011, LLB, University of Otago, New Zealand
2011, BA (Psychology), University of Otago, New Zealand
Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure (CCrimLP)
Scholarships, prizes & honourable mentions:
2016, Hong Kong Middle Temple Society Advocacy Scholarship
2015, Dean's Honours List (City University of Hong Kong)
Cases involved in:
Hang Seng Bank Limited & Anor v Heng Sheng Holdings Limited & Ors HCA 1519 of 2018
Represented the Defendants in a claim brought by the Plaintiff involving intellectual property and passing off.
Ng Hing Yau (on behalf of herself and all other owners) & Anor v City Noble Development Limited & Ors HCA 430 of 2017
Represented the Plaintiffs in a multi-defendant civil trial involving different tortious actions and injunctive relief in relation to a multi storied building. Involved a successfully resisting an application for strike out taken out by the 5th Defendant on the basis that the Plaintiffs could not act on behalf of all owners of the building in a representative capacity.
Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Preliminary Investigation Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong v Hospital Authority  2 HKLRD 842
Represented the Defendant where the PIC was attempting to obtain medical records of a patient without their consent. Involved complexities related to a person’s fundamental right and powers of the PIC to sanction medical practitioners. (led by Dr. Gerard McCoy SC)
Dynamic Assets Management Ltd v Choi Chau Chung by Choi Lam Hung, Guardian ad Litem HCA 1556 of 2015
Representing the Defendant in a civil claim in relation to repayment of money issued under a Loan Agreement under section 18 Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap 163) sum by the Plaintiff.
Gainfield Investment Ltd v Lam Yi Lai DCCJ 3736 2014
Represented the Defendants in an adverse possession trial. (led by Mr. Lawrence Ng.)
Global Bridge and Ors v Sun Hung Kai Financial Limited HCA 1701 of 2014
Represented the Defendants in an application for striking out of the Plaintiff’s Statement of Claim for an abuse of process.
Burberry & Anor v Cheung & Ors HCA 1103 of 2013
Successful application in application for Mareva Injunction and Norwich Pharmacal relief
Multi-Winner Investment Limited & Anor v Lau Ming Yee HCA 880/2011
Assisted in an action for libel in relation to a dispute between owners of a building in relation to method of calculating the contributions for costs of renovation works in the building.
Wong Kam Tai & Anor v Hui Hing Ming & Ors DCCJ 3716 of 2017 and DCCJ 308 of 2018
Represented Defendant in a civil case in relation to water leakage in a multi storied building which involved expert evidence in relation to the source of water, methods of water leakage testing and the plumbing system of the building.
Evelyne Ng Yan Kwong v New Zealand Trade and Enterprise & Ors DCCJ 5024 of 2017
Represented the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and other Defendants in an action brought by the Plaintiff against the Defendants in a hybrid harassment/defamation claim. Applications for strike out by the Defendants were made.
HKSAR v Khaw Kim Sun HCCC 374 of 2017
Represented Defendant in a double homicide trial which involved international expert evidence in relation to mechanical engineering and toxicology. (Led by Dr. Gerard McCoy SC.)
HKSAR v Bui Van Cuong HCCC 350 of 2017
Represented Defendant in a homicide trial. (Led by Mr. Richard Donald.)
HKSAR v Cheung Chi Tai & Ors DCCC 883 of 2016
Representing Defendant in a complicated money laundering trial involving a cross between Hong Kong and Macanese law, as well as expert forensic accounting evidence. (Led by Dr. Gerard McCoy SC and Mr. Kevin Tang.)
HKSAR v Cheung Chun Yuen, Barry DCCC 718 of 2017
Representing Defendant in a conspiracy to defraud and fraud case. (Led by Mr. Eric Kwok SC and Mr. Tony Li.)
HKSAR v Poon Lok To, Otto TMS 15101/2018
Represented Defendant in an unlawful buildings work case brought by the Buildings Department. (Led by Dr. Gerard McCoy SC)
HKSAR v Gutierrez Alvarez Keishu Mercedes CACC 320/2016
Represented the appellant in an appeal against conviction on the basis of a systemic challenge against a lack of DARTS dockside recording, as well as the principles applied in determining whether to prosecute victims of human trafficking. (Led by Mr. Robert Pang SC).
HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph & Yu Oi Kee Olivia (2016) 19 HKCFAR 619
Represented second appellant criminal appeal involving corruption and bribery as well specific sections of the Prevention Against Bribery Ordinance (Cap 201). The issues that the Court of Final Appeal had to determine related to agency, deception of the company by directors and attribution of knowledge by directors to a company (Led by Dr. Gerard McCoy SC)
HKSAR v MD Emran Hossain (2016) 19 HKCFAR 679
Represented the appellant in a quasi-criminal-public law case. This case rested heavily on the encroachment upon an appellant’s right to a fair and public hearing as well as considerations of apparent bias (Led by Dr. Gerard McCoy SC).
HKSAR v MD Emran Hossain  5 HKLRD 679
Represented the appellant in an appeal against conviction on grounds of apparent bias. (Led by Dr. Gerard McCoy SC).
Hong Kong Cases (HKC)
Dr. Gerard “Gerry” McCoy SBS QC SC (General Editor (1993 - 2006)) and Dr. Nisha Mohamed (Case Reporter) and Alfred Y F SIT 薛有輝 (Case Reporter) and Kim J McCoy (Case Reporter (2015 - present)) and Jacqueline Chan (Case Reporter) and Adrian Lo (Case Reporter) and Zoe M. McCoy (Case Reporter (2020 - present))
New Zealand Administrative Reports (NZAR)
Dr. Gerard “Gerry” McCoy SBS QC SC (General Editor (1997 - present)) and Kim J McCoy (Case Reporter) and Zoe M. McCoy (Case Reporter)
2017, The Law of Defamation, Annual CPD Fast Track Conference.