Kirsteen J. Lau

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Year of call: 2003 (England and Wales), 2004 (Hong Kong)

Kirsteen has a general civil and criminal practice with specialisms in public, constitutional and administrative law. She has particular expertise in non-refoulement law, appearing regularly before the Torture Claims Appeal Board and the courts in Judicial Review proceedings and is the author of the only publication on non-refoulement law in Hong Kong.

Kirsteen has conducted training for professionals in this area and has also advised the government with regard to a range of constitutional and human rights issues as a member of the Bar Association’s Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee. She also has experience in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and appears regularly before the criminal courts.

Legal Qualifications:

2003, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills, City University, London


Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights
Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Committee for Equality and Diversity

Scholarships, prizes & honourable mentions:

LLM International Law & International Relations with Distinction (2001)

Languages spoken:

English, Cantonese

Cases involved in:

HKSAR v Osman Goni & Ors HCMA 745/2012

Solicitor (24/07) v Law Society of Hong Kong [2008] 2 HKLRD 576

Dairy Farm Co Ltd v Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene CACV 283/2004

Hong Kong Basic Law Handbook

Kirsteen J. Lau (Contributor)


Non-Refoulement Law in Hong Kong

Kirsteen J. Lau (Author)


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