Lau Wan Ching 劉韻清

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Year of call: 2007 (Hong Kong)

Lau Wan-ching’s areas of practices cover criminal and civil litigation, as well as various tribunals and boards cases. She is also an accredited mediator, mediated cases involving building management, landlord and tenant, commercial, family and employment disputes etc.

Ms. Lau Wan-ching was called to the Bar of Hong Kong in 2007. She was also qualified as accredited mediator and started her private practice for mediation since 2011. In addition, Ms. Lau is appointed and currently served as Chairman/ Adjudicator/ Members in public service, legal and mediation area including the statutory appeal panel and disciplinary panel in Hong Kong.

As a barrister-at-law, Ms. Lau’s areas of specialization (civil practice) in her legal profession include family, broadcasting and media, company, contracts, land and property, personal injury, mediation, mental health, sale of goods etc. She is also experienced in conducting criminal litigation (criminal practice), acting for prosecution as counsel on fiat or acting as defence counsel to defend/appeal in criminal cases (including criminal, traffic and departmental summons).

Before switching her career and joined the legal profession, Ms. Lau worked as senior journalist and news anchor in several well-known local broadcasting media in Hong Kong for more than a decade including News and Information Services Division of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), News Channel of Cable TV, also News Department of Asia Television. Therefore, she also equips with strong background in media law including libel/defamation, privacy, reputation risk and access to information.

During her professional practice, Ms. Lau also engages as part-time lecturer or guest speaker in the local universities in Hong Kong, teaching commercial law, medical law and media law. She also delivers lectures for CPD/ training courses in regard to legal issues related to building management and landlord and tenant, social media, copyright, competition law and Trade Description Ordinance, criminal law (including road traffic) etc.

Legal Qualifications:

2006, PCLL, the University of Hong Kong

Accredited General Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited

Academic Qualifications:

2001, Master Degree of Business Administration University of Warwick, UK

2000, Master Degree of Public Administration The University of Hong Kong

Judicial/Statutory Body or Other Appointments:

2018-2024, Chairman of HKSAR Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel

2020-2023, Member of HKSAR Inland Revenue Board of Review Panel

2018-2024, Member of the Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

2018-2024, Member of HKSAR Appeal Panel (Housing)

2016-2022, Adjudicator of HKSAR Registration of Persons Tribunal

2018-2022, Member of HKSAR Liquor Licensing Board

2017-2023, Member of Hong Kong War Memorial Pensions Appeal Board

2013-2022, Adjudicator of HKSAR Obscene and Indecent Articles

Languages spoken:

Cantonese, Putonghua, English

Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (Cap 59), 1st issue, LexisNexis, Hong Kong

Lau Wan Ching 劉韻清 (Co-author)

2020 - 2021

Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap 374), 1st issue, LexisNexis, Hong Kong

Lau Wan Ching 劉韻清 (Co-author)

2020 - 2021

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