Latest issue (2022) of the Defamation Ordinance (Cap. 21) in the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong, Griffith Cheng
- Chambers News
- 6 January 2023
Michelle joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Mr. John Marray, Mr. Jon Wong, Mr. Kenneth Lam and Ms. Emily Cheung. Prior to joining the Bar, Michelle has worked a few years in both local and International law firms as a paralegal. She has experience in intellectual property, matrimonial, IPO, personal injury, bankruptcy, construction and infrastructure matters. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Hannah obtained her LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong. She joined Gilt Chambers in 2022. She had served marshalship to G Lam J (as the Hon Mr. Justice Lam JA then was) and will be serving marshalship to the Hon Mr. Justice Zervos JA at the early stage of her practice. Hannah had appeared as a sole advocate at the District Court and as a led junior during pupillage and limited practice. During her studies, she worked part-time at the HKU Clinical Legal Education Office and had experiences working with various silks, law firms, the Legal Aid Department and the Duty Lawyer Service. She also assisted in offering pro bono legal services in cases of diverse nature ranging from general civil to criminal appeal to the Court of Final Appeal. She is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.
Many congratulations to Stephen Kai-yi Wong 黃繼兒 who has recently been appointed as:
- Director, Hong Kong Genome Institute
- Chairman, Council of ESG Standard Committee
- Expert, Governance by Law Compliance Commission, Bureau of Justice, Shenzhen Municipal Government
- Expert, Asian Financial Cooperation Association FinTech Committee
- Hon Adviser, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Natasha joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Mr. Jat Sew Tong S.C., Mr. Paul C. L. Leung, Ms. Ann Lui and Mr. Au Lut Chi. Before joining the bar, Natasha read law at the University of Warwick. She then pursued an LLM at the University of Hong Kong, specialising in Chinese Law of the PRC. Natasha is capable of undertaking written and advocacy work in both English and Chinese. She is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.
Kyra joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Mr. Paul C.L. Leung, Mr. Enzo W.H. Chow, Mr. Derek T.L. Hu, and Mr. Au Lut Chi. She is developing a broad civil and criminal practice with emphasis on contentious probate, matrimonial and commercial matters. She is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
- Chambers News
- 23 September 2022
We are happy to announce that Adrian Lo has been appointed by the Film Censorship Authority to serve as a member of the Panel of Advisers (Film Censorship) for the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
The Panel of Advisers is established under the Film Censorship Ordinance (Cap.392). Members of the Panel of Advisers provide their views on the classification of films to assist censors in making classification decisions.
Dr Christopher To authored/annotated books about the law and practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Hong Kong
- Chambers News
- 15 September 2022
Dr Christopher To co-authored the latest edition (August 2022) of Mediation in Hong Kong: Law & Practice published by Wolters Kluwer, sharing his insights from a practitioner’s perspective on the law, practice and developments of mediation in Hong Kong SAR.
Dr To also co-annotated the latest issue (August 2022) of the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap.609) in the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong published by LexisNexis, Butterworths.
Dr To has very kindly donated a copy of the books to the Chambers library.
Dr To is a recognised authority on ADR techniques and has represented clients in arbitrations, adjudications, mediations, commission on inquiry and court litigation.
On 30 June 2022, the High Court handed down its reasons for judgment in Lau Tung Hoi Kent v Lau Tung Kuen  HKCFI 1921. Au Lut Chi and Griffith Cheng represented the Plaintiff. They removed the Defendant as executor of the estate in question. The Plaintiff is the younger brother of the Defendant and a beneficiary of the estate under Will.
Gilt Chambers is currently inviting tenancy applications from motivated and talented barristers at all levels of call.
The high degree of collegiality and diversity of practice areas and interests among members of Gilt Chambers foster innovation and facilitate members to provide high quality legal works to clients. This offers an ideal environment for both established practitioners and juniors setting out to develop their practices.
Gilt Chambers has also recently been refurbished to provide a delightful workplace and equipped with new technologies to support remote Court hearings and online conferences.
Confidential tenancy enquiries and applications may be sent to our Chambers Management Committee at [email protected].