Kennis Tai

Kennis was called to the Bar in 1999 and has developed a broad range of trial and appellate work in criminal and civil matters, including securities law, company and shareholders disputes, insolvency, general commercial and contractual disputes. She has appeared in all levels of Courts in Hong Kong as well as in various specialist tribunals.

Kennis regularly advises in listing and compliance matters and makes submission to the Stock Exchange Hong Kong and the Securities and Futures Commission. She is also  instructed in handling regulatory offences and white collar crime cases. Recently, she is engaged to advise as an expert of the local corporate laws in Mainland litigation.

She has been appointed to sit on various administrative and quasi-judicial boards and tribunals, including the Torture Claims Appeal Board, Appeal Tribunal (Housing). In 2018, she was appointed as the Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings), She acquired considerable experience in handling criminal trials of various complexity from her previous appointment as a Deputy Magistrate in Hong Kong.

Outside practice, Kennis is also active in charity work with underprivileged children.

Kennis was also the Legal Editor of Hong Kong Cases and Hong Kong Public Law Reports between 2000-2007.

Called to the Bar: Hong Kong, 1999
Areas Of Practice: Adverse Possession
Building Management
Commercial Fraud
Contract Disputes
Conveyancing
Copyright and Trade Description Offences
Corruption
Defamation
Employees' Compensation
Employment Law
Fatal Accidents
General Civil Claims
General Crime
Immigration
Landlord and Tenant
Matrimonial Law
Market Misconduct (civil and criminal)
Money Laundering
Motor Accidents
Personal Injuries
Professional Regulatory and Discipline
Restraint/Confiscation of Assets
Securities Law
Taxation
Trespass to Land
Trusts
Qualification: LLB, PCLL, University of Hong Kong
Languages: English and Cantonese

YWM v SKB FCDJ 680/1996

Wong Wai Man & Ors v HKSAR (2000) 3 HKCFAR 322 

SJ v Apple Daily Ltd & Anor [2000] 2 HKLRD 704 

George Y C Mok & Co (A Firm) v Trade Advisers Co Ltd & Ors HCMP 2538/2003

Sin Kam Wah & Anor v HKSAR (2005) 8 HKCFAR 192 

In the matter of an Inquiry into dealings in the shares of Asia Orient Holdings Ltd (Insider Dealing Tribunal inquiry)

Co-author, Hong Kong Court Forms on Family law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2006) 

Contributor, Hong Kong English - Chinese Legal Dictionary (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2005)

Telephone: 2521 2616 (Office)
Fax: 2845 0260
Email: kennistai@plowmanchambers.com
Address: 14th Floor, Tower 1, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong