Samuel C.H. Yip

Samuel received both his LLB and LLM at the University of Hong Kong and was called to the bar in 2008.  He has since developed an extensive civil and criminal practice.

His criminal practice encompasses a wide range of offences ranging from white collar crimes, corruption, immigration, customs and excise, to road traffic offences.  Besides his extensive experience as a defence advocate, he also prosecutes on fiat for the Department of Justice.

In civil matters, Samuel has developed a solid personal injuries and matrimonial practice, including acting for high profile clients.  He has also been instructed in matters concerning commercial disputes, bankruptcy, land, conveyancing, probate and administration of trust.

Besides appearing in court, Samuel has also represented clients at disciplinary hearings of the Estate Agents Authority, Physiotherapists Board, and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. 

Samuel sat as a Deputy Magistrate at the Fanling, Kowloon City, and Shatin Magistracies.  During his tenure, he was involved in criminal cases as well as departmental summons (including Town Planning, Buildings Department, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Labour Department and Housing Department). 

Samuel is also an Accredited General Mediator and has been an active mediator since 2010.  He has been invited as a guest mediator for the Commercial Dispute Resolution mediation assessment at the University of Hong Kong.  He has also taught PCLL courses, as a non-Clinical Lecturer, for Civil Litigation, Criminal Advocacy and Litigation at the University of Hong Kong.

Called to the Bar: Hong Kong, 2008
Areas of Practice:

Adverse Possession
Applications under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance 
Banking and Finance 
Building Management
Commercial Fraud
Company Law and Winding Up
Contract Disputes
Copyright and Trade Description Offences
Custody and Access 
Employees Copensation
Fatal Accidents
Fraud/Tort of Deceit
General Civil Claims
General Crime
Health, Safety and Departmental Summonses
Industrial Accidents
Injunctive Relief
Landlord and Tenant
Mediation in Commercial and Tort
Money Laundering
Motor Accidents
Personal Injuries
Product Liability
Professional Negligence 
Professional Regulatory and Discipline
Property Disputes
Road Traffic
Sale of Goods
Town Planning and Building Appeals
Trespass to Land
Wills, Probate and Succession
Wrongful Interference With Goods


LLB (Hons), HKU
Accredited General Mediator

Awards: Helen A. Lo Prize in Family Law, 2006
Languages: English and Cantonese

“The Status of Undocumented Migrant Workers and their Legally Enforceable Rights in Hong Kong” 
Published in the Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies, Volume 1, 2007

Content contributor for Community Legal Information Centre (,, on various topics including crime and criminal procedure. 

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