Deanna graduated from her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Hong Kong with First Class Honours. Upon completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the University of Hong Kong with distinction, she obtained a Masters of Law at Harvard Law School under the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies.
During pupillage Deanna gained broad experience in commercial law, land law, probate matters, judicial review, town planning and criminal law under the supervision of Daniel Marash SC, Horace Wong SC, Nelson Miu, Bernard Man and Alexander Stock.
Deanna was awarded the Bar Scholarship and Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship in 2010 and was called to the Bar in 2011. She joined chambers in 2012 has since been developing a wide range of civil practice with particular experience in commercial law, company law and winding up, land law, buildings management, administrative and public law, probate matters, matrimonial law and sales of goods. She has also undertaken an array of criminal work in the Magistrates’ Courts and District Court, advised on high profile criminal matters such as murder, as well as being instructed by the Securities and Futures Commission in white-collar criminal matters.
Deanna is currently the Secretary of the Hong Kong Bar Association Young Barristers’ Committee. She is also a committee member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Special Committee on Mainland Affairs, Special Committee on Welfare, and Special Committee on the Bar’s Webpage.
2010 Bar Scholarship
Hong Kong Bar Association Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship
2009 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies
The British Chevening Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies (Honorary)
The Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Scholarship (for postgraduate studies) (Honorary)
M.W. Lo Memorial Scholarship
Maxwell Law Prize
2008 Dean’s Honour List
Simon K.Y. Lee Medal in Law
M.W. Lo Memorial Scholarship
Hong Kong University Alumni Prize
2007 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships For Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate Students
HKU Worldwide Exchange Scholarship
Holman Fenwick and Willan Exchange Scholarship
2006 Dean’s Honour List
2006 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award
HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship
Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship
2005 Dean’s Honour List
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships For Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate Students 2004/2005
The University of Hong Kong Foundation Entrance Scholarship
The University of Hong Kong “Young Leaders of Tomorrow” Community Leaders Scholarship 2004-05
Bernard Downey Book Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance
Editor of Statutes Volume, Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, published by LexisNexis in 2012
“The Big Boss is Watching? Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace and the Right to Privacy” published in the Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies in 2008