Deanna Law

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.

Selected Scholarships

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

 

Called to the Bar: Hong Kong, 2011
Areas Of Practice: Administrative and public law
Adverse Possession
Applications under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance 
Banking and Finance
Bankruptcy 
Building Management
Commercial Arbitration
Commercial Fraud
Company Law and Winding Up
Contract Disputes
Corruption
Conveyancing
Fraud/Tort of Deceit
General Civil Claims
Guarantee
Industrial Accidents
Injunctive Relief
Landlord and Tenant
Liquor Licensing
Market Misconduct (civil and criminal)
Money Laundering
Motor Accidents
Partnership
Personal Injuries
Restitution
Sale of Goods
Securities Law
Stock Exchange
Town Planning and Building Appeals
Trespass to Land
Trusts
Wills, Probate and Succession
Wrongful Interference With Goods
Qualification: LLM, Harvard Law School 
LLB (Hons), PCLL, University of Hong Kong
Languages: English, Putonghua and Cantonese
Professional Appointments: Committee member, The Hong Kong Bar Association Special Committee on Mainland Affairs
Committee member, The Hong Kong Bar Association Special Committee on Welfare
Committee member, The Hong Kong Bar Association Special Committee on the Bar's Webpage
Secretary, The Hong Kong Bar Association Young Barristers' Committee
Executive committee member, the University of Hong Kong Alumni Association
Subciting editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (2009-2010)
Editor-in-Chief, the Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies (2007-2009)

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

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