Lewis Law

Before joining the private Bar in 2015, Lewis worked in the Civil Litigation Unit of the Department of Justice, representing the HKSAR Government in major public law litigations and appearing in various disciplinary/specialist tribunals including the Medical Council.

Lewis has developed a broad civil practice since his commencement of private practice. He advises and represents clients in building management, construction, corporate/commercial, defamation, personal injuries and other civil cases. He was junior counsel for the Director of Water Supplies in the public inquiry concerning excess lead found in drinking water. He is instructed by applicants and respondents in different judicial reviews, and by the Director of Legal Aid to advise on the merit of intended/ongoing proceedings. He continues to appear in different tribunals as chairman, legal adviser or counsel for parties. 

Lewis also takes up criminal prosecution and defence work involving regulatory offences. He was an editor of Annotated Employees’ Compensation Ordinance and Annotated Legal Aid Ordinance, and a part-time lecturer at City University of Hong Kong.

Lewis is conversant with preparing legal documents in Chinese and fluent in Mandarin. Outside the practice of law, Lewis takes part in service projects as a Rotarian and served as a committee member of Ricci Hall Old Boys Association. 

Called to the Bar: Hong Kong, 2005
Areas Of Practice: Administrative and Public Law
Building Management and Construction
Corporate/Commercial Law
Defamation
Equity and Trust
Insolvency Law
Land Law
Personal Injuries
Regulatory Offence
Tribunal Practice (including Disciplinary Proceedings)
Qualifications: FCIArb, FHKIArb, HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
BBA(Law), LLB, PCLL, LLM (HKU)
Professional Appointments: Nomination Advisory Committee, Electoral Affairs Commission (2019-2021)
Chairman, Buildings Appeal Tribunal (2018 – 2021)
Legal Adviser, Fishermen Claims Appeal Board (Trawl Ban) (2017 – Present) & Disciplinary Boards convened under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (2016 – 2021)
Panel Member, Legal Advisers under the Police (Discipline) Regulations (2016 – Present)
Member, HKSAR Passports Appeal Board (2017 – Present) & Inland Revenue Board of Review (2016 – Present)

Judicial reviews, election law and other public law cases

  • Hung Chi Kit v Lee Yue Shun & Anor [2020] HKCFI 1802 & 2968, [2021] HKCFI 2537 – election petition concerning counting of vote and handling of ballot box
  • Tomorrow Finances Ltd v Director of Fire Services [2019] HKCFI 3025 – challenge by mini-storage company against constitutionality and public law errors of fire hazard abatement notices
  • Jonnex International Limited v Town Planning Board [2018] 1 HKLRD 577 – challenge against TPB’s rezoning decision
  • Fu Hon Chin v Director General of Civil Aviation [2018] HKCFI 1366 – defending DGCA’s refusal to issue security area permit
  • Hussain Tasawar v Betty Kwan, Adjudicator (Torture Petitions) [2017] 2 HKLRD 567 – proper approach in reinstatement of administrative appeal
  • Public Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water (2015-2016)
  • Hong Kong Television Network Limited v Chief Executive in Council [2015] 2 HKLRD 1035 (as instructing solicitor) – defending a free television licence decision of the CEIC
  • Leung Wai Kuen Edward v Lam Kin Man & Ors (FAMV 11/2013, 11 July 2013; as instructing solicitor) and Re Leung Wai Kuen(HCMP 1321/2012, 17 January 2013; as counsel) – election petition and relief application concerning illegal conducts under the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conducts) Ordinance
  • FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v Democratic Republic of the Congo (2011) 14 HKCFAR 95 & 395 (as instructing solicitor) – state immunity and referral to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress
  • 陳艷珠訴柯耀林及另一人 (HCAL 11/2008, 27 November 2009) – election petition concerning illegal conducts at election

Corporate, commercial and general civil cases

  • Brilliant (Man Sau) Engineering Ltd v Brilliant Steel Engineering Ltd & Anor [2021] HKDC 252 – appeal against setting aside of default judgment; interpretation of ss.43C and 43F of the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57)
  • 中紀投資有限公司 v青山道國際工業大廈業主立案法團 [2021] HKLDT 2; [2020] 4 HKLRD 14; [2020] HKLDT 25 & 5 – whether the management committee of Incorporated Owners has power to waive certain breaches of deed of mutual covenant by resolution
  • Lai Hon Tim v Lai Tsz Nang Wilson [2020] HKCFI 2793 – common intention constructive trust between father and son
  • Ng Hin Chung & Anor v Mok Poon Kwong & Anor [2019] HKCFI 1334 – resisting a striking-out application against particulars of defamation pleadings
  • Re Luen Ford Industrial Co Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1772 – interplay between winding-up petition and the Legal Practitioners Ordinance
  • Ming Tak Motor Vehicles Ltd v Water Motors Group Ltd & Anor [2018] HKCFI 741 – commercial dispute arising from taxi licences trading
  • GMI Technology Inc v East China Digital Technology Ltd & Anor [2017] HKCFI 1433 – voting right in creditors’ meeting
  • Uber (Asia) Limited v Ho Pan Kuen & Ors (DCCJ 3388/2016) – injunction against trespass and nuisance
  • Re Asia Television Limited (HCCW 39/2016) – leave to commence proceedings against company with provisional liquidator appointed
  • Clare Montgomery, QC [2013] 3 HKLRD 240 – admission of overseas counsel

Personal injuries cases

  • Wong Hon Wai v SJ [2011] HKCFI 131 
  • 羅亮勝訴張偉榮及另二人 [2009] HKCFI 1904
  • Advising plaintiffs/defendants in different personal injuries actions concerning construction sites safety, employment relationship, bullying at school, safety of leisure facilities and traffic accidents

Regulatory offences and Disciplinary proceedings

  • HKSAR v Chow Shing Kee Investment Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 2343 – interpretation of Buildings Ordinance 
  • 香港特別行政區訴名樂會有限公司 [2017] HKCFI 2105; HKSAR v Tang Tsz Yan & Leung Yiu Hoi (TWS 3174-6/2016) – whether caravans should be regarded as guesthouses under the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap. 349) 
  • Prosecuting police officer and defending registered dentists in disciplinary inquiries
  • Advising disciplinary board in inquiries into conducts of registered lift/escalator contractors and engineers

                                                                                                                                                                                         

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