Monica received her legal training in England. She was called to the Bar in 1988 and completed 6 months pupillage in London before coming to Hong Kong.
Her criminal law practice includes both trial and appellate work. Her practice in civil matters focuses on matrimonial, personal injuries and employees’ compensation cases. She is also an accredited CEDR mediator.
Monica was appointed Deputy District Court Judge between October and November 2002. She was also appointed as Deputy Coroner in March 2019, and September 2019 to November 2019.
L v T FCMC 2250/2000 – the matter concerned an application for ancillary relief on behalf of the wife of a customary marriage who was separated from the husband shortly after the marriage ceremony
HKSAR v Chan Mau-lung HCMA 61/2003 – The Court of Appeal was invited to lay down sentencing guidelines in obscene articles cases
Paquito Lima Buton v Rainbow Joy Shipping Ltd. Inc. (2008) 11 HKCFAR 464 – the Court of Final Appeal held that an employees’ compensation claim cannot be subjected to arbitration, a point which Monica had argued successfully in the District Court. Monica appeared as junior counsel in the hearing before the Court of Final Appeal.