Alan studied law in England and graduated from the University of Essex. He then pursued a Masters degree in corporate and commercial law at London University. Upon returning to Hong Kong, he entered into private practice as well as lecturing part-time at the University of Hong Kong in the year of 1991.    Alan has a vast amount of experience in both civil and criminal cases.

Alan’s commercial practice lies predominantly in banking, company, shareholders, securities, restitution and sale of goods disputes and he is frequently instructed by both reputable employers and employees to deal with disputes arising from employment relationships.  His representation of a legally aided employee in Yung Chi Keung v Protection of Wages on Insolvency Board (2016) 19 HKCFAR 469, a judicial review case, has resulted in the Court of Final Appeal overturning the Commissioner of Labour's long-standing way of calculating ex gratia payment payable in relation to outstanding severance payment under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance (Cap 380).

From 1997 onwards, Alan began specialising in personal injuries litigation and regularly represents both insurance companies and private claimants.  

Despite his wide-ranging civil practice, Alan maintains his criminal practice by prosecuting and defending criminal cases at all levels of the criminal jurisdiction.  He was one of the first Chinese barristers to conduct criminal cases entirely in Chinese in the District Court.

Alan also actively performs judicial and quasi-judicial roles by sitting sometimes as Deputy District Judge and Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Member of various statutory Appeal Boards.

Called to the Bar: Hong Kong, 1990
  England & Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), 1990
Areas Of Practice: Adverse Possession
  Applications under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance
  Banking and Finance
  Building Management
  Commercial Arbitration
  Commercial Fraud
  Company Law and Winding Up
  Contract Disputes
  Copyright and Trade Description Offences
  Employees’ Compensation
  Employment Law
  Fatal Accidents
  Fraud/Tort of Deceit
  General Civil Claims
  General Crime
  Health, Safety and Departmental Summonses
  Industrial Accidents
  Injunctive Relief
  Intellectual Property
  International Trade
  Landlord and Tenant
  Liquor Licensing
  Market Misconduct (civil and criminal)
  Money Laundering
  Motor Accidents
  Personal Injuries
  Product Liability
  Professional Negligence
  Professional Regulatory and Discipline
  Property Disputes
  Restraint/Confiscation of Assets
  Road Traffic
  Sale of Goods
  Securities Law
  Stock Exchange
  Trespass to Land
  Wills, Probate and Succession
  Wrongful Interference With Goods
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)
  LLM (Merits) in Corporate & Commercial Law
Professional Appointments:

Chairman to the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) (2012 to 1 December 2021)
Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Special Committee on Personal Injuries (2002-2004)
Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Standing Committee on Civic Education (2011 to 2019)
Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal (2009 to 2019)
Deputy Chairman to the Administrative Appeals Board (2013 to 2019)
Member of the Municipal Services Appeals Board (2012 to 2017)
Deputy Chairman to the Appeal Panel (Estate Agents Ordinance) (2015 to 2016)
Member of the Appeal Panel (Estate Agents Ordinance) (2011 to 2014)
Member of the Review Body on Bid Challenges under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (2010 to 2015)
Member of the Inland Revenue Board of Review (2004 to 2012)
Observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council (2012 to 2014)
Part-time Speaker (on human rights) of the Hong Kong International Institute of Educational Leadership (2007 to present)
Trustee Member of the Wah Yan Post Secondary Education Trust Fund
Member of the Management Committee of the Consumer Legal Action Fund under the Consumer Council (2021 to present)

Judicial Appointments: Deputy Magistrate, Aug-Sept 2000
Deputy Magistrate, July-August 2001
Deputy District Judge in July 2015, March, May and December 2016
Languages: English and Cantonese

Personal Injuries and Insurance:

Chan Sik-pan v Wylam's Services Ltd & Others [2000] 1 HKLRD 687, CACV 108/2000, [2002] 1 HKLRD 337, [2004] 4 HKC 393

Chan King Wan and Yip Siu Yin, the Administratrices of the estate of Leung Hoi Sung, deceased & Anor v Honest Scaffold General Contractor Company Limited & Anor CACV 290/2000

Pang Wai Chung v The Tai Ping Insurance Co Ltd [1999] 2 HKLRD 534

Hui Yiu-wing v The Regional Council HCPI 31/1998, CACV 542/2001

Checkson Metal and Die-casting Factory Ltd. v Perfect World Co & Others [1998] 2 HKLRD 115

Judicial Review, Statutory Interpretation & Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance (Cap 380):

Yung Chi Keung v Protection of Wages on Insolvency Board (2016) 10 HKCFAR 469


Lee Sin Yee Sheree v Bollyman Limited HCLA 19/2014

Poon Lai Bing v Gold Dragon Ltd t/a Club Paris & Anor CACV 136/2007

Fernandes Vilma v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd [2004] 2 HKLRD 1003


Li Guozhu v New Century Iatrical Inv. Management Limited & Others HCMP 3353/2014

Re Hong Kong General Building Contractors Association Limited HCMP 266/2014

Re Wealthy Vantage Limited HCMP 438/2013

Re Golden Field Holdings Limited HCMP 439/2013

Li Guozhu v Ma Hongqi & Ors HCA 2023/2009

Peng Hui Zhou v Hong Kong Tachibans Electronics Company Limited & Others HCMP 1080/2008

Re Oxford Properties & Finance Ltd. [2004] 3 HKLRD 142

Leung Yee Mei Connie & Others v Leung Nhai Hung Billy & Anor HCCW 98/2005

Avon Investments Limited v China Everbright Limited formerly known as China Everbright IHD Pacific Limited and IHD Holdings Limited & Others HCA 4534/2002

Commercial, Banking & Real Property:

Lo Shing Kin v Sy Chin Mong Stephen HCA 2392/2009, CACV 148/2012

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd v Sweetmart Garment Works Ltd & Ors HCA 1807/2005

Citibank, N.A. v Sweetmart Garment Works Ltd v Sweetmart Garment Works Ltd & Ors HCA 1862/2005

Oey Chiou Ling & Wong Fung Ling v Incorporated Owners of Westlands Garden CACV 155/2010

She Tsu Yi v Tsui Ki Ting & Others HCA 1684/2004

Bright Region Enterprises Ltd & Anor v Well Prestige Investment Ltd HCA 860/2006

Far East Consortium Limited v Full Wealthy International Limited HCA 2080/2005

Ko Sin Yun v Chan Chuen & Anor CACV 147/2006 and CACV 198/2006

Bank of China v Kwong Wa-po & Others HCA 5291/2001

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd v Kofield Ltd & Anor CACV 4107/2001

The National Commercial Bank Ltd v Cheung Hoi Ching & Anor HCA 499/1999

Shek Sze Ming v Yiu Yuet Sim DCCJ 244/2013


Re Chung Sun Kwan HCB 21283/2002

Intellectual Property:

Trade Mark Nos. 19811301 for "BOSS", Trade Mark Nos. 1992B02840 for "BOSS & Device" & Trade Mark Nos. 1992B04221 for "BOSS & Device" in Class 14 in the name of Boss Co Ltd in Hong Kong

Re St. Christ & device in Class 14 TM Application Np. 12357 of 2000

Re Man Li Chui Fung TM Application No. 300695746

Sale of Goods:

Taurus Importgesellschaft J. Seebohm M.B.H. v Wide Loyal Industries Limited HCA 2808/2004

Gealex Toys Manufacturing Co Ltd v Promotional Partners Group Ltd HCA 2557/2002

Probate & Inheritance Claims:

Cheung So Lan v Yim Yin Ming & Ors [2009] 2 HKLRD 115

Lam Sik Piu & Anor v Chan Man Chiu & Anor DCMP 823/2010

Kwan Chui Kwok Ying & Anor v Tao Wai Chun & Others CACV 58/1995

Adverse Possession:

Ngan Yuk Yip v Herbal-T (HK) Limited HCA 1981/2011

Uhijet Limited v Yiu Kwai Hoi HCA 13637/1998


R. v Ho Ka-on [1996] 1 HKC 69

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