Justin is developing a broad practice spanning all of Chambers’ main practice areas, with particular interests in company, insolvency and commercial disputes, property matters encompassing land, building, building management, town planning and landlord and tenant disputes, trusts, charities, and civil fraud.
Justin regularly appears across all levels of the High Court, including as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal. He has also appeared as led junior in the Court of Final Appeal on a number of occasions. He appears frequently in the Lands Tribunal and has conducted appeals in his own right in the Buildings Appeal Tribunal and the Town Planning Appeal Board. His practice also involves a wide range of advisory work.
Justin continues to be recognised as a “Rising Star” in the area of Commercial Disputes by The Legal 500. He was recently described as having “time and again proven himself to be a strong, articulate, natural and eloquent advocate in court” who is “able to hold his own as a sole advocate” and is “effective when making submissions in court, especially when compared with other barristers of similar seniority”. His written submissions were also described as being “of high quality”.
Highlights of Justin’s recent or current work include:
Justin read Law at the University of Oxford and went on to receive his postgraduate degrees from the University of Hong Kong. He took a Distinction in the Master of Laws and was awarded the Woo Po Shing Medal in Law for civil and criminal advocacy. He later received the Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship.
Prior to joining the Bar, Justin worked for a top silk at a top-tier chambers in London. On his return to Hong Kong, he successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Ambrose Ho S.C., Abraham Chan (now Abraham Chan S.C.), Edwin Choy (now Edwin Choy S.C.) and Andrew Mak. He commenced full practice in 2017 and has served as a part-time lecturer at HKU since 2021.