Randy’s main areas of practice include human rights and civil liberties, family law, public law, land law, and probate.
On the criminal side, he is often instructed to prosecute on behalf of the Department of Justice. As defence counsel, he is frequently called upon to advise and defend cases involving white collar crime or SFC investigations. Randy is particularly well known for defending criminal cases with a civil liberties dimension and has a long and established track record in defending cases involving protests, demonstrations and other high profile public order events. His criminal practice covers both trial and appellate levels.
His family law practice covers disputes involving ancillary relief, asset division, domestic violence, custody rights, and wardship applications. Randy has been teaching on the Matrimonial Practice and Procedure module at the University of Hong Kong’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) Programme since 2010.
On the public law front, Randy is experienced in advising and appearing on behalf of lay clients in judicial review applications, election petitions, licensing and regulatory tribunals, and various appeal tribunals. He is well familiar with immigration matters and is regularly instructed to advise and represent non-refoulement claimants at the initial application stage by the Duty Lawyer Service and at the judicial review stage by the Legal Aid Department. Recently, he has been enagaged to advise and act in a number of unlawful detention claims against the Immigration Department as well as taking civil actions against the police.
Traditional chancery work is another area to which Randy has much exposure. He has represented a major international religious orgnisation to recover land adversely possessed by indigenous inhabitants and acted in various actions involving New Territories land and Chinese Customary law. He is also experienced in probate matters representing executors and administrators of estates in the administration of estates and in disputes over division of estate assets amongst beneficiaries.
Randy also maintains a broad civil practice encompassing intellectual property, commercial, and contractual disputes.
Post-graduate Certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong
Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, United Kingdom (Called: 1998, Middle Temple)
Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law, University College London, United Kingdom (with a Distinction in Art and Cultural Property Law)
Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts in History and History of Art (Hons), University of Toronto, Canada
Action against the Police
Business and Commercial Law
Chinese Customary Law
Civil Liberties & Human Rights
Constitutional Law & Public Law
Disciplinary & Regulatory Law
Intellectual Property & Media Law
Land and Property Law
Family Law, Probate, and Succession