Stephanie T.Y. Lam林端儀大律師

Professional Qualifications

• Call: 2014 (HK)

• Mediator, HKMAAL Accredited (2015)

• Accredited Mediator for Building Management cases in the Lands Tribunal (Listed under Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office)

• Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (2016)

Education

• Juris Doctor, University of Hong Kong (2012)

• PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2013)

• Master of International & Public Affairs University of Hong Kong, John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, D.C., USA (2009)

• Bachelor of Science (History) (Communication Studies), Northwestern University, IL., USA (2006)

• Chinese International School, Sacred Heart Canossian College

Biography

Stephanie has a broad civil and criminal practice, and has appeared as an advocate in the Magistracies, Juvenile Courts, District Court, the Lands Tribunal and High Court. She has also been instructed as junior counsel for appeals to the Court of Final Appeal.

Stephanie was also accredited by the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association in 2015 and has undertook the role of a general mediator in a wide variety of disputes.

Prior to her career in law, Stephanie’s expertise mainly focused on international affairs and local public policy analysis. She also has working experience in business entrepreneurship, non-governmental organizations with specific focus on youth matters, the HKSAR Government, as well as in the private banking industry in both Hong Kong and the United States.

Civil Practice

Stephanie has been involved in a wide range of civil matters, including cases involving:

• Personal injuries law, employees compensation, medical negligence and proceedings at the Medical Council

•Land, town planning and environmental law, Buildings Management, Chinese customary law

•Matrimonial and family law

•Contract, commercial law

•Probate and trust law

•Judicial reviews, human rights, administrative and public law

Stephanie regularly instructions in personal injuries and employee compensation cases, and has a keen interest in medical ethics, medical law and related issues. She is a counsel under the Personal Injuries panel of the Hong Kong Legal Aid Department.

In the area of land law, Stephanie has handled a variety of land and building management disputes, and has acted as legal adviser for cases involving Chinese customary law in land disputes, New Territories land, environmental and town planning in Hong Kong. She has conducted trials in the Lands Tribunal, and has also acted for landowners against Planning Department summons at the Magistrate Courts.

Stephanie also readily accepts probate and matrimonial cases involving child custody and ancillary matters,  general contract and commercial matters, as well as cases involving public law.

Stephanie appears regularly in Legal Aid appeals in the Master’s courts and is familiar with the work of drafting opinions for Legal Aid grants in Hong Kong.

Criminal Practice

Stephanie conducts trials on fiat as Prosecutor for the Department of Justice and appears as Duty Lawyer in the Magistracies and Junvenile Courts on a regular basis.

She has been instructed privately as counsel for defendants at the Magistracies, District Court and for appeals to the Court of Final Appeal.

Stephanie has also been instructed as defence counsel for cases involving prosecutions from the ICAC and Planning Department. She shares a particular interest in juvenile delinquency issues due to her previous work experience with one of the largest youth NGOs in Hong Kong.

Stephanie accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work, and pro bono work. She has a keen interest in trial advocacy and public speaking training.

Stephanie has sat as an Academic Tutor of law at St. John’s College (HKU) since 2012, and was a mooting coach for the HKU LLB program in 2014.

Languages

Fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua

Service

• Member, Standing Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association

• Member, Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Hong Kong Bar Association

• Academic Tutor (Law), St. John’s College, University of Hong Kong

• Mentor, Hong Kong Joint School Law Association, 2018

Detailed Practice Areas:

Business and Commercial Law

Criminal Law

Customary Chinese Law

Intellectual Property

Land and Property Law

Mediation

Probate and Family Law

Public Law & Human Rights

Tort Law & Personal Injuries

Medical Neglience

Environmental Law