Geoffrey Yeung楊嘉瑋大律師

Geoffrey was called to the Bar in 2018 and is a Bar Scholar. He served pupillage with Mr. Philip Dykes SC, Mr. Chan Chi Hung SC, Mr. Randy Shek, Mr. Keith Lam, and Mr. Jeffrey Tam.

During his pupillage and his practice, he has had a wide range of exposure in general civil and commercial litigation, as well as in public law, discrimination law, family law, land law, and criminal law. He has had experience in both advisory and advocacy work (including trial work), and has appeared in different levels of court from the Magistrates’ Courts to the Court of Final Appeal. He is developing a broad practice, and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice.

As a Rhodes Scholar, Geoffrey graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) and a Master of Philosophy in Law (Distinction). His Master’s thesis was on the subject of discrimination laws. Prior to that, he studied at the University of Hong Kong, where he completed his Postgraduate Certificate of Laws, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) (First Class Honours) as well as a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours). He was a recipient of various awards for his academic performance, including the Maxwell Law Prize and the Hong Kong Trustees Association Prize in Equity and Trusts.

Geoffrey speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and can read and draft in Chinese.

 

Selected judgments:

Re Rahman MD Motaleb [2018] HKCA 386 – successful appeal against refusal of leave to apply for judicial review (with Mr. Randy Shek)

Wong Lai Ming v Wong Lai Kuen [2018] HKCFI 1740 – interlocutory application in a dispute between family members (with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Kwok Cheuk Kin v Chief Executive of the HKSAR [2018] HKCFI 2657 – application for judicial review against the Co-location Arrangement in the West Kowloon Station (led by Mr. Philip Dykes SC and with Mr. Ernest Ng and Mr. Anson Wong Yu Yat)

Leung Wing Yan (Proposed Intervener) v MK v Government of the HKSAR [2019] HKCFI 1089 – application on behalf of a transgender lesbian woman to intervene in judicial review proceedings concerning same-sex partnership rights in Hong Kong (with Mr. Timothy Parker)

Re Clare Montgomery QC [2019] HKCFI 727 – appeared on behalf of the Hong Kong Bar Association in an application for the ad-hoc admission of overseas counsel for a criminal appeal (led by Mr. Edwin Choy SC)

HKSAR v Yip Po Lam & Ors [2018] HKCFI 2243; [2019] HKCFA 13 – appeal against conviction and sentence for disorderly conduct under the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance; and application for leave to appeal to the CFA (led by Mr. Martin Lee SC and with Ms. Linda Wong)

HKSAR v Chu Tsun Wai [2019] HKCFA 3; [2019] 1 HKC 588 – appeal to the CFA against conviction for misuse of computer in relation to an alleged Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack (with Mr. Randy Shek)

 

Public service:

Secretary (2019 – present) and Member (2018 – present), Standing Committee on Young Barristers, Hong Kong Bar Association;

Member (2018 – present), Standing Committee on Equality and Diversity, Hong Kong Bar Association.