Peter Yu

Peter Yu

CALL
Hong Kong (2009)

QUALIFICATIONS
LLM, Durham University, United Kingdom (2007-2008)

PCLL, City University of Hong Kong (2006-2007)

LLB, City University of Hong Kong (2003-2006)

PRACTICE

Peter is a general practitioner, with an emphasis on criminal litigation. He has experience in defending charges ranging from murder, trafficking in dangerous drug, firearms and ammunition offences, money laundering, corruption and bribery offences, fraud, wounding, to road traffic offences such as dangerous driving.

Apart from trial, Peter has experience in appellate work, both as an advocate and a led junior. He has also acted for clients in disciplinary proceedings such as Estate Agents Authority hearings and in tribunal hearings such as Registration of Persons Tribunal hearings.

Peter’s practice in civil matters includes land, company and commercial matters, winding-up and bankruptcy, probate, personal injuries and building management matters.

SELECTED CASES

Criminal

HKSAR v. Cheung Wai Kwong (HCMA 271/2016)
The appellant was convicted of, among others, one count of using an unlicensed vehicle, contrary to s.52(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Ordinance, Cap.374. The appeal against conviction was allowed. The Court accepted that the phrase “use” should be given a restrictive meaning. On 26th April 2017, the Court of Final Appeal certified three points of law of great and general importance (FAMC 51/2016). The final appeal hearing will be heard on 28th November 2017.

HKSAR v. Ma Chun King Ricky (HCCC 356/2015)
Mitigation for the defendant who faced three charges involving firearms and ammunition, contrary to s.13 of the Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance, Cap.238. 

HKSAR v. Chan Yin Fai (HCMA 42/2013)
The appellant was convicted of one count of indecent assault at trial. The conviction was quashed on appeal.

HKSAR v. Heric Rivas & 5 Others (HCCC 191/2012)
Acted for all 6 defendants for trial who were charged with various counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. The total quantity of dangerous drugs involved were 538 kg of a mixture containing 422.5 kg of cocaine (led by Keith Oderberg).

HKSAR v. Cheung Hau Shun (HCMA 98/2012)
The appellant was convicted of one count of careless driving at trial. The conviction was quashed on appeal.

HKSAR v. Lam Wah Kit (CACC 195/2012)
The appellant was convicted on his own plea of one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and various counts of road traffic offences. The appeal against sentence was allowed.

HKSAR v. Ng Sik Kei & Another (HCCC 399/2010)
Acted for the 1st defendant for trial who was charged with one count of murder and acting as a member of a triad society (led by Keith Oderberg).
  

Civil

Chung Chi Cheung v. Chung Kwan Wa [2017] 1 HKLRD 57
Acted for the plaintiff in a successful application for a partition order under the Partition Ordinance, Cap.352.

Numeric City Ltd. v. Lau Chi Wing [2016] 4 HKLRD 812; [2016] 5 HKC 448
Acted for the respondent on appeal and successfully resisted the appeal. The Court of Appeal laid down general guidance on the evidence for contempt proceedings in the judgment.

Chu Chung Shing Investment Co. Ltd. v. Lam Chung & Others (DCMP 2773/2011)
Acted for the defendants in trial counterclaiming adverse possession against the plaintiff. The issue of adverse possession by way of construction of squatter houses on the rooftop of a building was explored. 

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributing Editor, Archbold Hong Kong (since 2013)

Instructor, Pupils Advocacy Programme organized by the Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council

Annotator, The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong, Police Force Ordinance, Cap.232