Hong Kong (2003)
England & Wales (2002)
LLB (Hons), Cardiff University, Wales
Bar Vocational Course, Cardiff University, Wales
SW Practices in both civil and criminal.
He has a growing practice in defending in criminal cases of ranging from road traffic offences, industrial regulatory charges to white collar crimes; both as a led junior and sole advocate. He also has experience on appeals against convictions and sentences.
SW also has litigation experience in his civil practice in the Lands Tribunal, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal on the following areas: insolvency (both personal and corporate), companies, intellectual property, contract and negligence disputes and disputes under the Building Management Ordinance.
SW has also defended professional clients in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings in Estate Agents Authority (EAA) and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).
SW has also been appointed as a trainer of the Advocacy Workshop organized by the Hong Kong Bar Association and a tutor of the advocacy trainings provided by both the Hong Kong University and City University in their PCLL courses.
SW is currently instructed as a led junior to defend the former Chairman of listed companies in a case alleging theft and fraud etc. by the ICAC. He has also been recently instructed in cases of the following nature:
As a led junior:
Setting aside a Notice to provide information to ICAC issued under s.14 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance in an ongoing investigation concerning a listed company (arguing on extra-territorial dimension and effect of bribery offences created under the Ordinance).
Successfully defending in a case of bribery offences (managing director of an international electronics company allegedly to have received advantages from customers).
Defending in a disciplinary enquiry of the HKICPA (certified public accountant being accused of false accounting).
As a sole advocate:
Successfully opposing an appeal in the Court of Appeal (brought by individual owner against the incorporated owners following a decision from the Lands Tribunal).
Advising (and to resist) an application for leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal.
Advising on claims concerning investments on financial derivates products ("mini-bonds" and "accumulator and decumulator").
Representing a former Executive Director and Shareholder of a listed company in a case of fraud etc. following an investigation by the Commercial Crime Bureau.
Successfully defending in a case of claiming to be a member of triad society etc.