Lawrence Hui
Lawrence Hui

CALL
Hong Kong (2001)

QUALIFICATIONS
BA (Hons.) University of Toronto
LLB (Hons.) Metropolitan Manchester University
LLM Kyushu University
PCLL University of Hong Kong

PRACTICE AREAS

Lawrence’s practice involves both civil and criminal works. He has appeared in all levels of courts from the Court of Final Appeal to the Magistrates’ Courts.

Lawrence served in the Judiciary as Temporary Deputy Registrar (High Court), Deputy District Judge, Deputy Magistrate and Deputy Special Magistrate. He also served as Marshall to the late Hon. Mr. Justice Arthur Leong GBS, Chief Judge of the High Court. Lawrence regularly acts as prosecutor-on-fiat for the Department of Justice.

Lawrence’s experience in criminal area includes commercial crimes, bribery and corruption, money-laundering, securities regulations, industrial summonses, traffic offences and other crimes.

His practice in civil matters include PRC related issues, conveyancing & tenancies, trusts, company law, shareholders’ disputes, securities regulations, family law, contractual disputes, defamation, employment law, public and administrative law, probate matters and personal injuries litigation.

APPOINTMENTS AND PUBLIC OFFICE

2021
HK Bar Association, Standing Committee for Legal Aid Reform, Member

2021
HK Bar Association, Committee on Practice Area for Criminal Law and Procedure, Member

2020 to 2022
Kowloon Tong Government Primary School
School Management Committee
Committee Member

2020
Authoring and Contributing to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong - Police and Emergency Services

2019 to 2022
Vice-Chairman, Municipal Services Appeal Board

2019 to 2021
Land Survey Ordinance (Cap. 473) Disciplinary Board Panel Member

2019
Temporary Deputy Registrar, High Court

2018 to 2021
Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council
Teacher

2018 to 2024
Lay Assessor of the Medical Council of Hong Kong

2017 to 2023
Member of the Torture Claims Appeal Board

2017 to 2018
Member of the Criminal Law & Procedure Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association

2016
Deputy District Judge

2012 to 2020
Chairman to the Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel

2012 to 2018
Member of the HKSAR Passports Appeal Board

2011 to 2017
Member of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance)

2011 & 2012
Deputy Magistrate

2010 to 2016
Member of the Appeal Board of Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation, of Clubs (Safety of Premises) and of Bedspace Apartments

2010 & 2011
Member of the Bar Council, HK Bar Association

2009 to 2017
University of Hong Kong
The Department of Professional Legal Education
Part-time Lecturer and Examiner in Criminal Advocacy

2009
Deputy Special Magistrate

2007 & 2008
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Lecturer: Labour Law

2002
City University of Hong Kong, School of Law
Lecturer & Tutor: Contract Law, Land Law, Law of Torts

2002
Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate
Lecturer: Real Estate Law

NOTABLE CASES

Civil

CENTALINE PROPERTY AGENCY LTD v. SUEN WAI KWAN [2004] 4 HKC 294
高潤添 訴 東方報業人事資源有限公司 HCA1194 OF 2006
FONG CHI YUNG v. TRANSPORT TRIBUNAL [2008] 6 HKC 475
SUN LAI FONG KELLER v. LEUNG WING KIT [2009] 1 HKLRD 436
WAN TIM FUK v. GLORY SKY PRECIOUS METALS LTD [2010] 2 HKLRD 174
APPLE DAILY LTD v. PERSONS INTERFERING WITH ACCESS HCA 2037 OF 2014
食水含鉛超標調查 2015

Criminal

HKSAR v. CHING YEUNG DEVELOPMENT CO LTD [2001-2003] HKCLRT 343
HKSAR v. 謝霆鋒 NICHOLAS AND ANOTHER [2004] 1 HKC 39
HKSAR v. CHEUNG WAI TING [2004-2005] HKCLRT 157
香港特別行政區 訴 張瑋庭 [2004-2005] HKCLRT 153
HKSAR v. LAM SZE NGA [2006] 2 HKLRD 244; (2006) 9 HKCFAR 190
KO MAN CHUN v. HKSAR (2010) 13 HKCFAR 123
香港特別行政區 訴 雷頌德 KCS10071/13
香港特別行政區 訴 官永義及他人 HCCC 66 OF 10
香港特別行政區 訴 張震遠 ESS14346-7/14, HCMA 227 OF 2015

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2021     Doyles Guide (Leading Hong Kong Criminal Law Barristers)
             “Leading” category for Junior Counsel

2021     The Legal 500 (Leading Juniors):
            'He provides solid advice, is very good at handling clients and is very effective in cross-examination.'

2021     The Legal 500 (Commercial Disputes in HKSAR) 
             'Liberty Chambers is perhaps best known for its work in white-collar and other criminal practice areas, but is also active in the commercial space. Lawrence Hui has a practice that spans both areas.'

2020     Doyles Guide (Leading Hong Kong Criminal Law Barristers)
             “Recommended” category for Junior Counsel

2019     The South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess Foundation,
            Advanced International Advocacy Course, Keble College, Oxford

2001     Middle Temple Scholar:
            Full scholarship for Advocacy Training in London, UK

2000     Second Best Mooter in Kyushu University Mooting Team
            The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria

1999     Monbusho Scholar of Monbusho Japan (The Ministry of Education in Japan):
            Full scholarship to Kyushu University’s LLM Studies

HOBBIES & INTEREST

Badminton, Football & Travelling