Lawrence Hui
Lawrence Hui

Hong Kong (2001)

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


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.


2021 to 2023
HK Bar Association, Standing Committee for Legal Aid Reform, Member, Vice Chairman

2021 to 2023
HK Bar Association, Committee on Practice Area for Criminal Law and Procedure, Member

2020 to 2025
Kowloon Tong Government Primary School
School Management Committee
Committee Member

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

2019 to 2025
Vice-Chairman, Municipal Services Appeal Board

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

Temporary Deputy Registrar, High Court

2018 to 2023
Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council

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

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

Deputy Special Magistrate

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

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

Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate
Lecturer: Real Estate Law


2024 Chambers and Partners Greater China Region China
White-Collar Crime: The Bar. Juniors: Band 1

2023 The Legal 500 HK Bar
Commercial Disputes: Leading Juniors 2

2023 Doyles Guide (Leading Hong Kong Criminal Law Barristers)
“Leading” category for Junior Counsel

2023 The Legal 500 (Leading Juniors)
Commercial Disputes

2022 Doyles Guide (Leading Estates & Probate Litigation Barristers)
“Recommended” category for Junior Counsel

2022 Doyles Guide (Leading Hong Kong Criminal Law Barristers)
“Preeminent” category for Junior Counsel

2022 The Legal 500 (Leading Juniors):
'A very experienced junior counsel in this area, particularly in the media sector.'

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


Badminton, Football & Travelling