Ben accepts instructions in all areas of work and has a general civil practice. He has appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the District Court, the Family Court, the Lands Tribunal, and the Trade Mark Registry. He has appeared for injunctive reliefs, pre-action and interlocutory applications, as well as for trials.
Court work aside, Ben has a growing practice in international arbitration, particularly under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. Ben also regularly advises on regulatory and non-contentious matters.
Before practicing at the Bar, Ben read law at Oxford University and was Judicial Assistant to the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”). Ben is the first Judicial Assistant to be acknowledged for his research in a CFA judgment: (2017) 20 HKCFAR 149. Ben is a recipient of the Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship.
Since 2018, Ben has been appointed to a number of statutory bodies and is currently serving on 4 government tribunals/ appeal panels. He is a contributing editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (The White Book) and the “Credit and Security” chapter in Chitty on Contracts: Hong Kong Specific Contracts (5th Edition and the upcoming 6th Edition).
General Civil Litigation
Compliance, Securities and Banking
Equity and Trusts
Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (2018-)
HKSAR Government, Member of the Transport Tribunals’ Panel (2019-)
HKSAR Government, Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal (2019-)
HKSAR Government, Member of the Passports Appeal Board (2018-)
HKSAR Government, Member of the Housing Appeal Panel (2018-)
Hong Kong Bar Association, Member of the Standing Committee on Young Barristers (2017-)
Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, Judicial Assistant (2015-2016)
Hong Kong Civil Procedure (The White Book), Contributing Editor
Chitty on Contracts: Hong Kong Specific Contracts (5th Edition), Contributing Editor on “Credit and Security”