Bernard Lam

Call 2020 (Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Kit Lai


Bernard has a predominantly civil practice with a particular focus on commercial, personal injuries, insurance, company, land, trust and civil fraud matters.   He has experience (as sole advocate and led junior) in trial, interlocutory and appellate work in the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal.

Bernard regularly accepts instructions from insurance companies for Court appearances and advisory work in personal injuries and insurance matters.

Bernard holds an LLB from the University of Birmingham with 1st class honours and an LLM from New York University.  He regularly prepares written work in Chinese and can speak fluent mandarin.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation
General Criminal Litigation
Administrative and Public Law
Commercial Law
Company Law
Equity and Trusts
Insolvency Law
Land Law
Personal Injuries



New York University


University of Hong Kong


LL.B. (First Class),
University of Birmingham
  • Chan Shu Chun & Anor v Dr. Kung Yan Sum, Hero Fortune Ltd, Chinachem Charitable Foundation Ltd and Messrs. Philip KH Wong, Kennedy YH Wong & Co. [2023] HKCFI 840 (led by Nigel Kat S.C.) – successfully resisted the plaintiffs’ claims against the law firm for damages for conspiracy to injure by unlawful means.
  • Yu Kwok Wah (suing by his next friend Lee Tsui Shan) v China Telecom Global Ltd [2023] HKCA 75 (with Christina Lee and Jeffrey Chau) – successfully resisted Mr. Yu’s appeal against the District Court’s dismissal of his EC claims due to the lack of “injury by accident”.  The CA clarified the notion of “injury by accident” under s.5 ECO and applied the principles in Mr. Yu’s stress-related claims.
  • Kwan Shuk Ching v Wan Mei Yau [2022] HKCFI 3781 (with Jonathan Ah-weng) – successfully resisted the plaintiff’s claim for beneficial interests in two landed properties and counterclaimed for repossession and mesne profit.
  • Wong Yee Chuk v Harsen (China) Ltd and Ors [2022] HKCFI 133 (sole advocate) – successfully strike out the winding-up action.
  • Lo Po Wai Harry v Harsen Industries Limited, HCMP 528/2021 (sole advocate) – successfully obtained an order for inspection of accounts.
  • HKSAR v Wong Man Ho (with Michael Leung), FLCC 338/2021– client acquitted of charges of misconduct in public office.
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