Lewis C M Law

Call 2005 (Hong Kong)

LANGUAGES

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

CONTACT

T: +852 2840 1130
E: lewis.law@parksidechambers.com.hk

Secretary: Ms. Peon Cheng
E: peon.cheng@parksidechambers.com.hk

Profile

Prior to joining chambers in June 2015, Lewis worked in the Civil Litigation Unit of the Department of Justice. He represented the HKSAR Government in major public law litigations and regularly appeared in various disciplinary/specialist tribunals, including the Medical Council.

Lewis has developed a broad civil practice since his commencement of private practice at chambers. He was junior counsel for the Director of Water Supplies in the public inquiry concerning excess lead found in drinking water. He is instructed by applicants and respondents in different judicial reviews, and by the Director of Legal Aid to advise on the merit of intended public law proceedings. He advises and represents clients in winding-up, commercial and personal injuries cases.

Lewis also takes up criminal prosecution and defence work involving regulatory offences.

Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law
Building and Construction
Commercial Law
Insolvency Law
Land Law
Personal Injuries
Probate
Regulatory Offence
Tribunal Practice (including Disciplinary Proceedings)

Education

2013

LL.M.,
University of Hong Kong

2004

P.C.LL.,
University of Hong Kong

2003

LL.B.,
University of Hong Kong

2002

B.B.A. (Law),
University of Hong Kong
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)
  • HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
  • Chairman, Buildings Appeal Tribunal (2018 – 2021)
  • Member, HKSAR Passports Appeal Board (2017 – Present)
  • Legal Adviser, Fishermen Claims Appeal Board (Trawl Ban) (2017 – Present)
  • Panel Member, Legal Advisers to Adjudicating Officers in disciplinary proceedings under the Police (Discipline) Regulations (2016 – 2018)
  • Legal Adviser to disciplinary boards convened under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618) (2016 – Present)
  • Member, Board of Review, Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112) (2016 – Present)
  • Annotated Employees’ Compensation Ordinance (2015 edition)
  • Annotated Legal Aid Ordinance (2015 edition)
Judicial reviews and other public law cases
  • Public Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water
  • Jonnex International Limited v Town Planning Board [2018] 1 HKLRD 577 – challenge against TPB’s rezoning decision
  • Hong Kong Television Network Limited v Chief Executive in Council [2015] 2 HKLRD 1035 (as instructing solicitor) – defending a free television licence decision of the CEIC
  • FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v Democratic Republic of the Congo (2011) 14 HKCFAR 95 & 395 (as instructing solicitor) – state immunity and referral to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress
  • Fu Hon Chin v Director General of Civil Aviation [2018] HKCFI 1366 – defending DGCA’s refusal to issue security area permit
  • Hussain Tasawar v Betty Kwan, Adjudicator (Torture Petitions) [2017] 2 HKLRD 567 – proper approach in reinstatement of administrative appeal
Corporate, commercial and general civil cases
  • GMI Technology Inc v East China Digital Technology Ltd & Anor [2017] HKCFI 1433 – voting right in creditors’ meeting
  • Uber (Asia) Limited v Ho Pan Kuen & Ors (DCCJ 3388/2016) – injunction against trespass and nuisance
  • Re Asia Television Limited (HCCW 39/2016) – leave to commence proceedings against company with provisional liquidator appointed
  • Ming Tak Motor Vehicles Ltd v Water Motors Group Ltd & Anor [2018] HKCFI 741 – commercial dispute arising from taxi licences trading
  • Re Luen Ford Industrial Co Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1772 – interplay between winding-up petition and the Legal Practitioners Ordinance
  • Clare Montgomery, QC [2013] 3 HKLRD 240 – admission of overseas counsel
Personal injuries cases
  • Wong Hon Wai v SJ [2011] HKCFI 131
  • 羅亮勝訴張偉榮及另二人 [2009] HKCFI 1904
Regulatory offence
  • HKSAR v Tang Tsz Yan & Leung Yiu Hoi (TWS 3174-6/2016) – whether caravans should be regarded as guesthouses under the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap. 349) (as defence counsel)

Lewis is a rotarian and currently serves as the Honorary Secretary of Rotary Club of Hong Kong North. He is also a committee member of Ricci Hall Old Boys Association.

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