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, personal injuries, defamation, building management and other civil cases. He continues to appear in different tribunals as chairman, legal adviser or counsel for the parties.

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
  • Nomination Advisory Committee appointed by the Electoral Affairs Commission (July – October 2019 re District Council election) (June – August 2020 re Legislative Council election)
  • 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, election law and other public law cases
  • Public Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water
  • Advising the Director of Legal Aid, different Government departments and public authorities on statutory interpretation and administrative/election law issues
  • Hung Chi Kit v Lee Yue Shun & Anor [2020] HKCFI 1802 & 2968 – election petition concerning counting of vote and handling of ballot box
  • Tomorrow Finances Ltd v Director of Fire Services [2019] HKCFI 3025 – challenge by mini-storage company against constitutionality and public law errors of fire hazard abatement notices
  • Jonnex International Limited v Town Planning Board [2018] 1 HKLRD 577 – challenge against TPB’s rezoning decision
  • Chau Tsun Kiu v SJ [2014] 5 HKLRD 414 (as instructing solicitor) – constitutionality of an electoral law provision on free election mail
  • Wong Hin Wai & Leung Kwok Hung v SJ [2012] 4 HKLRD 70 (as instructing solicitor) – constitutionality of electoral law provisions disqualifying persons from standing for Legislative Council election
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leung Wai Kuen Edward v Lam Kin Man & Ors (unrep, FAMV 11/2013, 11 July 2013 – as instructing solicitor) and Re Leung Wai Kuen (unrep, HCMP 1321/2012, 17 January 2013 – as counsel) – election petition and relief application concerning illegal conducts under the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conducts) Ordinance
  • 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
  • 陳艷珠訴柯耀林及另一人 (unrep, HCAL 11/2008, 27 November 2009) – election petition concerning illegal conducts at election
Corporate, commercial and general civil cases
  • Brilliant (Man Sau) Engineering Ltd v Brilliant Steel Engineering Ltd & Anor [2021] HKDC 252 – appeal against decision setting aside default judgment; interpretation of ss.43C and 43F of the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57)
  • 中紀投資有限公司 v青山道國際工業大廈業主立案法團 [2021] HKLDT 2; [2020] 4 HKLRD 14; [2020] HKLDT 25 & 5 – whether the management committee of Incorporated Owners has power to waive certain breaches of deed of mutual covenant by resolution
  • Lai Hon Tim v Lai Tsz Nang Wilson [2020] HKCFI 2793 – common intention constructive trust between father and son
  • Ng Hin Chung & Anor v Mok Poon Kwong & Anor [2019] HKCFI 1334 – resisting a striking-out application against particulars of defamation pleadings
  • Re Luen Ford Industrial Co Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1772 – interplay between winding-up petition and the Legal Practitioners Ordinance
  • Ming Tak Motor Vehicles Ltd v Water Motors Group Ltd & Anor [2018] HKCFI 741 – commercial dispute arising from taxi licences trading
  • 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
  • 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
  • Advising plaintiffs/defendants in different personal injuries actions concerning construction sites safety, employment relationship, bullying at school, safety of leisure facilities and traffic accidents
Regulatory offences and Disciplinary proceedings
  • HKSAR v Chow Shing Kee Investment Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 2343 – interpretation of Buildings Ordinance
  • 香港特別行政區訴名樂會有限公司 [2017] HKCFI 2105; 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)
  • Prosecuting police officer and defending registered dentists in disciplinary inquiries
  • Advising disciplinary board in inquiries into conducts of registered lift/escalator contractors and engineers

Lewis is a rotarian and was 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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