Paul T K Lam SBS, SC, JP

Head of Chambers

Call 1992 (Hong Kong)
Silk 2013 (Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Joyce Kwan



Mr Lam received his LL.B from the University of Hong Kong; and his LL.M in International Law from the University of Nottingham.

He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1992 and has been practicing at Parkside Chambers ever since.  In 2013, he was appointed Senior Counsel.  He has a general civil and commercial practice.

Mr Lam was made a Justice of the Peace in 2020 and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2021.

Mr Lam has held and is holding a number of public offices in Hong Kong. Among other thing, he is now the Chairman of the Consumer Council and the Administrative Appeals Board as well as a member of the Operations Review Committee, ICAC and Independent Police Complaints Council.  He was the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 2014 to 2016 and the Chairman in 2017.  He sat as a Deputy Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong for short periods each year since 2015.

He has also been included in the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and appointed by the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing as their professor.

Practice Areas

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



LL.M. (International Law),
University of Nottingham


University of Hong Kong


University of Hong Kong

Judicial Appointment(s)

  • Deputy High Court Judge of the Court of First Instance (2015-2020)

Professional Appointment(s)

  • Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association (2017-2018)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association (2014-2017)
  • Member of High Court Rules Committee (2015-2020)
  • Member of Civil Justice Reform Monitoring Committee (2018-2020)

Boards/Tribunals/Arbitrators Appointment(s)

  • Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, Arbitrator (2019-2022)
  • Administrative Appeals Board, Deputy Chairman (2014-2016); Chairman (2016-2019)
  • Amusement Game Centres Appeal Board, Member (2010-2016); Chairman (2016-2018)
  • Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards, Member (2014 – 2018)
  • HKSAR Town Planning Appeal Board Panel, Member (2007-2013); Deputy Chairman (2015-2019)
  • ICAC Complaints Committee, Member (2015-2018)
  • Air Transport Licensing Authority, Member (2016-2018)
  • Board of Review Panel (Inland Revenue Ordinance), Member (2006-2015)
  • HKSAR Registration of Persons Tribunal, Member (2008-2014)

Academic and Other Appointment(s)

  • Professor of the China University of Political Science and Law (2019-2021)
  • Honorary Advisor of the International Youth Legal Exchange Federation