JEFFREY LEE     李冠倫大律師

Professional Qualifications

Call:     HK (2018)

Education

2017:     LLM, University of Cambridge
2016:     PCLL, University of Hong Kong
2015:     LLB, City University of Hong Kong

Scholarship and Prizes

2016:     British Chevening Scholarship
2015:     Dean’s List
2015:     Mustard Seed Foundation Prize
2015:     Madam Wong Wai Leung Prize in Human Rights
2014:     Dean’s List
2014:     School of Law Outstanding Academic Papers Award
2014:     The Honourable Mr Justice Cheung Prize
2013:     Dean’s List
2013:     HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Reaching Out Award
2011:     School of Law Admission Scholarship for LLB Programme

Practice Profile

Jeffrey commenced full practice in 2018 after completing his pupillage with Mr Richard Khaw SC, Mr Edwin Choy SC, Mr Kenny Lin and Mr Michael Yin.

Jeffrey is developing a broad civil practice, and has been involved in cases spanning a wide spectrum of areas including company, commercial, insolvency, bankruptcy, land, trusts, conflict of laws, arbitration, enforcement of court judgments and arbitral awards, personal injuries and employees’ compensation, professional negligence, judicial review and injunctive relief.  He is regularly instructed to appear in court and has appeared as junior counsel or as an advocate in his own right in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the District Court, the Family Court and the Magistrates’ Courts.

Prior to joining the Bar, Jeffrey read law at the University of Cambridge (LLM) on a full scholarship from the British government, City University of Hong Kong (LLB, First Class Honours) and University of Hong Kong (PCLL).  He was an editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal and the UK Supreme Court Yearbook.  He also served as the Marshall to the Honourable Mr Justice Thomas Au (now Au JA) during which he worked on a number of cases of great public and constitutional importance.

Jeffrey is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese.  He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Selected Cases

Pierhead Garden Management Co Ltd v The Incorporated Owners of Pierhead Garden, HCA 559/2013 – appeared on behalf of the IO in a 5-day trial on a dispute concerning the construction of the deed of mutual covenant, the claims of ownership, exclusive use and management, and the related claims of trespass and private nuisance on the disputed areas (led by Richard Khaw SC and with Sunny Chan)

Re Man Lung Textiles Ltd & Man Shing Textiles Ltd [2018] HKCA 521 – appeared on behalf of the respondent shareholder in the Court of Appeal concerning the petitioner’s locus standi to present the winding up and unfair prejudice petitions after the sale and purchase of shares (with Lincoln Cheung)

Pang Ka Leong v Cheung Mei Po [2019] HKDC 651 – appeared on behalf of the plaintiff in a trial seeking and obtaining an order for sale of the property pursuant to the Partition Ordinance, an equal division of the net proceeds of sale, and mesne profits arising from wrongful ouster (as sole advocate)

Pang Ka Leong v Cheung Mei Po [2019] HKDC 1018 – appeared on behalf of the plaintiff in resisting the defendant’s applications for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal and stay of execution pending appeal, and obtaining costs on an indemnity basis (as sole advocate)

Feng Jianzhu v Ho Sze Yee [2019] HKDC 1687 – appeared on behalf of the putative respondent in resisting the applicant’s joinder application in an employees’ compensation claim (as sole advocate)

Re Margaret Chiu [2020] HKCFI 617 – acted for the respondent in resisting a bankruptcy petition on the ground of the creditor’s unreasonable refusal of settlement offers (with Kenny Lin)

Appointments

Member, Standing Committee on Legal Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (since 2019)
Member, Standing Committee on Insurance, Hong Kong Bar Association (since 2019)
Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2016 – 2017)
Editor, The UK Supreme Court Yearbook (2016 – 2017)

Publications

Author, “Mediation in Mainland China and Hong Kong: Can They Learn from Each Other?” (2014) 16(1) Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal 101-121

Co-author, “Exclusion of Liability and Unfair Contract Terms in Hong Kong Travel Contracts: Problems and Solutions” (2015) 1(3) Journal of Law, Technology and Public Policy 223-235

Research Assistant for (i) Chinese Arbitration Law, LexisNexis (2015); and (ii)《法律翻譯系列:兩岸三地合約法主要詞彙》(Legal Translation Series: Key Terms in Contract Law of Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan), City University of Hong Kong Press (2014)