Ms Anna M.W. Chow 周敏華

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Call: 2012 (HK)
General Mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (since 2013)
Accredited Mediator for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (since 2012)
Registered Professional Planner Qualification, People’s Republic of China (since 2010)
Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (since 1986)
Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (2006 – 2014)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2011: Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Credit), City University of Hong Kong
2010: Second Bachelor of Laws, Tsinghua University, People’s Republic of China
2007: Bachelor of Laws, University of London, London, United Kingdom
1983: Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
1981: Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

APPOINTMENTS AND PUBLIC OFFICE

Legal Advisor, The Hong Kong Teen Lok Baptist Church, Hong Kong (2016 – present)
Urban Planning Expert, External Reference Group on Child-responsive Urban Planning, UNICEF, United Nations (2017 – present)
Member, the Panel of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) (2007 – 2016)
Member, CPD Committee, Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Canada (1993-1994)

PRACTICE PROFILE

Anna Chow joined Chambers in 2012 upon completion of her pupillages with Mr. Nicholas Cooney SC, Mrs Lisa Remedios, Mr. Kenny C P Lin and Mr. Law Man-Chung, and as a marshal to Hon Mr. Justice Johnson M. H. Lam (now V-P of the Court of Appeal).
Anna is developing a broad practice in civil and criminal laws with a particular interest in public law, building, land, town planning and environmental disputes. She has appeared as junior counsel or as an advocate (either in her own right or as a led junior) in the Court of Appeal, Court of First Instance and District Court. In her criminal law practice, Anna regularly defends and prosecutes in the Magistrates’ Courts.

LANGUAGES

Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua), English