Brian W.Y. Yu

Brian W.Y. Yu


T. +852 2530 1383

F. +852 2530 1083


Year of Call

2020 (HK)

Practice Profile

Brian joined Courtyard Chambers in 2020 after serving his pupillage with Mr. Charles J. Chan, Mr. Raymond Lau and Mr. Joe Chan. During his pupillage and private practice, Brian engaged in criminal cases (both for defence and prosecution) and civil cases (personal injuries, injunctions, debts and contractual issues, etc) at different stages, either as a sole advocate or or a led junior.

Brian accepts instructions in both civil and criminal law and he is developing a broad practice in all areas of Chambers' work.

Brian worked in the compliance department of multinational private banks before joining the Bar. He was responsible for monitoring the implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML), as well as ensuring the banks to comply with the requirements from regulatory bodies (e.g. HKMA, SFC).

Brian speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin and he is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese.

Education & Academic Achievements

P.C.LL., City University of Hong Kong

LL.B. (Hons) Law and Criminology, University of Lancaster, U.K.

Selected Cases


CACC 56/2020:    Conspiracy to defraud (led by Mr. Charles J. Chan)

HCMA 19/2021:   Attempted fraud (led by Mr. Charles J. Chan)

HCMA 282/2020:  Industrial summons (led by Mr. Charles J. Chan)

FLCC 397/2021:   Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (led by Ms. Lisa Remedios)


HCA 852/2017:  Appeared and resisted a O.14 application made against the 18th Defendant

HCA 1860/2021: Appeared for the Plaintiff in a hearing for interlocutory injunction

HCSA 38/2020:  Appeared for the Respondent