Kelly H.K. Cheng

Kelly H.K. Cheng

Contact


T. +852 2530 1383

F. +852 2530 1083

E. chk@courtyardchambers.com


Qualification


HKMAAL Accredited Mediator


Year of Call


2020 (HK)



Practice Profile


Kelly is developing a broad civil and criminal practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. 

Kelly has appeared as an advocate (either in her own right or as a led junior) in the Lands Tribunal, the Magistrates’ Courts, the District/Family Courts and the High Court. She also acts as a prosecutor on fiat for the Department of Justice, and accepts instructions from Legal Aid.

Prior to joining the private practice, Kelly served as a Public Prosecutor, and a Legal Trainee (Barrister) in Civil Division and Prosecutions Division at the Department of Justice, where she worked on public law and criminal cases.    


Practice Areas


Arbitration

Banking / Finance

Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery

Commercial 

Company

Competition

Conflict of Laws

Criminal

Disciplinary

Discrimination

Employment

Equity / Trust

Family / Matrimonial

Injunction / Contempt

Insolvency

Intellectual Property

Mediation

Probate / Succession

Professional Liability

Property & Conveyancing

Public Law / Judicial Review

Restitution / Unjust Enrichment

Securities & Regulation

Tax / Revenue

Tort & Personal Injuries


Education


Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong (2019)

Bachelor of Laws, University of Hong Kong (2018)


Scholarship and Prizes


Patrick Yu Memorial Scholarship (2024)

Dean’s Honour List (2018)

Champion & Best Speaker, Criminal Law Mooting Competition, Haldanes Solicitors and Notaries and University of Hong Kong (2019)

Best Team (2nd runner-up), The 8th Cross-straits Enterprise M&A Mooting Competition (2018)

LexisNexis Book Prize for Legal Research Skills (2016)

Rosita King Ho Scholarship (2016)

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Scholarship (2014)


Appointments and Public Office


HKSAR Government

  • Member, Appeal Board (Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation) (2024-)
  • Member, Appeal Board (Clubs (Safety of Premises)) (2024-)
  • Member, Appeal Board (Bedspace Apartments) (2024-)
  • Member, Area Committee (Central and Western District - Sheung Wan & Sai Ying Pun) (2024-)
  • Adjudicator, Registration of Persons Tribunal (2023-)
  • Member, District Youth Development and Civic Education Committee, Central and Western (2023-)
  • Member, Commission on Children (2018-)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Legal Advice for Unrepresented Litigants (2018-2020)
  • Member, Panel of Advisers on Film Censorship (2018-2019)


Hong Kong Bar Association

  • Member, Practice Committee on Mediation (2023-)
  • Member, Practice Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure (2023-)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Mainland Affairs (2023-)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Legal Education (2021-)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Practice Development (2021-)
  • Member, Practice Committee on Company Law (2021-)
  • Member, Practice Committee on Competition Law (2021-2023)


Part-time Lecturer, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong (2021-)


Vice-Chair, Sir Edward Youde Scholars Association (2023-)


DragoNation

  • Immediate Past President (2023)
  • President (2022)
  • Secretary (2021)
  • Internal Affairs Director (2020)


HKSAR Outstanding Students’ Union

  • Chairperson, Constitution Review Committee (2019-)
  • Chairperson, Advisory Board (2019-2022)


The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

  • Vice Convenor, Youth I.D.E.A.S, HKFYG Youth Research Centre (Youth Development) (2023-)
  • Member, Youth I.D.E.A.S., HKFYG Youth Research Centre (Education) (2020-2022)
  • Member, Youth Service Advisory Committee (2021-2023)


JCI Harbour

  • Vice President (Leadership Development & Business Affairs) (2023)
  • Public Relations Director (2022)


Languages


English, Cantonese, Putonghua