Kelly H.K. Cheng

Kelly H.K. Cheng

Contact


T. +852 2530 1383

F. +852 2530 1083

E. chk@courtyardchambers.com


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 Court and the High Court. She also acts as a prosecutor on fiat for the Department of Justice.

Prior to joining the private practice, Kelly served as a Legal Trainee (Barrister) in Civil Division and Prosecutions Division; and a Public Prosecutor 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


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, 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, 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-)


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


DragoNation

  • President (2022-)
  • Secretary (2021)
  • Internal Affairs Director (2020)


HKSAR Outstanding Students’ Union

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


The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

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


Public Relations Director, JCI Harbour (2022-)


Languages


English, Cantonese, Putonghua