Emma Tsang
emma.tsang@giltchambers.com
Office Contact No.: 2866 8233
Fax: 2866 7858
Admission:
2007       (England & Wales) (The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn)
2009       (HK)
 
Education / Professional Qualifications:
2006       Bachelor of Laws, (LLB) with Honours, University of Durham (UK)
2007       Bar Vocational Course, (BVC), Nottingham Law School (UK)
2008       Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), University of Hong Kong (HK)
2010       CEDR Accredited Mediator
2014       HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
 
Pupillages Served:
Mr. Alexander King SC, Liberty Chambers
Mr. Russell Coleman SC, Temple Chambers
Mr. Kumar Ramanathan SC, 601 Dina House
Mr. Raymond Leung SC, Temple Chambers
Mr. James Thomson, Gilt Chambers
 
Practice:
Emma Tsang (曾子晴) is a general practitioner, in both civil and criminal litigation. She accepts instructions in a wide range of practice areas.
In the area of criminal law, Emma has a solid grounding in all aspects of criminal trial and appellate work. She has experience in conducting all manner of trials, pleas, mitigations, bail applications and bind-overs.
 
Emma has a broad civil practice, with particular emphasis on commercial litigation, contractual disputes, matrimonial law, medical negligence and personal injuries.
 
In the area of matrimonial law, Emma has experience in conducting matters in relation to divorce, ancillary relief, and child custody.
 
Emma has been instructed to appear in the Court of Final Appeal, the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the District Court, the Family Court, the Medical Council, and the Magistrates’ Courts. She has also advised in mediation matters and has appeared as counsel in mediations.
 
Notable Cases:
Nancy Ann Kissel v HKSAR (CFA) (2010) 13 HKCFAR 27, [2010] 2 HKLRD 435
Appeared as junior counsel in Mrs. Kissel’s successful appeal of her conviction for the Hong Kong murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband in 2003.
 
LKW v DD (CFA) (2010) 13 HKCFAR 537, [2010] 6 HKC 528
Appeared as junior counsel in an appeal to the Court of Final Appeal, which determined Hong Kong’s approach to the division of matrimonial assets.
 
HKSAR v Chan Pak Hoe, Pablo (CFA) (2012) 15 HKCFAR 244
Appeared as junior counsel in an appeal to the Court of Final Appeal, which determined whether a magistrate had power under s.104 to review sentence while a review against conviction was pending.
 
Chan Mei Yiu, Paddy & Another v Secretary for Justice & Others (HCAL 16-19 of 2007)
Appeared as junior counsel, in judicial review proceedings in Hong Kong to challenge the execution of mutual legal assistance search warrants in Hong Kong by Italian prosecutors.
 
HKSAR v Amina Mariam Bokhary (HCMA 960/2010)
Appeared as junior counsel in the High Court on an emergency bail application for the defendant.
 
Positions Held:
2011 – present     Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Professional Legal Education, University                                    of Hong Kong
2011 – present     Young Barristers Committee member
2014 – present     Young Barristers Committee Secretary
 
Publications:
2011 – present     Contributing editor of Archbold Hong Kong
2012 – present     Contributing editor of Hong Kong Personal Injury Service