Albert N. B. Wong
Office Contact No.: 2866 8233
Fax: 2866 7858
Call:  HK (2013)
MA (Oxon)
Albert was educated at Winchester College and went on to read English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford (St. Peter’s College).  Before practising as a barrister, he worked as a journalist covering law and politics in Hong Kong.  He has appeared in the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, and the Court of Final Appeal in Judicial Review applications for Applicants and Respondents.  He also has experience in matters relating to extradition, restraint orders, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, and contempt of court.   He has appeared for both the prosecution and defence in criminal jury trials.

Selected Cases


Secretary for Justice v Persons unlawfully and willfully conducting themselves in any of the acts prohibited under paragraph 1(A) or (B) or (C) in the indorsement of claim [2019] HKCFI 2773
Represented the Hong Kong Journalists Association successfully obtaining a variation to the "Doxxing injunction" to include an exemption for genuine lawful 'news activity'.
"K" v Commissioner of Police [2019] HKCFI 2307
Represented the applicant to prevent further distribution of medical records purportedly obtained pursuant to search warrants and obtained leave to apply for judicial review
Re Clare Montgomery QC [2019] HKCFI 727
Representing Secretary for Justice in opposing an application for ad hoc admission
HKSAR v Tai Yiu Ting, Chan Kin Man, Chu Yiu Ming & Ors [2019] HKDC 450
Representing "Occupy Trio" against charges of conspiracy to incite public nuisance and other offences
Interush Ltd & Anor v The Commissioner of Police & Ors [2019] HKCA 70, [2019] 1 HKLRD 892
Constitutionality of the "letter of no consent" regime
Ho Kar Hei v Director of Information Services [2018] HKCFI 2517

S v Torture Claims Appeal Board / Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office 
[2018] HKCFI 152

MP v Torture Claims Appeal Board / Non-refoulement Claims Petition Office 
[2018] HKCFI 151
M v Tortune Claims Appeal Board [2018] HKCFI 24
Applying high standards of fairness in deciding whether to adjourn a hearing;

Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police  [2017] 5 HKLRD 589 
Search and seizure of mobile phones; 

Secretary for Justice v Cheng Kam Mun
[2017] 2 HKLRD 768
Criminal contempt of court – Mitigation and sentence of “Occupy” protestors;

HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph (2016) 19 HKCFAR 619
Section 9, Prevention of Bribery Ordinance – Agency for the purpose of s.9;

HKSAR v MD Emran Hossain (2016) 19 HKCFAR 679
Criminal law and procedure – Powers of Court of Appeal exercisable by single Judge – Whether single Judge can sit on the Court of Appeal on renewed application for leave;

Secretary for Justice v Cheung Kai Yin (No.1) [2016] 5 HKLRD 370
Criminal contempt of court – non-disclosure at the ex parte application of previous lapse of leave – whether analogous to summary offences;

Secretary for Justice v Cheung Kai Yin (No.2) [2016] 4 HKLRD 367
Criminal contempt of court – whether procedural character is civil or criminal – application of arts. 10 & 11 of the Bill of Rights;

Secretary for Justice v Li Pang Kay & Another [2016] 2 HKLRD 882
Contempt of court – publication of articles pending trial – culpability of editor, proprietor, publisher;

Secretary for Justice v Cheng Kam Mun & ors 
[2015] 5 HKC 595
Lapse of jurisdiction in criminal contempt proceedings against “Occupy” Protestors

Interush Limited v The Commissioner of Police [2015] 4 HKLRD 706
Constitutionality of “no consent” regime of police to further dealings with suspicious property under s.25A(2)(a)Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap.455)

A Solicitor v Law Society of Hong Kong (20/2014) [2015] 2 HKLRD 802

Re Kim Dotcom and Others HCMP 116/2012 (4 December 2014)
Setting aside of a Restraint Order obtained under the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance (Cap. 525) – Material non-disclosure by the Government of the United States of America of jurisdictional hurdles of service on a Hong Kong company; Re-grant subject to submissions on amended conditions;

A v The Securities and Futures Commission [2015] 1 HKLRD 47
Judicial Review of a decision not to stay Disciplinary Proceedings before the Takeovers and Mergers Panel pending a criminal trial – Right to silence and parallel proceedings.

T v Commissioner of Police (2014) 17 HKCFAR 593
Administrative law; Statutory Interpretation – Application of the licensing requirements of the Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance (Cap.172) to a dance performance during a demonstration in public street to which general public had free access.

Dr Q v Health Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong [2014] 2 HKLRD 57
Contempt of Court; Non-compliance with order of mandamus – Whether statutory body may be committed for contempt.
Awards / Positions / Education
10th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot 2012Best Mooter; 1st Counsel of Winning Team (The University of Hong Kong).
Hong Kong Journalists Association– Elected Member of the Executive Committee, 2009 – 2011.
The Hong Kong News Awards 2009 – Best English News Writing
The 14th Annual Human Rights Press Awards 2009 – Special Merit (Features)
The Society of Publishers in Asia 2007 Awards for Editorial Excellence – Honourable Mention, Public Service Journalism; Honourable Mention, Reporting on the Environment
●Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, The University of Hong Kong (2011 – 2012)
●LL.B, Manchester Metropolitan University(2010 – 2011)
●G.D.E.H.K.L (“C.P.E.” of England and Wales), Manchester Metropolitan University and HKU SPACE(2008 – 2010)
●Masters in Journalism, The University of Hong Kong (2004 – 2005)
●Bachelor of Arts (English Language and Literature), University of Oxford (St. Peter’s College) (2001 – 2004)
●Winchester College (1995 – 2000)