Kim J McCoy
Office Contact No.: 2866 8233
Fax: 2866 7858

NZ (2011)
Niue (2012)
HK (2016)


Kim is developing a broad civil, public and criminal practice and accepts instructions in a wide range of practice areas.  He also has a keen interest in Animal Welfare Law.
Kim obtained his LLB and BA (Psychology) degrees from University of Otago, Dunedin in New Zealand. In 2011 he was called to the New Zealand bar and began practise as a Barrister – engaged in criminal, public law, and civil matters. He has appeared (either on his own or led junior) in every level of the New Zealand Court system including successful appeals in the New Zealand Supreme Court and the Privy Council. In 2012, he travelled to the island nation of Niue to undertake pro-bono legal work and appeared as counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Niue. In 2015, he was junior counsel in the Privy Council in Pora v The Queen [2015] UKPC 9, in which the Appellant’s conviction for murder was quashed and no retrial was ordered. This was the last ever appeal from New Zealand to the Privy Council as the jurisdiction was disestablished by statute.
After a busy practise at the Bar in New Zealand, Kim relocated to Hong Kong and obtained his PCLL from the City University of Hong Kong. He joined Chambers in 2016 upon completion of his pupillage with Dr. Gerard McCoy SC, Mr. Michael Arthur and Mr. Steven Kwan.
Kim was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese and English.

Selected Cases (HK) 

HKSAR v MD Emran Hossain (FACC 16/2016)
Criminal & Public law - issues raised relating to encroachment upon appellant's right to a fair and public hearing and considerations of apparent bias.

HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph and Yu Oi Kee Olivia (FACC 6, 7 & 8/2016)
Criminal law - corruption & bribery, conspiring as agents to commit an offence under s9(3) by using document to deceive and mislead principal, issues raised relating to agency, deception of company by directors and attribution of knowledge by directors to company.

Grainfield Investment Ltd. v Lam Yi Lai (No. 2) [2016] 4 HKLRD 534
Succesfully opposing application by Plaintiff to re-amend their pleadings in an adverse possession trial.

Burberry Limited v Cheung Ko Ming & Anors (HCA 1103/2013)
Succesfully appearing for Plaintiff in an application for continuation of Mareva Injunction, and application for Norwich Pharmacal Relief

HKSAR v MD Emran Hossain (CACC 330/2014)
Appearing for the applicant in an application for leave to appeal on the basis that where a single judge who has refused (or determined) a leave to appeal application under s 83Y(2)(a) of the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, the same Judge cannot lawfully sit as a member of the bench in the renewed application under s 83Y(3), and thereby rendering the Court of Appeal inquorate. 

HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph and Yu Oi Kee Olivia (CACC 283/2014)
Successfully appearing for the 2nd Respondent in opposing an application by the HKSAR to certify a point of law that had been filed out of time, with certificate for two counsel granted.

Global Bridge Assets Limited & Anor v Sun Hung Kai Financial Limited (HCA1701/2014)
Appeared for the Defendant in a successful application to strike out the Plaintiff’s claims after a trial of preliminary issues.


Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship
Dean’s Honours List PCLL (2015)


PCLL, City University of Hong Kong (2015)
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Otago (2011)