Phillip Ross
Office Contact No.: 2866 8233
Fax: 2866 7858
Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (1977)
Barrister Supreme Court of Hong Kong (1994)


LLB M Int L (Australian National University)
BSc BEd LLM (University of Queensland)

Mr. Phillip Ross has been a Barrister in practice since 1994.  He specializes in public law cases – criminal, licensing and judicial review cases at both trial and appellate level, including at the Court of Final Appeal.

From 1989 till 1994 Mr. Ross was working in the Hong Kong Department of Justice within the Law Reform Commission, the Legal Policy Division, and as Prosecutor.  Prior to that he was working between 1982 – 1989 as Legal Adviser to Australian Parliamentary Members, and within the General Counsel Division of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department as Legal Adviser giving legal advice on treaty, statutory and constitutional interpretation.  During this time he was also a member and legal adviser to various Australian delegations involved in treaty negotiations.



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Positions held:

1994, Founding Member, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor
2012 - Present, Member, Law Reform Commission, Review of Sexual Offences Sub-Committee

Cases involved in:

- HKSAR v Nguyen Anh Nga, CACC 258/2011 [2012] 2 HKLRD 938 (prejudicial handouts to a jury)
- HKSAR v Chan Ka Man, CACC 476/2003 (directions to hung juries)
- Pasa Danaville Dizon v HKSAR, FAMP 2/2009 (2009) 12 HKCFAR 960 (appeal against bail)
- Mohammad Mahabobur Rahman v HKSAR (2010) 13 HKCFAR 20, FACC 9/2009 (test for adducing new evidence)
- Raza v Chief Executive in Council, CACV 18/2005
- Raza v Chief Executive in Council, HCAL 30/2003 [2005] 3 HKLRD 561 (constitutionality of a
  training levy on employers of foreign domestic helpers)