Dr. P.Y. Lo
Office Contact No.: 2866 8233
Mobile No.: 75116836
Fax: 28663932

Barrister-at-law: England and Wales (1992); Hong Kong (1992)
LLB (Lond) (1991), Ph D (HKU) (2012)
MCIArb (2007); CEDR Accredited Mediator (2009)

Practice Overview

Civil and Criminal



Languages spoken 

English, Punti, Putonghua

Cases involved in

•Pagtama, Comilang & Luis v Director of Immigration (HCAL 13, 45, 56/2014), CFI
•Dembele v Director of Immigration (HCAL 44/2014), CFI
•HKSAR v Lai Fu Hing [2015] 2 HKLRD 346, CA
•Gutierrez v Commissioner of Registration (2014) 17 HKCFAR 518, CFA
•Suen Mo Joel v Director of Social Welfare [2014] 4 HKLRD 1, CFI
•HKSAR v Chan So Ching [2014] 2 HKLRD 224, CFI
•Gutierrez v Commissioner of Registration (CACV 22/2012, 7 June 2013), CA
•Comilang v Commissioner of Registration (CACV 183/2012, 2 May 2013), CA
•Vallejos & Domingo v Commissioner of Registration (2013) 16 HKCFAR 45, CFA
Re BU [2012] 4 HKLRD 417, CA
•Vallejos v Commissioner of Registration (CACV 204/2011, 28 March 2012), CA
•Medical Council of Hong Kong v Helen Chan (2010) 13 HKCFAR 248, CFA
•HKSAR v Yeung Chuen Tai [2010] 4 HKLRD 342, CA
•HKSAR v Yuen Sun Wing & Anor [2010] 3 HKLRD 145, CA
•Lam Kin Sum & Anor v Hong Kong Housing Authority [2005] 3 HKLRD 456, CA
•Lau Kwok Fai Bernard & Ors v Secretary for Justice (HCAL 177. 180/2002, 10 June 2003), CFI
•Lau Cheong & Anor v HKSAR (2002) 5 HKCFAR 415, CFA
•HKSAR v Ng Kung Siu & Anor (1999) 2 HKCFAR 442, CFA
•Chan Chi Hung v R [1996] 1 AC 442, PC
•Yin Xiangjiang Simon & Ors v Director of Immigration [1994] 1 HKLR 101, CA

Representative Publications

•Chapter 7 (co-authored with Professor Albert Chen), Hong Kong's Judiciary under 'One Country, Two Systems', in H P Lee and Marilyn Pittard (eds), Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity (Cambridge University Press, 2018) pp 131-168
•Book Review, A Theory of Discrimination Law, Tarunabh Khaitun [Oxford University Press, 2015] (2017) 47 HKLJ 1023-1030
•Twenty Years of Judicial Implementation of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 《香港特別行政區基本法》司法實踐20年 (2017) 16 Hong Kong and Macao Journal 港澳研究 30-34
•(Chapter 11) The Constitutional Orders under “One Country, Two Systems”: A Comparative Study of Constitutional Review and the Application of the Proportionality Principle by the Hong Kong and Macao SAR Courts (co-authored with Professors Albert Chen and Yang Xiaonan) in Zhu Guobin (ed), The Study of Political Structure of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 香港特區政治體制研究 (City University of Hong Kong Press, 2017) pp 185-222
•Government Information Openness: The Experience of the Hong Kong SAR (2016) China Law Review, Issue 4, pp 55-59
•Hong Kong District Court Practice (3rd ed), LexisNexis (2016)
•Chapter 3 (co-authored with Professor Albert Chen) on the Basic Law jurisprudence of the Court of Final Appeal (in Chinese), in Albert Chen and Zou Pingxue (eds), Hong Kong Basic Law from Different Perspectives 香港基本法面面觀 (Joint Publishing (HK) Co Ltd, 2015) pp 53-94
•Chapter 5, Hong Kong: common law Courts in China , in Jiunn-rong Yeh and Wen-chen Chang (eds), Asian Courts in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2014) pp 183-227
Co-editor (with Andrew Mak), Hong Kong Barristers on Civil and Commercial Law 香港大律師談民商法 (Chung Hwa Book Company, 2014)
Judicial Construction of the Basic Law (Hong Kong University Press, 2013)
Chapter 14 (co-authored with Professor Albert Chen) on the Basic Law jurisprudence of the Court of Final Appeal and Chapter 22 on the impact of jurisprudence beyond Hong Kong, in Simon Young and Yash Ghai (eds), Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Chapter 3 on the Law of Procedure (訴訟程序法) in Zhu Guobin (ed), Hong Kong Judicial System (香港司法制度) (Chung Hwa Book Company, 2013) 
The Hong Kong Basic Law, LexisNexis/Butterworths (2011).
One Living Tree 一株活樹 (in Chinese), Ming Pao Publishing 明報出版社 (2005).
Rethinking Judicial Reference: Barricades at the Gateway? in Fu Harris and Young (eds), Interpreting Hong Kong's Basic Law: The Struggle for Coherence, Palgrave Macmillan (2008) 157-181.
One Term, Two Interpretations: The Justifications and the Future of Basic Law Interpretation (co-authored with Dr. Lin Feng) in Fu Harris and Young (eds), Interpreting Hong Kong's Basic Law: The Struggle for Coherence, Palgrave Macmillan (2008) 143-155.
The Criminal Justice System in Hong Kong: Jurisdiction, Procedure and Principles 香港的刑事訴訟制度—管轄、程序與原則 (in Chinese) in Tang, Dennis and Wang, Peng-hsiang (eds), Cross-Strait, Four-Region: Law Developments in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau, Vol 2 (Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure) 兩岸四地法律發展(下冊)—民事訴訟與刑事訴訟, Institutum Iurisprudentiae (Preparatory Office), Academia Sinica 中央研究院法律學研究所籌備處 (Taipei) (2007) 313-366.
Hong Kong: State-owned enterprises – a non-issue in the Congo case (2012) Global Arbitration Review (7 February).
The Gateway Opens Wide (2011) 41 Hong Kong Law Journal 385-391.
An Internationalist, Consequentialist and Non-progressive Court: Constitutional Adjudication in Hong Kong (1997-2009) (2010) 2 City University of Hong Kong Law Review 215-235.
The Impact of CFA Jurisprudence Beyond Hong Kong (2010) (8) Hong Kong Lawyer 36-41.
Levitating Unconstitutional Law (2006) 36 Hong Kong Law Journal 433-442.
The “Missing” Link (2005) 35 Hong Kong Law Journal 39-43.
Master of One’s Own Court (2004) 34 Hong Kong Law Journal 47-65.

Other contributions

Hong Kong Cases (LexisNexis/Butterworths), Associate Editor
Hong Kong Civil Court Practice (LexisNexis/Butterworths), Updating Editor
Archbold Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell), Contributing Editor
Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell), Contributing Editor (Part R, Lands Tribunal)
Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong (2nd Ed) (Sweet & Maxwell), Contributing Editor (Chapter 25).
Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong (3rd Ed) (Sweet & Maxwell),  Contributing Editor (Chapter 25).