Clara Wong

  • BCL, Oxon (Distinction) (2021)
  • PCLL, HKU (Distinction) (2020)
  • LLB, HKU (First Class Honours) (2019)

Year of call

  • 2022 (Hong Kong)

Practice areas

  • Trust & Probate
  • Banking
  • Regulatory
  • Shipping & Insurance
  • Conveyancing & Property
  • Defamation
  • Media & Entertainment


Clara is a Bar Scholar. She joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Ms. Rachel Lam SC, Mr. Giles Surman, Mr. Calvin Cheuk and Ms. Sabrina Ho.

Clara graduated with First Class Honours (ranked 2nd overall) in her LLB degree at the University of Hong Kong. She then pursued the BCL at the University of Oxford as a Hong Kong Scholar, where she obtained overall distinction and was awarded the Oxford Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies for ranking first in the paper. Academic studies aside, she has captured championships and best speaker awards in both international and local mooting competitions over the years.   

Clara is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. She has been involved in cases concerning company and insolvency law, securities and commercial law, trusts and probate, construction law, family law and public law. She has also appeared before the Court of First Instance both in her own right and as a led junior.

  • Re Guy Kwok-hung Lam [2022] HKCA 1683 (led by Ms. Rachel Lam SC and with Mr. Terrence Tai) 
  • Re LY [2022] HKCFI 3212 – successfully resisted an application for stay of execution pending appeal to the Court of Appeal on mental health-related matters (as sole advocate)
  • Daily-Tech Hong Kong Co. Limited and Anor v Global Switch Hong Kong Limited and Anor (HCA 866/2022) – application for interlocutory injunction to restrain the termination of an agreement (led by Mr. Douglas Lam SC)  
  • Nobleseed Partners Limited v Tsui Chi Kin (HCA 721/2020) – successfully resisted striking-out application (with Mr. Lai Chun Ho)
  • Acting for a company in an application for a stay on forum non conveniens grounds (ongoing) (led by Mr. Douglas Lam SC)
  • Acting for a main contractor in disputes arising from the construction of a large-scale museum (ongoing) (led by Mr. Philip Boulding KC and with Mr. Calvin Cheuk and Mr. Jonathan Chan)
  • Acting for the Intended Intervener in disputes involving a discretionary trust (ongoing) (with Ms. Sabrina Ho)
  • Bar Scholarship
  • Oxford Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies
  • Magdalen College Award for Distinction in the BCL
  • Hong Kong Scholar, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme  
  • Oxford Law Faculty Graduate Scholarship
  • China Oxford Scholarship – Magdalen Award
  • Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Scholarship
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship
  • Dean’s Honours List
  • M.W. Lo Memorial Scholarships
  • HSBC Overseas Scholarship
  • St. Catherine’s College Book Prize for Jurisprudence
  • Deacons Prize in Law for Young Leaders
  • HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarships

Moot Awards

  • Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot 2020 (International Moot) – Overall Champion and Honourable Mention (Top 5 Advocate)
  • Joint University Mooting Competition on Contract Law 2019 – Overall Champion (Senior Division) and Best Speaker Award
  • Linklaters-Denis Chang’s Chambers Competition Law Moot 2018 (International Moot) – Overall Champion and Best Oralist Award
  • Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot 2017 (International Moot) – Overall Highest Ranked Team (Asia-Pacific Regional Round)
  • ‘Challenging the Distrust of Administrative Law: The Case for Transposition’ (2021) 27(3) Trusts & Trustees 215-234 (In Depth Section) (co-authored with E Lui)

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese