Jacqueline was awarded the Bar Scholarship and Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship in 2013. She is developing a broad civil and commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile with experience in company and insolvency, trust and probate, land, intellectual property and arbitration-related matters.
Since joining Chambers in 2014, Jacqueline has appeared led and as sole advocate in trials concerning claims of undervalue transactions, common intention constructive trust, adverse possession, loss of cross-border vehicle licence, torts of maintenance and champerty, administration of estate, and ownership of properties (land and company shares). She also acted as defence counsel (as sole advocate) in a criminal trial at the Magistrates Court relating to breach of Noise Control Ordinance (Cap. 400).
Her arbitration practice includes being led in a 10-day virtual international arbitration arising out a US$1 billion partnership dispute in 2020, and acting as sole advocate in a 5-day arbitration on breach of shareholders’ agreement in 2015, and two HKIAC arbitrations for a law firm on outstanding legal fees from former clients in 2018. She has also appeared led in two Emergency Arbitrations in 2020 and 2018, as well as various court proceedings concerning interim measures in aid of arbitration, stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration, and enforcement of awards.
She has experience in handling contested applications involving summary judgment, stay of proceedings, examination and production orders in the context of liquidation, removal of executor and estate accounts, specific discovery and expunge of documents, charging order, striking out, expert evidence and injunctions.
Jacqueline also has a particular interest in matrimonial practice. She has provided advice and representation to husband, wives and separating unmarried parent in matters ranging from variation of maintenance orders (interim and final), enforcement of undertakings, application for litigation funding, avoidance of disposition, to preliminary issue trial on the ownership of matrimonial home and financial provision for children of unmarried couples.
Jacqueline is a contributing editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure and has delivered CPD Seminars on family law, planning law and the law of unjust enrichment.
Before pupillage at DVC, Jacqueline graduated with a First in LLB from the University of Hong Kong, ranking second in her year. Following this, she received the highest marks in the PCLL Litigation Stream and the matrimonial practice course. She went on to obtain the BCL from the University of Oxford (ranking first in her Commercial Remedies class) with the support of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies.
‘ Her quality of work is very good, making her a suitable choice for more complex legal proceedings. ’ Jacqueline Law is singled out as a Rising Star for Family & Private Client Law.
Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2021)
- Bar Scholarship (2013)
- Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2013)
- University of Oxford Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies (2013)
- Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies (2012)
- Brian McElney Medal in Law (2012)
- The Sweet and Maxwell Edlyn Yap Prize for Litigation (2012)
- The Oldham, Li & Nie Prize in Matrimonial Practice and Procedure (2012)
- Dean’s Honours List (2007-2011)
- Baker and McKenzie Prize in Company Law (2011)
- Deacons Prize in Law (2010)
- Linklaters Prize for Overall Excellence in Law (2009)
- Freshfields Prize in Legal Skills (2009)
- Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship (2009)
- 13 other prizes and awards
Civil and Commercial
- Allied Treasure Investment Ltd v. Chan Ka Ling  HKCFI 3135 (with Sabrina Ho): Trial on enforcement of mortgage and loan agreement.
- New Shipping Ltd v. Lau Wing Yan  HKCFI 2933 (led by Victor Joffe): Appeal against Master’s decision on specific discovery and interrogatories in a defamation action.
- Plain Sail Holdings Ltd v. Lau Wing Yan  HKCFI 653 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Resisting an anti-suit injunction application.
- Poh Po Lian v. Tong Chi Kong Jody  HKCFI 863: Assessment of damages for torts of maintenance and champerty.
- Hui Ki Ho v. Yeung Chun Fung  HKCFI 528 and  HKCFI 529: Trial of claim for loss of cross-border vehicle licence; Expunge of Documents from Trial.
- Zhang Xiuhong v. Liu Wenchen, HCA 2118/2012: Security for costs.
- KKC Capital Limited Partnership v. Agape International Enterprise Limited  HKCFI 1621: Charging order over convertible bonds.
- FT Life Insurance Company Ltd v. Lo Kwok Wai, DCCJ 4999/2015: Summary judgment against ex- insurance agent
- Cheer Signal Development Limited v. Wong Siu Fan  HKCFI 1938 (led by Anson Wong S.C. and Christopher Chain): Mareva injunction up to the value of HK$127 million in relation to a fraud claim.
- SBC CPA Limited v. Au Ka Man Silkie,  4 HKLRD 842 (with Jonathan Chang): Interlocutory injunction against ex-employees for breach of confidence and copyright infringement.
- Great River Corp. Limited v. China NTG Gansu Gas Limited  HKCFI 1953 (led by William Wong S.C., JP): Discharge of interim injunction granted in aid of BVI proceedings.
- 2020: Acted for an applicant in an HKIAC Emergency Relief application relating to shareholders’ dispute (led by Douglas Lam S.C. and with Jasmine Cheung).
- 2020: Acted for an additional party in making an HKIAC Joinder Application relating to a partnership dispute (led by Douglas Lam S.C.).
- 2020: Acted for a respondent in a virtual international arbitration arising out of a US$1 billion partnership deal (led by Jern-Fei Ng Q.C. and with Freddie Popplewell).
- 2018: Acted for a respondent in resisting an HKIAC Emergency Relief application (led by Douglas Lam S.C.).
- 2018: Acted for a law firm as sole advocate in two HKIAC arbitrations involving claims for outstanding legal fees against former client.
- 2018: Resisting a jurisdictional challenge in a HKIAC arbitration (led by Douglas Lam S.C.).
- X v. Jemmy Chien  HKCFI 286 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.) and  HKCFI 2172: Resisting application to set aside HKIAC arbitral award; Security as condition for progressing with application to set aside arbitral awards.
- U v. S  4 HKLRD 749 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Adjournment of enforcement of CIETAC Award proceedings pending setting aside proceedings in the PRC.
- Fung Hing Chiu Cyril v. Henry Wai & Co (a firm)  1 HKLRD 808 (led by Audrey Eu S.C.): Stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration.
- Danco International Limited v. Luxe Home Limited  HKLdT 102: Stay of Lands Tribunal proceedings in favour of arbitration.
- Arjowiggins HKK2 Ltd v. X Co  HKCFI 1901 (with Teresa Wu): Setting aside application of an HKIAC arbitral award and resisting its enforcement in Hong Kong.
- 2015: Acted for the Respondent as sole advocate in a 5-day HKIAC arbitration involving a US$20 million claim for breach of shareholders’ agreement, as well as interlocutory applications for disclosure of offshore company documents.
Disputes Relating to Land
- 好順利大廈業主立案法團 v. Wealth Gear Limited  HKCA 1086 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the incorporated owners in resisting appeal against Lands Tribunal judgment after trial.
- Mega Rich Logistics Ltd v. Tin Shui Wai Greenfield Garden Co Ltd  HKCFI 3020: For the paper owner in applying for summary judgment.
- Far East Consortium Limited v. Occupiers Entering or Remaining at the Lot Without the Consent of the Plaintiff  HKCFI 2298: For the developer in applying for injunction.
- Leung Wai Ling Isewesg v. Success Base Engineering Limited, HCA 2/2019: Application for summary judgment in a landlord tenant dispute.
- Siu Chi Tat v. Land Zone Ltd  HKCFI 2582: Interlocutory injunction in trespass to land and boundary dispute.
- Wong Shuk Han v. Secretary for Justice  HKDC 1464: Trial on adverse possession of urban residential unit.
- Chiu Siu Ying Betty as Administratrix v. Kwok Lan, DCCJ 3231/2017: Summary judgment for vacant possession of N.T. land.
- Tierra Trading Limited v. Land Base Limited  HKCFI 1504 (led by Johnny Mok S.C.): Trial on adverse possession of land on Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay.
- Man Kai Tak v. 梁妹  HKDC 201 (with Benny Lo): Trial on adverse possession of N.T. land.
- Rightop Corporation Limited. v. Yau Wing Yan Joyce  HKCFI 8: Summary disposal of claim in trespass to land.
Trusts and Probate
- Au Lick Hang Ledwin v. Au Suk Han  HKCFI 21 (with Teresa Wu): Section 7 of PAO (Cap. 10) application.
- Chiu Pak Wo v. Chiu Yim Kam  HKCFI 2517: Application for inventory and accounts.
- Lee Goo Lynette Siu Yin v. Cheung Wai Ming Daisy  HKCFI 1086 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Application for removal of executor and inventory and accounts.
- Lam Wai Sun v. Chan Yan Yee  HKCFI 1056: Trial on beneficial ownership of Deceased’s residential property.
- Re Estate of Lam Kwok Leung, Deceased, HCA 1547/2016; HCMP 2634/2016 (with Teresa Wu): Application for account and declaration of interest in landed properties under the Intestates’ Estates Ordinance (Cap. 73).
- To Pik Ha v. Lui Wai Fong  HKCFI 1239 (with Teresa Wu): Joint trial involving two estates and relating to the ownership of company shares.
Company and Insolvency
- Allied Weli Development Ltd v. Chaung Yue Chien, Eugene  HKCFI 2746 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the liquidators in resisting application to set aside order for extension of writ.
- Allied Weli Development Ltd v. Chaung Yue Chien, Eugene  HKCFI 2151 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the liquidators in resisting application for discovery before writ of action served.
- Siberian Mining Group Co Ltd v. Daily Loyal Ltd  HKCFI 138 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Injunction restraining a noteholder from objecting to proposed placement of shares in a listed company.
- Li Fu Hua (also known as Denise Li) v. Chen Ming Chih  HKCFI 2786 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Striking out an unfair prejudice petition.
- Re Prosperous Global China Holding Ltd  HKCFI 2789 (led by Jose Maurellet S.C.): Winding-up Petition.
- Harbour Front Ltd v. Money Facts Ltd  HKCFI 2582 (led by Clifford Smith S.C. and Sabrina Ho): Interlocutory injunction pending resolution of unfair prejudice petition.
- Re Ricco (International) Company Ltd  6 HKC 487: Setting aside allotment of shares in a transaction contravening s.47A of the former Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32).
- Wong Tak Man, Stephen v. Cheung Siu Fai,  5 HKLRD 923 (led by Robert Whitehead S.C. and Jose Maurellet S.C.): For the trustees in bankruptcy in applying to set aside multiple transfers as being transactions at an under value and unfair preferences under the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6).
- Re Joint Silver Ltd  HKCFI 2119 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the Liquidators in a Petition to wind up a company already in creditors’ voluntary liquidation and replace the liquidators.
- Re HIH Insurance (Asia) Limited (in Provisional Liquidation), HCCW 337/2001 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Winding-up Petition of insurance company.
- Re T-Hero Industrial Company Limited  HKCFI 1041: Validation orders.
- Cheung Hing v. Wah Fong Forest Resources Ltd  HKCFI 1181: Application to commence statutory derivative actions.
- FCMC 3741/2014: Trial on variation of Children’s maintenance orders (pending decision).
- LLC v. LWMA, FCMC 4683/2014:  HKFC 75 - preliminary issue trial on the beneficial ownership of the matrimonial home etc (led by Douglas Lam S.C.);  HKFC 156 and  HKFC 100 - Variation of costs of preliminary issue trial;  HKFC 89 - Litigation Funding under section 3 of the MPPO (Cap. 192); Enforcement of MPS undertakings.
- FCMC 8597/2016: Enforcement of Undertakings under Consent Order.
- LWYA v. KYW, FCMC 14018/2011: Issue of jurisdiction in taxation hearing of costs in preliminary issue trial.
- WMY v. CSK, FCMC 17011/2011: Variation of costs after the ancillary relief trial.
- Advising the Respondent husband on an application for downward variation of a child maintenance order.
- Advising on an application for avoidance of disposition order under section 17 of the MPPO (Cap. 192).
- Advising the Respondent father on financial provision for the unmarried couple’s daughter under section 10 of the GMO (Cap. 13).
Intellectual Property Rights
- Opposition to TM Application Nos. 303600350 & 303600369 (9 December 2019): Represented Moncler S.P.A. in resisting an opposition to two mark applications.
- Universal Music Limited v. Neway Music Limited  HKCFI 2403 and  HKCFI 61 (led by Wong Yan Lung S.C.): Summary judgment for copyright infringement.
- HKK v. N  HKCFI 1872 (led by Wong Yan Lung S.C.): For a music record company in Third Party Proceedings relating to a reference to the Copyright Tribunal.
- Advising a local martial arts group on infringement of its IP rights in audio and written teaching materials.
- HKSAR v. Hong Kong Tramways Limited, ESS45077/2017: As defence counsel in a criminal trial of an offence under Noise Control Ordinance (Cap. 400).
- Member, Special Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association
- Contributing Editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell)
- CPD Seminar: “Demystifying the Law of Unjust Enrichment” (with Martin Kok, Martin Ho and Michael Lok) (October 2014)
- CPD Seminar: “Ring-fencing Domestic Property: Is there a solution?” (with Martin Kok and Michael Lok) (December 2014)
- CPD Seminar: “Updates on the Law Relating to Buildings and Town Planning in Hong Kong” (with Teresa Wu) (September 2015)
- CPD Seminar: “The Legal Aspect of Approval and Disapproval of Building Plans under the Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123) (with Teresa Wu and Justin Lam) (October 2016)