Joshua Yeung

  • PCLL, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Distinction) (2021)
  • LLM, University of Cambridge (First Class Honours) (2020)
  • LLB, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (First Overall in Class) (2019)

Year of call

  • 2022

Practice areas

  • Administration of Estates
  • Conveyancing & Property
  • Defamation
  • Public International
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory
  • Shipping & Insurance
  • Trust & Probate

Profile

Joshua is a Bar Scholar. He joined Chambers in 2022 upon completion of his pupillage with Mr. Tony Li (now Mr. Tony Li SC), Mr. Christopher Chain, Miss Connie Lee and Mr. Kerby Lau.

Prior to joining Chambers, Joshua graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, ranking first in his LLB class for all four years of study. He went on to complete his Master of Law from the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours. During his studies, Joshua was awarded a string of scholarships and prizes for academic excellence and achievements in debating and mooting. Joshua is currently appointed as a coach of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jessup Moot Team.

Joshua is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of work. He has also published extensively in the areas of competition law and unjust enrichment, where he maintains a keen academic interest. Joshua has appeared as an advocate before the Court of Appeal, Court of First Instance, and District Court.  He has also been instructed to provide legal opinions on Hong Kong law for use in foreign proceedings.

Joshua is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and is experienced in drafting legal documents in both simplified and traditional Chinese.

Court Appearances:

  • Cheung Sing Keung & Ors v Chan Ka Hay & Ors (CACV 326/2021)

Appeared for the appellant before the Court of Appeal in a right of way dispute, judgment pending (with Mr. Patrick Chong)

  • Aleph Fabrizio Kraus v All Assets Management (Asia) Limited (HCA 86/2021)

Appeared for the Plaintiff to resist a joinder application in a multi-million dollar trust dispute, judgment pending (led by Dr. William Wong SC, JP, with Mr. Lai Chun Ho)

  • Hong Kong Island Development Ltd & New World Tower Company Ltd v Chan Siu Hung (HCA 953/2022)

Successfully obtained an injunction for the New World Group against trespass and nuisance in K11 MUSEA and New World Tower (with Miss Teresa Wu)

  • Chan Kam Ping v Chan Michael Cyrus (HCA 1146/2022)

Appeared for the respondent to resist an urgent interlocutory injunction to restrain an extraordinary general meeting to remove a director (with Mr. Jason Yu)

  • Yip Wai Tak Vivian v Lee Ka Wo Esmond & Ors (DCCJ 4923/2019)

Successfully obtained discontinuance of proceedings after cross-examination in a 6-day trial involving defamation, breach of confidence and the tort of misuse of private information (with Mr. Abel Lam)

  • Chan Ngo Yin v Ngai Shi Shing Godfrey & Anor (DCPI 230/2022)

Represented the 1st Defendant to compel the Plaintiff to serve his writ of summons, judgment pending (as sole advocate)

Advisory Work:

  • Advice on the merits of a security for costs application (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on the merits of an intended unjust enrichment claim (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on the merits of an intended claim for damages caused by water seepage (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on the merits of an intended summary judgment application under a loan agreement (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on the merits on an intended ex parte injunction against a winding-up petition (as sole counsel)
  • Coach, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Jessup Moot Team (2021 – 2022)
  • Member, International Bar Association (2018 – 2020)
  • Bar Scholarship (2021) 
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Global Rounds) – 3rd Best Oralist (2021)
  • SSRN Top-Ten Download List (2021)
  • President’s Letter for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2020) 
  • Hong Kong Scholarships for Excellence Scheme (2019) 
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot 2019 – Champion, Best Advocate, Best Pleadings (2019)
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship (2018) 
  • 25 Bedford Row Criminal Law Fellowship (2017)
  • Mayer Brown JSM Prize in Law of Contract (2016)
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship (2015 – 2019) 
  • Dean’s List (2015 – 2019)
  • Awarded more than 75 other scholarships, prizes and awards
  • “The Neglected Nexus Between Competition Law and Human Rights: Standard of Proof for Pecuniary Penalties”, Joshua Yeung and Alex C.H. Yeung, (2021) 41(2) Legal Studies 336-354 (2020 – 2021). Link: www.cambridge.org/core/journals/legal-studies/article/neglected-nexus-between-competition-law-and-human-rights-standard-of-proof-for-pecuniary-penalties/4A802449335C8D0A3F7A3C179D4130A6
  • “Bad Apple Spoils the Barrel: Motive and The Close Connection Test for Vicarious Liability after Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc”, Joshua Yeung and Kevin S.M. Bae, (2021) 21(1) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 169-180 (2020 – 2021)
  • “Semblance and Separation: Comparing the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Hong Kong and England”, Arthur R. Lee and Joshua Yeung, (2021) 9(2) Chinese Journal of Comparative Law 211-230 (2020 – 2021)
  • “Reconsidering the ‘conduit pipe’ defence to unjust enrichment claims for intermediary recipients”, Connie H.Y. Lee and Joshua Yeung, (2021) 9(2) Chinese Journal of Comparative Law 262-267 (2020 – 2021)
  • “Unjust Enrichment and Illegality – ‘Innocent’ Wrongdoing and Its Implications on the Change of Position Defence”, Connie H.Y. Lee and Joshua Yeung, [2021] Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 51 (2019 – 2020) 
  • “Pecuniary Penalties for Anti-Competitive Conduct: Absolutely Deterrent?”, Alex C.H. Yeung and Joshua Yeung, [2020] 50(3) Hong Kong Law Journal 851 (2019 – 2020)

Native in English, Mandarin and Cantonese