Kerby was admitted to University under the Early Admissions Scheme with a full scholarship and obtained first class honours in his undergraduate degree and his Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the University of Oxford.
He came top at Oxford for chancery law subjects, and was awarded prizes for best performance in Trusts Law and Company Law.
Kerby completed his pupillage with Mr. Edwin Choy S.C, Mr. William Wong S.C, Mr. Jose Maurellet S.C and Mr. Anson Wong S.C, and became a tenant of Des Voeux Chambers in 2013. He is developing a broad civil and commercial practice. He has a particularly keen interest in matters involving (i) contentious probate, wills, trusts and administration of estates; and (ii) company and insolvency law.
He has appeared in all levels of court, and argues cases regularly both on his own and as junior counsel.
Counsel acting on behalf of beneficiaries in applications for accounts, removal of administrator, and interlocutory injunctions
HCAP 7/2010 (CFI);  2 HKLRD 864 (CA);  HKCFA 61 (CFA)
Acted for intended beneficiary/executor in probate trial seeking to propound a will concerning a billion-dollar estate.
HCA 2155/2011; CACV 13,16,17/2014
Case involving the multi-billion estate of the late Henry Fok Ying Tung; junior counsel (led by Clifford Smith S.C at first instance and Victor Joffe Q.C on appeal) acting for one of the beneficiaries and appellants
Acted for beneficiaries resident in Ireland in a leading case concerning power and duty of an executor to pay for foreign estate duties
Acted for beneficiaries in a caveat action, involving disputes among siblings as to who should administer the estate of their mother, including the un-administered estate of their father.
Acted for beneficiaries in a RHC O.85 action seeking to remove the administrator of the estate.
Acted for the administratrix in an administration action in which inter alia an account of the Estate was sought
Junior counsel acting for the executor pending grant of probate, in an appeal relating to a strike out application
Junior counsel in probate trial
acting for the executors in propounding of a will (involving the Estate of the founder of Shun Hing Hoo)
Acted for the executor in an administration action for inter alia, accounts of the Estate(involving the Estate of a co-founder of the On Hong Ning Drug Company)
Acted for the beneficiaries of the Estate in a passing over application pursuant to s.36 of the Probate and Administration Ordinance
Acted for the beneficiaries seeking vesting order against estate of trustee holding property hold trust
Acting for a beneficiary of the Estate in an application for grant of letters of administration heard together with a passing over application pursuant to s.36 of the Probate and Administration Ordinance
Counsel acting on behalf of beneficiaries seeking discretionary grant of letters of administration.
Counsel acting on behalf of beneficiaries seeking revocation of grant of probate and discretionary grant of letters of administration, concerning a multi-million dollar estate involving large tracts of commercial and agricultural land in PRC
Junior counsel acting in a series of different legal proceedings concerning shareholder dispute/board fight over a GEM board company
Case involving one of the largest company liquidations in Hong Kong; junior counsel assisting in discovery application
Acted for the Petitioner in a winding up petition
Acted for the supporting creditor in a winding up petition
HCMP 3217/2013; HCMP 3218/2013
Acted for the applicant in applications under s.111 and s.122 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32)
Acted for the company in resisting a petition for winding up.
Acted for the appellant in an appeal against rejection of proof of debt in excess of $20 million
Acted for the appellant in an appeal against rejection of proof of debt by the company’s liquidator
Acted for the petitioner in a winding up petition
Acted for the company in a winding up petition at the interlocutory stage
HCMP 2215, 2216, 2218/2014
Junior counsel acting for the company in a multi-jurisdictional scheme of arrangement application
Junior counsel acting for secured creditor seeking to resist application for interim cross-border enforcement of administration order granted in the U.K involving cross-border insolvency issues
Junior counsel acting for a major creditor in an application to appoint provisional liquidators over the holding company of a local newspaper, Sing Pao Daily News
Junior counsel acting for a significant shareholder in an application to remove receivers appointed over the holding company of an English football club, Birmingham City Football Club
Junior counsel acting for party to shareholder agreement in an unfair prejudice petition where the issue was whether the petition ought to be stayed in favour of foreign jurisdiction due to jurisdiction clause
Acted for the plaintiff in obtaining interlocutory and Mareva injunctions against recipients of unauthorized transfers of funds.
Case involving a contractual and property dispute; acted for the 3rd Defendant at the interlocutory stage
Junior counsel acting for the applicant in the Court of Final Appeal proceedings in relation to the interpretation of the Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap. 163)
Acted for one of the defendants in an application to discharge an interlocutory injunction
 5 HKLRD 823
Acted for the respondent in an interlocutory injunction for protection of privacy
Junior counsel acting for applicants seeking to set aside an arbitration award
Junior counsel acting for the respondent in an arbitration case involving dispute over a PRC loan agreement
BVI HC (Com) Claim Nos: 2013/0123 AND 2013/0124
Instructed to provide legal expert opinion on Hong Kong law (together with John Griffiths SC, CMG, QC) in the context of BVI insolvency proceedings
Acted for a Russian bank to obtain freezing injunctions and receivership order over shares in a Hong Kong Company
Acted for company seeking injunctions over bank account and third parties concerning unauthorized trading in shares
Junior counsel acting for the defendant in a claim for breach of contractual and tortious duties.
Co-Author, Company Law: Powers and Accountability (2nd ed.);LexisNexis
Contributor, The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622): Commentary and Annotations (2014 ed); Sweet & Maxwell
Contributor, Atkin’s Court Forms Hong Kong, Chapter on Probate (both contentious and non-contentious)
“Should legal advice privilege be confined to natural persons?” (2012) 6 HKJLS 17
“Protecting Minority Shareholders: different actions for different wrongs” Journal of the HK Institute of Chartered Secretaries; September 2013
Part-time lecturer, Equity and Trusts, University of Hong Kong (2012-13)
Part-time lecturer, Law of Business Associations, University of Hong Kong (2015 – present)
Speaker, “Update of the Recent Developments on the law relating to shareholders’ rights” (together with Mr. Anson Wong S.C)
Speaker, “Updates on the law relating to Contentious Probate and Administration of Estates”
Bar Scholarship 2012
Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship 2013
Haldanes Prize in Litigation 2012
Norton Rose Prize for Best Performance in Company Law in Oxford Law Finals, 2010
5 Stone Buildings Prize for Best Performance in Trusts Law in Oxford Law Finals, 2010
Swire Postgraduate Scholarship 2010 (Full scholarship for Postgraduate Studies, inclusive of living expenses)
University College Prize for Outstanding Performance in Final Honour Schools, 2010
Swire Undergraduate Scholarship 2007-2010 (Full scholarship for living expenses, University and College fees, return tickets to Hong Kong (Only 1 award each year) )
University College Scholarship for Distinction in Law Moderations 2008
HKU Foundation Scholarship 2007
Various Mooting Prizes