Patrick Fung has been in practice at the Bar for over 40 years and at the Inner Bar for over 20 years.
In the course of his career, he has dealt with a great variety of cases involving many branches of the law, spanning over fields of common law, company and commercial law, liquidation and receivership, real properties, trust, probate and charities, Chinese law and custom and New Territories law, judicial reviews etc. and has taken part as Counsel in public inquiries such as the Hong Kong University Inquiry (2000) and the Hong Kong Institute of Education Inquiry (2007) both investigating into allegations of interference with academic freedom.
He is a general litigation lawyer and is skilled in dealing with cases involving the use of English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) the number of which has increased considerably in the Courts since the Handover in 1997. He is particularly well-known for handling Chancery cases, especially conveyancing, trust, probate and companies cases. He also appears often in the Lands Tribunal conducting cases under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance 545.
Besides acting as an advocate, he is also experienced in performing judicial and semi-judicial functions. He was a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court from 2006 to 2014. He had presided over appeals to the Inland Revenue Board of Review, the Securities and Futures Appeal Tribunal, the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) and the Town Planning Appeal Board for many years. He also acts as an Arbitrator from time to time and is on the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators. He still sits as a Deputy High Court Judge from time to time.
- CACV 196/1999 Date: 20/10/1999
v.  HKCU 1341 C.A.
- HCA 1216/2006 (17/08/2006) and CACV 347/2006 (13/11/2007)
v.  HKCU 1395 and  HKCU 1865
- HCAL 121/2006 Date: 22/12/2006
- HCA 344/2007 Date: 11/01/2008
v.  4 HKLRD 9
- CACV 66/2008 Date: 18/07/2008
- HCA 344/2007 Date: 20/11/2008
v.  2 HKLRD 462
- HCA 1768/2009 Date: 22/01/2010
v.  2 HKLRD 30 and  2 HKC 117
- HCA 766/2008 Date: 10/03/2010
- HCAP 7/2008 Date: 01/12/2010
- HCA 421/2010 Date: 27/01/2011
- HCCT 41/2010 Date: 12/04/2011
- HCA 2155/2011 Date: 03/01/2014
- FACV 9/2014 Date: 18/05/2015
v. ; Reported in : (2015) 18 HKCFAR 169
- LDCS 5000 and 6000/2013 Date: 12/06/2015
- CACV 61/2015 and CACV 110/2015 Date: 16/03/2016
- HCA 1194/2010 Date: 15/11/2012
(upheld by Court of Appeal in CACV 275/2012 and Court of Final Appeal in FACV 7/2015)
- HCA 3291/2003 Date: 18/12/2013
(upheld by Court of Appeal in CACV 10/2014 and Court of Final Appeal in FAMV 49/2016)
- HCMP 674/2017 Date: 12/03/2020
For other cases conducted by Patrick Fung S.C. as Counsel or decided by him as Recorder, please visit the Judiciary Website at
http://www.lexisnexis.com.hk and use the “Advanced Search” function for a list of the cases in which the name “Patrick Fung S.C.” or “Patrick Fung” has appeared.
- Hon. Secretary of the Hong Kong Bar Association (1975)
- Member of the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong – Sub-Committee on Control of Exemption Clauses (1983 – 1986)
- Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited – Member of Listing Committee and Member of Working Party on Corporate Governance (1994 – 1996)
- Chairman of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board (1999 - 2005)
- Deputy Chairman of the Inland Revenue Board of Review (2001 – 2006)
- Deputy Chairman of the Takeovers Appeal Committee (2002 – 2003)
- Deputy Chairman of the Securities & Futures Appeal Panel (2003 – 2006)
- Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings) (2003 – 2010)
- Member of the Antiquities Advisory Board (2005-2010)
- Deputy Chairman of the Town Planning Appeal Board Panel (2005-2011)
- Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court (2006 – 2014)
- Member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (10th and 11th Sessions)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua