Legal Team

Eric P H Chan , Principal Solicitor

LLB (Hons), LLM 

Mr. Eric P H Chan is our Principal Solicitor. He specialises in litigation, and in particular three major areas:

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Chan is experienced in handling commercial fraud cases, including those involving allegations of breaches of trust and misappropriation of trade secrets. Mr. Chan has worked extensively with the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force and ICAC as defence lawyers and as legal representatives for the informants. Mr. Chan has applied for marvel injunction to freeze bank accounts as well as Norwich Pharmacal Orders (a type of disclosure order) on various occasions.

Personal Injuries Claims

Mr. Chan leads an experienced legal team that specialises in lodging personal injuries claims against negligent drivers, employers, occupiers and their insurers. Having acted for a vast number of clients, Mr. Chan has negotiated a large number of settlements for his clients.

Criminal Defence

Mr. Chan has been briefed by the Department of Justice as a fiat prosecutor, and has acted as defence counsel for clients in Court. In complex matters, Mr. Chan has instructed Senior Counsel on behalf of clients.

In a wounding causing grievous bodily harm (wounding 19) case, Mr. Chan as trial counsel successfully persuaded the Court to rule inadmissible a cautioned confession statement given by a client, which ultimately led to the client's acquittal.

Personal Background

Prior to founding CPH Legal, Mr. Chan has worked in the technology sector and in other law firms. Mr. Chan now specialises in litigation and has acted for or advised the HKSAR Government, shipping companies, semi-conductor firms, private equity and venture capital firms, as well as local, PRC, and foreign clients.

Besides work, Mr. Chan is an avid sailor and he also plays basketball for the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Qualification
Solicitor of the High Court (HKSAR)

Public Service Experience
Prosecutor on fiat briefed by the Department of Justice

Education
University of Nottingham (LLB)
University of Nottingham (LLM)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (PCLL)

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Calvin Lau, Consultant Solicitor

J.D., M.B.A.

Mr. Lau is our Consultant Solicitor. He has ample experience in corporate finance and commercial law. He has worked as Legal Counsel for public institutes such as Hospital Authority and for multinational corporations. 

Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (MBA)
City University of Hong Kong (J.D.)

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Sarah Ip, Consultant Solicitor

LLB (Hons), STEP

Ms. Ip grew up in the United Kingdom and returned to Hong Kong to embark on her legal career. She is currently our Consultant Solicitor. She specialises in will writing and estate planning and has prepared over 200 wills of a wide variety. She also has vast experience with cross-border estate planning for high net worth clients concerning inheritance tax and asset management, as well as experience in probate matters.

Education
City University of Hong Kong (LLB, PCLL)

Qualification
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Association

English, Cantonese

Crystal Ma , Solicitor

BBA(Law) & LLB

Ms. Ma obtained the highly regarded BBA (Law) degree from the University of Hong Kong and graduated with flying colours. As a long-standing solicitor of CPH Legal, she is experienced in handling personal injuries matters, including traffic accident, Employees' Compensation claims, slip and falls, and medical negligence. She has acted for both plaintiffs as well as defendants (insurers).

At the same time, she possesses exceptional legal research abilities and is highly efficient. She also often attends Court in criminal cases and handles commercial litigation. She is familiar with both criminal and civil procedures.

Education
The University of Hong Kong (BBA(Law) & LLB)
The University of Hong Kong (PCLL)

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Lily Lam, Legal and Administrative Manager

LLB (Hons)

Ms. Lam has experience in dealing with IPO matters. She now focuses on the general management of CPH Legal and strives to improve the efficiency and quality of the firm's services.

Education
University of Nottingham (LLB)

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Teochewnese )

Stephen Wong, Trainee Solicitor

BSocSc(Gov't & Law) & LLB

Mr. Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a double degree in Government and Laws. Under your lawyers' supervision and training, he works intensively on personal injuries claims, criminal cases, and commercial litigation cases. He has demonstrated remarkable abilities in legal research and drafting of complex Court documents and agreements.

Education
The University of Hong Kong (BSocSc(Gov't & Law)&LLB)
The University of Hong Kong (PCLL)

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Chung Nip, Legal and Administrative Assistant

BA (Hons)

Ms. Nip assists the lawyers of CPH Legal to work on personal injuries claims, criminal cases, and commercial litigation cases. Prior to joining CPH Legal, she had worked in the publishing field in the past.Ms. Nip is familiar with legal procedures, while she also assists our lawyers with the administration of the firm.

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Kathy Cheng, Legal Assistant

BA (Hons)

Ms. Cheng graduated from a local university and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. With strong interests in law, she assists the lawyers of CPH Legal to work on personal injuries claims, criminal cases, and commercial litigation cases.

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Ling Tsoi, Legal Assistant

BComm (Hons) in Law

Ms. Tsoi graduated from a local university and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Law degree. With years of experience in law, she assists the lawyers of CPH Legal to work on personal injuries claims, criminal cases, and commercial litigation cases.

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Nicole Fong, Administrative Assistant

BSocSc (1st Class Hons)

Ms. Fong graduated from a local university with First Class Honours. She assists our lawyers in handling administrative matters.

Languages
English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

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