Administrative and Public LawChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCompetition LawCriminal LawFamily LawIntellectual PropertyLand and Property LawProbate and AdministrationRegulatory and DisciplinaryTort and Personal Injuries
Allison obtained First Class Honours in her LLB from the University of Hong Kong. After completing her PCLL at the University of Hong Kong, she further obtained an LLM from the University of Cambridge. She joined Denis Chang’s Chambers in 2018 upon completion of her pupillage with Mr Hectar Pun SC, Mr Derek Chan SC, Ms Catherine Wong, Mr Vincent Lung, Mr Earl Deng.
Allison specialises in competition law. In her first year of practice, she represented one of the Respondents in the second enforcement action before the Competition Tribunal of Hong Kong (“CT”): Competition Commission v W Hing Construction Co Ltd & Ors  3 HKLRD 46;  3 HKC 565. She (as sole advocate in the evidence stage; led by Hectar Pun SC and with Anson Wong Yu Yat in closing submissions) attended a 17-day trial involving over 30 factual witnesses and 3 expert witnesses.
She was also instructed to represent two of the Respondents in the first ever application for disposal of proceedings by consent before the CT, and successfully persuaded the CT to adopt the Carecraft procedure in proceedings under the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619): Competition Commission v Kam Kwong Engineering Company Ltd & Ors  4 HKLRD 61.
Allison has considerable experience in public and administrative law. In Fung Man Chee Maggie & Anor v Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists Limited HCAL 279/2020, she acted as junior counsel (led by Johannes Chan SC) for the successful Respondent in resisting the judicial review application made on grounds of apparent bias and irrationality. The Applicant challenged the relevant registration requirements which precluded them from applying for direct registration on the Register of Clinical Psychologists under the “Long Term Arrangement”.
She also represented the 24 Legislative Councillor applicants in the landmark judicial review application (led by Gladys Li SC, Johannes Chan SC, together with Earl Deng, Jeffrey Tam and Geoffrey Yeung) challenging the constitutionality of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance (Cap. 241) and the Prohibition of Face Covering Regulation (Cap. 241K) before the Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal, and the Court of Final Appeal: Kwok Wing Hang & Ors v Chief Executive in Council & Anor, (2020) 23 HKCFAR 518 (CFA);  2 HKLRD 771 (CA);  1 HKLRD 1 (CFI). She regularly represents non-refoulement claimants in judicial review applications as sole advocate.
Apart from competition law and public law, Allison is frequently instructed for civil, commercial, regulatory and probate matters. She has experience as sole advocate at the Lands Tribunal, District Court and Court of First Instance for trials and interlocutory applications, including urgent injunction, specific discovery and summary judgment. In her criminal law practice, she conducted a 10-day criminal trial at the District Court as sole advocate.
Allison is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. She can make written and oral submissions in both English and Chinese.
• Master of Law, University of Cambridge
• Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, The University of Hong Kong
• Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), The University of Hong Kong
• Bachelor of Laws, The University of Nottingham (Exchange)
• 1st Place in Oral Round, Best Written Memoranda in Herbert Smith Freehills – KCL Competition Law Moot
• HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Scholarships
• Reed Smith Richards Butler Scholarship
• Dean’s Honours List
• Lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (2018 – present)
• Coach, KCL-HSF Competition Law Moot, The University of Hong Kong (2018 – present)
• Annotated Ordinance on Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap. 586) (LexisNexis Butterworths) (co-authored with Isabel Tam)
• Annotated Ordinance on Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132) (LexisNexis Butterworths) (co-authored with Hectar Pun SC and Isabel Tam)
Administrative and Public Law
Fung Man Chee Maggie & Anor v Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists Limited  HKCFI 2810;  HKCFI 2424 (led by Johannes Chan SC) – represented the successful Respondent in resisting a judicial review application made on grounds of apparent bias and irrationality
Kwok Wing Hang & Ors v Chief Executive in Council & Anor (2020) 23 HKCFAR 518 (CFA);  HKCA 837;  2 HKLRD 771 (CA);  1 HKLRD 1 (CFI);  1 HKLRD 80 (CA) (on temporary validity order and temporary suspension order)  5 HKLRD 173 (CFI) (on interlocutory injunction) (led by Gladys Li SC, Johannes Chan SC and with Earl Deng, Jeffrey Tam and Geoffrey Yeung) – represents the 24 Legislative Councillor applicants in the landmark judicial review application challenging the constitutionality of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance (Cap. 241) and the Prohibition of Face Covering Regulation (Cap. 241K)
Leung Ka Lau v The Medical Council of Hong Kong  HKCFI 2914 (led by Johannes Chan SC) – represented the applicant challenging the constitutionality of a provision in the Code of Professional Conduct for the Guidance of Registered Medical Practitioners
Other selected matters:
- • Advised private parties on electoral law
- • Advised statutory bodies on exercise of statutory powers
- • Advised private parties and organisations on the merits of their intended judicial review applications on various subject matter, including the granting and revocation of licences, appointment of staff members in the public sector and non-refoulement claims
Competition Commission v W. Hing Construction Company Limited & Ors  3 HKLRD 46;  3 HKC 565 (sole advocate for opening submissions and evidence; led by Mr Hectar Pun SC and with Mr Anson Wong Yu Yat for closing submissions) – represented one of the Respondents in relation to the alleged contravention of the First Conduct Rule and attended a 17-day trial, handling over 30 factual witnesses and 3 expert witnesses.
Competition Commission v Kam Kwong Engineering Company Limited & Ors  HKCT 3 (sole advocate) – represented two of the Respondents in relation to the alleged contravention of the First Conduct Rule in the first ever application for disposal of proceedings by consent before the CT and successfully persuaded the CT to adopt the Carecraft procedure in proceedings under the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619).
Other selected matters:
- • Represented undertakings in the course of Commission investigation
- • Attended interviews with representatives of undertakings pursuant to Section 42 Notices
- • Advised undertakings on whether their conduct would amount to an infringement of the First Conduct Rule
Civil and Commercial Law
Convoy Global Holdings Limited & Ors v Cho Kwai Chee Roy & Ors (HCA 2922/2017) (on-going) (with Ms. Catherine K.K. Wong) – representing one of the Defendants against claims involving alleged breach of directors’ duties, fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonest assistance and conspiracy to injure.
Advised and represented parties in various interlocutory applications, including:-
- • Summary judgment applications
- • Interlocutory injunctions (civil fraud, breach of confidence, intellectual property infringement)
- • Resisting stay applications (forum non conveniens)
- • Resisting applications for amending pleadings on grounds of limitation
Regulatory and Disciplinary
Securities and Futures Commission v Superb Summit International Group Limited HCMP 2305/2020 (ongoing) – representing one of the Respondents in resisting the petition of the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC“) for inter alia disqualification order and compensation order.
Advised undertakings and directors on matters relating to collective investment schemes, winding up petition brought by the SFC, applications for disqualification orders and compensation orders under Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) as well as potential breaches of codes and guidelines issued by the SFC.
Re A and B  5 HKLRD 366 (led by Mr Hectar Pun SC and with Ms Tara Liao) – represented the commissioning parents to a surrogacy agreement to make an application for a parental order under section 12 of the Parent and Child Ordinance, Cap. 429.