Andrew Lau 劉晉安

Andrew is a Charles Ching Scholar. He joined Chambers in 2018 upon completion of pupillage with Mr. Chan Chi Hung SC, Mr. Benson Tsoi, Mr. Vincent Lung and Mr. Jeffrey Tam.

Andrew is developing a broad civil and criminal practice, with experience in areas such as commercial disputes, company/insolvency, construction, equity/trusts, land, probate, personal injuries and public law. He has appeared in civil and criminal appeals, as well as in trials.

Court work aside, Andrew teaches administrative law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the Bar, Andrew worked as a bilingual reporter for TVB News. During that time, he frequently covered landmark court decisions and various local and international events. He also anchored the flagship newscasts News at Six-Thirty (六點半新聞) and Late News (晚間新聞).

Andrew is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua. He is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese.


  • PCLL (Distinction), Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017)
  • Juris Doctor (Top 5%), Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)
  • Master of Journalism (Distinction), University of Hong Kong (2010)
  • BSc (Radio/TV/Film and Economics), Northwestern University (2009)
  • Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (2006)
  • Diocesan Boys’ School (2004)

  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2018)
  • Dean’s Letter of Distinction (2017)
  • Prize for Criminal Litigation Practice (2017)
  • Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Scholarship (2017)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship (2016)
  • Finalist, Hong Kong Law Reform Commission Essay Competition (2015)
  • Northwestern University Immersion Language Grant Award (2008)
  • Dean’s List (2006-2008)

  • Committee Member, Standing Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (2019 – present)
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019 – present)
  • Lecturer, Division of Social Science, Community College of City University (2018 – present)

General Civil

Tian Tian v Cao Ji [2019] HKDC 197

Successfully applied for a Mareva injunction in the context of cyber-fraud (sole advocate)

Chan Yi Pang and Ors. v Sin Yuk Ling and Ors. [2019] HKCFI 65 (now CACV 61/2019)

Four-day trial arising from the sale of a retail jewelry business involving fraudulent misrepresentations and breaches of contract (with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Construction

Sun Cheong Construction Company Ltd v The IOs of King Fu, Ho Fu, Ki Fu and Ka Fu Buildings (HCCT 27/2010)

Seven-day trial arising from a contractual dispute to carry out building repair and maintenance works (with Mr. Tim Kwok and Mr. Albert Wan)

Sun Cheong Construction Company Ltd v The IOs of King Fu, Ho Fu, Ki Fu and Ka Fu Buildings [2019] HKCFI 236; [2019] HKCA 167

Application to rule D’s expert reports as inadmissible evidence due to D’s failure to comply with the expert evidence procedural regime under O.38 of the Rules of the High Court (Cap. 4A) (with Mr. Tim Kwok and Mr. Albert Wan)

Land

陳小華 and Ors v 鄭道珍 (LDBM 95/2018)

Resisted the Applicants’ application for costs after the Applicants discontinued their claim (with Mr. Matthew Tse)

高笑萍  v 陳樹雄 (LDPE 1203/2014)

Successfully resisted the Respondent’s application for leave to appeal on the grounds of delay and res judicata (sole advocate)

Public law

Cheung Tak Wing v Director of Administration (CACV 577/2018)

Represented the Applicant in the Government’s appeal against the CFI’s ruling that the permission scheme limiting public assemblies/demonstrations at the East Wing Forecourt of the Central Government Offices was unconstitutional (led by Ms. Gladys Li SC and with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Tsang Kin Shing v Secretary for Justice (HCAL 687/2019)

Judicial review challenging the Department of Justice’s decisions not to prosecute (with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Tsang Kin Shing v Secretary for Justice [2019] HKCFI 900

Resisting the putative respondents’ application to sever a rolled-up hearing as directed by the Court (with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Lau Siu-Lai v Kwok Wai Fun, Franco and Chan Hoi Yan (HCAL 245/2019)

Election petition arising from the returning officer’s determination that the petitioner was not validly nominated in the Legislative Council By-election for the Kowloon West Geographical Constituency held on 25 November 2018 (led by Mr. Paul Shieh SC and with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Wong Chi Fung v Secretary for Justice [2018] HKCFI 2318

Application for leave to appeal against the decision of the Small Claims Tribunal on the point of law that the police had no right to use handcuffs on the claimant without lawfully arresting him in the first place (with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Re: Kwok Cheuk Kin, HCAL 260/2015 (LAA 1351/2018)

Appeal against the decision of the Director of Legal Aid to revoke the applicant’s legal aid certificate for willful failure to disclose his financial resources (sole advocate)

Criminal

HKSAR v Cheung Kwai Choi and Chow Nok Hang [2018] HKCFI 2243; [2019] HKCFA 13

D1’s appeal against conviction of an offence under section 20(b) of the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance (Cap. 382) for contravention of an administrative instruction issued under section 8(3) of the same ordinance (with Mr. Jeffrey Tam)

Call : 2018
Set : Annex
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCriminal LawLand and Property LawProbate and AdministrationRegulatory and DisciplinaryTort and Personal Injuries
Contact
Email : [email protected] Secretary : Alice Man [email protected]