Jeffrey Tam 譚俊傑
Call : 2009 (HK)
Set : Annex
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationCompany and InsolvencyFamily LawLand and Property LawProbate and Administration
Email : [email protected] Secretary : Suki Tsui [email protected]

“Jeffrey Tam of Denis Chang’s Chambers has a broad public law practice that spans issues relating to broadcasting, elections, police powers, housing policy and the National Security Law.”

“We handled a very high-profile case; he’s a rising star.”
Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024, Administrative & Public Law — Juniors, Band 2

“Jeffrey Tam of Denis Chang’s Chambers stands out for his involvement in high-profile cases concerning public order issues and the activities of prominent politicians and business figures. He also operates a broad commercial practice, embracing, among other matters, shareholder and securities-related issues.”
Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024, Commercial Dispute Resolution — Juniors, Band 4

“Jeffrey is very knowledgeable with good researching skills. He has good interpersonal skills, which enables him to deal efficiently with the client, and he is focused on his work and will also be approachable if there are any questions from the solicitors or the clients.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024, Commercial Disputes — Leading Juniors

“Jeffrey is a passionate and fearless advocate who always fights for clients in the most difficult and complicated cases. He always makes good judgement calls.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024, Administrative and Public Law — Leading Juniors, Tier 1

“He’s good in commercial and public law and is involved in many of biggest public law cases, either as junior or by himself. He’s very reliable.”

“I truly appreciate Mr. Tam’s assistance and representation on this matter. He has accurately addressed the concerns and issues raised by the court and has comforted the court with very detailed submissions and authorities.
Chambers & Partners Greater China Region 2023: The Bar — Commercial Dispute Resolution & Administrative and Public Law

“Jeffrey Tam of Denis Chang’s Chambers stands out in the opinion of several interviewees as a barrister who is ‘very sound and reliable in the public law area’ generally and ‘very knowledgeable with regard to judicial review cases’ – where he ‘very often acts for applicants’ – in particular. Noted for his involvement in high-profile cases concerning public order issues and the activities of prominent politicians and business figures, he also operates a broad commercial practice, embracing, among other matters, shareholder and securities-related issues.”
Chambers & Partners Greater China Region 2022 — Commercial Dispute Resolution: The Bar (Spotlight Table)

“Jeffrey is sharp, talented and well-prepared. He provides comprehensive and quality solutions.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2023, Commercial Disputes — Leading Juniors

“Jeffrey is a very experienced public law barrister with a very good grasp of the law and practice in the area. He takes a realistic and measured approach to challenging cases.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2023, Administrative and Public Law — Leading Juniors, Tier 1

“Jeffrey is a very reliable junior. He has good analytical abilities and is very knowledgeable in public law matters.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022, Administrative and Public Law — Leading Juniors

Jeffrey Tam, FHKIArb, FCiArb, attended St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford for a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) on a scholarship after reading law at the City University of Hong Kong.

• Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

• Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • BCL, Oxford University (2007)
  • PCLL, LLB, City University of Hong Kong (2006)

  • Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship (2010)

• Bar Council Member (2019 – present)

• Member, Appointment Advisory Board, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (2023 – present)

• Member, Disciplinary Committee Panel, Social Workers Registration Board (2023 – present)

• Committee Member, Patrick Yu Memorial Scholarship Committee (2020 – present)

• Committee Member, Standing Committee of Legal Aid Reform, Hong Kong Bar Association (2019 – present)

• Chairman, Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings) (2018 – present)

• Committee Member, Discipline Committee, Hong Kong Bar Association (2020 – present)

• Committee Member, Finance Committee, Hong Kong Bar Association (2020 – present)

• Adjudicator, Obscene Articles Tribunal (2012 – 2021)

• Member, Election Committee for electing the Chief Executive (Legal Subsector) (2012 – 2021)

• Alumni Manager, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College (2015 – 2019) (2023-Present)

• Committee Member, Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (2015 – 2019)

• Part-time Tutor, University of Hong Kong (2009 – 2017) (2022- Present)

  • Annotated Ordinances (Public Order Ordinance, Occupiers Liability Ordinance, Education Ordinance, Water Pollution Ordinance, Noise Pollution Ordinance)

LEUNG SHUK LING AND OTHERS v. CORONER; Reported in: [2023] 4 HKLRD 264 (Lamma Island Ferry Collision)

SMART EDGE LTD v. HG PROPERTY INVESTMENT HK LTD [2023] HKCFI 1441 (Resist to Vacate Land Registration)

YOUSAF AKBAR v. THE REGISTRAR OF THE HIGH COURT; Reported in: [2023] 2 HKLRD 269 (Medical Negligence related Judicial Review against Master’s Refusal of Legal Aid)

RE GRAND CARTEL SECURITIES CO LTD  [2022] HKCFI 743 (Application to deal with unclaimed financial assets)

Kwok Cheuk Kin and Another v Director of Lands and Others [2019] HKCFI 867 (Small House Policy JR)

HKSAR v Tai Yiu Ting and Others [2019] HKDC 450 (Occupying Central Trial)

MK v Government of HKSAR [2019] HKCFI 1089 (Civil Union JR, representing Pro-LGBT religious groups)

Tsang Kin Shing v Secretary for Justice [2019] HKCFI 900 (CY Leung UGL JR)

HKSAR v Yip Po Lam and Ors [2019] HKCFA 13

Lui Chi Hang, Henderick v Secretary for Justice and Another [2018] HKCFI 2657 (Colocation JR)

Cheung Tak Wing v Director of Administration [2018] 5 HKLRD 740 (Civic Square JR)

SJ v Leung Hiu Yeung (2018) 21 HKCFAR 421

Reduction of Sentence for demonstrators demonstrated outside LegCo Complex

Law Mei Mei v Airpport Authority and Another [2018] 4 HKLRD 312 (Luggage Gate JR)

ACROPOLIS LTD suing on behalf of itself and all other shareholders in AESO HOLDING LTD AND ANOTHER v. W&Q INVESTMENT LTD AND OTHERS [2018] HKCA 184

Successfully reverse the CFI’s decision to grant injunction to freeze a listed company

Fung Jing En v The Council of the University of Hong Kong

JR about the refusal to appoint Prof. Johannes Chan SC (Hon.) to become the PVC of HKU

Wong Tai Hoi v Au Nok Hin and Another [2018] 2 HKLRD 789

Represented the Respondent to resist the Applicant to challenge an election result by way of JR

Yau Wai Ching v CE of HKSAR (2017) 20 HKCFAR 390 (Yau Leung Oath Taking JR)

CE of HKSAR v President of the LegCo [2017] 4 HKLRD 115 (4DQ Oath Taking JR)

Hoh Han Keyet v Artimax Investment Ltd and Others (CACV 161/2016, CA, 3 March 2017)

The CA reiterated the proper approach in appealing against finding of facts

University of Hong Kong v Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Co Ltd [2016] 1 HKLRD 536, [2015] 6 HKC 677

Represented the Hong Kong Journalist Association in joining in to resist the interim injunction against the broadcasting of a leaked audio tape of HKU Council Meeting

Lam Kin Man v Leung Wai Kuen Edward (FAMV 11/2013, Appeal Committee of the CFA)

Election Petition arising from the winning candidate failed to obtain written consent from supporters named in election advertisements

Leung Chun Ying v Ho Chun Yan Albert (2013) 16 HKCFAR 735

Constitutionality of 7 days requirement in filing election petition and whether there can be extension of time to file election petititon

To Pui Kui v Ng Oi Che and Ors (FAMV41/2015, Appeal Committee of CFA)

Whether a non-party who had to pay for the adverse costs order against him can on that basis be joined in the substantive appeal

Chaing Lily v Secretary for Justice (2010) 13 HKCFAR 208

Whether the defendant has a right to jury trial and whether the defendant has a right to object Magistrates’ automatic transfer of the defendant to a district court in a criminal proceeding

Interlocutory Injunction in Defamation Case: Unfounded Allegations and Repetition Risk


Career Talk at City University of Hong Kong


Jeffrey Tam ranked in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024 — Administrative & Public Law, Commercial Dispute Resolution
The Court granted leave to challenge the decision to refuse a person in custody to receive a book containing Birth of Venus


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024: Jeffrey Tam recognised as a “Leading Junior” in Administrative and Public Law and Commercial Disputes


Denis Chang’s Chambers supports the Moot Court Summer School for the fourth consecutive year


Court of Appeal delivers landmark ruling on holding a death inquest for Lamma IV Tragedy


Judicial Review: Court quashes decision to dismiss legal aid appeal of personal injury claimant suing Hospital Authority for negligence


Chambers and Partners Greater Region Guide 2023: Jeffrey Tam ranked in Administrative and Public Law, and Commercial Dispute Resolution


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2023: Jeffrey Tam recognised as a “Leading Junior” in Commercial Disputes, and Administrative and Public Law


Jeffrey Tam appointed to HKIAC Appointment Advisory Board


[LIVE WEBINAR] Dealing with Unclaimed Financial Assets: Law, Procedure & Strategy for Securities Brokers – 19 October 2022, 1pm to 2pm
Denis Chang’s Chambers supports young talent development at Moot Court Summer School for third consecutive year


Hong Kong Death Inquest: Coroner returns verdict of death by misadventure for firefighters killed during firefighting operations at mini-storage facility


Securities broker granted permission to pay HK$1 million unclaimed client assets into Court after ceasing business


Commercial and family law barristers at Denis Chang’s Chambers recognised in Chambers and Partners 2022 guide


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022: Denis Chang’s Chambers named a Tier 1 set in Administrative and Public Law, and Competition Law, among excellent rankings across 6 practice areas


Judicial Review: Court of Final Appeal to rule on constitutionality of Small House Policy


Death Inquest: Coroner’s jury finds that student who collapsed during physical education lesson died of natural causes


Court of First Instance grants leave for judicial review over ban on female prisoners and remands from wearing shorts in summer


Court of First Instance clarifies principles on costs in a rolled-up hearing for judicial review


Small House Policy judicial review: Court of Appeal extends public interest litigation exception to interested party


High Court finds legal challenge over police use of tear gas on 12 June 2019 reasonably arguable with realistic prospect of success


Court of First Instance rejects appeal against bail granted to former legislator charged with subversion


High Court strikes out election petition involving first judicial interpretation of section 51 District Councils Ordinance


Paul Harris SC elected as new Chairman of Hong Kong Bar Association


Court of First Instance dismisses election petition against Tsuen Wan District Councillor


Coroner finds teacher’s suicide preventable, recommends improvements to school complaints procedure


Hong Kong Court grants bail to person charged under National Security Law for the first time


High Court rules police failure to display unique identification, and lack of independent police complaints mechanism, violate Hong Kong Bill of Rights


Court of Final Appeal upholds election petition of disqualified lawmaker Lau Siu-Lai


Court of First Instance quashes “ultra vires” decision of Town Planning Board


Court of Appeal hears arguments in Small House Policy judicial review appeal