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

“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 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, 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. He was one of the recipients of the Middle Temple Society Scholarship 2010 and received two weeks of intensive advocacy training at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London.


  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (2015 – present)

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

  • Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship (2010)

• Member of Patrick Yu Memorial Scholarship Committee (2020 – present)
• Bar Council Member (2019 – present)
• Chairman, 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)
• Committee Member, Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Hong Kong Bar Association (2016 – 2021)
• 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)
• Committee Member, Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (2015 – 2019)
• Part-time Tutor, University of Hong Kong (2009 – 2017)


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

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


[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