Jeffrey Tam 譚俊傑

Jeffrey 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.

Jeffrey has established a practice in public law. He has been involved in a number of landmark judicial review cases, including the “Luggage Gate JR” where the Court ruled in the Applicant’s favour. He was also involved in the CFA case that saw the reduction of sentences for demonstrators objecting to the development works in the North East New Territories New Development areas.

Out of the three former Chief Executives, Jeffrey has experience in advising one former Chief Executive on the criminal charges against him and conducting an Election Petition against another.

Apart from the above, Jeffrey is also experienced in a broad range of civil work with an emphasis on land, probate, company and commercial law. He regularly represents both landlords and squatters in adverse possession cases. In terms of commercial cases, Jeffrey is frequently involved in shareholders’ disputes as well as securities and finance cases.

For public service, Jeffrey is a member of the Bar Council and is the chairman of Standing Committee of Legal Aid Reform. Jeffrey was also elected as one of the representatives of the Legal Sub-sector in the Chief Executive Election Committee in 2012 and again in 2017. He has recently been appointed as the Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings).

  • Member, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

  • 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)
• Adjudicator, Obscene Articles Tribunal(2012 – present)
• Member, Election Committee for electing the Chief Executive (Legal Subsector) (2012-present)
• Alumni Manager, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College (2015-2019)
• Committee Member, Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (2015-present)
• Committee Member, Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Hong Kong Bar Association (2016 – present)
• 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

Call : 2009
Set : Annex
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationCompany and InsolvencyFamily LawLand and Property LawProbate and Administration
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