Randy Shek 石書銘

Randy’s main areas of practice include criminal law, human rights and civil liberties, and public law.  He also undertakes instructions for cases involving injunctions, family law, land law, and probate.

While he regularly receives instructions to prosecute on behalf of the Department of Justice, Randy is mainly a criminal defence counsel.  Randy has a long and established track record for defending cases arising from protests, demonstrations and other high profile public order events, which frequently involve human rights and civil liberties dimensions.

However, he is also experienced in handling conventional crime, white collar crime, SFC investigations, and serious crime, including murder.  He has conducted trials and appeals in all court levels, both led and on his own right. Randy particularly enjoys jury  advocacy and is able to accept both private and legal aid instructions.

On the civil side, his main area of practice is public and administrative law. Randy is experienced in advising and appearing in judicial review applications, election petitions, licensing and regulatory tribunals, and various appeal tribunals.  He is particularly familiar with immigration and refugee matters and and is regularly instructed to advise and represent non-refoulement claimants in judicial review applications and at the initial screening stage.   He was also instructed to act in a number of unlawful detention claims against the Immigration Department as well as taking civil actions against the police.

Other areas of Randy’s civil practice include property disputes whether in the context of administration and distribution of estates, land disputes such as adverse possession, or ancillary relief and asset division in matrimonial law.  Other family law matters that he has acted in include domestic violence, custody rights, and wardship applications.   He is experienced in applying for and defending injunctions including Mareva Injunctions and Anton Piller Orders.

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, United Kingdom (Called: 1998, Middle Temple)
  • Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law, University College London, United Kingdom (with a Distinction in Art and Cultural Property Law)
  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and History of Art (Hons), University of Toronto, Canada

  • Bar Council, Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Hong Kong Bar Association, Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Hong Kong Bar Association, Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights
  • Tutor in Matrimonial Practice and Procedure module, HKU PCLL, 2010-2016
  • Part-Time Lecturer in Law, St John’s College, HKU, 2009-2016
  • Tutor in Criminal Procedure, City University of Hong Kong PCLL (Part-time), 2013-2014


A Secretary for Justice v. Wong Chi Fung et al. [2018] HKCFA 4 (The Occupy Central Civic Square case) (led by Lawrence Lok SC at trial and by Philip Dykes SC at the CFA)

HKSAR v. Chung Kin Ping et al. [2018] 1 HKLRD 964

香港特別行政區 訴 陳耀成 [2018] 1 HKLRD 968

香港特別行政區 訴 李善芝 [2018] 1 HKLRD 1207 (Occupy Central)

香港特別行政區 訴 吳文遠, ESCC 1036/2017 (Disclosure of details of ICAC investigation)

HKSAR v. Junaid Ahmed, CACC 79/2017, [2017] HKCA 610

香港特別行政區 訴 劉子安 [2017] 3 HKLRD 231 (Occupy Central)

HKSAR v. Chu Ka Yin et al. [2017] 2 HKLRD 1027

HKSAR v. Chan Yiu Sing et al., HCCC 41/2016 (Conspiracy to manufacture explosives in the ex-ATV Studio ), [2018] 1 HKLRD 421

HKSAR v. Ngai Hon Kwong, HCCC 78/2016 (Murder) (led by Robert Lee SC)

HKSAR v. Chan Siu Kwan et al., DCCC 860/2016, [2017] HKDC 1054 (Mong Kok Riot)

HKSAR v. Ho Ling Yu, (the DAN6 Murder)

HKSAR v. Wong Chi Fung et. al, ESCC 2219/2015 (831 White Paper Protest) (led by Lawrence Lok SC)

香港特別行政區 訴 黃毓民 [2015] 1 HKLRD 76 (led by Hectar Pun)

香港特別行政區 訴 陳德章 HCMA 741/2014, [2015] HKCFI 677

香港特別行政區 訴 泰歷 [2014] 2 HKLRD 594

HKSAR v. Chow Nok Hang (2013) 16 HKCFAR 837 (led by Martin Lee SC)

HKSAR v. Chiu Hin Chung [2013] 1 HKLRD 214

Public Law

Re Rahman MD Motaleb [2018] HKCA 386

Chan Ho Tin v. Lo Ying Ka Alan [2018] 2 HKC 213 (led by Gladys Li SC)

HK v. Wesley Wong [2015] HKCFI 385

K v. Torture Claims Appeal Board, [2018] HKCFI 495

Mok Charles Peter v. Tam Wai Ho [2010] HKCFA 23 (led by Martin Lee SC)

Notable Cases

HKSAR v Chu Tsun Wai (2019) 22 HKCFAR 30 (Court of Final Appeal)

Secretary for Justice v. Wong Chi Fung (2018) HKCFA 4 (led by Lawrence Lok SC at trial and Philip Dykes SC at the CFA)

Call : 2008
Set : Main
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCriminal LawFamily LawLand and Property LawProbate and AdministrationRegulatory and Disciplinary
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