Ashok K. Sakhrani


1986 (England & Wales)
1986 (Gray’s Inn)
1987 (Hong Kong)

Professional Qualifications

CEDR Accredited Mediator (2009)

Areas of Practice

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury
Professional Liability


Secretary: Ms. Miki Chan
[email protected]

Ashok K. Sakhrani is a specialist in Personal Injuries work and has a growing clinical negligence practice. He acts for both plaintiffs and defendants.

He has been involved in numerous complex high value cases, including cases involving injuries of the maximum severity, both on his own and as junior to leading PI Silks. He has acted as counsel in a difficult PI mediation.

Ashok also appears and advises in Employees’ Compensation Cases and Insurance cases, and in some Commercial disputes.

From time to time he is invited to give talks to solicitors on PI practice in Hong Kong.

  • Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong (1982)
  • LL.B., University of Bristol (1985)
  • Member of the Bar’s Special Committees on Personal Injuries and Legal Aid Reform

Court of Final Appeal

  • Liu Chun Kow Joe v. Lee Sau Wing, FAMV 37/2008 (claim by disciplined officer, loss of benefits and promotion prospects)
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. v. Wong Sau Lai (2006) 9 HKCFAR 371 (duty of an employer)
  • Kong Wai Tsang v. Hospital Authority, FACV 16/2005 (clinical negligence, alleged negligent administration of carbamazepine to patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and failure to advise of risks)

Court of Appeal

  • Sit Wing Yi Sibly v. Berton Industrial Ltd., CACV 253/2010 (ECC, whether in the course of employment)
  • Wong Yuet Yung v. Wah Fung Hong Gas Engineering Co Ltd, CACV 33/2007 (ECC arising from a stroke in the course of work)
  • Cheung Yu Tin Alvin v. Ho Hon Ka [2006] 2 HKLRD 674 (appeal on costs)
  • Sincere Securities Ltd. v. Li Mou Tong Vincent, CACV 54/2005 (commercial dispute)
  • Choy Wai Chung v. Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd., CACV 172/2004 (alleged physical injury)
  • Hsu Shu Chiao v. Lung Cheong Toys Ltd., CACV 754/2001 (ECC arising from traffic injury on the Mainland, landmark case)
  • Hua Rong Finance Ltd. v. Mega Capital Enterprises Ltd. & anr [2001] 3 HKLRD 623 (commercial dispute alleging estoppel)
  • Ting Kwok Keung v. Tam Dick Yuen t/a Tam Dick Yuen Engineering & ors., CACV 751/2000 (ECC whether employee or sub-contractor)

High Court

  • Cheung Shuk Wah Jessica & anr. v. Wong Kang Hung Darwin, formerly t/a New Voice Pub, HCPI 12/2009 (duty of employer to employee going off work)
  • Fenn Kar Bak Lily & anr. v. Matthew Chan & anr., HCPI 402/2008 (extensive discovery application with forensic accountants)
  • Fung Wing Yee v. Chen Jung Chieng, HCPI 675/2007 (serious injury to a child)
  • Fung Chun Man v. Hospital Authority & anr., HCPI 1113/2006 (clinical negligence, misdiagnosis and negligent surgery, admissibility of expert evidence, CJR)
  • Yung Wun v. Kum Shing (K.F.) Construction Co. Ltd. & anr., HCPI 679/2004 (alleged somatic disorder)
  • T v. Kan Ki Leung, Stephen & anr [2002] 1 HKLRD 29 (schizophrenia after being punished by headmaster, landmark case)
  • Chan Ha v. Lee Hon Ming & anr., HCPI 414/2001 (alleged pain disorder)
  • Chan Yuet Lui Rebecca v. The Ritz-Carlton Ld. & ors., HCPI 658/2000 (damages of paraplegic accountant)
  • Wong Sin Lam v. Kuen Fung Construction Ltd. & ors., HCPI 1286/1999 (severe brain injury)
  • Nkasu Michael Mmaama v. City University of Hong Kong, HCA 7982/1996 (employment dispute)

District Court

  • Mak Shu Sang v. Hospital Authority, DCPI 563/2006 (clinical negligence, alleged unnecessary cholecystectomy)
  • Author of two chapters in Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong, 2nd Ed.