Jolie Chao

Call

2005 (Hong Kong)

Areas of Practice

Contract
Criminal Law
Employment
Injunction & Contempt
Intellectual Property
Medical Negligence & Personal Injury
Mental Health
Professional Liability
Property & Land
Regulatory & Disciplinary

Contact

Secretary: Ms. Estel Lai
[email protected]

Jolie has a predominantly civil practice, which spans over all areas of litigation and advisory work, with emphases on personal injuries, employees’ compensation, medical negligence, tort/contractual, land and building management disputes. She also receives regular instructions from the Department of Justice to act for various government bodies and disciplinary forces in civil litigation, death inquests, tribunal and disciplinary matters.

Jolie also has extensive experience in criminal and quasi-criminal litigation. She frequently appears in all levels of criminal courts in Hong Kong, acting for the prosecution and defence side. She has appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Final Appeal in Vivien Fan & Ors v HKSAR (2011) 14 HKCFAR 641 and HKSAR v Leung Kwok Hung & Ors (2007) 10 HKCFAR 148.

Jolie served as a Deputy Magistrate from 2014 to 2018 and a Deputy Adjudicator in the Small Claims Tribunal in 2019.

She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.

  • LL.B (Hons.), University of Hong Kong (2003)
  • P.C.LL., University of Hong Kong (2004)

Judiciary

  • Deputy Magistrate (October 2014 – July 2018)
  • Deputy Adjudicator, Small Claims Tribunal (March – May 2019)

Hong Kong Bar Association

  • Council Member, the Bar Council of Hong Kong Bar Association (2008 – 2010)
  • Chairman, Young Barristers Committee (2008 – 2010)
  • Member, Special Committee on Greater China Affairs (2009 – present)
  • Member, Special Committee on Pupillage Reform (2008 – 2010)

Criminal

  • HKSAR v Leung Kwok Hung & Ors (2007) 10 HKCFAR 148
  • Vivien Fan & Ors v HKSAR (2011) 14 HKCFAR 641
  • HKSAR v. Ho Man Ho [2012]1 HKLRD 188
  • 香港特別行政區 鍾冰施及另三人, HCMA 332/2013 (7 May 2013)

Personal Injuries and Employees’ Compensation

  • Liu Wai Kwok v. Lui Chi Wai, CACV 10/2009 (5 August 2009)
  • Poon Wai Yiu對 Chan Kun Chung 及另一人, DCPI 1309/2011 (18 January 2013)
  • Wong Chau Wan v Incorporated Owners of Nos 11-12 Canal Road West, Hong Kong, DCPI 227/2013 (13 November 2014)
  • Lau Yuk Kwan v. Po Lin Monastery, DCEC 315/2010 (18 July 2011 and 8 September 2011)
  • Lau Oi Hing v. Sze Cheung Fun, DCEC 1137/2008 (5 May 2010 and 8 September 2011)
  • 莫家駿及另一人 溫才, DCPI 2294/2008 (8 December 2009)
  • Lee Lok Koon v Maxim’s Caterers Limited, HCPI 1129/2005 (26 April 2007)

Land and Building Management

  • Lung Po Kwan and another v. Tang Kam Sheung and Another, CACV 164& 190/2010 (29 March 2011)
  • Hope Bright Ltd v. The Incorporated owners of Ka Wing Building, HCA 305/2006 (31 December 2013)
  • The Incorporated owners of Po Hang Building v. Sam Woo Marine Works Ltd, DCCJ 2259/2013 (23 December 2013)
  • 新蒲崗大廈業主立案法團 何金及另十五人, LDBM 302, 305-308, 310-314,319, 321 and 323/2011 (6 July 2011)