Lydia Leung


2017 (Hong Kong)
2019 (New York)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Areas of Practice

Commercial & Banking Law
Criminal Law
Family & Matrimonial Law
Financial Services Regulation


Secretary: Ms. Estel Lai
[email protected]

Lydia joined Chambers in 2018 and now has a broad civil and criminal practice. She is experienced in general criminal and civil matters, as well as matrimonial cases. Lydia is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and is capable of making oral and written representations in both English and Chinese.

Lydia served pupillage with Mr. Selwyn Yu SC, Mr. Derek Chan SC, Mr. Eugene Yim, Mr. Jonathan Ah-weng, and Ms. Ann Lui. She was also marshal to Mr. Recorder Robert Whitehead SC (as he then was). Prior to pupillage, Lydia attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has a working knowledge of U.S. law and has been admitted to the New York Bar.

  • LL.B., The University of Hong Kong
  • P.C.LL., The University of Hong Kong
  • LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • HKSAR v. Dawson Zachary James [2021] HKCFI 3788 (with Steven Kwan) – successful defence of 1 charge of trafficking and 1 charge of money laundering before jury
  • Chan King Hung as executor of the estate of Chan Fook Lai, deceased v. Chan Siu Kwan Paulie [2021] HKCFI 670 – successful summary judgment application to pronounce for the validity of a will
  • HKSAR v. Fung Wing-yip Wilson and Chan Ung-iok, DCCC 761/2018 (assisting Mr. Selwyn Yu SC, Ms. Juliana Chow, and Ms. Margaret Wu) – successful defence of the 2nd defendant against a bribery charge
  • HKSAR v. APL Co. PTE Limited & another, DCCC 446/2017 (led by Mr. Robert Pang SC, with Mr. Bernard Chung) – successful prosecution of both defendants for offences relating to the import of strategic commodities
  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Au-Yeung Siu Pang, ESS 30588/2017 & ESS 30589/2017 (assisting Mr. Selwyn Yu SC and Mr. Laurence Li SC) – successful prosecution of the defendant for insider dealing
  • HKSAR v. Wong Wai Lun, CACC 91/2017 (with Mr. Eric Cheung) – successful appeal against conviction
  • HKSAR v. Li Yu-wah, DCCC 1051/2016 (led by Ms. Selwyn Yu SC, with Mr. Brian Tsui) – successful defence against money laundering charge
  • Re China Gas Holdings Limited, Market Misconduct Tribunal, 26 August 2019 (assisting Mr. Selwyn Yu SC and Mr. Laurence Li SC)
  • Nancy Ann Kissel v. The Long-Term Prison Sentences Review Board [2018] HKCFI 1085 (led by Mr. Edward Fitzgerald QC, Mr. Derek Chan SC, with Mr. Benson Tsoi) – judicial review of the Board’s refusal to indicate the “triggering period”
  • CHH v. CCS, FCMC 10109/2017 (sole advocate) – trial, represented the petitioner