Myranda Lai


2020 (Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Areas of Practice

Commercial & Banking Law
Criminal Law
Equity & Trusts
Medical Negligence and Personal Injury


Secretary: Ms. Alice Wong
[email protected]

Myranda is developing a broad civil and criminal practice. In her civil practice, she has worked on a wide range of cases including but not limited to judicial review, probate, company and commercial, construction, land, matrimonial, personal injury, bankruptcy and general civil. In her criminal practice, she participates in the Duty Lawyer Scheme. Myranda has appeared as an advocate (either in her own right or as a led junior) in the Magistracies, District Court, Family Court, Lands Tribunal and Court of First Instance. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chamber’s work.

Outside of litigation, Myranda is actively developing a mediation practice and has provided pro-bono mediation service as a member of the Mediator Panel of Integrated Mediation Office (West Kowloon).

Myranda served pupillage with Mr Selwyn Yu SC, Mr Thomas Lee, Mr Adonis Cheung, Mr Isaac Chan and Mr Martin Ho. She was a Judicial Assistant at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and since 2024, is a contributing editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure’s chapters on Court of Final Appeal procedure.

  • BA (Law), University of Cambridge (2017)
  • LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law), London School of Economics (2018)
  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2019)
  • HKMAAL Accredited Mediator (General), Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited
  • The Prince Philip Scholarship (2014 – 2017)
  • The Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Scholarship (2019/2020)
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2020)
  • Judicial Assistant, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (2020-2021)
  • Contributing Editor, Hong Kong Civil Procedure (since 2024)
  • Co-contributor, Issue 94 of Atkin’s Court Forms Hong Kong – Title XVI, Insurance


  • Wong Arlene Bei Ling and Ors v Pao Zen Kwok Peter and Ors [2021] HKCFI 3904 – represented the plaintiffs in an application for an order for sale (with Mr Valentine Yim)
  • Resisted application for leave to appeal in Lands Tribunal (as sole advocate)
    Advising parties on adverse possession, easement, interpretation of DMC, and water seepage cases

Personal Injury

  • Yeung Siu Ling v Hospital Authority [2022] HKDC 674 – assisted Ms Jolie Chao in representing the Plaintiff in an assessment of damages hearing
  • Advising parties on liability, quantum and evidence in various personal injuries cases


  • Represented petitioner wife to resist an application to vary maintenance order (as sole advocate)

Judicial Review and Administrative Law

  • Chan Yau Ling v Housing Appeal Tribunal and Anor [2023] HKCFI 1192 – represented the plaintiff in an application for leave for judicial review against the Housing Authority and Housing Appeal Tribunal with regards to a decision to terminate the tenancy agreement of a public housing unit (as sole advocate)
  • Represented appellant before the Torture Claims Appeal Board (as sole advocate)
  • Advising parties on potential judicial review applications regarding immigration issues (non-refoulement claims and dependent visa applications)