Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel (or Queen’s Counsel as they were called before 1st July 1997) are appointed by the Chief Justice of Hong Kong as a recognition of their outstanding ability and standing in the profession. The post-nominal “SC” is public identification of their special status.

Senior Counsel are also known as “Silks” because their gown is made of silk (whereas junior counsel wear gowns made of wool and cotton).

Our junior members are frequently led by our Silks.

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Robert Whitehead, SC 韋浩德

Head of Chambers / Silk / Arbitrator
Call: 1977 (UK, HK) | 1983 (AUS)
Silk: 2000 (HK)

Robert Whitehead SC is the Head of Chambers, a past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, past Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. Mr. Whitehead has very significant experience in advocacy work specialising in commercial and corporate litigation, and arbitration and is recommended as a commercial dispute resolution Silk in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, and Chambers Global Guide.

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Philip Dykes, SC 戴啟思

Silk
Call: 1977 (UK) | 1985 (HK)
Silk: 1997 (HK)

Philip Dykes SC is currently the Chairman of the Bar Council. Mr. Dykes practiced in England & Wales before joining the Attorney General’s Chambers in Hong Kong as a Crown Counsel in 1985. He entered private practice in 1992. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997, and has developed a strong practice in constitutional, administrative, and immigration law.

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Selwyn Yu, SC 余承章

Silk / Arbitrator
Call: 1989 (UK) | 1990 (HK)
Silk: 2010 (HK)

Selwyn Yu SC practises principally in criminal law and regulatory offences. He is predominantly instructed to defend criminal cases, from lengthy and complex white-collar crime, fraud and regulatory cases to short and intricate ones and is recommended as a specialist in white-collar crime in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific.

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Robert Pang, SC 彭耀鴻

Silk / Arbitrator / Mediator
Call: 1988 (HK) | Silk: 2012 (HK)

Robert Pang SC is a versatile advocate, equally at home conducting criminal cases and civil cases, from magistracies to the Court of Final Appeal. He has a broad criminal as well as civil and commercial practice.

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Enquiry

Ms. Kathy Chu has been with us since 1985 and she has been our Chambers Manager for over 20 years. She understands the demands of preparing for litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and mediation, and so manages Chambers to ensure our members have the resources they need to offer a high quality service. She is in constant touch with all members of Chambers and is familiar with our practices.

Kathy manages our support personnel and she arranges Chambers’ professional and social events, in addition to ensuring that our system for taking pupils runs efficiently.

Kathy is the person to approach for any information about our Chambers or members. She may be reached during office hours at (852) 2522 0066, or her email at [email protected].

Enquiry

Ms. Kathy Chu has been with us since 1985 and she has been our Chambers Manager for over 20 years. She understands the demands of preparing for litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and mediation, and so manages Chambers to ensure our members have the resources they need to offer a high quality service. She is in constant touch with all members of Chambers and is familiar with our practices.

Kathy manages our support personnel and she arranges Chambers’ professional and social events, in addition to ensuring that our system for taking pupils runs efficiently.

Kathy is the person to approach for any information about our Chambers or members. She may be reached during office hours at (852) 2522 0066, or her email at [email protected].