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 and Clinical Negligence work. He acts for both plaintiffs and defendants. He also represents doctors in the Medical Council.

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 difficult PI mediations involving complex claims.

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

  • Leung Tak Hing v. Wu Anthony [2018] HKCA 28: appeal against case management decision on engaging overseas experts
  • So Yuk Kam v. Liu, Chan & Lam (a firm) and Another [2015] 5 HKLRD 640: professional negligence in relation to an Employees’ Compensation Assistance Fund Board application
  • Yeung Mei Hoi v. Tam Cheuk Shing and Another [2015] 2 HKLRD 483: vicarious liability
  • Tse Tsz Chong v. Law Sze Man [2015] 1 HKLRD 1120: amount of interim payment award
  • Sit Wing Yi Sibly v. Berton Industrial Limited [2011] 4 HKLRD 91: meaning of accident in Employees’ Compensation cases 
  • 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

High Court

  • Chiu Sui Ching, the administrator of the estate of Leung Ho Tin, deceased v. Cheng Kwai Hung t/a Hang Nagi Works and Others [2022] HKCFI 3429: loss of dependency in the case of a young deceased son 
  • Liu Hui Hong, the person appointed to represent the estate of Li Shiyou, deceased (by carry on order dated 30 September 2015) and Another v. Fong Wai Meng and Others [2021] HKCFI 2817: appealing costs orders
  • Ryan Alexander Soh by his father and next friend, David Soh and Others v. The Incorporated Owners of Palm Court and Another [2020] HKCFI 2980: expert evidence in a cerebral palsy case
  • Lai Chi Wai v. Tong Hung Kwok and Another [2020] HKCFI 628: first award in Hong Kong of an exoskeleton to a paraplegic
  • Shing Ho Wa by Lam Wai Fong, His Mother and Next Friend v. Really Super Limited and Another [2019] HKCFI 1751: ordering split trial on liability
  • Kan Wai Ling and Fan Mei Na, the co-administratrices of the estate of Kan Siu Hong, Deceased v. Kan Chi Fai [2018] HKCFI 1024: calculating damages for future loss of dependency from the date of trial and assessing expert accounting evidence on dependency
  • Poon King Wai v. Hospital Authority for and on behalf of Prince of Wales Hospital [2017] 3 HKLRD 794: changing experts
  • Chan Yim Wah Wallace v. New World First Ferry Services Limited, unrep., HCPI 820/2013: privacy data and confidentiality considerations in discovery of marine accident investigation
  • Lilley Heather Beatrice v. Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Limited and Another [2012] 1 HKLRD 916: negligence of ferry operator in passenger overboard
  • Hung Sau Fung v. Lai Ping Wai and Another [2012] 1 HKLRD 1: sick role
  • Kwok Hoi Wan Irene also known as Guo Haiyun Suing By Her Husband and Next Friend Cheng Yuk Ching v. The Hospital Authority, unrep., HCPI 2561/2011: damages in a vegetative state
  • Poon Catherine v. Hospital Authority, unrep., HCPI 381/2011: interim payment for cerebral palsy infant 
  • 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

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.