Debora was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2000. Upon graduating her LL.B degree and PCLL courses from the University of Hong Kong, she served pupillage with Mr. Erik Shum and Ms. Juliana Chow respectively. Debora has an extensive practice in both civil and criminal law with emphasis on contract, employment, land disputes, personal injury litigation and probate. She is qualified as a CEDAR Accredited Mediator in 2010 and an Accredited HKMAAL General Mediator in 2015. Since 2005, she has been a part-time lecturer at the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law of her alma mater. The courses she taught include Personal Injuries Litigation and Civil Advocacy.
Debora is firmly committed to upholding the rule of law and promoting social justice. Throughout the years, she has provided pro bono support to NGOs and student organizations promoting democracy, women’s rights and animal rights.
MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTMENTS
Chairman, Appeal Panel (Estate Agents Ordinance), (2021 – present)
Member, Mental Health Review Tribunal (2021 – present)
Member (Panel A), HKICPA Disciplinary Committee (2020 – present)
Member, Appeal Panel, Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (2014 – present)
Elected Member, Election Committee for Chief Executive of the HKSAR (2011 – 2016, 2016 – 2021)
Chairperson, Transport Tribunal (2019 – 2021)
Member, Transport Tribunal (2013 – 2019)
Member, Appeal Panel (Estate Agents Ordinance), (2015 – 2020)
Adjudicator, Immigration Tribunal (2013 -2019)
Adjudicator, Registration of Persons Tribunal (2008 – 2014)
Member, Buildings Energy Efficiency Disciplinary Board Panel (2012 – 2018)
Member, Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks Vetting Committee (2007 – 2014)
Member, Editorial Board, Special Committee on Bar Publication, Hong Kong Bar (2007 – 2011)