Josephine Tjia
謝 祿 英 大 律 師

Call: 2004

Tel: 2155 9343
Fax: 2155 9323
Mobile: 9200 8135
E-mail: tjia@eschambers.com.hk

Secretary: Ms Amy Li

Josephine obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree in King’s College London. She also holds a Master of Laws Degree (specialising in China law).  She is an accredited mediator of Hong Kong International Arbitration Center and panel mediator of English Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and Hong Kong Bar Association since 2007.

Josephine maintains an active civil practice, focusing on trust and tort laws, land title disputes, probate, personal injuries and death inquests, medical negligence, contractual/commercial litigation, company listing, bankruptcy, employment and matrimonial law.  She also regularly prosecutes and defends various criminal charges at different levels of courts.  She has advocated on her own in Court of Final Appeal, Court of Appeal, Court of First Instance, District Court, Family Court, Coroner’s Court and all Magistrates’ Courts.  She advises the government, various public and private bodies on pro bono basis regularly, focusing mainly on educational matters.  She is also a part-time lecturer and assessor of Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong since 2011.  Subjects she taught included tort (LLB), civil litigation, commercial dispute resolution, professional practice and management, civil advocacy, criminal advocacy and personal injuries advocacy (PCLL).

She speaks fluent English, Putonghua and Cantonese and drafts legal documents in both English and Chinese.

SELECTED CASES
Reported
FAMV 3/2015 (2015) 18 HKCFAR 165: Interpretation of Legal Aid Ordinance
FAMV 9/2015 (2015) 18 HKCFAR 491: Trust and land title dispute
CACV 151/2015 [2016] 3 HKLRD 139: Negligence and duty of care
CACV 118/2011 [2012] 2 HKLRD 657: Bankruptcy; Cadbury Schweppes test
CACV 262/2010 [2011] 5 HKLRD 157: Fatal road traffic accident
HCPI 95/2013 [2015] 3 HKLRD 437: Personal injuries; occupiers’ liability
HCB 7469/2010 [2011] 3 HKLRD 693: Bankruptcy; interpretation of sections 20J & 20L of Bankruptcy Ordinance
DCEC 394/2013 [2015] 5 HKLRD 553: Employees’ compensation; Paper Mills formula

Unreported
HCCC 28/2018, 22 June 2018: Trafficking dangerous drugs (ketamine)
HCCC 12/2018, 30 April 2018: Trafficking dangerous drugs (heroine)
HCCC 193/2013, 19 March 2014: Rape jury trial; permanent stay of proceedings
DCCJ 5128/2015, 12 November 2018: Land; adverse possession 
CCDI 477-2013, 24 October 2018: Death inquest; unlawful killing
HCMP 3584/2016, 3 April 2017: Matrimonial; shared care and control principle
HCLA 46, 47/2016, 3 March 2017: Labour tribunal appeal
HCMP 1881/2015, 3 August 2016: Matrimonial; custody care and control
HCCT 13/2016, 1 June 2016: Injunction against listed company
HCMP 2037, 2038, 2039/2009, 12 November 2013: Land; adverse possession