Kev L.H. Wan
温 樂 謙 大 律 師

Call: 2019

Tel: 2157 9343
Fax: 2157 9243
Mobile: 6133 0363
E-mail: kevwlh@eschambers.com.hk

Secretary: Ms Hannah Ho

Kev is a versatile advocate. He has a strong criminal practice in all sorts of cases, from the big, complex and paper-heavy to the small and intricate. He receives strong and favourable endorsement from clients who regarded him as “quick on his feet, focused, reliable and meticulous”. He is keen to take up legal issues and elaborate his views thoroughly. He also appears as led junior and is entrusted with settling intricate written submissions. Kev has prosecuted cases as counsel on fiat on behalf of the HKSAR government.

On the civil side, Kev has a particular focus on matters on land, tso tong, adverse possession and building management. He has gained extensive hands-on experience in these areas as sole advocate in both trial and appeal in High Court and District Court. He also regularly helps his commercial clients to obtain various interlocutory applications.

Alongside his legal practice, Kev is a headnoter for Hong Kong Cases and a contributor of employment related publications at LexisNexis. He is also a legal advisor of the Hang Hau Rural Committee under Heung Yee Kuk advising matters of N.T land, tso tong, small house and Sections 12 & 16 applications under Town Planning Ordinance.

Kev joined chambers in 2019 upon completion of pupillage with Mr. Selwyn Yu SC, Ms. Queenie Ng, Mr. Lawrence Hui and Mr. Stanley Ng.

Kev can conduct proceedings in English and Chinese.

MEMBERSHIP AND APPOINTMENTS
Legal Advisor, Hang Hau Rural Committee
Visiting Lecturer, Hong Kong Legal Training Institute

PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES
Headnoter, Hong Kong Cases
Contributor, Lexis Advance® Hong Kong Practical Guidance by LexisNexis

CRIMINAL CASES
HKSAR v Chan Hoi Wing, ESCC 1253 /2021 – Defendant acquitted of criminal intimidation (sole advocate)
HKSAR v Lam Ho Ming, STCC 3584/2020 – Secured an acquittal for three charges of unlawful assembly, criminal damage & prohibition of face covering regulation (sole advocate for D1)
HKSAR v Leung Ming Sing Simon, ESCC 690/2021 – Suspended sentence for defendant convicted of money laundering after trial (sole advocate)
ESS 7108/2021, KCS 22295/2019 Careless driving summons acquitted
HKSAR v Sin Wing Lun, ESCC 1655/2020 – Possession of offensive weapon; expert evidence on proper injury threshold of a laser pointer (with Ms. Queenie W.S. Ng)
HKSAR v Chan Hoi Wan & Ors, ESCC 2586/2019 – Successfully defended a couple who allegedly in Ma On Shan footbridge shouted profanities and were charged with behaving disorderly in public place
HKSAR v Liang Suning, STCC 3113/2019 – Acted for a defendant in charges of breach of condition of stay and managing a guesthouse without licence

LAND
Chu Yum Hong as managers of CHU NAM YUN (朱南園) v Occupiers of the Premises, DCMP 3068/2019 – Adverse possession claim against tong; whether tong is hereditary in nature; Order 113 set aside with costs (sole advocate)
Yau Chun Wing v Wong Wing Kuen & Ors, DCCJ 1384/2020 – Squatter’s application to adduce expert evidence; Court accepted that paperowner’s pleading is equivocal; leave successfully obtained with costs (sole advocate)
Chan Yui Kin v Siu Hun Mui, DCCJ 1021/2019 – Declaratory relief granted concerning a claim of adverse possession against co-owners (sole advocate)
Kwok Shu v IO of Kent Building [2021] HKDC 632 – Successful water leakage action against IO arising from defective roof; refuting expert opinion that UBWs caused leakage (sole advocate)

GENERAL CIVIL
Ng Sau Ching v Li Chi Yeung Romia, DCCJ 345/2020 – Jurisdictional requirement; interpretation of s37(1)(a) of District Court Ordinance; successfully resisted an application to transfer the matter to High Court (sole advocate)
YXL v CWW [2022] HKFC 113 – Substantially resisted wife’s application for maintenance pending suit
Rickeed Industries Limited v Hong Kong Tohkoh Company Limited [2022] HKCFI 2458 – Resisted D’s application for stay of execution involving a judgment sum of 5M RMB; the Court accepted Ps’ submissions that, relying on First Laser, in considering whether an appeal will be rendered nugatory, the Court may consider the means of D and its backers, who in this case had painted a false picture of impecuniosity (with Ms. Queenie W.S. Ng)
Rickeed Industries Limited v Hong Kong Tohkoh Company Limited [2022] HKCFI 106 – Defective goods received by the Plaintiff from international sale of goods; reasonable period for rejection in the case of a purchaser/Plaintiff who purchased the goods for the purpose of resale (with Ms. Queenie W.S. Ng)
Te Wing Chi v Secretary for Justice, [2021] HKCFI 3473 – LegCo candidate failed to lodge Election Return; ignorance of the law amounts to inadvertence and discretionary relief granted (leading Mr. Colman Li)




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