Tessa accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. She has a broad civil practice, with an emphasis on land, planning, building, trust and property, probate and insurance litigation. She has appeared for the prosecution / defence in criminal cases, and has experience in public law matters.
Prior to joining chambers, Tessa was a Government Counsel in the Planning, Environment, Lands and Housing Unit (Litigation) of the Department of Justice. She has frequently appeared as a sole advocate in judicial reviews and statutory appeals (including, for example, building appeals, town planning appeals, rating and government rent appeals and air pollution control appeals).
MEMBERSHIP AND APPOINTMENTS
2016 – 2017 Part-time Lecturer (Contract Law), University of Hong Kong
2013 – 2014 PCLL (Distinction), University of Hong Kong
2008 – 2013 LLB, University of Hong Kong
2008 – 2011 BBA (Law), University of Hong Kong
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2013 – 2014 The Minvie Leung Prize for Property Litigation
2012 – 2013 Betty Ho Prize in Law
2012 – 2013 Dean’s Honours List
2012 – 2013 Hong Kong Trustees Association Prize in Equity and Trusts