Leading Silks

Ian Pennicott SC - Des Voeux Chambers 'An outstanding counsel who is easy to work with.'
Peter Clayton SCParkside Chambers 'He provides very detailed and focused submissions.'

Leading Juniors

Calvin Cheuk - Des Voeux Chambers 'A sought-after junior practitioner in the construction space.'
Julian Cohen - Resolution Chambers 'Julian is a brilliant strategist and advocate, with deep expertise and experience in construction disputes and arbitration. He is very thorough and analytical in his approach, and is always well-prepared.'
Thomas Lee - Rede Chambers  ‘Thomas is a responsive and seasoned arbitrator with extensive experience in construction disputes. An excellent and determined advocate, who presents his case in measured yet very clear terms.’
James NiehorsterPacific Chambers 'A knowledgeable and capable junior.'
Gary SooGary Soo’s Chambers 'A very responsive, strong advocate.'
Philip RompotisPrince’s Chambers 'His years of experience as a construction lawyer in Hong Kong and Australia gives him an edge.'
Andrew Mak - Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers 'A focused counsel who prepares carefully for cases.'
Carol WongSir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers ‘A clear and powerful advocate in court, persuasive and elegant. She is diligent, dedicated and responsive. A confident barrister who provides pragmatic advice.’

Rising Stars

Jonathan Chan - Des Voeux Chambers 'He is ferociously clever, and a solid and sensible advocate.'
Kaiser Leung - Des Voeux Chambers 'Kaiser is a very hard-working, pragmatic and approachable junior barrister. He has a meticulous eye and is extremely responsive.'

Construction and property in Hong Kong Bar

Des Voeux Chambers

Viewed as ‘a strong set at all levels‘, Des Voeux Chambers is home to a team with noted expertise in construction litigation and arbitration. Ian Pennicott SC (who remains an international member of prominent London construction set Keating Chambers) is well versed in advising on claims brought against construction professionals, for example building surveyors and architects. Calvin Cheuk has been kept busy handling high-value, complex construction disputes arising from prominent projects in Hong Kong. Kaiser Leung is ‘a very diligent and detail-oriented counsel‘, and Jonathan Chan is another well-regarded name at the junior end of chambers.


Des Voeux Chambers provides a good choice of counsel in construction disputes.’

A strong set.’

Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers

Sir Oswald Cheung’s Chambersis strong in property law‘ and houses ‘a resourceful pool of advocates in property litigation and arbitration‘. Andrew Mak‘s recent workload includes adverse possession matters and and boundary disputes. Carol Wong garners praise as ‘very knowledgeable and well versed in complex multi-owner property issues‘; she successfully acted for the seller in Libra Summer Limited v Derecho Limited, a case concerning the termination of a sale after alleged failure by the seller to show or give good title, a vendor and purchaser summons under the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance


A very reputable set.’

The strength of the chambers lies with land and property work.’

Very capable and user-friendly counsel.’