Leading Silks

Wayne Walsh SCParkside Chambers 'Wayne is the leading expert in HK on mutual legal assistance matters, as well as for white-collar crime more generally. He is very responsive, commercial, and user-friendly.'
Horace Wong SCRede Chambers ‘Horace leaves no stone unturned. He is a logical and very forceful advocate.’

2021 Silks

Norman Nip SC  – Rede Chambers ‘Norman is very thorough in his work and a very user-friendly barrister. He is extremely good on his feet.’

2022 Silks

Tony Li SCPlowman Chambers ‘Highly recommended for his in-depth knowledge and advocacy skills.’

Leading Juniors

Joseph LeeDes Voeux Chambers 'Joseph excels in cross-examination and has the ability to draw together the threads of each case and present it to the magistrate, the judge or the jury. He is confident and knows when to exhibit aggressiveness when conducting a case in court, but at the same time he is very approachable to solicitors and clients.'
Benson TsoiParkside Chambers 'The top criminal junior in Hong Kong. Very knowledgeable and hard working.'
Jonathan Ah-WengParkside Chambers 'Jonathan is very hard-working - he pays attention to every single detail of the case, and possesses excellent client management skills, which instructing solicitors highly appreciate.'
Isaac ChanRede Chambers ‘Diligent and responsive.’
Randy ShekDenis Chang’s Chambers ‘Randy is a highly experienced counsel in the criminal law practice. He offers pragmatic and robust advice to clients and achieves favourable outcomes for them.’
Giles SurmanPlowman Chambers ‘He is a consummate advocate. His cross-examination skills are unparalleled.’

Regulatory, investigations and crime in Hong Kong Bar

Parkside Chambers

Parkside Chambers is famed for its strong white-collar crime practice, boasting a wealth of experience across the levels of seniority. From the senior end of the chambers, Wayne Walsh SC is regularly instructed on complex extradition cases. Benson Tsoi acted for the defence in a multi-jurisdictional case concerning allegations of conspiracy to defraud; alleging misrepresentation and falsification of accounts. Osmond Lam led a successful defence in a significant corruption case in the financial sector. Bernard Mak acts on behalf of several regulatory agencies, lending his expertise on market misconduct and insider dealing.


‘Parkside Chambers have a variety of members and are able to provide advice for different areas of law.’

‘Parkside offers good criminal counsel.’

‘The set is prominent and it has quite a number of barristers who possess expertise in different areas of law. It engages itself actively in the training of barristers-to-be by offering internship to law students and takes pupil barristers enthusiastically. Due to the well-establishment of the set, it was able to provide all-rounded and good learning opportunities to the interns and pupil barristers.’

Plowman Chambers

Plowman Chambers is a well-regarded set in white-collar crime, notable for their members being ‘consistently instructed in numerous high-profile and landmark criminal cases.’ At the senior end, the set was bolstered by the elevation of Tony Li SC to silk in 2022. Both Derek Chan SC and Maggie Wong SC were appointed as recorders of the Court of First Instance in 2022.


‘Plowman Chambers are well known for their white collar crime practice; they are a one-stop shop for client’s needs.’

‘Plowman Chambers members have consistently been instructed in numerous high profile and landmark criminal cases.’

‘Plowman Chambers is no doubt the leading criminal set in Hong Kong.’