• “For many ‘the pre-eminent set in Hong Kong for commercial disputes’” (Legal 500, 2021)

Appointments and Public Service
20 January 2022

Victor Dawes SC has been elected Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, the professional organisation for all barristers in Hong Kong.

In taking up this leadership role, Victor continues the tradition of broader professional and public service set by past and present members of Temple Chambers who have served as Chairmen of the Bar, namely Ronny Tong SC in 1999 and 2000, Rimsky Yuen SC in 2007 and 2008, Russell Coleman SC (now Mr Justice Coleman) in 2009 and 2010, and Paul Shieh SC in 2013 and 2014.

Victor will continue in active practice as Senior Counsel throughout his tenure as Bar Chairman.

14 January 2022

Members of Chambers have been recognised in multiple practice categories in the latest Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal guides, including tier 1 rankings for members in the Commercial Disputes, Competition, Administrative and Public Law, and Family and Private Client sections.

Legal 500 cites Temple Chambers as "the leading chambers in respect of commercial litigation work", where it is described as having "a very deep bench" and as "the go-to set in the market". The directory further highlights Temple Chambers as the sole Tier 1 set for Commercial Disputes and Family and Private Client, with a total of 34 members singled out for recognition across all categories.

The Commercial Disputes sections of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 (through which other practice areas can be accessed), and the Who’s Who Legal citations, may be viewed via these links:
Chambers & Partners
Legal 500
Who’s Who Legal

Appointments to the Bench
5 January 2022

Yvonne Cheng SC, who was a member of Chambers from 1998 to 2021, has been appointed a Judge of the Court of First Instance with effect from 5 January 2022.


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