Harrison Miao    苗祺昶大律師

Call:2018 (HK)

Profile

Practice profile Harrison joined Chambers after completing his pupillage with Mr Laurence Li, Mr Abraham Chan SC, Mr Derek Chan (now Mr Derek Chan SC) and Mr Bernard Man SC. He is developing a broad civil and commercial practice, and has been involved in cases involving trust law, land law, securities law, employment law, injunctive relief, defamation, as well as public law and judicial review. Harrison accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

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Selected Cases

Public Law / Judicial Review

  • The Methodist Church v Town Planning Board (HCAL 55 & 64/2011), appeared for the respondent in judicial review proceedings concerning planning restrictions in Wanchai and Yau Ma Tei (led by Abraham Chan SC)

  • Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd v Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development & Communications Authority (HCAL 448/2018), appeared for the respondents in judicial review proceedings concerning allocation of radio spectrum (led by Abraham Chan SC and with Joshua Chan)

  • Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd v Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development & Communications Authority [2019] HKCA 44, appeared for the respondents in an appeal concerning the scope of the respondents’ duty of candour in judicial review proceedings (led by Abraham Chan SC and with Joshua Chan)

  • Commercial

  • HKIAC emergency arbitration concerning disputes arising out of a joint venture (led by Benjamin Yu SC, Paul Shieh SC, with Eva Sit and Jennifer Fan)

  • Li Shiu To v Yu Tai Hing Ltd (HCA 1131/2018), acting for a money lender in a claim concerning compliance of a mortgaged loan with the Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap. 163) (led by Victor Dawes SC)

  • Clark Quantum Kent v Hai Tin Limited & Ors (HCA 961/2017), appeared for the beneficiary in a security for costs application

  • Ten Plus Ltd (in liquidation) v Donovan Miu Wah Mira (a.k.a. Li Miu Wah Mira) & Ors (HCA 1573/2013), acted for former director and employees against the company’s claim for conspiracy, dishonest assistance and breach of duties

  • Insolvency

  • Advised a creditor in an application to set aside a statutory demand by the debtor (led by Bernard Man SC)

  • Re SSHK Securities Limited (HCCW 1440/2018), appeared on behalf of the Petitioner in a winding-up matter

  • Property & Conveyancing

  • Ng Hong Pong v Li Shiu To & Ors [2018] HKCFI 2708, appeared on behalf of the mortgagee in an adverse possession claim (led by Victor Dawes SC)

  • Advised executors of an estate on ad valorem stamp duty liability in relation to a grant of licence to reside at the testator’s properties

  • Equity / Trust

  • Advised a professional trustee in a disjoinder application (led by Bernard Man SC)

  • Defamation / Media

  • Advised a co-owner in a multi-storey building on a libel claim against members of the Incorporated Owners (led by Bernard Man SC)

  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment

  • Cheng Yuen Chun & Ors v Li Yim Fong [2019] HKDC 295, acted for the defendant in resisting leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal in an action concerning unjust enrichment

  • Building / Construction

  • Wing Ming Garment Factory Ltd v The Incorporated Owners of Wing Ming Industrial Centre [2019] HKCFI 421, appeared for the plaintiff in an application to extend the time for compliance with injunctions to remove and/or reinstate certain building structures (led by Bernard Man SC and with Justin Lam) Advised a co-owner in a multi-storey building on a building management dispute

  • Advised a co-owner in a multi-storey building on a building management dispute

  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery

  • Ten Plus Ltd (in liquidation) v Donovan Miu Wah Mira (a.k.a. Li Miu Wah Mira) & Ors (HCA 1573/2013) (see above)

  • Arbitration

  • HKIAC emergency arbitration concerning disputes arising out of a joint venture (see above)

  • Planning

  • The Methodist Church, Hong Kong v Town Planning Board (HCAL 55 & 64/2011) (see above)

  • Telecommunications

  • Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd v Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development & Communications Authority (HCAL 448/2018) (see above)

  • Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd v Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development & Communications Authority [2019] HKCA 44 (see above)

  • Tax / Revenue

  • Advised executors of an estate on ad valorem stamp duty liability in relation to a grant of licence to reside at the testator’s properties

  • Company

  • HKIAC emergency arbitration concerning disputes arising out of a joint venture (see above)

  • Ten Plus Ltd (in liquidation) v Donovan Miu Wah Mira (a.k.a. Li Miu Wah Mira) & Ors (HCA 1573/2013) (see above)

  • Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Building / Construction
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Defamation / Media
  • Equity / Trust
  • Insolvency
  • Planning
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Tax / Revenue
  • Telecommunications
  • Education

    2017

    LLM, Columbia University

    2016

    PCLL, The University of Hong Kong;

    2015

    LLM, University of Cambridge;

    2014

    BA(Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge;

    Scholarship And Prizes

    2017

    Bar Scholarship

    2017

    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University

    2016

    Woo Po Shing Medal in Law, The University of Hong Kong

    2015

    Winner of 7 King’s Bench Walk Corpus Challenge Moot

    2014

    Temple Chambers Pupillage Award

    2014

    Title of Scholar, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (for First Class Honours)

    2014

    Lawton Prize, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

    2014

    Winner of 7 King’s Bench Walk Corpus Challenge Moot

    2012

    Nicholas Bacon Award, Nicholas Bacon Law Society, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

    languages

    English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

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