Call: 1974 (England & Wales); 1975 (HK)
John Bleach SC has a broad predominantly common law practice with emphasis on litigation covering general commercial disputes, insurance and re-insurance, banking and finance, partnership disputes and contentious company law matters.
His practice also has a substantial constitutional and administrative law element and he is regularly retained by both private clients and the HKSAR Government in a wide range of judicial review issues as well as regulatory and disciplinary matters involving statutory and other professional bodies.
In all areas of his practice, the emphasis is on trial and appellate work and in addition to those areas within his specific expertise he is also regularly retained to lead in heavy witness trials where substantial experience of trial work and cross-examination are at a premium.
Lai Tak Shing v The Secretary for Home Affairs and Another (2007) 10 HKCFAR 655
Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union v The Director-General of Civil Aviation  2 HKLRD 668
Kim Eng Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue  2 HKLRD 117, (2007) 10 HKCFAR 213
Jerry Chen v Whirlpool (Hong Kong) Ltd (2007) 10 HKCFAR 619
Kelro Enterprises Ltd v Liu Yui Keung Stephen and Another  3 HKLRD 266
Securities and Futures Commission v Yick Chong Sang  4 HKLRD 46
Clean Air Foundation Ltd v The Government of the HKSAR(HCAL No.35 of 2007)
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Administrative Appeals Board and Another  5 HKLRD 539
Hong Kong Housing Authority v Rotegear Corporation Ltd(not yet reported, HCCT No.26 of 2008)
IBM China (Hong Kong) Ltd v Nigel John Knight (not yet reported, HCA No.1806 of 2008)
Wise Union Industries Ltd v Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation  5 HKLRD 620