Queenie Lau SC
Queenie Lau SC
Queenie Lau SC
"Queenie Lau is an outstanding junior counsel. She is probably the best in her rank. She is always hard-working and responsive. She is versatile and has solid knowledge in various areas of law." - Chambers & Partners 2023
(Mediator CV)

Call: 2008 (HK)
Inner Bar: 2024
Solicitor: 2007 to 2008 (HK); 2008 to present (England and Wales – non-practising)
Accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 2009
Accredited as a general mediator by HKIAC in 2009
Accredited as a mediator by HKMAAL in 2013
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2017
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators since 2016
Member of the HKIAC List of Arbitrators since 2018

Education

  • MA, University of Cambridge
  • BA (Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge

Contact

Email:qlau@templechambers.com
Tel:(+852) 2523 2003

Secretary

Name:Yvonne Yim
Email:yyim@templechambers.com
Tel:(+852) 2248 1881

Scholarship And Prizes

  • Middle Temple Society Scholarship
  • Represented Hong Kong in the LAWASIA Moot on Intellectual Property– Champion team, Best Mooter
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize (for academic performance), awarded by Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Jardine Scholarship (full scholarship for undergraduate studies at University of Cambridge)
  • Profile

    Queenie Lau is recommended as a mediator by Who’s Who Legal (Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR – Mediation). As a lawyer, Queenie Lau is described by Chambers and Partners 2023 as “an excellent advocate” and “an outstanding junior counsel. She is probably the best in her rank. She is always hard-working and responsive. She is versatile and has solid knowledge in various areas of law.” Legal 500 2024 also describes Queenie as “a first-class advocate”, and “her advice is practical and incisive and she is a pleasure to deal with”. Queenie has been recommended by Chambers and Partners as a leading Hong Kong junior for commercial disputes, by Legal 500 as a leading junior for commercial disputes and also employment cases, by Who’s Who Legal (Mainland China & HKSAR – Arbitration) as a Thought Leader and by Doyle’s in the area of employment.

    Queenie has a broad, predominantly civil, practice which includes commercial law, securities and regulatory matters, banking, company law, land law, conveyancing, building management, professional negligence, employment law, family law, defamation, probate and commercial fraud.

    Queenie qualified as a CEDR accredited mediator in March 2009 and as an accredited mediator on the HKIAC’s Panel of General Mediators in November 2009. She has conducted over 100 mediations (using English, Cantonese and/or Putonghua).

    Queenie has also advised as Counsel in mediation matters and acted as mediation advocate in mediations. In particular, she has acted as mediation advocate in the second to fourth days of a four-day mediation.

    In October 2021, Queenie sat as a Master in the Judiciary’s Case Settlement Conference pilot scheme. Queenie has also given demonstrations in several CEDR mediation courses, a CEDR mediation advocacy course and other mediation practice sessions organised by CEDR. Further, she has been a Part-Time Lecturer in respect of a mediation course run by the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Professional Legal Education.

    Queenie was among the first batch of Hong Kong lawyers to qualify for legal practice in the Greater Bay Area.

    Appointments And Public Office

  • Temporary Deputy Registrar, High Court (Oct. 2018; Sept. 2019; May 2021; July 2023)
  • Deputy District Judge, District Court (Oct. 2023)
  • Temporary Deputy Registrar, District Court – Mediation Master in Case Settlement Conference pilot scheme (October 2021)
  • Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Council (Jan. 2011 to Jan. 2014)
  • Chairman, Young Barristers Committee (2011)
  • Member, Special Committee on Companies Law (2011 to 2012)
  • Member, Special Committee on Code of Conduct (2010 to 2019)
  • Member, Special Committee on Practice Promotion (2008 to 2015)
  • Member, Special Committee on Civic Education (2009 to 2010)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Mainland Affairs (2022 to present)
  • University of Hong Kong
  • PCLL Course: Assessor for the Commercial Dispute Resolution Advocacy Assessment (various); Part-Time Lecturer for mediation exercise (various)
  • Other
  • Part-time Member, Central Policy Unit, Government of the HKSAR (2012)
  • Member, The Medical Council of Hong Kong (2024 to present)
  • Non-executive Director, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (2022 to present)
  • Deputy Chairman, Administrative Appeals Board (2022 to present)
  • Deputy Chairman, Private Columbaria Appeal Board (2023 to present)
  • Chairman, Toys and Children’s Products Safety Appeal Board Panel (2024 to present)
  • Member, Insurance Authority Disciplinary Panel Pool (2023 to present)
  • Member of the Management Committee, Consumer Legal Action Fund (2015 to 2021)
  • Member of the Consumer Protection Law & Policy Committee (2022 to present) and Preliminary Working Group on Class Actions (2018 to 2022), Consumer Council
  • Member, Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2013 to 2019)
  • Member, Licensing Appeals Board (2012 to 2017)
  • Member, Transport Tribunals’ Panel (2012 to 2018)
  • Member, HKSAR Passport Appeals Board (2012 to 2018)
  • Steering Committee on Mediation: Member, Regulatory Framework & Accreditation Sub-committee (2021); Member, Regulatory Sub-committee (2012 to 2017, 2019); Member, Accreditation Sub-committee, Steering Committee on Mediation (2017 to 2019)
  • Member, Eastern District Fight Crime Committee (2012 to 2018)
  • Member of Board of Governors, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital (2017 to 2023)
  • Member, Pharmacists Sub-group, Steering Committee on Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning and Professional Development (2012 to 2017)
  • Member, Advisory Panel on Vetting of Amusement Games / Machines (2012 to 2018)
  • Member, 11th and 12th Committees of the All-China Youth Federation (中華全國青年聯合會第十一及十二屆委員會委員) (2010 to 2020)
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