Call: 2008 (HK)
Queenie Lau is described by Legal 500 as “highly intelligent, great attention to detail, hugely responsive and just a pleasure to deal with”, as well as having “a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of many areas of law”. Legal 500 has ranked her in the top category of leading Hong Kong juniors for commercial disputes and employment law. Chambers Asia also describes Queenie as “very bright”, and a “solid junior” who “conducts herself with aplomb and confidence”; “her analysis is great and her advocacy is extremely good”.
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 ninety mediations thus far (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.
Finally, Queenie has given demonstrations in several CEDR mediation courses, a CEDR mediation advocacy course and other mediation practice sessions organised by CEDR. She has also been a Part-Time Lecturer in respect of a mediation course run by the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Professional Legal Education.
Temporary Deputy Registrar, High Court (Oct. 2018; Sept. 2019)
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 present)
Member, Special Committee on Practice Promotion (2008 to 2015)
Member, Special Committee on Civic Education (2009 – 2010)
PCLL Course: Assessor for the Commercial Dispute Resolution Advocacy Assessment (various); Part-Time Lecturer for mediation exercise (various)
Part-time Member, Central Policy Unit, Government of the HKSAR (2012)
Member of the Management Committee, Consumer Legal Action Fund (2015 to present)
Member, Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2013 to 2019)
Member, Private Columbaria Appeal Board (2017 to present)
Member, Licensing Appeals Board (2012 to 2017)
Member, Transport Tribunals’ Panel (2012 to 2018)
Member, HKSAR Passport Appeals Board (2012 to 2018)
Member, Regulatory Framework Sub-committee, Steering Committee on Mediation (2012 to 2017, 2019 to present)
Member, Accreditation Sub-committee, Steering Committee on Mediation (2017 to present)
Member, Eastern District Fight Crime Committee (2012 to 2018)
Member of Board of Governors, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital (2017 to present)
Member, Pharmacists Sub-group, Steering Committee on Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning and Professional Development (2012 to present)
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 present)
MA, University of Cambridge
BA (Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge
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)