• General Civil Litigation
• Public Law
• Criminal Law
• Land Law, Adverse Possession and Compulsory Sale
• Employment Law
• Matrimonial Law
• Conveyancing, Probate and Will
Jonathan was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2004. He joined HTW in 2005.
Jonathan always strives to deliver sound practical advice and to focus on a strategic approach to litigation of various nature. His practice covers advising and representing individuals, corporations and NGOs in civil and commercial dispute resolution, criminal litigation at trial and at appellate levels, constitutional law and human rights litigation, employment matters and matrimonial proceedings. He has a diversified client profolio including professionals, business owners, teachers, students, journalists, academia, media agencies, protestors and activists, Councillors, environmental concerns groups, trade unions, civic organisations.
Jonathan often works together with barristers, Senior Counsel and Queen’s Counsel to deliver wide-ranging legal service. He also collaborates with lawyers all over the world so as to provide effective and comprehensive legal service where involvement of laws in a range of jurisdictions is necessary.
Jonathan’s representation of clients has involved courts at all levels. He has the privilege to be engaged in cases determined at the Court of Final Appeal from time to time and in many of the most significant landmark cases which have set new legal precedents and contributed to the development of Hong Kong jurisprudence.
He has extensive experience in handling complex, high-profile and sensitive cases, often attracting significant media interest.
Jonathan has undertaken a wide range of criminal work and represents individuals and corporations faced with investigation and prosecution by various law enforcement agencies and regulatory authorities, from investigatory stage, through the stage of charge, till the stage of mitigation, trial (either before bench or jury), and appeals of all levels.
Jonathan has an established track records in representing and advising numerous activists, politicians, Legislative Councillors, District Councillors and members of political parties for more than a decade. He has substantial experience in representing protestors and activities to defend against criminal prosecution arising from public order events during social movements, in particular against charges laid under Public Order Ordinance.
Jonathan has an active practice in public law and human rights. He represents and advises clients in judicial review challenges against the decisions of various governmental departments and branches, regulators, professional bodies and bodies formed under statue as well as constitutionality of various laws and regulations. He represents clients in lodging Election Petitions for all levels of elections in Hong Kong, interested parties in the Commission of Inquiry and advises on candidates electoral laws and regulations.
Jonathan appears as an advocate in Magistrates’ Courts, District Court, Disciplinary Tribunals, Coroners’ Inquests, various tribunals and boards of government departments and professional bodies.
His practice also encompasses non-contentious matters including will and probate, conveyancing and commercial transactions and pre-dispute advisory work.
He is the legal adviser to many non-profit organizations, NGOs, civic organizations and trade unions, including Professional Teachers’ Union and Hong Kong Blind Union. He is the Honorary Adviser of the civil society organization Civil Rights Observer.
Jonathan from time to time provides pro bono services to individuals, organizations, groups during his legal practice, and gives talks in workshops and seminars to NGOs on all aspects of his practice. He was an awardee of the Recognition Scheme for Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services by the Home Affairs Bureau in the years of 2015 and 2018 in appreciation of the pro bono legal services he rendered.
He is currently on the list of lawyers for the Duty Lawyers’ Scheme. He is also in the Solicitors on Panel of the Scheme of Provision of Certificate by Counsel provided by the Legal Aid Services Council (for both civil cases and criminal cases).
Jonathan is also a part-time lecturer of the law faculty at the University of Hong Kong since 2013.
English and Chinese