Eric Cheung

Consultant


(852) 2810 1212

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Principal Areas of Practice
Criminal Litigation
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Administrative Law
Buildings and Town Planning Appeals

Education
1986 LLB (Hons) The University of Hong Kong
1987 PCLL The University of Hong Kong

Admission
1989 Solicitor, Hong Kong
1991 Solicitor, England & Wales
1995 Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

Professional Activities & Organisations
Chairman, Buildings Appeal Tribunal (2000 to 2006)
Member, Appeal Panel (Housing) (2007 to present)
Member, Judicial Studies Board (2003 to present)
Member, Consultative Committee on the Resource Centre for Unrepresented Litigants run by the judiciary (2004 to present)
Member, Hong Kong Law Reform Commission (1994 to 2000)
Member, Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-committee on Review of Sexual Offences (2006 to present)
Member, Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-committee on Supply of Goods (1998 to 2002)
Examiner, Bar Qualification Examination (Civil Procedure and Civil Evidence) (2004 to present)
Member, Election Committee for the Election of the Chief Executive (2007 to 2012)
Member, Law Society’s Bilingualism Committee (1997 to 2006)
Member, Law Society’s Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination Panel (1998 to 2007)
Member, Law Society’s Continuing Professional Development Committee (1999 to 2006)
Member, Law Society’s Constitutional Affairs Committee (1999 to present)
Member, Law Society’s Working Party on the Development of a Proposal for a Specialist Accreditation Scheme (1999 to 2001)

Experience
Eric trained and worked as a litigation lawyer in one of the largest and renowned law firms in Hong Kong. He became a litigation partner of the same firm in 1994, until he took up full-time academic appointment with the University of Hong Kong in December 1996 as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Professional Legal Education. When he was in full practice, his main areas of work include building and town planning appeals, judicial reviews, professional negligence claims, building and construction litigation, and general banking and commercial litigation.

Eric teaches the subjects of Advocacy and Civil & Criminal Procedure in the PCLL course at HKU. He has served on a number of public and professional bodies and is often interviewed by the public media on matters relating to the Rule of Law and other legal issues. He has acted on a pro bono basis in a number of criminal cases. Eric joined ONC Lawyers as a part-time consultant in September 2003.