2016 (HK)
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Justin P. Ismail石正劻大律師

Academic Qualifications
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence; MA, University of Oxford
LLM, University of Hong Kong (Distinction)
PCLL, University of Hong Kong
Scholarships / Awards
The Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship (2019)
The Woo Po-shing Medal in Law (2015)
Runner-up team, Oxford Hong Kong Mooting Competition (2011 & 2012)
Justin is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions across all of Chambers’ practice areas, including companies, charities, property and trusts, insurance, judicial review and town planning.  He is regularly instructed as sole counsel or led junior in a range of advisory, interlocutory, substantive and appellate work, and has appeared in the Magistrates’ Courts, District Court, Court of First Instance and Court of Final Appeal.
Justin joined Chambers in 2017 upon successful completion of pupillage with Ambrose Ho SC, Abraham Chan (now Abraham Chan SC), Edwin Choy (now Edwin Choy SC) and Andrew Y.S. Mak.
Justin read law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and received his Master of Laws with Distinction from the University of Hong Kong.  He is a recipient of the Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship and the Woo Po-Shing Medal in Law for civil and criminal advocacy.
Justin speaks English, Putonghua and Cantonese. He is also proficient in French and Spanish.
Publications and seminars
Speaker, “Plugging the Expectation Gap: The Future of Charities Regulation in Hong Kong”, Friday Tea Gathering (organised by the LegCo Office of Dennis Kwok) (with Ambrose Ho SC)
Public service
Committee Member, Standing Committee on International Practice,
Hong Kong Bar Association (2017-)
Selected cases
> Lam Kin Chung v Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong Limited HCMP 1002/2017 (unreported, judgment dated 2 November 2017). Argued a preliminary issue over whether a member of a charitable company has locus standi to bring a derivative action in respect of wrongs done to a company.
Civil litigation
Craft Bamboo Holdings Limited v Richard Paul Coleman and anor HCA 2665/2017. Successfully secured security for costs.
Wu Pun Yan v Zheng Andy Yi Sheng HCA 2394 & 2927/2016 (unreported, judgment dated 12 December 2017). Resisted an application for consolidation of actions and an application to file a rejoinder.
Shiamas Ltd. v Concord Way Ltd. HCA 1271/2014. Resisted an interlocutory appeal for specific discovery.
UNA Trading FZE v Hong Kong Numismatic Co. Ltd. and ors HCA 1048/2018. Successfully sought interim Mareva relief.
Ctrip Investment Holding Limited v Jingxi International (HK) Limited HCA 2173/2018. Successfully sought a disclosure order against a non-party in aid of a tracing claim.
Zief Incorporated v Tekchandani Ajai Mohan and ors HCA 2459/2017. Successfully sought an injunction to preserve and disclose assets.
Lam Kin Chung v Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong Limited [2018] 2 HKLRD 769. Resisted an application for leave to commence a statutory derivative action.
Lo Siu Wa v Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board & anor (2018) 21 HKCFAR 8. Appeared on behalf of a major insurance company in an appeal concerning the breadth of coverage of an insurance agreement understood in the context of the compulsory insurance scheme under Part IV of the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance (Cap. 282).
Judicial review
Building Authority v Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) [2018] HKCFI 2761. Successfully resisted an application for judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings).
Advised on an application for judicial review of the Director-General of Civil Aviation’s decision to revoke an aviation pilot’s medical certificate such as would render him unfit to fly.
Mental health
Advised on an application to the Guardianship Board for an emergency guardianship order for the protection of a mentally incapacitated person pursuant to s 59Q of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136).
Ng Yuk Pui Kelly v Dung Wai Man & anor [2019] HKCFI 210. Appeared in a 21-day trial and successfully obtained judgment for the legal and beneficial ownership of property.
Town planning
Town Planning Board v Town Planning Appeal Board (2017) 20 HKCFAR 196. Appeared on behalf of the Interested Parties in an appeal arguing whether the Town Planning Board had jurisdiction under s 17 of the Town Planning Ordinance (Cap. 131) to review its own decisions on the fulfilment of conditions imposed when granting planning permission.
Advised a major corporation on the consumer protection regime in Hong Kong as well as the interrelationship between representative proceedings brought under RHC O.15, r.12 and the class action regime brought under U.S. law.

Edward Chan, S.C. Audrey Eu, S.C. Alice Mok, Q.C. S.C. Ambrose Ho, S.C. Horace Wong, S.C. Li Chau Yuen, S.C.
Andrew Y. S. Mak Margaret Ng Nelson L. Miu Maurice J. Chan Lee Tung Ming Simon B. C. Chan
Wallace Cheung Michael Yin Paul H. M. Leung Tommy Lo Thomas Lee Elaine Liu
Damian Wong Nancy Y. P. Ngai Joyce Leung Kenneth Chung David W. K. Tang Matthew Ho
Desmond H. K. Leung Norman Nip Verna Lui Clark Wang Isaac Chan Ken To
Kate Poon Jonathan K. W. Lee Selina Kung Jeremy T. Y. Kwong Adrian C. K. Wong Adrian T. But
Alexsander S. T. Wong Julian C.P. Yeung Leon Ho Justin Tong Christine Yu Carol Wong
Andrew C. Y. Tse Prisca Cheung Chantel Lin Nicholas Oh Leonard H.T. Chow Albert Chan
Angie Yan Roger Phang Christy Wong Winnie Li Brian Chok Avery Chan
Lau Ka Kin Justin P. Ismail Jeff Chan Jolie M.H. Kung Francis H.C. Chung Li Pak Hei
Kelly Shum Julia Ming-hao Au
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