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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal decides landmark Human Rights case


In a ground-breaking constitutional challenge, the Court of Final Appeal has distinguished a number of decisions of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal and held - contrary to  these earlier cases - that s. 11 of the Bill of Rights Ordinance does not disapply the Hong Kong Bill of Rights in relation to those subject to immigration laws where the right in question is that not to be exposed to a real risk of inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Although the Appellant did not succeed in establishing his entitlement to the right on the particular facts, this is the first time that the Court of Final Appeal has interpreted s. 11 as permitting those subject to immigration laws to assert fundamental rights of any kind.

The judgment is here.

Richard Gordon QC represented the Appellant etc. instructed by Tso Au Yim & Yeung.