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Chantel Lin林茵大律師

Academic Qualifications
2013: PCLL (The University of Hong Kong) 
2011: MA in Law (University of Bristol) 
2009: MCL (The University of Hong Kong)
2008: LLB (Guangdong University of Finance and Economics) (First Class Honours) 
 
Scholarships and Awards
Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship 2015
Association of China-appointed Attesting Officers Scholarship
Leslie Wright Scholarship
Awarded 17 scholarships and prizes throughout her legal studies 

Practice
Practice in all areas of work.
 
Chantel is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.   She has been instructed in a wide range of cases such as PRC cross-border litigations, probate and trusts litigations, general civil and commercial, family/matrimonial proceedings, mental health applications, interlocutory applications, medical negligence and magistracy appeals. Chantel has provided expert opinions on Hong Kong law in respect of contract, agency, guarantee, company, trusts and restitution to various courts of the PRC. She has been appointed as a Legal Consultant of Jiangsu FD Yongheng Law Firm of PRC since 2016. 
 
Chantel has appeared as an advocate (either on her own right or as a led junior) in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the District Court, the Family Court and the Magistrates’ Courts. Chantel regularly acts as prosecutor-on-fiat for the Department of Justice.
 
Chantel has degrees in 3 different jurisdictions.  She came top in her LLB in Guangzhou, China prior to obtaining her master degrees in Hong Kong and England respectively.  She served her internships in some solicitor firms in Guangzhou, China and marshalled in Guangdong Higher People’s Court and Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court.  In addition, Chantel has various working experience in some distinguished chambers in the UK, including Essex Court Chambers, Keating Chambers, Monckton Chambers, Maitland Chambers and St John’s Chambers. She was a selected mooter at the ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition and Essex Court Chambers-Singapore Academy of Law International Mooting Competition.  Chantel also has working experience in respect of investment funds, securities, SFC compliance and licensing matters in Simmons & Simmons, Hong Kong.

Chantel is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker.
 
Selected Cases
Contentious Probate / Administration
Re Estate of Kwok Sze, CACV 128/2014, 15 April 2015- challenge the validity of the will (led by Mr Nelson Miu)
Re Estate of Chen Pang Ping, CACV 24/2015, 1 September 2015 - oppose an application of stay of proceedings
Re Estate of Cheung Hor, HCMP 13/2016, 15 March 2016 - remove the executor of the estate
Re Estate of Lau Heung, HCAP 21/2013, 15 July 2016 - withdraw the interrogatories under O.26 r.3 RHC
Re Estate of Lau Heung, HCAP 21/2013, 6 March 2017 - apply for subpoena duces tecum
Re Estate of Lau Heung, HCAP 21/2013, 22 May 2017 - resist the application for single joint expert
Re Estate of Hsu Cheng Chun, HCMP 673/2015, 24 August 2017 - oppose an application for distribution of the assets
Re Estate of Ng Kin Man, HCAP 16/2016 - seek for an appointment of administrator pendente lite under s.40 PAO
Re Estate of Lau Heung, HCAP 21/2013 - challenge the validity of the will for want of testamentary capacity    and/or knowledge and approval (led by Mr Nelson Miu)
 
Trust/ Company / Shareholders Dispute
Wang Ping & Anor v Sze Mee Lai & Anor, HCA 2126 (led by Mr CY Li SC) – PRC-Hong Kong cross-border disputes in respect of company shares and trusts properties
JC Engineering Inc v Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited, HCMP 1833/2016 – seek for Norwich Pharmacal order in a Taiwan-Hong Kong cross-border shareholder disputes
Re Estate of Yu King, HCA 1224/2016, 13 June 2017 (led by Mr CY Li SC) – resist striking out application under O.18 r.12A of RHC
In the matter of GVR (Hong Kong) Holdings Group Co., Limited, HCMP 2432/2016, 26 September 2017 – resist the application made under s.42 of Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) in a BVI-Hong Kong- PRC cross-border shareholder disputes

Medical Negligence / Personal Injury
Man Yun Fei Angela v Chan See King & Anor, DCPI 1744/2013, 1 March 2017 – resist the application for leave to appeal
Wong Yin Lin v The Hospital Authority, HCPI 391/2017
 
Mental Health Application (Cap 136) / Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance Application (Cap 481)
Re CSL, HCMH 77/2014, 27 May 2015 – acted for the applicant to be appointed as a Committee under MHO (Cap 136)
LLS v LCL, FCMP 221/2013, 2 December 2015 – seek an application for stay of proceedings under Cap 481 pending parallel civil proceedings
Re Estate of Lioe Ka Khie, FCMP 111/2015, 14 June 2016 – seek for a lump sum/periodical payments under section 4 of Cap 481 and seek for the approval of the acceptance of settlement offer in the paralegal civil proceedings
 
Child Matter
Re CYT (a minor), FCMP 276/2016, 30 March 2017 and 9 June 2017 – seek a declaration of status under s.6 of Parent and Child Ordinance (Cap 429)

Others
Advising on the matter in respect of the law of air, aviation insurance and the conflicts of law
Advising on the matter in respect of multi-level marketing and Pyramid Scheme Prohibition Ordinance (Cap 617)
Advising on the matter in respect of charitable trusts
Advising on the matter of the interpleader application in respect of PRC land and company shares

Public Service
Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association, Standing Committee on Greater China Affairs (since 2017)

Publications
Contributing Editor : Butterworth Hong Kong Probate, Administration and Trustee Handbook (4th Edn) (2016) : LexisNexis
Contributing Editor : Hong Kong Corporate Law, LexisNexis (2016)
  
CPD Seminars
LexOmnibus CPD Seminar: “PRC Cross Border Dispute and Litigation” (10 August 2017)
LexOmnibus CPD Seminar: “Contentious Probate and Administration of the Estate” (23 May 2017) 

Members
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
Non-practising Barrister
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