Gary Lam

  • LLB (Hong Kong University)
  • BBA (Law) (Hong Kong University)
  • LLM (Harvard)


Gary has a general commercial practice (including insolvency, companies, lands, conveyancing, defamation and intellectual property), contentious probate practice, family practice mainly including ancillary relief and dependents’ maintenance and public law practice. His competence and advocacy skills have gained trust and confidence from his solicitors to instruct him (then called to the Bar for less than 8 years) to appear in the Court of Final Appeal on his own feet in a substantive appeal in De Monsa Investments Ltd v Richly Bright International Ltd (2015) 18 HKCFAR 232, about the approach to measuring the quantum of damages in a chain of confirmors’ sales where the ultimate purchaser defaulted, followed by defaults of the confirmors all the way up the chain.

Gary also has received the following appointments.

Deputy District Judge                                                    May – Jun 2016
Deputy Adjudicator of the Small Claims Tribunal         Dec 2014 – Jan 2015
Deputy Adjudicator of the Small Claims Tribunal         Dec 2013 – Jan 2014
Member of the Transport Tribunal’s Panel                    2015 – current 
Adjudicator of the Immigration Tribunal                        2013 – current
Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal      2013 – current

As Deputy District Judge, Gary extensively reviewed the law of unjust enrichment on mistake and the defence of change of position in good faith in Globenet Droid Ltd v Hong Kong Hang Lung Electronic Co, [2016] 3 HKLRD 863.

Gary is also an accredited mediator.

Lands and contract

Richly Bright International Ltd v De Monsa Investments Ltd (2015) 18 HKCFAR 232 & CACV 247/2012 & HCA 548/2012

Join Win Holdings Ltd v City Target Ltd & another, CACV 190/2015


Shareholders’ dispute and insolvency

Fok Chun Yue Benjamin v Yau Wing Co Ltd & another, HCCW 3250/2015

Winbless Inc v Silver Shadow Co Ltd, HCCW 369, 370 and 375/2011

Joint and Several Liquidators of Faith Dee Ltd v Yip Shu Chee, HCCW 237/2005

Re Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings Ltd (2009) 12 HKCFAR 621, [2010] 1 HKC 90


Anti-sui injunction and arbitration

Sea Powerful II Special Maritime Enterprises (ENE) v Bank of China Ltd, CACV 36/2016 & [2016] 1 HKLRD 1032


Land Compulsory Sale Application

First Kind Limited & anor v Liu Keng Chor & anor, LDCS 12000, 13000, 14000, 15000 & 21000/2014


Unjust enrichment and change of position in good faith

Globenet Droid Ltd v Hong Kong Hang Lung Electronic Co [2016] 3 HKLRD 863



Dr Yip Chi Him Roger & anor v Lee Kwok Leung & anor, HCA 356/2009

Lo Sam Shing v Li Fong, CACV 71/2014 & HCA 1803/2011



So Yee Mui v Lam Pui Chi, CACV 283/2010

Estate of Cheng Yung [2011] 2 HKLRD 661


Lands and adverse possession

Tang Kai Tung v Tang Wai Lun [2016] 3 HKLRD 96

Ngan Cheung Wah v Kwong Shook Ling, CACV 92/2014, DCCJ 578/2011


Contracts and Misrepresentation

Patriarch Partners Media Holdings LLC v Wong Siu Wa Sammy & anor, CACV 248/2014 & HCA 1865/2013


Family and Dependants’ Maintenance

CYYC v TVKT, FCMC 14649/2014

LPC v CYC, FCMP 61/2012


Intellectual property

Tsit Wing (Hong Kong) Co Ltd v TWG Tea Co Pte Ltd [2013] 2 HKLRD 505, [2013] 5 HKC 578

International Jingjin Medical Institute Ltd v Hong Kong Institute of Chinese Jingjinke Professionalism Ltd [2013] 1 HKLRD 370, [2013] 5 HKC 153


Public law

Asia Television Ltd v CE in Council [2012] 3 HKLRD 1

Mok Charles v Tam Wai Ho (2010) 13 HKCFAR 762, [2011] 2 HKC 119

Shek Lai San v SFC & anor [2010] 4 HKC 168


Lands and Town Planning

Regal Shining Ltd v Secretary for Justice [2014] 5 HKLRD 832, [2014] 6 HKC 265


Inland Revenue

Good Mark Industrial Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2014] 2 HKLRD 981, [2014] 4 HKC 401


Landlord and tenancy

Chan Po King v Yau Wai Yin [2015] 4 HKLRD 54

Cheung Shuk Han v Chik Wai Yin [2013] 4 HKC 311


Contract and illegality

Horace Yao Yee Cheong v Bradshaw [2014] 5 HKC 268

  • Bar Scholarship
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship