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Terri Ha

PCLL, University of Hong Kong [2020]
LL.M. (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) [2019]
BA (Hons) Law, University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) [2018]

Profile

Profile

Terri is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. Terri is regularly instructed to appear as sole advocate or as a led junior, and has been involved in cases concerning probate and trusts, commercial law, property disputes, fraud and family matters. She has experience in interlocutory applications, including urgent ex parte relief.

Terri completed her pupillage with Derek Chan SC, Christopher Chain SC, Connie Lee and Jason Yu. She also served as a Marshall in the Family Court for Her Honour Judge Melloy and an extended pupillage with Thelma Kwan (now Her Honour Judge Kwan in the Family Court), before joining DVC in 2021.

She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where she obtained her BA in law and her LL.M. with First Class Honours in all her subjects, which included Family Law and Restitution.

Outside of her busy practice, Terri is a member of the HKBA’s Committee on Family Law (CFamL), and lectures the Legal Research course of the JD Programme for the University of Hong Kong.

Selected Cases

Civil and Commercial Disputes

  • Shih-Hua Investment Co Ltd v Zhang Aidong & Ors. [2023] HKCA 1304 (CA)(led by William Wong SC and with Chun Ho Lai): appeal of an order to enforce an undertaking as to damages
  • Shih-Hua Investment Co Ltd v Zhang Aidong & Ors. [2022] 1 HKLRD 1376(led by William Wong SC and with Chun Ho Lai): enforcing an undertaking as to damages
  • Yip James v Li Ching Ping Vincent [2023] HKCFI 3027: resisting an order for split trial in a trusts dispute
  • Chinovation Leasing Limited v Zhu Linshan & Ors.[2023] HKCFI 2544 (with Connie Lee): resisting interlocutory injunction for breaches of fiduciary duties
  • ST Ma Ltd v Oppenheim Savings and Loans Trust KB HCCT 27/2023 (led by Victor Dawes SC, with Patrick Chong): ex parte and inter partes injunctions following a suspected share pledge fraud
  • Grade One Limited & Ors. v Chow Chin Yui & Ors.[2022] HKCFI 2328 (led by Charles Sussex SC): resisting summary judgment for enforcement of guarantee
  • Dream International Limited v Great Treasure (HK) Trading LimitedHCA 240/2022 (with Connie Lee): setting aside default judgment
  • Glorious Finance Limited v Man Chung ManDCCJ 901/2022 (as sole advocate): ex parte on notice Mareva injunction
  • China Minsheng Banking Corp. Ltd. Hong Kong Branch v Wang Jue et al. HCA 2197/2019 (with Jason Yu): resisting summary judgment for enforcement of guarantee
  • Tang Wai Hung v Glory Sky Precious Metals LimitedDCCJ 2961/2022 (as sole advocate): resisting an application for leave to accept a sanctioned payment out of time
  • American Momentum Bank v Wagen Industry Development Ltd.(2021) DCCC 3871/2021 (as sole advocate): ex parte injunctions following an email fraud
  • REC Engineering Company Ltd. v Top Express Construction Engineering Company Ltd.DCCJ 1374/2021 (as sole advocate): resisting summary judgment for dishonoured cheque
  • Yam Wai Gwan & Ors. v Cheng Ngai FaiHCA 1261/2022 and HCA 1322/2022 (as sole advocate): ex parte injunctions; application for default judgment

 

Company and Insolvency

  • Re Freeman FinTech Corporation Ltd HCMP 2653/2016 (as sole advocate): 25-day trial of a s.214 SFO petition against directors of a listed company for breach of duty; Proceedings settled at trial; Carecraft application (judgment pending)
  • CMI Financial Holding Company Limited v Link Holdings Limited HCA 471/2023 (led by Douglas Lam SC with Sabrina Ho): ex parte injunction following a breach of negative restrictive covenant
  • Re Hong Kong Gaoqi Biological Technology Company Limited HCMP 1694/2022 (as sole advocate): application for the inspection of company documents
  • Re GTI Holdings Ltd. [2021] HKCFI 3647 (as sole advocate): winding-up of a Cayman-incorporated company
  • Pan Sutong v Cheung Chung Jiu HCSD 64/2021 (with Pat Lun Chan): setting aside statutory demand
  • National Energy Investment Group Ltd. v Chia Tai Energy Materials Ltd.  HCMP 762/2021 (led by José Antonio-Maurellet SC with Michael Lok): resisting an application for the inspection of company documents

 

Family Law

  • LSS v LESLFCMC 9715/2022 (led by Mairéad Rattigan SC) – Application for Specific Discovery
  • ZLL v WY, WH and WHDLHCMP 948/2020 (with David Chen) – Mareva injunction in aid of foreign ancillary relief proceedings
  • CHW v LCC FCMC 4172/2018 (as sole advocate) – Ancillary Relief proceedings
  • CHN v CCY [2023] HKFC 48 (led by Patrick Chong) – Ancillary Relief proceedings
  • Warren Gary Lichetenstein v Annabelle Sarah Bond & Anor.[2022] HKCFI 2781 (led by Mairéad Rattigan SC) – application for strike-out
  • Warren Gary Lichetenstein v Annabelle Sarah Bond & Anor.[2023] HKCFI 1511 (led by Mairéad Rattigan SC) – appeal of Master’s decision in an application for strike-out
  • Assisted in a 10-day trial on ancillary relief with complex corporate structures, and issues on pre-marital assets and wanton and reckless dissipation (as pupil, with Ms. Thelma Kwan, led by Bernard Man SC)

 

Property, Building Management and Trusts

  • Tribest Investments Ltd v Horex Ltd & Anor. [2023] HKDC 1518(as sole advocate): resisting an application for the stay of proceedings
  • CS Credit Ltd. v Marspan Ltd. & Ors.HCMP 1484/2019 (with Tara Liao): application for stay of execution
  • The IO of Fook Cheong Building v Goodray Development Ltd.HCMP 260/2023 (with Teresa Wu): application to commit defendants for civil contempt (ongoing)
  • The IO of Fook Cheong Building v Goodray Development Ltd. HCA 1771/2021 (with Teresa Wu): application for an injunction to enforce the DMC (ongoing)

 

Arbitration

  • Appeared in a 10-day trial concerning a construction dispute (with Ebony Ling) (HKIAC Rules)
  • Acting on behalf of the buyer in a ship-building contractual dispute (as sole advocate) (HKIAC Rules)

Memberships & Appointments

  • Member, Committee on Family Law (CFamL), HK Bar Association (Mar 2023 – Present)
  • Lecturer, Legal Research, JD Programme, University of Hong Kong (Aug 2022 – Present)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Corpus Christi College Prize, University of Cambridge [2019]
  • Corpus Christi College Intermediate Exhibition, University of Cambridge [2017]

Publications / Lecture / Talks

  • Co-author, ‘Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings – Restitution‘ (Sweet & Maxwell ) (with Michael Lok) (2020)
  • Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (DVC in collaboration with Kluwer) (2021)
  • Speaker, Arbitrating Shareholders’ Disputes (CPD Seminar) (with Connie Lee) (2022)
  • Speaker, 仲裁的保密性及特權 (Zhihe Online Course 2022) (with José Antonio-Maurellet SC, Catrina Lam, Michael Lok) (2022)

Specific Areas of Expertise

Defamation, Media & Entertainment, Regulatory, Administrative Review, Arbitration as counsel, Enforcement of Arbitral Award, Bankers’ Duties, Credit Financing, Financial Mis-selling, Moneylenders’ Actions, Contract, Conflict of Laws, Equity, Tort, Unjust Enrichment, Insurance Law, Negotiable Instruments, Partnerships, Sale of Goods, Corporate Governance, Compliance with Listing and Other Regulatory Rules, Derivative Action, Unfair Prejudice Petition, Children Issues, Divorce and Dissolution, Matrimonial Finance, Private Adjudication, Bankruptcy, Restructuring, Schemes of Arrangement, Winding-Up, Aviation, Letters of Credit, Sale and Carriage of Goods, Shipping, Anti-Discrimination, Breach of Confidence, Employment, Restraint of Trade, Committees, Guardianship, Town Planning Appeals, Land Resumption, Auditors’ Negligence, Disciplinary Proceedings, Medical Negligence, Solicitors’ Negligence, Surveyors’ Negligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Data Technology, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs), Digital Assets, Telecommunications Licensing, Anton Piller Relief, Asset Tracing, Bankers’ Books Orders, Discovery, Injunction, Norwich Pharmacal Orders, Adverse Possession, Building Management, Charities, Conveyancing, Easements, Landlord & Tenants Disputes, New Territories Law

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