Admiralty Chambers

James Tze 謝英權 (錡官)

Mr. Tze has an extensive practice in both civil and criminal matters ranging from Magistracy cases, District Court cases, High Court trials, Magistracy Appeals, Court of Appeal hearings and Court of Final Appeal cases. Mr. Tze is proficient in English, Cantonese and Putonghua, and can conduct hearings in both Chinese and English.

Mr. Tze has also given advice to Government and other public bodies such as the Legal Aid Services Board and has served as Adjudicator for the Obscene Articles Tribunal and is now the Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel under Buildings Ordinance.

Other than litigation, Mr. Tze has given advice to listing companies in regarding Listing Rules and SFC matters, and has been advising counsel for the IPO of listed companies.

Other qualifications:

  • Visiting lecturer, Law School of South China Normal University, Guangzhou (2016-2019)
  • Adjudicator of Obscene Articles Tribunal (2007-2013)
  • Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel under Buildings Ordinance (since 1 December 2018)
  • Member of Advisory Panel on licensing of Hotels and Guesthouses (1 Dec 2020 – 30 Nov 2022)

Year of Call: 1997

Tel: 2527-3082

Fax: 2529-8226

Notable cases:

  • Secretary for Justice v Cheng Ka Yee and 3 Others FACC 22/2018 (Obtaining access to a computer under s.161 Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200))
  • HKSAR v Chan Ka Chun  FACC 1/2018;[2018] 1 HKCFAR 284 (On the substantial and grave injustice ground in the CFA – mistranslations in the transcripts of the record of interview)
  • HKSAR v Chow Ho Yin FACC 4 of 2019 (Court of Final Appeal judgment on the fundamental right of defendant at trial under the Bill of Rights Ordinance)
  • HKSAR v Lau Wai Keung CACC 172/2017 (Difference between the defence of duress by threats and duress of circumstances)
  • HKSAR v Zuo Yayung CACC 432/2014; [2016] 3 HKLRD 925 (Right of prosecution to make closing submission where the defendant was unrepresented)
  • HKSAR v Lin Zong Yue CACC 141/2014; [2015] 3 HKLRD 196 (considerations for sentencing the offence of dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of indictable offence)
  • HKSAR v Pau King Kong CACC 465/2012; [2013] 3 HKLRD 676 (guideline for the consideration of totality principle for multiple offences
  • Incorporated Owners of Shatin Heights Garden v Wong Shing Biu CACV391/2007 (scope of leave granted by the court to amend pleadings under Rules of the High Court (Cap 4A))
  • Kency Brothers Limited v Lau Man Sang James HCMP324/2014 (leave to appeal pursuant to Order 58 rule 2 for a summary judgment)

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Tel: (+852) 2527-3082

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