I am the Resident Partner at Gordon Dadds Hong Kong; a practising solicitor in England, Scotland and Wales and a registered foreign lawyer with the Hong Kong Law Society. I specialise in real estate, immigration, international law, arbitration, and cross-border disputes, and am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
I began my career as a chartered engineer, having been awarded a first class Bachelor’s degree and a PhD at the age of 24 from the University of Warwick. I was called to the bar in 1993, and subsequently became a solicitor.
Past legal project examples include major capital projects and the day-to-day commercial issues arising during my time as in-house counsel of a multi-national engineering company, where I also held the position of company secretary.
My following role saw me working in a city law firm, where I undertook a range of energy and engineering matters. From there I set up my own firm in Central London and later on, opened a branch office in Hong Kong.
I am a native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker, and publish legal articles in a variety of newspapers and magazines, in both Chinese and English.
Practising solicitor, England and Wales
Registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong
Practising solicitor, Scotland
BSc, Civil Engineering (1st Class Honours, Warwick). Recipient of the Institution of Civil Engineers prize for being the best student.
PhD, Structural Engineering (Warwick)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Member of the Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMarEST)