Darcy Davison-Roberts


Senior Lecturer
LLB (Lon)
LLM in Chinese Law (HKU)
Solicitor of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Superior Court of Justice
Barrister-at-Law, Ontario, Canada
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong


Darcy teaches on the PCLL’s Civil Litigation course and coordinates the Employment Law & Practice course. She also guest lectures on access to justice, public interest law and human rights practice.

Darcy is dual qualified lawyer, admitted to practice as a barrister-at-law and solicitor in the Province of Ontario Canada (2003) and admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (2010). She completed her LLB (Hons) at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and her LLM (Distinction) in Chinese Law at The University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at HKU in 2018, Darcy practised in both Ontario, Canada and Hong Kong in the areas of labour and employment law and human rights. In her legal practice, she has been involved in a number of ground-breaking cases on LGBTQ+ equality rights, child protection, race discrimination, free speech and civil rights and discrimination against women. She has been recognised for her work by the Hong Kong Law Society’s Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme. She continues her legal practice now through the HKU Legal Clinic. She also regularly advises NGO’s on social justice and access to justice issues.

Darcy’s research interests include human rights, child protection, equality rights and gender based labour and employment issues. She edits the Halsbury Employment Law volume and is co-authoring a forthcoming text on employment and labour law in Hong Kong.

Research Area

  • Human Rights
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Equality Law
  • Child Law