The Department of Professional Legal Education
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL LAW
MA (Oxon), MPhil (HKU), FRSA, ACII, MCIArb, Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales),
Barrister at Law (Lincoln’s Inn), Mediator (CEDR Accredited)
Gary was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1993 and spent 12 years in practice with several leading UK law firms. He is also Called to the Bar in England & Wales.
He taught at BPP Law School in London from 2000 to 2007. Gary also served as a Director of BPP Professional Development, with responsibility for its Professional Skills Course (PSC), and was the Course Director of BPP Law School’s Full-Time Bar Vocational Course (BVC).
Gary joined the Faculty in 2007 and teaches civil litigation, commercial dispute resolution and professional practice & management, for which he is also the course co-ordinator, on the PCLL programme. He also teaches insurance law on the Faculty’s LLM and JD programmes.
Gary has written extensively on civil litigation, lawyers’ professional conduct and insurance-related subjects. He is a contributing author to A Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong (Sixth Edition, LexisNexis, 2017); co-author of The Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong: Desk Edition (LexisNexis, 2018); author of Mediation and ADR Confidentiality in Hong Kong (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2018) and Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong volume on Limitation of Actions (LexisNexis, 2015); and the general editor of Civil Justice Reform – What has it achieved? (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010).
He is the Director of AIIFL, a member of the editorial board of the Hong Kong Law Journal and served as Deputy Head of the PLE Department from 2009 to 2012.
Gary is a member of the Hong Kong Law Society’s Insurance Law Committee and Working Party on Litigation Funding as well as an adviser to its Belt & Road Committee. He is also serves as an Examiner for Head IV (Accounts & Professional Conduct) of the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination (OLQE) and on the Examining Panel of the Hong Kong Higher Rights Assessment Board. In addition, Gary is a member of the Future Task Force of the Hong Kong Insurance Authority and the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association.
- Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
- Insurance Law
- Civil Litigation and Advocacy
- Professional Liabilities
Conference papers/invited lectures