DEPARTMENT OF PLE
Barrister of the High Court of the HKSAR
Norman is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong in the PCLL course and joined the Department of Professional Legal Education in August 2004. He is the course coordinator for Civil Advocacy, Personal Injuries Litigation, teaches Professional Practice and Management and was formerly the course coordinator for the Litigation Stream (as it then was).
Norman was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1996 and has maintained a practice at the Bar. His practice is focused on intellectual property disputes as well as personal injuries, general civil and commercial cases. He appears as counsel in substantive intellectual property related cases, inclusive of appearances in the High Court, Copyright Tribunal and the Trade Marks Registry.
Norman was appointed as Deputy District Judge in July 2012 and is recognized by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in intellectual property cases.
Norman is a member of the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong, sub-committee of the Periodical Payments for Future Pecuniary Loss in Personal Injury Cases since 2015 and a consultant on the editorial board for the LexisNexis Practical Guidance – Dispute Resolution Personal Injury section.
Norman was a member of Bar Council from 2007-2009, 2014-2017, 2018-2019, 2022 and a member of the practice committee for intellectual property (CIP), personal injuries (CPI) and the standing committee on continuing legal education (SCCpd)
Norman is the editor for the chapter on Publication – Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, 2022, Butterworths; co-author of Chapter 4: Anton Piller Orders, Delivery Up of Goods & Search Orders – Commercial Litigation in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide, 1st and 2nd edn., 2012 and 2017, Thomson Reuters Hong Kong Limited and a co-author of Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong since 2020, Lexis Nexis. He was the co-author of Volume 22, Chapter 3: Remedies, Damages – Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, 2001, Butterworths.
- Civil Procedure
- Intellectual Property
- Personal Injuries Litigation
- Professional Practice