John Howard Neville Bleach SC 畢烈志資深大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
F: (+852) 2810 0302
Secretary: Francisco das Caldas T: (+852) 2248 1871

Professional qualifications

Call: 1974 (England & Wales); 1975 (HK)
Inner Bar: 1995
Accredited as a Mediator by CEDR in 2010

Practice profile

John Bleach SC has a broad predominantly common law practice with emphasis on litigation covering
general commercial disputes, insurance and re-insurance, banking and finance, partnership disputes
and contentious company law matters.

His practice also has a substantial constitutional and administrative law element and he is regularly retained by both
private clients and the HKSAR Government in a wide range of judicial review issues as well as regulatory and disciplinary
matters involving statutory and other professional bodies.

In all areas of his practice, the emphasis is on trial and appellate work and in addition to those areas within his specific
expertise he is also regularly retained to lead in heavy witness trials where substantial experience of trial work and
cross-examination are at a premium.

Selected cases

Lai Tak Shing v The Secretary for Home Affairs and Another (2007) 10 HKCFAR 655

Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union v The Director-General of Civil Aviation [2007] 2 HKLRD 668

Kim Eng Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2007] 2 HKLRD 117, (2007) 10 HKCFAR 213

Jerry Chen v Whirlpool (Hong Kong) Ltd (2007) 10 HKCFAR 619

Kelro Enterprises Ltd v Liu Yui Keung Stephen and Another [2007] 3 HKLRD 266

Securities and Futures Commission v Yick Chong Sang [2007] 4 HKLRD 46

Clean Air Foundation Ltd v The Government of the HKSAR (HCAL No.35 of 2007)

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Administrative Appeals Board and Another [2008] 5 HKLRD 539

Hong Kong Housing Authority v Rotegear Corporation Ltd (not yet reported, HCCT No.26 of 2008)

IBM China (Hong Kong) Ltd v Nigel John Knight (not yet reported, HCA No.1806 of 2008)

Wise Union Industries Ltd v Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation [2009] 5 HKLRD 620