Paul Shieh Wing Tai SC 石永泰資深大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
Secretary: Candy Chau

Professional qualifications

Call: 1988 (HK)
Inner Bar: 2003

Advocate and solicitor of Singapore (since 1994)

Appointments and public office

Recorder of the High Court (from 2006 - 2016)
Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association (2013-2015)
Member, Hong Kong Bar Free Legal Services Scheme Management Committee
Examining Panel Member, Higher Rights Assessment Board
Member, Civil Court Users Committee
Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association (2007-2009, 2011-2012)
Member, Bar Council (2010)
Member, Financial Reporting Review Panel, Financial Reporting Council
Vice-Chairman, Telecommunications (Competition Provisions)_Appeal Board
Chairman, Appeals Review Committee, The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA)
Member, Law Reform Commission (2006-2011)
Chairman, Law Reform Commission Sub-Committee on Double Jeopardy (report completed)
Member, Law Reform Commission Sub-Committee on Conditional Fees (report completed)
Member, Consumer Council Consumer Legal Action Fund Management Committee (2010-2012)
Honorary Lecturer, Department of Professional Legal Studies, University of Hong Kong
Temporary Deputy Registrar of the High Court (2003)


1977-1984 St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong
1987 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law (Double Firsts – First Class in Part 1B and
Part 2 of Law Tripos), University of Cambridge (Queens’ College)
1988 PCLL, University of Hong Kong (Distinction in Revenue Law)
1989 Bachelor of Civil Law (Second Class), University of Oxford (Worcester College)

Scholarships and prizes

1986, 1987 Foundation Scholarship, Queens’ College, Cambridge
1988 Maxwell Law Prize, University of Hong Kong
1988 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Postgraduate Studies
1989 Dr. Morris Prize for the Best Result in the Conflict of Laws, University of Oxford

Practice profile

Commercial & International Trade
Company & Insolvency
Jurisdictional challenges (Order 12 rule 8 applications and stay of proceedings)
Conflict of Laws
Letters of Request
Libel and Slander
Insurance and Reinsurance
Joint Venture
Public Law and Judicial Review
Property and conveyancing
Intellectual Property
Mental Health

Publications and articles

Editor, Hong Kong Civil Procedure
Consultant Editor, Chitty on Contracts Hong Kong edition (Specific Contracts)


English, Cantonese, Putonghua