OLQE - LexOmnibus

The Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination (OLQE) Preparatory Courses 2024

Head I - Conveyancing

Dr. Alwin Chan Dr. Alwin Chan
Principal Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong
Barrister-at-law (2005), Alan Leong SC's Chambers

After calling to the bar in 2005, Alwin has developed a civil practice with emphasis to land and building management disputes. He joined The University of Hong Kong in 2015 and has since taught LLB, JD and PCLL courses in civil litigation, personal injuries, advocacy, land law and conveyancing aspects.

In respect of service to the legal profession, Alwin has been an examiner in the PCEA Conversion Exam for Hong Kong Land Law since 2022, and is currently serving on the High Rights of Assessment Board. He co-authored the new volume (Vol. 18(1)) on Conveyancing in the Halsbury Laws of Hong Kong, and is an annotator for the Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong: Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap 219). Alwin was also a consultant to the Task Force for the Study on Tenancy Control of Subdivided Units in 2020-21, and the recommendations were largely adopted in the Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) Amendment Bill 2021, which is now Part IVA of the LTCO.

In respect of research, Alwin is a co-author to 'Private Takings of Land for Urban Redevelopment: A Tale of Two Cities' (2021) 69 (2) The American Journal of Comparative Law 295. He is a Co-Principal Investigator for Collaborative Research Fund for 2021/22 on HK Insolvency Restructuring Law and Policy in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond, of which his focus is on the behaviour (and its implications) of landlord and tenant under the pandemic. Recently, he has successfully completed his PhD thesis on property rights and urban renewal 'takings' in Hong Kong. Lastly, Alwin also serves the Convenor for Real Estate Law and Finance at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law.

Jacky CHAN Hei Ching Jacky CHAN Hei Ching
Barrister-at-law - Chartered Arbitrator - Accredited Mediator
Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong & City University of Hong Kong

Jacky was called to the Bar in 2010. He has developed a broad civil practice as a barrister in Hong Kong. He has rich experience in both trial and appellate advocacy.

He is a Chartered Arbitrator, a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb).

He is an Accredited General and Family Mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL).

He has been a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong since 2012, teaching Land Law, Property Litigation and Tort Law. He has also been a Lecturer at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong since 2019, teaching Trial Advocacy and Litigation Writing and Drafting.

He has been appointed a Board Member of the Torture Claims Appeal Board to hear and determine appeals made under section 37ZR and applications for revocation decisions under section 37ZM of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115), and the Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel, Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123), Laws of Hong Kong.

Head II - Civil & Criminal Procedures

Civil Procedure
Vivian Lam Vivian Lam
Barrister-at-law, Selwyn Yu SC's Chambers

After obtaining her LLB at Keele University in 2009, Vivian attained her LLM from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010 and her PCLL at the University of Hong Kong in 2012. She started her practice as a barrister in 2013.

Vivian's main practice is civil litigation, focusing in matrimonial and land dispute cases. She has also been instructed in compulsory sale for redevelopment cases and rural representative election related matters.

She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Criminal Procedure
Melinda Chiang Melinda Chiang
Barrister-at-law, 18LC

Melinda obtained her LLB and PCLL at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Upon completing her pupillage, she has been in private practice since 2015.

Melinda has extensive experience in both criminal and civil litigation. She appears regularly for the Department of Justice prosecuting on fiat at the Magistrates' Courts. She has represented and advised lay clients at different level of courts, statutory tribunals, administrative boards, and in disciplinary proceedings.

She sits as Deputy Temporary Registrar (Master) at the District Court.

She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Head III - Commercial & Company Law

Commercial & Company Law
Dr. Stefan H. C. LO Dr. Stefan H. C. LO
Principle Lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.

Stefan was educated in Australia and is a graduate of the University of Sydney (PhD, LLM, BA/LLB (Hons I)). He joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong as Principal Lecturer in 2022, teaching company law, corporate governance and private law. He is also Programme Director for the Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law. Previously, he worked in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice for over 10 years, predominantly advising in connection with the Companies Ordinance Rewrite, the Corporate Insolvency Law Improvement Exercise and the Statutory Corporate Rescue Procedure. Stefan has published widely in the area of company law, including articles in local and international journals. He is author of Law of Companies in Hong Kong (Sweet and Maxwell, fourth edition expected to be published in 2023) and In Search of Corporate Accountability: Liabilities of Corporate Participants (Cambridge Scholars, 2015); and is also General Editor of Company Law in Hong Kong - Practice and Procedure / Insolvency (Sweet and Maxwell) and Hong Kong Company Law - Legislation and Commentary (LexisNexis).
Stephanie Wong Stephanie Wong
Barrister-at-law, Des Voeux Chambers

Stephanie is a barrister with a broad civil practice. She accepts instructions for both advocacy and advisory work and has been instructed on matters covering a wide range of areas of law. Her practice covers general Civil, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Competition, Chancery, Public Law and Arbitration.

Stephanie was admitted to the University of Hong Kong through the Early Admission Scheme, where she graduated with First Class and Dean's List Honours for both her B.B.A.(Law) and LL.B. degrees. She was also a Visiting Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, where she completed the one-year undergraduate programme with First Class results. Following her undergraduate studies, she went on to obtain an LL.M. at the University of Cambridge, and graduated with a First in Intellectual Property law.
Stephanie was a Lecturer (Non-Clinical) at the Department of Law of the University of Hong Kong. She is also currently serving as a Member to the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

She is the author of the Butterworths Hong Kong Trade Marks Law Handbook (3rd Ed.), the author of the Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong Current Service - Sale of Goods (Vol. 121), and a Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 - 2019) - published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer.

Head IV - Accounts & Professional Conduct

Jacky C.K. YEUNG Jacky C.K. YEUNG
Barrister-at-law, Droit Chambers
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
BCom (Macquarie), JD (HKU), PCLL (HKU), LLM (HKU), LLM (London)
CPA (Australia), MCIArb

Jacky has been teaching in the higher education sector since 2012. He was a teaching assistant of the then HKU Faculty Business and Economics (now HKU Business School) teaching various Accounting and Business Law courses. He then joined the HKU Faculty of Law as a lecturer in 2018 and started teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence courses.

Jacky was called to the bar in 2016. He regularly receives instructions to act in both civil and criminal matters. He also holds appointments as a chairman of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings Ordinance), an adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal and a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Social Workers Registration Board.

Professional Conduct
Justin Woo Justin Woo
Senior Teaching Consultant
School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Justin obtained his various academic qualifications from the London School of Economics (B Econ, M Econ), King's College London (LLB), the University of Hong Kong (PCLL) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (MBA). He was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and practiced as a commercial litigator in a number of leading international law firms in Hong Kong, before joining a number of leading global investment banks in Hong Kong, working in the field of regulatory legal and compliance.

Justin has also been teaching the PCLL both on a full-time and part-time basis since 2007 at the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, covering a number of subjects including e.g. Civil Procedure, Legal Drafting and writing, Professional Practice and Management, and Financial Regulatory Practice, to name a few.

Justin joined the School of Law at City University of Hong Kong as a Senior Teaching Consultant in January 2024, and he currently teaches different subjects for the PCLL.

Head VI - Hong Kong Constitutional Law

Hong Kong Constitutional Law
Jethro Pak Jethro Pak
Barrister-at-law, 95 Queensway Chambers

Jethro joined 95 Queensway Chambers upon its opening in 2022, following completion of his pupillage with Mr John Marray, Mr Martin Wong, Mr Richard Yip and Mr Victor Gidwani.

Jethro obtained his JD and PCLL at the University of Hong Kong. During JD, he took part in the 14th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot as an oralist representing the University of Hong Kong.

Before studying Law, Jethro obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in the University of Hong Kong with First Class Honours. He was awarded Dean's Honours List twice.

Jethro has appeared in all levels of Court, both as sole advocate and led junior. He has also appeared in arbitration.

Jethro is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Examination Dates
Important Dates
  • Opening date for lodging application to sit the 2024 Examination1 Feb 2024 (Thu)
  • Closing date for receipt of application forms (Form A), all supporting documents and information and22 Mar 2024 (Fri)
  • Closing date for registration to sit the 2024 OLQE Examinations30 Aug 2024 (Fri)
  • Last date to advise on disability20 Sep 2024 (Fri)
  • Last day to withdraw from Examiantion to be eligible for a partial refund of registration fee 7 Oct 2024 (Mon)
  • Provisional date for release of the results 11 Mar 2025 (Tue)