PETER KWOK-HUNG NGAI

Consultant

B.A. (York)
Joined the Firm in 1986
Admitted to partnership in 1991

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Professional Qualifications

  • 1981Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • 1987Solicitor, England and Wales
  • 1995Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore
  • 2006Civil Celebrant of Marriages

Practice Areas

Mr. Ngai is a litigator in his whole professional life. He started his practice before he got qualified to be a lawyer as a police lay prosecutor. With his experience in advocacy, he was deployed as a very active court advocate in the Magistrate and District Court in Hong Kong when he started off as a junior lawyer in an English law firm. After 10 years in that practice, he joined P.C. Woo & Co. as an experienced litigator in both criminal, commercial & civil practice.

With the broad base clientele of P.C. Woo & Co., Mr. Ngai branched out to act as Prosecutor of the Law Society of Hong Kong prosecuting in disciplinary proceedings to help the profession to uphold standard and compliance.

He then took up professional indemnity works appointed by the Law Society as panel lawyers to defend brother lawyers against professional negligence as well as defending medical doctors of public hospitals against medical malpractice suit. He was also instructed by top-up insurers and insurance underwriters to defend other medical professionals, i.e. nurses and paramedics as well as architects and accountants.

Mr. Ngai oversees the Firm's litigation practice as partner in charge of litigation and has extensive experience in handling litigation matters in a variety of legal areas. Mr. Ngai's practice includes corporate insolvency, banking disputes, professional indemnity, matrimonial disputes and labour claims. Mr. Ngai has been advising professional bodies and major insurers on issues of professional indemnity and negligence as well as advising public boards on personal injuries and employee compensation liabilities. He also works with banks, educational institutes and land developers.

Private/Public Services Involvements

  • Prosecutor, Standing Committee on Compliance, The Law Society of Hong Kong 
  • Member, Professional Indemnity Advisory Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong 
  • Vestry Member, St. Paul's Church, Hong Kong 
  • Member, Board of Trustee of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • Registered Manager, S.K.H. Li Fook Hing Secondary School (1998-2008) 
  • Registered Manager, S.K.H. Wei Lun Primary School 
  • Member, School Council of St. Paul Co-Ed College & Primary School (1995-2005) 
  • Member, School Council of Bishop Hall Jubilee School (1993-2005) 
  • Registered Manager, Hong Kong School for the Deaf (1986-1989) 
  • Registered Manager, Victoria Park School for the Deaf (1986-1989) 
  • Member, School Council of S.K.H. Kei Yan Primary School (1984-1989) 
  • Memvber, School Council of S.K.H. Mung Yan Primary School (1985-1989) 
  • Management Committee of Sheng Kung Hui St. Simon's Social Services (2000-2004) 
  • Registered Manager, St. Simon's Leung King Kindergarten (1999-2004) 
  • Member, School Council of St. Simon's Lui Ming Choi Secondary School (1998-2004) 
  • Career Mentor, Hong Kong Baptist University (2003-2007) 
  • Member, Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) (2002-2007) 
  • Member, Professional Indemnity Claims Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong (1999 -2007)

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