Sandy co-leads Kennedys Healthcare Team in Hong Kong and qualified in Hong Kong (2001).

Sandy specialises in areas covering clinical negligence claims, disciplinary investigations, clinical related criminal proceedings, medical professional insurance related matters, inquests, Data Privacy Commissioner investigations, Consumer Council investigations, Equal Opportunity Commissioner investigations, healthcare regulatory matters and mediation.  Major clients include the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Medical Protection, medical professional indemnity insurers, doctors, private hospitals, allied health professionals, dentists, and nurses.

Sandy is regularly invited by professional associations and universities to share her thought leadership across a broad range of medico-legal issues in Hong Kong.  Sandy is also author of a number of healthcare publications.  She recently co-authored the chapter “Confidentiality, Privacy and Personal Data” in the book Healthcare Law and Ethics Principles & Practices.

Sandy Cho (and Christine Tsang) stand out. Both are mature lawyers who understand what has to be done in the case forensically, in managing client’s expectations, and in dealing professionally with insurers so that they are on board. Both are engaged in the areas in which I am briefed by the firm.

Market recognition

  • Ranked for ‘Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Hong Kong)’ practice by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
    "Christine Tsang and Sandy Cho are great leaders, who give a lot and expect a lot from their team. They are good tempered, which always helps in any litigation."

  • Ranked in the Spotlight Table for ‘Clinical Negligence (International Firms)’ by Chambers Greater China Region 2023
    "She is a high-calibre healthcare lawyer."

  • Ranked in Tier 1 for ‘Insurance (Hong Kong)’ practice by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023
    "Also noted are life insurance expert Rudy Chung, Sandy Cho, who is well versed in clinical negligence claims and criminal proceedings.”

  • Ranked for ‘Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Hong Kong)’ practice by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023
    "The firm has also developed a market-leading reputation representing health care professionals and doctors in the defence of medical negligence and medical-related cases. Key to this success has been the work of Christine Tsang and Sandy Cho, who are both ‘very knowledgeable about medical-legal related issues and have vast experience under their belts’.”

  • Ranked for ‘Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Hong Kong)’ practice by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
    “Christine Tsang, Sandy Cho and Meiling Yip all share the same understated but serious and mature dedication to their cases. They are all excellent lawyers and team leaders who insist on excellence"

    "The team is not only full of specialists but they work really hard to produce the quality preparation necessary to achieve the best result. Their paperwork is top-notch. They are engaging as individuals, and individually and collectively committed to their clients’ litigation. Their instructions to counsel are always helpful and their analysis always insightful. Although good on the law, they are extremely practical and have a good commercial sense."

  • Sandy Cho is named as a Recommended Lawyer for ‘Dispute Resolution (Hong Kong)’
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

  • Sandy Cho is named as a Recommended Lawyer for ‘Dispute Resolution (Hong Kong)’
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

  • Sandy Cho is named as a Recommended Lawyer for ‘Insurance (Hong Kong)’
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Work highlights

  • Defending a wide range of clinical negligence claims including high value cerebral palsy, patients in vegetative states and obstetric claims (with largest claim pleaded over HK$100 million).
  • Handling investigations held by Department of Health, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Drug Office, Electronic Health Record Office, Equal Opportunities Commission, Consumer Council etc.
  • Successfully defending medical doctors in the Medical Council Inquiry and healthcare practitioners in other regulatory boards against charges of professional misconduct, and assisted a number of physicians and allied health professionals to have their cases dismissed at the PIC stage.
  • Handling the discount rate trial decided in January 2013 Chan Pak Ting v Chan Chi Kuen & Anor [2013] HKEC 202 setting out 3 discount rates for future needs.
  • Representing clients in patient’s complaints, mediation, coroner’s inquests (involving the death of a local tycoon whose family engaged 3 Counsel to represent them at the inquest) and disciplinary inquiries.
  • Providing strategic and procedural advice, seminars and trainings on a wide range of health law issues, policy issues and disciplinary matters.