Christine leads the Healthcare Team in Kennedys Hong Kong office.  Qualified in Hong Kong (2000) and England and Wales (2008), Christine specialises in matters relating to medical negligence, professional indemnity, public inquiries and inquests.

Christine is also the honorary legal adviser of a number of organisations, including the Hong Kong Medical Association (since 2005), Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (since 2011), Hong Kong Society of Breast Surgeons (since 2012) and Hong Kong Medical Association Charitable Foundation (since 2016).

She is the Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (September 2020 to August 2023).

Christine is regularly invited by professional associations and universities to share her thought leadership across a broad range of medico-legal issues in Hong Kong. She is also author of a number of healthcare publications.

Christine Tsang (and Sandy Cho) 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.

Private practitioner

The team [Sandy Cho and Christine Tsang] is top-notch, with high quality legal analysis and preparation. One can always count on insightful discussions on the legal, factual or medical issues at hand. They are a hard working team and they train their juniors well. Nothing to dislike about working with them. Their service matches the best I have dealt with in Hong Kong, including international firms.

Counsel

Market recognition

  • 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."

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

  • Christine Tsang is named as a Recommended Lawyer for ‘Dispute Resolution (Hong Kong)’
    “Healthcare disputes specialist Christine Tsang ‘has extensive experience’ and provides ‘detailed and focused advice’.”
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

  • Christine Tsang 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 e.g. the defence of a complex cerebral palsy and obstetric claim made by Lam Wing Hei (a minor whose mother and friend is suing on his behalf) & Anor v Hospital Authority [2018] 2 HKLRD 1441 whereby the High Court struck out a wrongful life claim; and Chan Pak Ting v Chan Chi Kuen & Anor [2013] HKEC 202 setting out 3 discount rates for future needs.
  • Representing healthcare clients and appearing in inquiries held by regulatory bodies/councils.
  • Representing healthcare clients in criminal investigations and hearings as well as at death inquests.
  • Advising on a wide range of issues including capacity to consent to medical treatment, withdrawal of treatment from patients, clinical trials, data privacy and protection as well as employment issues and staff complaints.
  • Taking out numerous urgent applications to perform an operation without a patient’s consent.
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016