Andrew Kinnison


Year of Call 1988



General Profile


Andrew has a commercial chancery practice with an emphasis on contractual disputes, insolvency, company law (including shareholder disputes), professional negligence and property litigation. Prior to joining Enterprise Chambers, Andrew was a solicitor advocate and worked in Hong Kong as a commercial litigation partner with an international City law firm based in the UK. During that time, Andrew managed a range of commercial disputes and arbitrations.

 

Having spent many years as a partner in law firms, Andrew is very conscious of the priorities of his solicitor and lay clients. Andrew always works closely with his clients to achieve the best and most cost-effective solution to the given case.

 

The Directories

 

He "simplifies the language"

(Legal 500, 2013 – as a Solicitor)

 

"Provides invaluable assistance"

(Legal 500, 2013 – as a Solicitor) 

 

"An excellent choice for boundary and neighbour disputes"

(Legal 500, 2012 – as a Solicitor)

 

"A well-respected litigator"

(Legal 500, 2012 – as a Solicitor)

 

He works with others in a team to provide clients with “a remarkable service, rarely seen in business today” and always aim to provide “excellent business acumen and unbiased advice" in seeking favourable commercial results for clients

(Legal 500, 2011 – as a Solicitor)

 

"Has a firm grasp of insolvency issues"

(Legal 500, 2011 – as a Solicitor)

 

"Thorough and imaginative"

(Legal 500, 2011 – as a Solicitor)

 

Selected Cases (in Hong Kong)

 

Luk Tsun Yin [2000] 4 HKC 774 - annulment and rescission of bankruptcy order.  

 

A Co -v- B Co [2002] 1 HKLRD 111 - bank's duty of confidentiality, with gagging Order, to prevent the bank informing the customer of the proceedings.  

 

Re Weihong [2002] 1 HKLRD 541 - no privilege against self-incrimination for former directors of a company in liquidation, in a private examination (human rights legislation notwithstanding).  

 

Re Weihong (unreported) - arrest warrant and then an injunction, to ensure that former director remained available for the private examination, against payment of money by him in to Court. No cross-undertaking in damages required from liquidators.

 

Re Weihong [2003] 2 HKLRD 747 - Application on behalf of liquidators for disclosure in course of private examination.  

 

Re Goldco Development Ltd (2005, unreported) - Acting for provisional liquidators to obtain validation orders.

 

Career and Associations

 

University of Birmingham (LLB(Hons))

Called to the Bar 1988

Admitted as a Solicitor (England & Wales) 1993

Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts) 2001

Admitted as a Solicitor (Hong Kong) 1993

Diploma in Insolvency: with Distinction 2004

(Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

Previously worked in a City firm in Hong Kong

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Fellow of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals

 

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