Paul Harris, S.C.

Barrister, Denis Chang’s Chambers


Paul Harris is a public law and human rights specialist who also has considerable experience of other areas of civil litigation. He practises in Hong Kong, where he is one of the Territory’s leading public law silks, and in London, where he is a member of Doughty Street Chambers.


Paul is most well known for a series of successful human rights cases against the Hong Kong government but has wide experience of other areas of Hong Kong law, including land, commercial disputes, employment, personal injury, injunctions (including Mareva and Anton Piller orders), and contested probate actions. He has handled a number of cases involving difficult issues of conflict of laws.

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January 2021