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Carly Fan

Carly FanLegal Assistant

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I joined Lewis Silkin in Janaury 2022 as a legal assistant (pending admission) in the Employment, Immigration and Reward division.

I focus on employment and intellectual property matters. 

Prior to joining, I completed two years of traineeship at a boutique law firm where I assisted clients in commercial litigation, employment law and data privacy matters.  

I obtained my law degree and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong with one semester spent on a legal exchange scholarship at the University of Manchester. I am fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  

Employment - contentious and non-contentious 

  • Handled various Labour Tribunal disputes 
  • Assisted a multinational technology corporation in its defence against former employees regarding mass summary dismissal of employees
  • Facilitated clients’ communications with Labour Tribunal and Labour Department officers 
  • Drafted statement of claim, defence, witness statements and other submissions to the Labour Tribunal 
  • Assisted partner in extensive redrafting of employment contract templates for employees of different seniority levels in a Hong Kong listed company 
  • Assisted partner in providing employment advice to both individuals and companies in relation to post-termination restrictions, maternity issues, bonuses, summary dismissal, claims of discrimination and data privacy matters
  • Prepared and handled employment visa and dependant visa applications to the Immigration Department
 

Dispute Resolution: 

  • Assisted a Hong Kong listed company’s subsidiary to initiate committal proceedings against a PRC joint venture partner pursuant to a breach of injunction order 
  • General area of litigation: monetary claims, garnishee proceedings, contractual claims and shareholders disputes
  • Drafted and prepared summons, statement of claim, defence, affirmations and other pleadings

 

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