Kirsteen J. Lau


Phone: (+852) 2532-6100 | Fax: (+852) 2550-1120


Called to the Bar: 2004(Hong Kong); 2003 (England and Wales)


•LLB(Hons), LLM International Law & International Relations with Distinction 2003

•Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills City University, London

Practice Area(s):

Administrative & public law, criminal law, Convention Against Torture & Non-Refoulement Claims, family law, public and private international law, regulatory & disciplinary

About Kirsteen

Kirsteen has a civil and criminal law practice with specialisms in public, constitutional and administrative law. She has particular expertise in non-refoulment law, appearing regularly before the Torture Claims Appeal Board and the courts in Judicial Review proceedings and is the author of the only publication on non-refoulment law in Hong Kong.


Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights; Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Committee for Equality and Diversity


Non-Refoulment Law in Hong Kong 2nd Edition (Lexis Nexis 2021); Non-Refoulment Law in Hong Kong 1st Edition (Lexis Nexis 2017); Hong Kong Basic Law Handbook (Contributor) 2015.

Speaking Engagements:

Speaker for the 2016 USM Top-up course; speaker for the Convention Against Torture Course (2017); Speaker for the Criminal Law Conference 2019; Speaker on conducting Child Cases in the USM (2021); various engagements for the Justice Centre between 2016-2021.

Languages spoken:

English (native), Cantonese (spoken)

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