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Professor Michael Wilkinson Professor Michael Wilkinson
Chairman of the Law Faculty Board & Former Head of Department of Professional Legal Education, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Michael Wilkinson BA, LLB (Cantab) is Chairman of the Law Faculty Board and former Head of the Department of Professional Legal Education at the University of Hong Kong. He is a barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple.

He specialises in teaching conveyancing, civil litigation and professional ethics and has published books in these areas, including the seminal publications "Hong Kong Conveyancing Law and Practice" and "Cases and Materials" in 9 volumes together with the student version (now in its fifth edition), Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong in three loose-leaf volumes, and "A Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong", 3rd Edition. He is also the University's Public Orator. Michael has taught Conveyancing on the OLQE courses since their inception.

Desmond Greenwood Desmond Greenwood
Consultant, Hampton, Winter & Glynn

Desmond is a former teaching consultant at the Faculty of Law in the University of Hong Kong and a former in-house counsel at Citibank NA. He is also a co-author of "Contract Law in Hong Kong". This is Desmond's 11th year to teach on the OLQE Preparatory Courses.

Alfred Chung Ping CHENG Alfred Chung Ping CHENG
Barrister-at-law, Alan Leong's Chambers

Alfred read law at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Cambridge. He was the Bar Scholar in 2005 and started his practice as a barrister in 2006. His practice mainly involves civil work, concentrating on administrative law, commercial and personal injuries cases. In 2008, he was the research assistant to the Judiciary for the Civil Justice Reform, providing materials for training courses attended by judges and judicial officers. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

He has been teaching at the University of Hong Kong as a guest lecturer and tutor since 2006. He has taught courses in Administrative Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Commercial Law Practice, Equity, and Legal History. He is also a tutor for the civil advocacy course and the personal injuries elective for the PCLL. He was also the coach for the HKU team for the Wilhelm C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot for 6 years.

Anthony (Tony) Roy Upham Anthony (Tony) Roy Upham
Part-time Tutor, Department of Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (2010-2012);
Part-time Trainer, Department of Professional Legal Education, The University of Hong Kong (2011-2012);
Former Magistrate and Coroner;
OLQE Head II Examiner for Criminal Procedure from 1995 to 2007;
Former Associate Professor City University


Tony obtained his BA (Law) from Southampton University in 1964. He has been admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong but is not currently in practice in either jurisdiction. He was in private practice as a solicitor in England from 1968 to 1982 undertaking civil and criminal litigation and advocacy. From 1982 to 1989 he was a Magistrate in the Judiciary of Hong Kong with acting appointments as Principal Magistrate and as Coroner. After leaving the Judiciary he obtained his LL.M in European Legal Studies from Exeter University. From 1990 until retirement in 2009 he was an Associate Professor in the School of Law of City University where he taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Criminal Justice System. Since retirement he has been a part-time tutor at the University of Hong Kong. He was Co-Convenor of the Head II Civil and Criminal Panel for the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination from 1995 to 2007 and has also served as a member of the Head IV Accounts and Professional Conduct Panel. He is currently a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong's Criminal law and Procedure Committee. He has contributed to Archbold (Hong Kong) and to Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong. With Christopher Knight he authored Criminal Litigation in Hong Kong which is now in its third edition.

Michael P. Phillips Michael P. Phillips
Principal, Phillips Law (Sydney);

OLQE Head III Convenor for Company and Commercial from 2003 to 2010


Michael Phillips has practiced as an attorney for over 20 years-16 of which as a partner within international law firms in London and Hong Kong. Before relocating with his family to Sydney, Australia at the end of 2010, he was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Winston & Strawn LLP, a U.S. headquartered international law firm with over 900 lawyers across 15 offices. He is currently the principal of Phillips Law, a boutique legal consulting and corporate advisory firm in Sydney, Australia.

Michael has had a broad based corporate and commercial law practice advising clients within a diverse range of industries on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, regulatory compliance, securities (debt and equity) offerings and general corporate and commercial transactions.

He has represented numerous international clients on structuring, negotiating and drafting transactions in Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. He has also advised boards of public companies in connection with corporate governance and risk management protocols.

Michael was the Convenor of the Head III (Company and Commercial) OLQE examination for over 8 years. In that role he was responsible for co-ordinating the preparation and marking of the Head III examination.

Robert Ogilvy Watson Robert Ogilvy Watson
Partner, Ashurst Hong Kong;
LLB (London);
Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales;
Solicitor, Law Society of Hong Kong


Robert Ogilvy Watson became a partner with the international law firm Ashurst in May 2001 and has practised as solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law since November 1993. Robert specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities transactions, including IPOs and secondary offerings. Robert was Secretary to the UK Takeover Panel from 2002 to 2004 and has particular expertise in acting for investment banks and public companies on public M&A. Robert has lectured regularly at international investment banks on legal topics and internally at Ashurst as a presenter on its internal training programme for solicitors.

David Tai Wai LAI David Tai Wai LAI
BA, MTax, JD, PCLL, CA, CPA, CMA, CFM, CFE, CIA, CTA, FTIHK;
Department of Accounting, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


David obtained his J.D. (Distinction) and P.C.LL. at the City University of Hong Kong, after having studied economics at the University of British Columbia and international taxation at the University of Sydney. David is also a Chartered Accountant (Australia) and Certified Public Accountant (United States), and holds various other professional qualifications in accounting and taxation. David worked in the Big 4 accounting firms, and then joined the academia to teach accounting and taxation subjects. He has published in the Hong Kong Lawyer and the Hong Kong Law Journal.

Julienne JEN Julienne JEN
Senior Teaching Consultant, Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong;
Solicitor, HKSAR;
Solicitor, England and Wales;
CEDR Accredited Mediator;
Accredited General Mediator of the Law Society of Hong Kong


Examiner for Head II OLQE
Examiner for Civil Procedure for the PCLL Conversion Exam


Julienne is currently a full-time Senior Teaching Consultant at the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong. Julienne is the course coordinator for the Civil Litigation course and the Commercial Disputes Resolution Elective for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws programme offered by the University of Hong Kong.

Julienne is experienced in defending litigation involving professionals, acting upon the instructions of professional liability insurers. Her main area of practice is in medical negligence and related medico-legal matters including handling Medical and Dental Council inquiries and Coroners Inquests. Julienne also has experience in general commercial litigation matters, including matters involving insurance law, handling joint ventures and shareholders' disputes (and applications under sections 168A and 177(1)(f) of the Companies Ordinance), sales of goods disputes, defamation actions and insolvency proceedings.



 


OLQE 2012
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Examination Dates
Head I
2 November 2012 (Fri)
Head II
5 November 2012 (Mon)
Head III
8 November 2012 (Thu)
Head IV
14 November 2012 (Wed)
Head V
18 December 2012 (Tue)

Important Dates
Closing date for lodging application to sit the 2012 OLQE Examinations
29 Jun 2012 (Fri)
Closing date for registration to sit the 2012 OLQE Examinations
17 Aug 2012 (Fri)
Issue of candidate slips
17-21 Sep 2012
Last date to advise of disability
3 Oct 2012 (Wed)
Last day to withdraw from Examiantion to be eligible for part refund of registration fee
19 Oct 2012 (Fri)
Provisional date for release of the results
28 Feb 2013 (Thu)

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