Pump Court Chambers

Carol Cheng

Call: 2022 / Admitted as a Solicitor: 2018

  • MA (Law), the University of Cambridge
  • LLM, the University of Pennsylvania
  • PCLL, the University of Hong Kong

Appointments & Memberships

  • Called to the Bar (2022)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong (2018)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales (2019)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland (2021)
  • Panel of arbitrators – London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA, London)
  • Panel of arbitrators – Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC, Vietnam)
  • Rights of audience before the Astana International Finance Centre (AIFC) Court in Kazakhstan

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese (Chinese)
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • Chancery Bar Association (ChBA)
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Attorney General’s Junior Junior Panel Counsel
  • AIFC Academy of Law Academic Pool

Carol loves spending time outdoors and staying active. She is a keen athlete, having completed three full marathons, and is enthusiastic about attending the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Surfing in the summer and skiing in the winter is her idea of fun!

Carol is also a keen pianist and singer. She loves going to concerts and watching theatre and musicals.

Instructing Carol Cheng

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Carol is a Barrister in the Civil Team and accepts instructions in all areas, including the following:

  • General commercial disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Company
  • Claims under the Consumer Credit Act 1974/PPI
  • Credit Hire
  • Debt recovery
  • Employment
  • Personal and Corporate Insolvency
  • Personal Injury/RTA
  • Property
  • Sports Law

Carol appears in small claim and fast track trials, MOJ Stage 3 hearings, interlocutory applications, CMCs, possession hearings, orders for sale hearings, winding up petitions, bankruptcy petitions and applications to set-aside statutory demands.

Carol is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong (2018), England and Wales (2019) and the Republic of Ireland (2021). She previously practised as a solicitor in the banking department at Linklaters in both its London and Hong Kong offices (including 5 years as an associate solicitor). She has also spent time in the Leveraged Acquisition Finance legal team at HSBC, and was a Judicial Assistant to Mr Justice Calver and Mr Justice Jacobs in the Commercial Court.

Carol has been granted rights of audience before the Astana International Finance Centre (AIFC) Court in Kazakhstan and is included on various panels of arbitrators including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA, London) and the Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC, Vietnam). She is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior panel and the AIFC Academy of Law Academic Pool. She is also a member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), Chancery Bar Association (ChBA), the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA), the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and the Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA).

In addition to speaking fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Carol has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

Carol read law at the University of Cambridge before going on to obtain a Master of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Legal Services

Carol is happy to undertake work in all areas of commercial law including contractual disputes, corporate as well as personal insolvency, director’s duties, company law, partnership, agency, unjust enrichment and contentious trust matters.

She has recently acted in a range of contractual disputes, represented creditors in bankruptcy and winding up petitions, and drafted pleadings in claims for breach of contract.

As an associate solicitor at Linklaters, Carol acted for the following clients whilst assisting in the below key cases:

  • The underwriters on the US$1.1bn (HK$8.74bn) global offering and listing of BOC Aviation Limited on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Goldman Sachs Investments Holdings (Asia) Limited on its subscription for a majority stake in a newly established private BVI-incorporated special purpose company, Active Industries International Limited, which indirectly wholly owns certain real estate property in Chengdu and Wuhan, PRC
  • LafargeHolcim Group on a KRW560+bn (c. US$480m) disposal of their cement production operations in South Korea consisting of Lafarge Halla Cement Corporation and LAKO Ltd. to Glenwood Private Equity Co., Ltd (a Korean PE investor) and Baring Asia Private Equity
  • Steinhoff, the South African retail conglomerate, in connection with the corporate and financial restructuring of its European operating business by way of two parallel English law CVAs (together with the associated restructuring of the group’s US arm, Mattress Firm, through a Chapter 11 process and the refinancing of the French retail goods supplier, Conforama, by way of conciliation proceedings in France)
  • The sponsors in respect of the £1.3bn financing and subsequent refinancing of the 402MW Dudgeon offshore windfarm
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in relation to a number of acquisitions and upsizes by Apax Partners LLP of the ADCO Group, the global market leader in the mobile sanitary unit sector
  • A Big 4 accounting firm in parallel proceedings in Hong Kong and China arising in connection with the administration of the estate of a high net worth individual
  • A Hong Kong-listed bank in a high-profile shareholder dispute with a US hedge fund and related court proceedings in Hong Kong

Carol is happy to undertake work representing both Claimants and Respondents in all areas of employment law including:

  • Unfair dismissal;
  • Discrimination;
  • Harassment;
  • Victimisation;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • Contractual disputes;
  • Restrictive covenants;
  • Injunctions;
  • TUPE transfers;
  • Holiday pay disputes;
  • National minimum wage disputes; and
  • Costs

She has recently appeared in a number of hearings including:

  • 9-day final hearing involving claims of wrongful dismissal, direct race discrimination, harassment related to race, unlawful deduction from wages, outstanding business expenses, and outstanding payment, acting for the respondent.
  • 5-day final hearing involving claims of automatic unfair dismissal, direct race discrimination, harassment related to race, victimisation, and unlawful deduction from wages, acting for the respondent.
  • 4-day final hearing involving claims of constructive unfair dismissal, direct sex discrimination, harassment related to sex, and victimisation, acting for the respondent.
  • 3-day final hearing involving claims of unfair dismissal, unfair dismissal under regulation 7 of TUPE, discrimination arising from disability, direct disability discrimination, and automatic unfair dismissal, acting for the respondent.
  • A final hearing involving claims of unpaid wages, holiday pay and bonus pay, acting for the respondent.
  • A remedy hearing involving claims of failure to make reasonable adjustments, disability-related harassment and constructive unfair dismissal, acting for the respondent.
  • Preliminary hearing dealing with case management on claims of discrimination arising from disability, failure to make reasonable adjustments, and harassment on the grounds of disability.
  • Preliminary hearing dealing with case management on claims of direct disability discrimination by association, harassment related to (associative) disability, direct sex discrimination, harassment related to sex, victimisation, protected disclosure detriment, and constructive unfair dismissal.

She also drafts pleadings and provides written advice on merits.

Carol regularly appears in the County Court and has acted in fast track trials, small claims hearings, MOJ Stage 3 hearings and interlocutory applications.

She has experience in road traffic accident trials (RTAs) including credit hire claims and claims where fraud concerns have been raised involving low velocity impact.

She also has experience in infant settlement approval hearings.

She also provides advice on merits and quantum in a range of personal injury claims, including claims arising from employers’ liability.

Carol is happy to undertake work in respect of commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters. She has recently acted for landlords and tenants in section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 possession hearings, and for tenants in housing disrepair claims.

 

 

 

Carol has experience and expertise in respect of Employment Tribunal discrimination claims, personal injury, commercial and contractual disputes, and regulatory work which means she is well-placed to advise and act in sports issues which frequently interact with these areas of law. She is happy to advise and represent individuals (professional and amateur athletes) and organisations (sports governing bodies and institutions) in sports law matters.

She maintains various links in the wider sporting community, having competed nationally (in Hong Kong) in windsurfing and swimming at youth level. She is a keen athlete, having completed three full marathons, and is particularly passionate about surfing, skiing and tennis.

  • MA (Law), the University of Cambridge
  • LLM, the University of Pennsylvania
  • PCLL, the University of Hong Kong

Appointments & Memberships

  • Called to the Bar (2022)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong (2018)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales (2019)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland (2021)
  • Panel of arbitrators – London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA, London)
  • Panel of arbitrators – Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC, Vietnam)
  • Rights of audience before the Astana International Finance Centre (AIFC) Court in Kazakhstan

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese (Chinese)
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • Chancery Bar Association (ChBA)
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Attorney General’s Junior Junior Panel Counsel
  • AIFC Academy of Law Academic Pool

Carol loves spending time outdoors and staying active. She is a keen athlete, having completed three full marathons, and is enthusiastic about attending the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Surfing in the summer and skiing in the winter is her idea of fun!

Carol is also a keen pianist and singer. She loves going to concerts and watching theatre and musicals.

Instructing Carol Cheng

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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