Yvonne is one of the founding members of Morley Chow Seto (MCS). She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2010, obtaining her Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong in the following year.
If you are facing a criminal investigation, you may need the assistance of an effective solicitor as quickly as possible. Yvonne understands the anxiety of those arrested, charged or victimised by a crime. She seeks to explain clearly your position in order to reduce your anxiety and confusion.
Yvonne frequently represents clients in investigations and court proceedings taken out by the Hong Kong Police Force, the Immigration Department, the Customs & Excise Department, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Labour Department, etc.
At the preliminary stage of an investigation (or even the stage of a pre-investigation), Yvonne can assist you by analysing the risk of a potential prosecution against you, attending law enforcement agencies with you to make cautioned statement(s), attending with you at identification parade(s) and house search(es) to ensure that procedures are carried out in a fair way, etc.
In the event that you are charged, in addition to discussing the defences available to you, Yvonne will advise on your bail position, negotiate plea bargains which might be available to you and advise on the strength and weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. Where it is not in the public interest to prosecute you, Yvonne will make representations to the prosecution asking them not to proceed with the prosecution and, in appropriate cases, that you be bound over to keep the peace.
Yvonne has experience in a wide range of criminal matters covering driving offences, theft, burglary, assaults, indecent assaults, forgery, fraud, bribery, money laundering, Trade Description Ordinance related offences, dangerous drugs related offences, immigration offences (e.g. breach of conditions of stay, making false statements and employing illegal workers) and murder, etc. If you would like to retain a barrister for your case, Yvonne has good connections with criminal barristers in town and can recommend one for you within your budget.
In addition to her criminal litigation practice, Yvonne has experience in civil and commercial litigation work. She also regularly advises clients in relation to visa applications and liquor licensing matters.