Elizabeth Anne Herbert


Elizabeth was called to the Hong Kong bar in 2008 and was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2004. She has a mixed practice and has represented clients at every level from Magistrates' Courts to the Court of Final Appeal. Although the bulk of her work tends to be in relation to commercial contracts her cases have involved many different areas of law including defamation, information technology, landlord and tenant, employment, discrimination, human rights, matrimonial, civil fraud and crime. Elizabeth has a Masters from the University of Hong Kong in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law and is a member of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong.


Oriental Press Group Ltd & Another v. Fevaworks Solutions Ltd (2013) 16 HKCFAR 366

Elizabeth was junior counsel in this landmark case in the Court of Final Appeal in which the court was tasked with determining liability in relation to a website that hosted defamatory material written by a third party without the knowledge of the website. This case was a global first in terms of this question being argued in the highest court of any particular country and, as a result, necessitated research into numerous case authorities from around the world.


Elizabeth Anne Herbert

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Called to the Bar: England and Wales 2004; Hong Kong 2008

Practice Area(s):

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Company and Securities, Commercial and Contract, Criminal Defence and Prosecution, Employment and Labour, Disciplinary Proceedings, Family, Immigration, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Land, Personal Injury, Tort.