Pacific Chambers congratulates our Head of Chambers, David Boyton, and members John Reading SC, and James Niehorster, for being recognised in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific is an annual publication providing commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.
David Boyton was recognised as a leading junior in white-collar crime. It was noted that he ‘represented a number of teachers accused of exam cheating, successfully defeating a prosecution appeal concerning charges of accessing a computer with dishonest intent; the Court of Final Appeal found that the offence could not be committed by using one's own device.’
John Reading SC was recognised as a leading silk in white-collar crime. It was noted, ‘John Reading SC is a former public prosecutor who continues to prosecute as well as defend, with a track record of politically charged cases including that against former Birmingham City FC owner Carson Yeung.’
James Niehorster was recognised as a leading junior in construction. It was noted, ‘He is making a name for himself in the fields of construction and engineering, and is very useful as a junior to lead in such matters as he is also qualified as a quantity surveyor’ and that he ‘has a track record of construction work in Hong Kong, appearing alongside elite names in the English bar as part of a broad practice’.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 also commented ‘Pacific Chambers includes members with expertise in serious criminal cases.’ Read more here.