Brian Gregory BAILLIE

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Brian Gregory BAILLIE

Senior Consultant

Brian Baillie has more than 35 years experience as a specialist commercial and civil litigator with a legal practice extending to defamation, administrative, town planning and environmental law. He has acted for major insurance companies, as both solicitor and barrister, in Australia, and for plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of causes of action. Brian has conducted as advocate numerous trials, appeals and contested interlocutory applications both in Australia and Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, Brian has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in major litigation, often involving cross-border or international elements. Brian is also a panel solicitor for the Law Society’s professional indemnity insurer and has been an honorary legal adviser to the Office of the Ombudsman, Hong Kong since 1993.

Professional experience

2007 – Panel Solicitor for the Law Society’s professional indemnity insurer
1994 – Solicitor, Hong Kong
1994 – Solicitor, Supreme Court of Northern Ireland
1993 – Honorary Legal Adviser, Office of the Ombudsman, Hong Kong
1991 – 2007 Consultant, Fred Kan & Co.
1991 – 1998 Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
1988 – 1991 Barrister, Adelaide, South Australia
1987 – 1988 Visiting Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon, U.S.A.
1982 – 1988 Senior Litigation Partner, Poveys, Adelaide, South Australia
1979 – Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Northern Territory
1972 – 1982 Partner, Minarelli & Baillie, Adelaide, South Australia
1971 – 1972 Barrister & Solicitor, Lewis Abbott & Co., Adelaide, South Australia
1970 – Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
1969 – 1971 Barrister & Solicitor, Barry Johnson & Co., Queensland
1969 – Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of South Australia


2005 – Doctor of Philosophy, Robert Kennedy College
2000 – Master of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong
1997 – Master of Laws (Hons), University of Wolverhampton
1968 – Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide




  • English
  • Litigation

    Our Litigation Department has a combined long history and extensive experience which is actively involved in various types of court actions including:

    • shareholder disputes
    • contractual disputes
    • bankruptcy and corporate liquidation
    • personal injury and fatal accident claims
    • probate and administration
    • defamation
    • real estate and tenancy disputes
    • judicial review
    • financial and investment disputes
    • insurance
    • tax disputes

    Our firm is one of the few law firms in Hong Kong for the Professional Indemnity Scheme of the Law Society of Hong Kong. In this role, we represent insurers and the insured in professional negligence claims brought by the ex-clients of the insured. Our insurance team is led by our partner Mr. Edward Tse, our senior consultant Mr. Brian Baillie, and assisted by our associates, Ms. Laura Chien and Ms. Sheryl Shing.

  • Arbitration and Mediation

    We are involved in arbitration and mediation works either acting for parties or acting as arbitrators or mediators in commercial matters .

    Our senior partner, Mr. Fred Kan, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is recognized in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Shanghai and Shantou.
    He is also an accredited mediator of Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

    Our partner, Mr. Rix Chung, is also a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member on the Joint Panel of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.

  • Urban Planning and Environmental Protection

    We advise clients on urban planning and environmental protection matters including appeals to various environmental appeal boards, the Buildings Appeal Tribunal and Town Planning Appeal Board. Since May 1992, we have published the Urban Planning and Environmental Law Quarterly dealing with current planning and environmental law issues of concern to Hong Kong and the Region and containing a digest of legislation. The Quarterly is circulated in Hong Kong and also to fellow members of ADVOC ASIA, an association of Asian commercial law firms.

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