Patricia E. Alva

Gilt Chambers, Barrister

Ms. Alva was called to the Bar and joined Gilt Chambers in 2005. She conducts trials and is involved in advisory work at various court levels on cases of different nature, with an emphasis on criminal law. Her other areas of interest include international litigation, employment, intellectual property, family, tort and personal injuries. After obtaining a Master of Laws at the University of Hong Kong, she has developed an interest in doing legal research, as well as teaching. Currently, she also teaches at the City University of Hong Kong as a part-time lecturer. 

Anyone arrested for a criminal offence may or may not be charged. If he is charged, he will first be brought before a magistrate, and documents such as the charge and a summary of facts of the case (...
5 October 2016
What amounts to a guilty plea is obvious to the criminal practitioner: the defendant pleads guilty to a charge and admits the facts of the case with full understanding of what the elements of the...
10 June 2016
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