Patricia E. Alva

Barrister

Ms. Alva was called to the Bar in 2005. She conducts trials and is involved in advisory work at various court levels on cases of different nature, with 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.

Norwood F. Allman (annotated and illustrated by Douglas Clark) Shanghai Lawyer is a gripping first-hand account of American Norman F. Allman’s life in China in the first half of the 20th...
7 July 2017
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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