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Criminal Prosecution for Breaches of Safety and Environmental Legislations in Construction Projects – Case Studies

Date, time & venue 
2014-10-11;9:30am-12:00pm;Seminar Room, HKIE HQ

Programme Highlights


Criminal prosecution for breaches of safety and environmental related legislations in construction projects will be elucidated through representative court cases. Both speakers being practising barristers and registered professional engineers will provide highlights on the nature of the offences and the defence commonly available for this type of prosecution. In addition, the personal liability of the management of the construction team as well as the investigation power of the authorised officers will also be discussed. The issues covered include:


(1)   Nature of offences and commonly available defence (by Ir Harrison Cheung)

(2)   Case studies of safety related offences (by Ir Harrison Cheung)

(3)   Case studies of environmental related offences – (by Ir Vincent Li)

(4)   Investigation power of authorised officers and personal liability of company’s management (by Ir Vincent Li)





Ir Harrison Cheung, Barrister-at-law, Registered Professional Civil Engineer

Ir Cheung is a practicing barrister and a Hong Kong Registered Professional Engineer (Civil). He holds academic qualification in the disciplines of civil engineering (Imperial College, U.K.), engineering geology (University of New South Wales), arbitration and dispute resolution (City University), practicing accounting (Monash University), business administration (Polytechnic University) and law (City University).


Ir Vincent Li, Barrister-at-law, Registered Professional Engineer

Ir Li is a practising barrister, mediator and arbitrator. He is also a U.K. Chartered Engineer and a Hong Kong Registered Professional Engineer. He holds academic qualifications in the disciplines of engineering (BSc. Eng), business administration (MBA) and law (LLM).





The seminar will be conducted in Cantonese.



Registration & Enquiries


This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is not required. The number of participants is limited to 80 and the seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Laurel Leung at 9177 7629 or via Email:

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