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Janice is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer in Hong Kong and specialises in disputes resolution. Janice worked for Reed Smith Richards Butler between 2010 and 2014 before taking up an in house role as a senior claims lawyer in a major Protection and Indemnity Club. She rejoined Reed Smith Richards Butler in January 2019.

Janice has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration on matters relating to shipping (advising major ship owners, charterers, Protection & Indemnity Clubs on various issues regarding charterparty, bills of lading, ship arrests, crew claims, grounding, general average, cargo claims), insurance (advising on policy-related issues and defence of claims involving Motor Liability, Employees' Compensation, Contractors' All Risks, Public Liability, Crew claims under Protection and Indemnity cover and Medical negligence) as well as general commercial matters like shareholders disputes, letter of credits, sale and purchase agreements and agency agreements.


  • University of Hong Kong, 2007, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
  • University of Hong Kong, 2006, LL.B.

  • Hong Kong

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • English