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AUDREY LEE 李佩萤

Year of Call: 2019

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Human Rights
Personal Injury

Biography

I was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2019 and am currently available to accept instructions in all practice areas.

I commenced pupillage in September 2019 under the supervision of a criminal law practitioner. Throughout pupillage I gained experience in other areas, including civil law, commercial law, family law, employment law, and judicial review.

Prior to commencing pupillage, I worked on corporate and regulatory cases in a commercial law firm in Singapore, and judicial review and inquest matters in a human rights law firm in Malaysia. I was offered a training contract and pupillage in the respective firms.

I am fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Malay.

Qualifications

2019; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

2015; LL.B. Bachelor of Laws with Honours, University of Nottingham

Scholarships and Awards

2019; Inn of Court Prize, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland

2015; Top Performing Student in Legal Issues in Health Care

2013; The Mills & Reeve Prize in Understanding Law

Experience

2017; Work at human rights law firm involved compiling evidence from conferences with clients, conducting legal research, drafting documents for submission to court, and attending hearings with senior lawyers. Worked on inquests into custodial deaths, and appeals and judicial review of capital punishment, statelessness, peaceful assembly, defamation, pension rights, and the detention of citizens on death row overseas.

2015 - 2016; Work at corporate law firm involved attending board and shareholders’ meetings, maintaining statutory registers of companies, and working closely with senior lawyers and clients to finalise documents for corporate or regulatory action. My role also involved drafting complex documents, including agreements relating to non-disclosure (NDA), sale and purchase (SPA), loans, and employment; legal opinions; corporate governance and annual reports; and shareholders’ circulars on share issue and buy-back mandates, business diversifications, new company constitutions, etc.