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Ming-Yee Shiu

Ming-Yee Shiu

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"very intelligent, has really excellent judgement and is a superb advocate" and "responsive, very user-friendly and has excellent attention to detail".

Chambers & Partners 2021

Ming-Yee Shiu

"very intelligent, has really excellent judgement and is a superb advocate" and "responsive, very user-friendly and has excellent attention to detail".

Chambers & Partners 2021


Ming-Yee Shiu is a highly sought after barrister specialising in commercial and employment litigation. Her practice covers a wide range of complementary areas, including commercial, company, partnership/LLPs, employment, civil fraud and international disputes. She has extensive experience of applications for search orders, freezing injunctions and other forms of interim relief.

She is described in Chambers UK Bar 2021 as very intelligent, has really excellent judgement and is a superb advocate” and “responsive, very user-friendly and has excellent attention to detail”.

The Legal 500 also recommends her as “a strong advocate”, “technically excellent” and “very quick and helpful”, of whom “nothing seems to phase her”.

Commercial awareness and client care Ming-Yee has a highly professional, teamwork-based approach to litigation. She is known for providing an exceptional service to her clients, offering a calm but focused approach to highly demanding, stressful situations. She is attuned to the demands of complex litigation, whether acting as sole counsel or with a leader, being “very client-focused and very reliable” and “a tenacious advocate, who will roll up her sleeves and work through the night if necessary“. She has also been described as “commercial and pragmatic” and “extremely approachable and client-friendly”.

Advocacy Ming-Yee regards her abilities as an advocate as essential to the qualities necessary for the work in which she is instructed, as reflected in comments on her advocacy. She has been described in recent comments as “very persuasive in court”, “a highly effective advocate who fights your corner admirably”, “an assured and knowledgeable performer with a quiet, confident delivery” and “ferocious when she needs to be in court and very good at getting her views across”. She is “praised for her efficacy as an advocate” and “impresses with her persuasive advocacy”.

Technical expertise The breadth of her expertise and the depth of her technical ability are recognised in other recent comments in the directories: “recommended for her work on restrictive covenants and injunctions”, “an impressive junior barrister who has expertise in handling cases that straddle both employment and commercial law”, “praised for her knowledge of the law”, and “impresses with her careful analysis”.

International work Ming-Yee is highly regarded as an expert on English company and commercial law matters in foreign proceedings and arbitrations. Her work frequently has an international element particularly in asset tracing cases and she has also been called to the New York Bar.

Seminars Ming-Yee provides seminars on a wide range of issues, including cutting-edge areas of the law. Recent seminar topics include freezing injunctions, asset tracing, and legal developments in relation to new technology. She has particular expertise in relation to the use of predictive coding in electronic disclosure, tracing digital assets such as cryptocurrencies, and the evolving use of blockchain technology.

Commercial Dispute Resolution and Injunctions

Business Protection and Restrictive Covenants

Company and Partnership/LLP disputes

Civil Fraud

Employment – Statutory and High Court Claims



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