Tracy Cheung

Tracy Cheung

Partner Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tracy is a Partner in the Healthcare team in our Hong Kong office. She is dual qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales since 2005.

Tracy has extensive experience advising Medical Protection and its members (doctors and other healthcare professionals) on a range of health law issues, defending complaints and disciplinary proceedings before the Medical Council of Hong Kong and criminal allegations and proceedings. She also represents clients in mediation and coroner’s inquests.

She defends a wide range of clinical negligence claims on behalf of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, medical malpractice insurers, private hospitals and clinics, including high value cerebral palsy, obstetric and product liability claims.

Tracy has experience acting for claimants in multi-million dollar obstetric cases against private hospitals and doctors, which provides her with unique insight from both sides in legal proceedings when advising clients. She has also advised and represented life sciences and pharmaceutical companies in commercial disputes, complaints handling and regulation of market practices.

She also advises clients on a wide range of health law matters, policy issues, patients’ complaints, medical ethics, investigations by regulatory bodies, review of guidelines risk management and product liability claims. An Accredited General Mediator on three panels in Hong Kong, with a special interest in alternative dispute resolution, Tracy has made active contributions in the consultation process for the enactment of the Apology Ordinance Bill in Hong Kong.

She is a regular contributor to Kennedys’ Hong Kong’s Medical Law Brief and also regularly presents client seminars on topical medico-legal subjects. Her medico-legal articles on topics such as e-patients and Medical Council reform have been published in Medical Protection newsletters and casebooks.

Tracy is a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited and the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended a number of charges against an anaesthetist before the Medical Council of Hong Kong.
  • Advised and settled a complex multi-million dollar landmark obstetric claim made on behalf of a brain damaged infant against a private doctor and hospital for an unprecedented substantial sum.
  • The case involved complex causation issues and instructions of numerous medical experts in different disciplines and rehabilitative care both from the UK and Hong Kong.
  • Advised on the defence of three unprecedented high profile claims against a beauty and wellness clinic and laboratory for causing personal injuries and death from intravenous wellness treatment.