Meiling Yip

Meiling Yip

Partner Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Meiling is a Partner in Kennedys Hong Kong office and leads the casualty and liability team. She joined Kennedys in 2008 after 12 years’ experience in major international law firms. She qualified in Hong Kong in 1998 and in England and Wales 1999.

Meiling represents insurers, employers and corporations in all manner of personal injury and casualty claims. She specialises in employees’ compensation, employers’ and public liability matters with a particular focus on construction related accidents, large or sensitive losses and policy disputes. Matters include multiple claimant incidents, catastrophic injuries, high profile sporting accidents, school bullying, complicated triple insurance issues, art loss recovery as well as various property damage claims.

She also manages volume injury claims with a particular emphasis on IT solutions for claims management.

Meiling is the author of Kennedys’ e-bulletins on personal injury law and she regularly conducts training and seminars on these issues. She has been noted in Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a leader in this practice area.

She gives very clear legal advice which is good for our company. It only takes a short time to settle the claim.

Gracechurch APAC Report 2017

Market recognition

  • “She gives very clear legal advice which is good for our company. It only takes a short time to settle the claim.”
    Gracechurch APAC Report 2017
  • “Meiling Yip is listed as Recommended Individual for Insurance and client quotes that she is ‘good at providing support in casualty cases.’”
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Work highlights

  • Instructed by leading insurers to conduct high level reviews of claims reserves and problematic cases including reviewing the work and advice of other law firms.
  • Managed a large volume of employees’ compensation and employers’ liability claims arising from the largest infrastructure project in Hong Kong in recent years. Delivered a fast and cost effective service to meet key performance targets.
  • Handling a high profile sports injury case pleaded around HK$170m involving severe spinal injury. Likely to become a test case on duty of care of sporting organisations in arranging overseas tours.
  • Managed and successfully settled at mediation a tetraplegic injury case pleaded around HK$70m where young student suffered life-changing injury during a school activity. Sensitive handling needed to protect insured’s reputation.
  • Acted for a well-known club in a high profile drowning accident. Assisted the club to handle police investigations, media interest and coroner’s inquest.