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David Kan
David Kan
Partner, Solicitor Advocate
Telephone
+852 2803 3658
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+852 9731 2010
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+852 2803 3608

A medical doctor as well as a solicitor and solicitor advocate, David specialises in clinical negligence claims, advising healthcare professionals, including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, midwives and nurses. His clients also include insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, specialist group practices and other corporate healthcare providers. David’s legal career began with Richards Butler Hong Kong.

He has experience in handling coroner's inquests, disciplinary and medical criminal proceedings, investigations commenced by the ICAC and Privacy Commissioners, product liability claims and other healthcare regulatory matters. David also has a special interest in providing advice on mental health laws and ethical issues such as consent and euthanasia.

A proponent of alternative dispute resolution, David is an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Before qualifying as a lawyer, David practised medicine for five years in the UK. He remains a CME-certified medical practitioner and in 2008 was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. 

Between 1991 and 1996, David practised general medicine as a house physician and then as a general surgeon. He subsequently worked in private medical practice in the UK as a part-time resident medical officer in various hospitals. He has been registered as a medical practitioner in the UK since 1991 and in Hong Kong since 1994.

In 2016 David was granted Higher Rights of Audience and accredited as a Solicitor Advocate by the Higher Rights Assessment Board in Hong Kong.  David is accredited in the civil proceedings category, by way of assessment. David has substantial advocacy experience representing clients before the Coroner's court and at Medical and Dental Council hearings. As a Solicitor Advocate David may also advocate for clients, similar to a barrister, in Hong Kong's Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.

› view experience and qualifications
Experience
2011
Reed Smith Richards Butler
2008
Richards Butler in Association with Reed Smith LLP
1999
Richards Butler Hong Kong
1998
Bevan Ashford Solicitors UK
1996
Lees and Partner Solicitors UK
Education
2007
University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Health
1996
Keele University, Master Degree in Medical Law
1996
Birmingham University, LPC (with commendation)
1995
Birmingham University, CPE
1991
Nottingham University, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
1990
Nottingham University Exhibition Prize for Medicine
1989
Nottingham University, Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons)
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
1999 Hong Kong
1998 England and Wales
MA (Med Law), MBBS, MFFLM, BMed Sci (Hons), PDipCAH
Professional Affiliations
Member, Hospital Governing Committee of the Bradbury Hospice
Founding Member, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Medicine, Royal College of Physicians UK
Member, Fitness-to-Practice Committee, University of Hong Kong Medical School
Legal Advisor, Hong Kong Medical Association
Legal Advisor, British Medical Association of Hong Kong
Member, Ethics Committee for the Hong Kong College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Panel Member, Guardianship Board of Hong Kong (2005-2008)
Vice-chairman, New Medico-Legal Society of Hong Kong (2005-2007)
Member, Personal Injury Medical Negligence Law Association of Hong Kong
Member, Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Member, Law Society of England and Wales
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
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