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

David is a dual qualified medical doctor/solicitor and is a Founding Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (UK).  He "changed horses" to law almost 25 years ago and nowadays he and Chris Howse lead a team of experienced healthcare lawyers which handle all types of clinical negligence claims, including complex high value and fatal accident claims.

As an experienced litigator, David has gained accreditation as a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in Hong Kong's Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.  David has substantial advocacy experience representing clients before the Civil Courts, Coroner's Court and Medical and Dental Council.

David also has considerable experience in advising on mental health law, medical criminal proceedings, clinical trials and risk management issues.

David has a Master's Degree in Medical Law and Ethics which placed him on good stead to provide healthcare regulatory advice to healthcare professionals as well as institutional clients including hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, specialist group practices and corporate healthcare providers.  In 2008, David was appointed as an Honorary Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine.  He regularly lectures at HKU as well as to the Specialist Colleges.  He also provides clients and others with training in healthcare law.  He is an advisor to various entities including the British Medical Association (HK) and the Hong Kong Medical Association.

Outside of private practice, David has served on the governing boards of a government hospital and a major international school for many years.  He is also a qualified coach with the Squash Rackets Association (UK) and he trains almost daily.

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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
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, Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Member, Law Society of England and Wales
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
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PUBLICATIONS //
Submitted by // K Bowers, Partner/Solicitor Advocate; P Yeung, Partner
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16 August 2018
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Submitted by // K Bowers, Partner/Solicitor Advocate; M Withington, Partner
  ILO Hong Kong Insurance Authority launches consultation on draft enterprise risk management guideline Click here to see the International Law Office Article › read article
11 July 2018