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Winky is a final year DPhil (Law) candidate working under the supervision of Prof Adrian Zuckerman on a thesis on the English Law of Costs. It seeks to establish a coherent theoretical framework that explains and unifies costs decisions on both liability and quantum. The doctrinal work is further supplemented by historical and empirical research.

He is currently also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the National Taiwan University, and the Renmin University of China.

Before embarking on his DPhil research, Winky completed his LL.B. at the City University of Hong Kong as a Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholar and a Hong Kong Government Scholar, and then a Bachelor of Civil Law as a British Chevening Scholar with a subject prize in Civil Procedure, followed with an MPhil (Law) on the history of the English law of costs.

He was previously a Research Guest of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law under its scholarship programme, and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure, a Graduate Mooting Coordinator, and a Mooting Coach for Media Law at the University of Oxford. His current research mainly focuses on Civil Procedure, Evidence, Torts, Administrative Law, and the interactions between these subject areas. He also has a strong interest in Legal History and Empirical Legal Studies. He was also previously an Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director of the Centre for Human Rights Studies at Jindal Global Law School, India, where he taught torts, administrative law and the Hindu & Islamic Law of Succession.


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  • So, 'Access to Roman Civil Justice' (2015) 33 Civil Justice Quarterly 462
  • So, 'Review: N Andrews, Andrews on Civil Processes (2013)' (2015) 1 Law Quarterly Review 162 [Review]
  • So, 'A brief history of the law of costs ? lessons for the Jackson Reforms and beyond' (2013) 32 Civil Justice Quarterly 333
  • So, A Principled Approach to the Interpretation of Court Orders, paper presented at Evidence & Procedural Justice Discussion Group, Oxford University
  • So, 'Contemporary Issues of Capital Punishment in Saudi Arabia' (2011) 2 City University of Hong Kong Law Review 261
  • So, The Revival of the Tort of Public Misfeasance in Hong Kong - A Comparative Study (City University of Hong Kong Press 2010)
  • So, 'Revision of Chapters 4 (Contract), 5 (Agency), 8 (Tort)' in Srivastava (ed), Business Law in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell 2007)


Research Interests

Civil Procedure, Evidence, Torts, Commercial Law, Administrative Law, Comparative Private Law, Comparative Civil Procedure, Legal History

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Tort, Principles of Civil Procedure

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