Ms Helen Tung

Helen Tung, a barrister at 1 Temple Avenue Chambers. Legal Advisor and Research Associate, China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) LSE. In addition to her research on migration from Australian and China to the UK at the CCPN project on migrants at LSE (2009-13). From 2003 onwards she continue works for CCPN Global.  

Helen undertakes a broad practice in commercial and chancery work, with work in insolvency, company, property matters (for both landlords and tenants), dispute resolution, contractual claims arising out of building works, shipping, and environmental law. She has acted for banks, insurance and utility companies at Court and obtained orders in relation to debt claims and bankruptcies, injunctions and enforcement of judgment orders. She has also acted for charities.

As an adjunct to her practice in dispute resolution, Helen has undertaken courses in cross-cultural conflicts. Her interest in private international law dates from when she undertook Directed Studies at the Hague Academy. She has also undertaken research work at the Foundation of International Environmental Law and Development and at the International Maritime Organisation.

Before joining the Bar, Helen worked for several years in-house and in law firms as a commercial paralegal in the shipping, transport, real estate, banking and retail sectors, and she assisted Chinese, Korean and Japanese clients in shipping and contractual disputes.

As an Australian Born Chinese, Helen studied in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Vancouver and completed her law studies at Sheffield and Tilburg Universities before completing the Bar at the College of Law.

Helen is Secretary for UK Society for Chinese Lawyers Society and the British Korean Law Association. She is also a member of the Chancery Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, TECBAR, British Japan Law Association, International Fiscal Association, Bar Council’s China Interest Group, and Anglo-Australian Lawyers Association. She is also a Bar Council International Committee Member.

Helen speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, and basic French and Japanese, besides being a native English speaker. She is learning Korean.

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