Mr Charles Chiu was admitted as a solicitor of Hong Kong SAR since 1981. He was also admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1985, a solicitor and barrister of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia respectively in 1986 and 1989.
In February 2003, he was appointed by the Chief Executive of HKSAR as the full-time Chairperson of the Guardianship Board of Hong Kong SAR, a position he held until January 2021. During his tenure, he chaired a total of 7,318 guardianship hearings. In addition to his numerous local and international presentations on issues of mental incapacity, he is the author of two books, “Enigma of Guardianship” published in April 2019 and “Mental Capacity and Related Issues” in December 2020.
He is regarded locally and internationally as an expert in the following areas of the law and practice :-
- mental capacity assessment
- adult guardianship
- medical law with regard to mental incapacity
- court applications of committee and related orders
- enduring ( continuing ) powers of attorney
- advance directive and care planning including estate administration
- contested family conflict cases over will/testamentary capacity and estate administration
- elder abuse (including financial abuse)
He was a Notary Public, a panel arbitrator and mediator of HKIAC and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was the Chairman of Haven of Hope Hospital and the Board Chairman of Haven of Hope Christian Service of Hong Kong. He was also members of Hospital Authority’s sub-committees.
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