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Jackson Ng 黄精明

Director, Conservative Friends of the Chinese

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Business. Community. Law. Politics.

Adviser to the Lord Wei of Shoreditch
Director, Diaspora Ventures
Senior Associate, Chan Neill Solicitors

Jackson was raised in the United Kingdom and has also lived in Australia, Singapore and The Netherlands. Jackson read law at both the School of Oriental and African Studies and also the London School of Economics and Political Science, both of the University of London. He is also an alumnus of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

After graduating from university, he worked full time as a lawyer before being active in politics. He is equally fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and has a working knowledge of Dutch. He writes and speaks regularly on social, business and political issues relating to Britain and China.

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Michael Chan

Partner of Chan Neill Solicitors

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Business. Charities. Community. Law.

Chairman of London Chinatown Lions Club 2012 Dragon Boat Festival 2012
Ex President of London Chinatown Lions Club 2007 / 2008

Michael initially looked to science as a career path having obtained a BSc (HONS) degree in Chemistry from UMIST in 1990. He however felt that the cut and thrust of litigation was more his yearning having initially started at Lovells, Hong Kong working on a large construction arbitration dispute during 1990 – 1991. He returned to the United Kingdom and indeed changed career paths and completed the CPE, LSF and formally qualified as a solicitor in September 1995. His ambition and adversarial skills in litigation quickly made him rise from an assistant solicitor to partnership in 1998 and equity partner status by 2001.

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Alan Mak MA, FRSA

Business Leader and Investor, Charity Trustee, Speaker, Lawyer

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Business. Charities. Community. Law. Politics.

Alan Mak is a young business, political and community leader. He was born and raised in Yorkshire, where his parents started and ran a small family takeaway business, and where he carried the London2012 Olympic Torch.

Alan is co-author of the Next Generation Vision and President & Trustee of school breakfast club charity Magic Breakfast, a winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award. He is a private investor, a non-executive member of the Group Board of Havas Worldwide UK Group, and a business columnist for LondonLovesBusiness.com. He writes and speaks widely on business, political and economic issues, focusing on Britain, America and China.

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Leon Chua

Solicitor

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Business. Law.

At the age of 16, Leon started his own ticket agency company in order to fund and maintain himself through college. It was due to his passion in business that Leon decided to pursue a career in Law.

Leon read law at the University of Greenwich and graduated with an upper-second class honours degree in LLB Law. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at BPP Law School before commencing his legal career with the Magic Circle firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and subsequently qualified as a solicitor with an international law firm.

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Louise Wong

Solicitor

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Community. Law.

Louise was the Winner of The Pearl Award (an annual ceremony held to celebrate UK Chinese achievements) for Most Promising Newcomer in 2006.

As a brief background about me. I was born in England. At 17 years of age I read law at Derby University and graduated with an honours degree in LLB Law with European Studies. Following a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at 21 I was a trainee solicitor at Derby Law Centre for 2 years before I fully qualified at 23 to become the youngest solicitor in England and Wales in October 2005, as attested by the Law Society.

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Leonard Ng

Solicitor and Musician

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Law. Music.

Leonard Ng was born and raised in Singapore. He studied law at the National University of Singapore and qualified as a lawyer in Singapore in 1996. He then obtained a LL.M degree at the University of Chicago Law School in the United States in 1997. Leonard went on to join the London office of Sidley Austin LLP and is currently a partner in the International Finance Group of the firm in London. Sidley Austin is one of the world’s largest law firms, with over 1,800 lawyers practising in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Leonard specialises in UK and EU financial services regulation and structured finance. He advises banks, investment firms, hedge funds and other entities on a wide range of regulatory issues. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences on regulation and structured finance.

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Christine Lee

Solicitor and Company Director

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Community. Law. Politics.

Christine Lee is one of the most prominent figures in British Chinese society and is one of the most experienced and leading Chinese lawyers practising in the United Kingdom today. She is the founder of the renowned British Chinese law firm Christine Lee & Co; Chief Legal Advisor to the Chinese Embassy; chairwoman of the North London Chinese Association; and leader of the ‘Integration of British Chinese into politics' campaign, also known as the ‘BC Project'.

Christine has worked on some of the leading cases in the field of Immigration and Human Rights and is highly regarded as a result by her peers and the UK Chinese Community.

She has close contacts at the Chinese Embassy in the UK and also has close contacts with the Parliamentary All Party group on Chinese affairs. Her commitment and passion for the Law has propelled the firm constantly forward. Christine is a specialist in Public Law, Human Rights, Immigration and Family Law. She is a qualified solicitor and a member of ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners Assocation).

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Merlene Emerson

Solicitor and co-founder of Chinese Liberal Democrats

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Law. Politics.

Merlene is the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parlliamentary Candidate for Hammersmith, London and will vie to be the first M.P. of Chinese descent when the General Elections are next called.

Prior to that she stood for her Party in the Greater London Assembly Elections in May 2008, for the Constituency of West Central (which includes Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster).

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