Joshua Baker

Paralegal

Profile

Joshua joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice of Tanner De Witt in June 2016. He holds an LL.M (HR) from the University of Hong Kong where he was awarded a distinction and the Anna Wu Prize for the highest average mark of his year. He previously read law as an undergraduate at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and is now studying for the PCLL at the University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Tanner De Witt Joshua worked for five years in Hong Kong developing a contentious civil practice. He particularly enjoys cases with a personal element and often assists individuals and small businesses. Joshua supports the Litigation and the Fraud and Asset Tracing practices at Tanner De Witt.

Experience

Joshua frequently assists with fraud and asset tracing matters and has experience obtaining and defending freezing orders and disclosure orders, particularly in urgent circumstances. He has defended restraint orders under the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance, and has handled civil proceedings at all level of court, taking two cases successfully to the Court of Final Appeal.

Joshua also has a keen interest in child law and protection and has handled a number of private and public law wardship applications. He has assisted with advice relating to employment matters, discrimination, immigration law and privacy, and has worked on applications under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance, including for emergency relief. Joshua has a particular interest in and experience with non-standard family relationships, and has assisted same sex couples, trans individuals, surrogate parents and foreign adoptive parents.