Mr. Christopher ELLIS
Professional Consultant
Tel (852) 3943 1808
Fax (852) 2994 2505

Room 529,
Faculty of Law,
5/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Chris Ellis is a professional consultant who practised for many years at the Criminal Bar as both prosecutor and defence counsel. Before coming to Hong Kong in 2005, Chris also taught postgraduate law in England for seven years. He also taught advocacy, negotiation and conference skills on the English equivalent of the PCLL. Chris was a personal student of the late Professor Sir John Smith QC (Smith and Hogan) and studied advanced criminal law under his tutelage.

Chris has over 20 years experience in teaching law. His main subjects are criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal litigation and drafting. He has also taught advocacy, evidence, negotiation and conference skills on the English equivalent of the PCLL.

Chris has previously tutored at Hong Kong University on the LLB degree and on the BCJ (Bachelor of Criminal Justice) degree. Chris has also taught the criminal law to Hong Kong police officers, Correctional Services staff and Immigration Department employees.

Chris teaches on the PCLL and JD programmes.

Chris received 2 nominations for Teaching Excellence Awards in 2016-17


  • Contributing Editor for Hong Kong Archbold (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • External examiner in evidence and procedure for LLB at Manchester Metropolitan University

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM (Hons) (Queens' College, University of Cambridge)
  • Barrister and member of Grays Inn since 1991

Research Interests

  • Criminal Law of HK and other jurisdictions
  • Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • History and development of the Criminal Law