Stephen Y. W. Yap 葉欣穎律師 - Principal

Stephen Y. W. YapMr. Stephen Yap is admitted to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and in the Australian States of Queensland and Victoria.  He has worked at various firms in both Hong Kong and Australia before establishing the present firm, Messrs. Yap & Lam, Solicitors in January 2009.

Mr. Yap has practising experience in Hong Kong and Australia in the areas of corporate and commercial Law, probate, conveyancing and general practice.  In addition, he has substantial experience in migration matters particularly with Australia in the field of student visas, skilled migration, business migration and family, spouse and parent migration.

Mr. Yap has actively participated in social activities and is assigned as legal advisor in various community organizations.

Professional Qualification and memberships

  • Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
  • Notary Public of Victoria, Australia
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
  • Civil Celebrants of Marriage
  • The Law Council of Australia
  • The Law Institute of Victoria
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Immigration Lawyers Association of Australasia (Foundation Member)
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association
  • Law Association for the Asia & Pacific Region (LAWASIA)
  • Fellow of The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries
  • The Society of Notaries of Victoria, Australia

Main Practice Areas

  • Civil & Criminal Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Conveyancing
  • Matrimonial Proceedings
  • Migration
  • Solemnization of Marriages
  • Wills, Probate & Administration

Community service and memberships

  • President, Australian Chinese Association of Hong Kong
  • Member, Commonwealth Lawyers Association
  • Member, Law Association of the Asia and the Pacific (LawAsia)
  • Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Professionals Working Committee
  • Hon. Legal Advisor, Tai Po Rural Committee
  • Hon. Legal Advisor, Hong Kong New Territories Commercial and Industrial General Association
  • Hon. Legal Advisor, Sha Tau Kok Chamber of Commerce
  • Hon. Legal Advisor, Fung Yuen Village Office, Tai Po
  • Hon. Legal Advisor, Yips Clansmen’s Association of Hong Kong
  • Hon. Legal Advisor, Jinan University Hong Kong Alumni Association
  • Hon. Legal Advisor, The Hong Kong Association of the Medical College of Jinan University




Alfred Donald Yap - Consultant


  • University of Sunderland, England (Formerly known as Sunderland Technical College)
  • College of Law, England

Professional Qualifications

  • 1966 - admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • 1971- admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong
  • 1984 - admitted as a Solicitor of High Court of Victoria, Australia
  • 1991 - China-Appointed Attesting Officer
  • 1985 - Notary Public
  • 2006 - Civil Celebrant of Marriage


  • Ex-President of The Law Society of Hong Kong (1989-1992)
  • Council Member of Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Limited
  • The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited's Examination Board of the Securities Industry Examination
  • Commonwealth Lawyers' Association
  • Hong Kong Press Council

Relevant Experience

  • Donald Yap is a solicitor admitted to practise in Hong Kong, Australia and England. He is also a Notary Public and a China-Appointed Attesting Officer.
  • He specializes in migration matters and has tremendous experience and knowledge in conveyancing and property development projects




VIVIAN YUEN – Consultant

Ms. Vivian Yuen practises mainly in commercial litigation (such as company and property related matters).  She has advised clients, including listed companies, property developers and financial institutions on their commercial disputes.  Prior to joining Yap & Lam, she has worked with leading law firms in Hong Kong.


  • Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Civil Celebrant of Marriages
  • Reverse Mortgage Counsellor

Main Practice Areas

  • Commercial litigation

Community service and memberships

  • Member of professional delegation to Beijing organised by China Liaison Office and All China Women Federation (2018)
  • President of the Rotary Club of Bayview Sunshine Hong Kong (2003-2004)
  • Committee member of Hong Kong branch of Australian Graduate School of Management Alumni Association
  • Participant in Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers Project (2002)
  • Representative of Law Society of Hong Kong at Young Lawyers Workshop (2000)
  • Chairman of the University of Melbourne Alumni Association in Hong Kong (1998-2000)
  • Secretary of Federation of Australia Alumni Associations Annual Graduates Ball (1997)
  • Member of Law Week Free Legal advice Sub-Committee (1995, 1996)
  • Volunteer and member of the Volunteer worker and member of the Management Committee of the Consumer Credit Legal Service in Melbourne (1991-1993)