Criminal law
Criminal law

At Vidler & Co. we pride ourselves on our dedicated and bold defence of clients' rights and interests, regardless of the legal issues at stake.  We deal with every aspect of an individual's involvement with the criminal justice system and handle cases heard at all levels of court and covering the full range of criminal offences. We are experienced in handling prosecutions by the ICAC, Police, Immigration, Customs and other HKSAR Government Departments.


Emergency help for detained clients

We offer a 24-hour emergency service for detained clients. We can be contacted outside office hours on our emergency help line 852 91677091.

We generally handle our own advocacy in the Magistracy, Juvenile and District Courts. When required, and for cases in the Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal, we brief suitable barristers based on our client’s needs, wishes and the resources.


Our clients

Our clients include individuals accused of offences as well as victims and witnesses. We work closely with a number of NGOs, charities as well as international organizations such as the UNHCR. We are also a listed legal provider with foreign consulates and multinational corporations. 



We have access to interpreters for a wide variety of languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, South Asian and European languages.

We have experience handling the whole range of offences including but not limited to:

  • Allegations of dishonesty from share manipulation, fraud, conspiracy to steal, theft, to minor acts of dishonesty such as shoplifting.
  • Drug related offences from large scale trafficking to possession of small quantities of illegal drugs.
  • Allegations of violence from homicide, armed robbery, and grievous bodily harm to minor assaults and fighting in a public place.
  • Offences against property including arson and criminal damage.
  • Public order offences including arrests arising from demonstrations.
  • Sexual offences ranging from rape to indecent exposure and prostitution.
  • Road traffic cases at all levels from road racing to contested speeding summonses.
  • Computer and Internet crime allegations including 4-1-9 fraud to defending allegations of possession of child pornography.
  • Immigration offences involving the use of forged travel documents and visa violations.
  • An array of other matters including prosecutions by summons by the Food and Hygiene Department and the Labour Department.
Vidler & Co. Solicitors
22/F, No. 88 Lockhart Road. Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: 852 2836 3369  Fax: 852 2836 5138  email:
Emergency 24 hour arrest numbers 852 91677091 (English) (Cantonese)