Jeevan came to Hong Kong in 1981 as an in-house lawyer before going into private practice the following year. After 12 years at the criminal bar, during which he was involved in numerous high profile cases, he moved to civil practice initially focusing on personal injuries and medical negligence litigation, inquests and general common law.
For the last 18 years, apart from maintaining a small niche practice in medical work, Jeevan has engaged for the most part in corporate, commercial, banking, shipping and construction cases, being particularly interested in those that require detailed dissection and have multi-jurisdictional elements, including BVI law.
Jeevan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator. He is also the author of “Medical Abbreviations and Other Interpretive Tools” and the President of the New Medico-Legal Society of Hong Kong.
In 2010, with a view to contributing to public service, Jeevan took up appointment on an appeals tribunal in which he is a serving member.Education
Jeevan was educated at Stockport Grammar School, United Kingdom, followed by 4 years at University of Bristol Medical School before studying law in Manchester. After being called to the English Bar in 1978, he spent one year at Butterworth’s Legal Publishers, not only as a sub-editor but also as the author of the Tax Practitioners Diary. In 1980, having taken pupilage in a tax/trusts chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, he took up a post as barrister/solicitor in the British Virgin Islands with Harney, Westwood & Riegels, the pre-eminent law firm in Tortola, where, apart from occasionally attending court in shorts, he was engaged in advising on tax, corporate, banking and trust matters and the establishment of tax shelter vehicles. He continues to provide advice on BVI law.
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Called to the Bar: England & Wales 1978; Hong Kong 1982
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Company and Securities, Commercial and Contract, Coroner's Court Hearings, Disciplinary Proceedings, Employment and Labour, Insurance, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Shipping and Admiralty, Tax, Tort, Wills & Probate.