Dr Siu Yung Alan

Dr. Alan Ma is a highly qualified professional with expertise in IT, Engineering, and Law. He joined Birmingham City University (BCU) in 2019 as a Lecturer in Law. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ma held various roles, including chartered engineer, contracts manager, in-house counsel, and solicitor in private practice. He has extensive experience practising English law in three jurisdictions: England, Scotland, and Hong Kong, for a period of about 20 years.

During his time in private practice, Dr. Ma handled a wide range of cases and represented clients in various tribunals and courts. His experience extends to the highest level, including the Court of Appeal. The reported cases he worked on covered areas such as commercial law, property law, construction law, personal injury, immigration and human rights, and employment. Notably, Dr. Ma was involved in a landmark construction law case that influenced the court's interpretation of a new statute.

In addition to his legal practice, Dr. Ma is a fellow member of the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators (CIArb), highlighting his expertise in alternative dispute resolution. He has trained 15 English solicitors who are currently practising in both England and Hong Kong. One of his ex-trainees has become a barrister and international arbitrator in the City of London.

Dr. Alan Ma brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to BCU, excelling both in his academic role and in his practical legal career. His multidisciplinary expertise and dedication to students' success make him a valuable asset to the university and the legal field.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Work With Industry