As a practising Barrister, Mr. Ip maintains a mixed practice of civil law and criminal law. For civil practice, Mr. Ip's scope of practice includes: contract law, tort law, insurance law, construction law, land law, family law, company law, probate and will, admiralty law, international trade law, arbitration law, conflict of law, administrative law, and human rights law. For criminal practice, Mr. Ip accepts briefs as prosecuting counsel and defence counsel.
As a practising Arbitrator, Mr. Ip is particularly experienced in international arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Even before practising law, Mr. Ip has participated in many institutional arbitration proceedings, including those of CIETAC, GAFTA, FOSFA, and LME arbitrations. He currently serves as a member in the Arbitration Committee of the Hong Kong BAR Association.
As a practising Mediator, Mr. Ip is accredited by the HKMAAL both as a General Mediator and a Family Mediator and has been frequently appointed as a mediator since 2012. Mr. Ip has also completed professional training in Victim-Offender Mediation jointly offered by the Hong Kong Methodist Church and the Griffith University of Australia, and is a Professional Victim-Offender Mediator.
In addition to law and dispute resolution, Mr. Ip has acquired a degree in Applied Psychology and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. He is currently undertaking further professional education related to behavioral therapy with a view to practice as a psychotherapist in the near future.
Mr. IP is also enthusiastic in education. Since 2008, he has been appointed as part-time lecturer by various tertiary institutions, including the IVE, HKU, CUHK, PolyU, CityU and the RMIT University of Australia. The subjects that he has taught include: Dispute Resolution Projects, Law and Dispute Management of International Projects, Development Control Law, Construction Contract Law, Company Law, Contentious Issues of Child Rearing, Special Topics in Language & Law, and the Use of Chinese in Law.