Our firm has previously published a book in November 2008 entitled “Aircraft Accident Investigation: Human Factors & Legal Challenge” to raise funds for charity.  This is based on Lily’s research in partial fulfilment of the requirements for her Master of Aviation degree in the School of Aviation, Massey University, New Zealand.


In this book, various analytical human factors tools are examined and considered in relation to their potential contribution to challenging the merits of accident investigative reports.  In addition, the legal aspects of these reports are also examined to determine how extant legislation and common law could be applied to challenge the reports on the basis of law and procedure.


The human factors analysis tools are particularly useful to any organizations in high risk industries for the self-diagnosis of their own safety standard, and to identify the latent errors whose adverse consequences may lie dormant within the system for some time, they would only become evident when they combine with others to breach the system’s defences.


It helps insurers play a role in assisting the insured in high risk industries in assessing their safety standards, identifying latent errors in their safety systems in using the methods and tools for accident causation analysis discussed in this book.  As a result, the number of claims could be much reduced.


The different methods and tools are generalized and applicable to almost any kinds of accident.


This study employs two disciplines, namely, aviation human factors and a comparative analysis of relevant legal provisions in Hong Kong and in major Commonwealth jurisdictions (such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Canada) with respect to domestic law, public international law and comparative law.


Lily is probably the first lawyer in Asia, if not the world, who has written a book on this special topic.