Victoria Branch President
Kelvin Ng is the President of the Victorian Branch of the AALA, having been involved with the AALA since 2018.
Kelvin’s motivation for pursuing greater cultural diversity in the law arises from his belief in the quintessentially Australian notion of the ‘fair go’, which embodies the egalitarian ideals of the society in which we live and work. This is particularly important in the legal profession due to the pivotal role it plays in upholding the rule of law, including equality before the law, regardless of race, gender or other attributes.
In 2018, Kelvin was named as a joint winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship for co-authoring an essay on the topic ‘What does parity in cultural diversity look like?’. He has been heavily involved in student engagement, having previously chaired the Victorian Student Liaison subcommittee and convened the national University Outreach subcommittee.
At a national level, Kelvin is currently the convenor of the national Partnerships and Sponsorship, and Student Engagement subcommittees.
Outside of his direct capacity as an AALA committee member, Kelvin’s broader involvement in the D&I space includes:
being a member of the LIV Diversity Committee;
being a panellist at the Deakin Law Students’ Society ‘Diversity in Law’ Panel in 2019;
writing an article on the topic ‘Dealing with discrimination’, which was published in the 2019 LIV Young Lawyers Journal (Autumn Edition);
being featured in the student-run project, ‘Law in Colour’; and
being a mentor in the Monash Cultural and Lingual Appreciation Network Mentoring Program.
In terms of his cultural background, Kelvin was born in Hong Kong and is proficient in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French.
Outside of the D&I space, Kelvin’s day job is as an associate in the litigation team at Norton Rose Fulbright, specialising in regulatory investigations and disputes, with expertise in:
consumer protection; and
He has assisted with the conduct of high profile and large scale investigations and proceedings on behalf of ASIC, the ACCC and OAIC.