We are well recognised as having a leading matrimonial and family law practice in Hong Kong. Our reputation is based not only on our expertise in handling litigation in the Family Court when disputes over issues such as financial claims and the arrangements for children have to be resolved through Court proceedings but also in assisting parties to reach an amicable settlement wherever possible. We aim to provide an efficient, professional and effective service to our clients, responding quickly where urgency is required; in a conciliatory manner where appropriate and with sensitivity to the emotional issues that are often involved in family law matters, never forgetting the longer term interests of our clients and their children. We fully support mediation as an alternative method of resolving family disputes.
Our fields of expertise include separation, divorce, financial disputes - often involving complex issues and substantial assets - and all issues relating to children, including
custody, access, wardship and child abduction cases where the return of the child is sought under what is commonly referred to as "The Hague Convention". We also offer advice on reconciliation and issues such as cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements. We regularly handle emergency applications, for example to prevent the disposal of assets or their removal abroad and to protect parties against domestic violence.
We have considerable experience in handling cases with an international dimension where there may often be a dispute over jurisdiction. We also have close links with other family lawyers around the world.
We further handle financial and maintenance claims for family and dependants against estate of deceased persons and have considerable experience in contentious probate actions.
We also assist clients in setting up trusts in particular, family trusts, educational trusts and charitable trusts.