When any relationship breaks down, it can be a difficult time to reorganize your life and family in a way that feels empowering and balanced. For marriages ending, this phase of working through the complex matters involved, including financial issues, custody and asset agreements, and more, often requires professional advice and representation.
If you feel that you need this legal support, the following individuals are among the top divorce lawyers in Hong Kong. When choosing a lawyer, take note of their experience, previous cases, and be sure to ask questions not only about their fees but also how they work and their overall mindset. This will help you find the most aligned support for this time in your life.
What is the average cost of lawyers in Hong Kong?
It all depends on the situation. Hong Kong law is quite straightforward in many ways which are helpful in calculating the cost of divorce in Hong Kong. Lawyers in Hong Kong are typically in this range (Legal/Clerk/Trainee: HK$ 2000-4000 per hour, Solicitor: HK$3500-6000, Partner: HK$6000-10,000 per hour). Note, you will most likely work with a team to keep costs in the best case scenario but it is expensive. They also typically request a down payment in advance of HK$30-40,000.
Sharon specializes in international divorce cases and family matters in Hong Kong with local and jurisdictional disputes, including those involving children. As a self-proclaimed optimist, she understands the complexity of marriage and family breakdown and is even a Civil Celebrant of Marriages. It is this positivity that she takes into her work helping clients in a compassionate way when settling divorce matters. She is a speaker for conferences and international events involving family law issues and is among the Top 100 Women in Litigation in the Asia-Pacific region as named by Benchmark Litigation.
Sharon Ser, 30/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong, +852 3711 1674, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/people/sharon-a-ser
Geoffrey has worked in many areas of family law and is well known for his impressive work with financial settlements for families. He has been practicing law in Hong Kong since 1979 and has insight into all levels of courts for Criminal, Family, and Civil Litigation disputes. For more than 20 years, Geoffrey has been mediating commercial and family legal cases and has recently joined the Hong Kong Collaborative Law Practice Group. This initiative focuses on assisting clients with disputes in a collaborative way to empower the individuals involved.
Geoffrey Booth, 7th Floor, Ruttonjee House, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2868 1234, GNBooth@haldanes.com, www.haldanes.com/lawyers/geoffrey-booth
Elsie Liu is a top matrimonial and family law practitioner and the Head of the Family Law Group at the prestigious Hong Kong firm Haldanes. She’s been working in her field for more than 25 years and takes this extensive experience into her complex and high-profile cases. She works with both locals and expatriates in Hong Kong. Elsie’s accolades include being in the Top 100 Women in Litigation in 2020 and 2021 by Benchmark Litigation, as well as a Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer and Mediator in 2021 by Doyles Guide.
Elsie Liu, 7th Floor, Ruttonjee House, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2230 2895, email@example.com, www.haldanes.com/lawyers/elsie-liu
Caroline specializes in Family Law and Divorce advising wives and husbands on different family breakdown issues. She has more than 20 years of experience in family law and has a special interest in complex financial issues involving substantial assets, as well as cross-jurisdictional disputes and child relocation. She is the Deputy Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Family Law Association and developed the Family and Divorce Practice at Gall in Hong Kong after working for many years in London.
Caroline McNally, 3/F, Dina House, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3405 7629, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gallhk.com/our-people/caroline-mcnally
Stephen has been awarded many different titles throughout his years, including being among the Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers in Hong Kong (as awarded by Doyles Guide). He has also been named a Distinguished Professional Mentor from 2006 to 2015 by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Additional to his accolades, he has written for many different Family Law publications and educated up-and-coming lawyers. This experience in academia reveals how passionate Stephen is about his work, specializing in matrimonial disputes and working for a long time with financial settlement issues.
Stephen Peaker, Suite 503, St. George's Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2868 1047, email@example.com, www.oln-law.com/our-people/stephen-peaker
Jocelyn always felt drawn to working with families, stating that “I knew I didn’t want to focus on any area of law, but family law right from the beginning… I love what I do.” She has worked extensively in areas of financial agreements, jurisdiction issues, ownership disputes, child relocation and custody, and more. She has been a part of some of the most high-profile cases of high-net-worth individuals in Hong Kong. Jocelyn also has a lot of experience with divorce cases where trusts and jurisdictional complexities are involved.
Jocelyn Tsao, 30/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong, +852 3711 1609, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/people/jocelyn-tsao
Rita works with cross-border family issues and complex financial cases. She is also known as the pioneer of the first and only family adjudication case in Hong Kong. She works with many different families but also has extensive experience in wealth-preservation of very high-net-worth individuals. She was recognized by Benchmark Litigation in 2020 and 2021 as one of the Top 100 Women in Litigation in the Asia-Pacific region. With her 18 years of practice and standing at a prominent law firm, Rita is among the best divorce lawyers in Hong Kong.
Rita Ku, 30/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong, +852 3711 1670, email@example.com, www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/people/rita-ku
Winne Chow works is a founding member of the Hong Kong Collaborative Practice group, currently serving as a chairperson. She loves to educate others in her field of family law, sharing talks and lectures in and around Hong Kong. She collaborates with her clients in a mindful way to ensure that dispute resolution is tailored to the context of each family that she works with. Winne has also been ranked in the Top Ten of Hong Kong’s family lawyers by Spear’s Magazine in Asia.
Winnie Chow, CRB, 20th Floor, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3953 3008, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.crb.com.hk/en/winnie-chow
Not only is Jain a leading family divorce lawyer in Hong Kong, but she is also a published author, co-writing material for the book “Family Law and Practice in Hong Kong.” Jain specializes in divorce, jurisdictional disputes, custody proceedings, financial settlements, and more. She is a member of international family law committees, as well as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group, and the Treasurer of the Hong Kong Family Law Association. Jain was ranked as a ‘leading solicitor’ by Doyle’s Guide of lawyers.
Jain Ruskin Brown, CRB, 20th Floor, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3953 3007, email@example.com, www.crb.com.hk/en/jain-ruskin-brown
With jurisdictions in Hong Kong, England & Wales, and Queensland, Australia, Linda is a highly qualified international family lawyer working with Howse Williams in Hong Kong. She specializes in separation, divorce, custody disputes, and financial arrangements. Additionally, her field of expertise is in the realm of assisting families that have assets in multiple jurisdictions globally, as well as the relocation of children. She is very knowledgeable in her field, editing University educational content on family law for people studying in Hong Kong.
Linda Heathfield, 27F Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2803 3624, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.howsewilliams.com/en/linda-heathfield
Top Divorce Lawyer Firms In HK