Veronica Chan Runs for a Claus

This Friday 1 December, Restructuring & Insolvency Solicitor Veronica Chan will be donning a funny Christmas costume and sprinting all over Hong Kong, solving GPS-triggered challenges all in the name of charity. KPMG’s Run for a Claus is the game, and Veronica is one of…Read More


Joanne Brown and Elizabeth Seymour-Jones attend Pathfinders Charity Dinner

On the evening of Saturday 18 November, Partner Joanne Brown and Paralegal Elizabeth Seymour-Jones donned mysterious masks to support migrant charity PathFinders at their Mardi Gras themed Anniversary Dinner. Held every year in November, this year’s dinner was an especially poignant one for the charity,…Read More


Tanner De Witt ball sponsor at this year’s Sandy Bay Mini Rugby Festival

Mini rugby teams from all over Hong Kong will be competing in the HKU Sandy Bay RFC Mini Rugby Festival at Cyberport this Sunday 26 November. We’re very proud to announce that we are once again sponsoring the festival this year, this time as Ball Sponsor!…Read More


Tanner De Witt wins 2017 Pro Bono Law Firm Bronze Award

We are pleased to announce that we have won a Bronze Award for our pro bono work in this year’s Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme. The award recognises a local or international law firm that has made an outstanding…Read More


Running for clean seas in the Discovery Bay 10k!

Tanner De Witt had its biggest turnout ever for this November’s Discovery Bay 10k with 9 members of staff pushing themselves around the course. This year more than $140,000 was raised for charity with 414 runners in total. All proceeds will go to Plastic Free…Read More


Legal update: Court of Appeal upholds insider dealing and fraud decision in favour of SFC against two solicitors

Case background On 9 November 2017, the Court of Appeal (“CA”) dismissed the appeal by a solicitor, Eric Lee, and Eric’s two sisters, Patsy Lee and Stella Lee, against the judgment by the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) finding them guilty of insider dealing and…Read More


Judicial Separation or Divorce? When to file for one or the other?

What is Judicial Separation and why choose it?  A Judicial Separation application may be appropriate where parties wish to legally separate but for various reasons they do not wish to divorce.  Traditionally, this procedure was available to parties who did not see divorce as appropriate…Read More


Tanner De Witt Silver Sponsor at Turnaround Management Association’s Asia Pacific Conference

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce confirmation of its Silver Sponsorship at the upcoming 2017 TMA Asia Pacific Conference in Hong Kong. About the 2017 TMA Asia Pacific Conference Held on 15 to 17 November 2017 at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, the TMA…Read More


Tanner De Witt attends The Hong Kong Mental Health Conference 2017

Partner Joanne Brown and Paralegal Elizabeth Seymour-Jones recently attended The Hong Kong Mental Health Conference 2017. Held on Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the Conference hosted a variety of sessions, some of which are below: Mental Health…Read More


Tanner De Witt supports 2017/18 season of Mini Rugby in Hong Kong

We are once again delighted to support Hong Kong’s 2017/18 season of mini rugby through the sponsorship of balls for every new player. This is the second year that we have supported Hong Kong’s mini rugby clubs by enabling each player to have their own…Read More


Foreign Marriages, Bigamy, Polygamy and Nullity in the Law of Hong Kong

What is bigamy? Bigamy is the act of marrying a person while being legally married to another. It is a criminal offence triable upon indictment which, upon conviction, renders the offender liable to imprisonment for 7 years (section 45 of the Offences Against the Person…Read More


Legal obstacles to surrogacy remain in Hong Kong

Surrogacy is becoming an increasingly popular option for families hoping to start a family in Hong Kong. The acceptance of non-traditional family structures, increased access to reproductive technologies and cheaper international travel mean that surrogacy is no longer always altruistic, and it is less frequently…Read More