Divorce

07Apr2022

The end of the blame game in divorce in England and Wales, and what it means for Hong Kong

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act (2020) (the “Act”) came into force on 6 April 2022 in England and Wales, allowing couples to divorce without assigning blame, or what is often called ‘no-fault divorce’. What it means Before this significant reform, one spouse had to…Read More

29Mar2022

Legal update: Reciprocal enforcement of civil judgments of matrimonial and family cases in Hong Kong and Mainland China

This is an update to our article dated 15 June 2021 regarding Reciprocal enforcement of civil judgments of matrimonial and family cases in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap. 639) came into…Read More

16Mar2022

Nesting Arrangements – will separating parents flock to this concept?

For separating and divorcing parents, one serious consideration often is: how will this relationship change affect our children? And rightly so.    While the separation and divorce process involves the breakdown of the parent’s relationship, the children’s lives are inevitably turned over.  Often, the children will…Read More

12Jan2022

Results of 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2022 Greater China Region Guide for each of its main practice areas. Please see full results and editorial commentary below. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2)Full ranking here. What the…Read More

15Jun2021

Legal update: Reciprocal enforcement of civil judgments of matrimonial and family cases in Hong Kong and Mainland China

Attempts to enforce civil judgments in family cases between Hong Kong and Mainland China have faced many difficulties in the past, despite Hong Kong’s reunification in 1997. With a view to promote further legal cooperation between the borders, on 20 June 2017, the Supreme People’s…Read More

12May2021

Benchmark Litigation 2021 rankings announced for Asia-Pacific

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been included in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 Asia-Pacific rankings. It’s another milestone year for us as we are ranked in five categories this year, compared to four last year and two the year prior. Our awards…Read More

22Jan2021

Relocation amidst a pandemic: COVID-19 and a wish to permanently leave Hong Kong with children

23 January 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the confirmation that COVID-19 has spread to Hong Kong. In a year filled with uncertainties and challenges, following on from a year of protests in Hong Kong, our Family Practice has seen an increase in enquiries,…Read More

04Dec2020

Tanner De Witt’s Family practice joins the HKFLA Christmas Quiz

On Tuesday 1 December, Tanner De Witt’s Family practice donned festive headgear and got ready for one of the top social events of the season – the Hong Kong Family Law Association’s Christmas Quiz. This year’s Quiz was held over Zoom due to ongoing social…Read More

01Dec2020

Award win for Tanner De Witt’s Family practice as the firm is recognised as Asian Legal Business’s BDO Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 2020

We announce with great pleasure that our Family practice was recognised – out of a group of nine Hong Kong law firms – as the BDO Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year in the 19th Annual ALB Hong Kong Law Awards on Friday…Read More

20Oct2020

Radmacher v Granatino, 10 years on: revisiting the landmark case on nuptial agreements

Nuptial agreements have often been met with conflicting views. For the romantics, the idea of entering into a nuptial agreement may suggest planning for an imminent divorce. For the cautious and financially prudent, it can be seen to be a sensible financial and succession planning…Read More

23Sep2020

Joanne Brown now an accredited HKMAAL Family Mediator

We are delighted to announce that Joanne Brown, Partner and Head of the Family department, is now accredited by the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL) as a Family Mediator. What is Mediation? “Mediation is a flexible process conducted confidentially in which a neutral…Read More

18Sep2020

Legal update: Two equality rights cases ruled on by High Court on 18 September 2020

The High Court today handed down two decisions concerning same-sex rights in Hong Kong. Ng Hon Lam Edgar v Secretary for Justice [2020] HKCFI 2412 In the Judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice Anderson Chow, the High Court today ruled in favour of Mr Edgar…Read More