family law

06Sep2018

Expats and divorce in Hong Kong

Where to Divorce: Home or Hong Kong? Some families arrive in Hong Kong from overseas and enjoy the adventure of being in a new place, throwing themselves into new activities and meeting new friends.  Others arrive and the changes they face crack what is already…Read More

29Aug2018

Popping the question and sealing the deal: nuptial agreements since SPH

Just over four years ago the Court of Final Appeal endorsed nuptial agreements in Hong Kong, in SPH v SA (2014) 17 HKCFAR 364, [2014] HKCFA 56. “Full weight” should now be given to a pre or post nuptial agreement, provided that it was not…Read More

28Aug2018

Home alone in Hong Kong

At what age can children stay at home without parental supervision? In Hong Kong there is no clear-cut rule identifying the age at which a minor child can remain in the home unsupervised. Asia Times reported in January 2018 that a mother was arrested after…Read More

16Aug2018

New Arrangement for Application for Leave to Appeal in the Family Court

The Court of Appeal has made several suggestions to improve the processing time of filed appeals in the Family Court. This has resulted in the adoption of the New Arrangement for Application for Leave to Appeal in the Family Court (“NAAL”), which is summarised below:…Read More

06Aug2018

Shortlisted in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018

Tanner De Witt is pleased to be shortlisted for five awards at The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018 to be held in Hong Kong on Friday 7 September. We have been shortlisted for: Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year; Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm…Read More