Family Law

17Sep2019

Asialaw 2020 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2020 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. Each firm ranking is divided into the following categories: Outstanding; Highly recommended; Recommended; and Notable. Besides the ranking for our private client practice (which is new…Read More

19Aug2019

Legal update: The complaint process in domestic violence cases

There is no criminal offence of “domestic violence”.  Domestic violence is a general term used to describe all acts of violence; threatening behaviour; physical, sexual or emotional abuse used by one person to control or dominate another, in a family environment.  An assailant can be…Read More

09Aug2019

Mark Side attends International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice’s 2019 London Conference

Partner Mark Side was in attendance at the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice‘s 2019 London Conference, which was held at the Westminster Law School of The University of Westminster on 3 to 5 July 2019. Over 250 delegates from more than 30…Read More

06Aug2019

Tanner De Witt shortlisted for three awards in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for three awards in this year’s Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. The three awards categories are: Insolvency and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year BDO Limited Award Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year The Macallan Highland Single…Read More

04Dec2018

Results of 2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their 2019 Asia-Pacific Guide for each of its main practice areas in particular its Band 1 rankings for Restructuring and Insolvency and Labour and Employment. 2019 Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific Guide Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band…Read More

27Nov2018

Tanner De Witt supports the 10th Private Banking and Family Office Summit Asia 2018

We were delighted to sponsor the recently concluded 10th Private Banking and Family Office Summit Asia 2018, which was held at the St. Regis Hotel Shenzhen on 14 to 15 November. Corporate and Commercial Partners Eddie Look and River Stone attended the Summit along with…Read More

30Oct2018

Legal update: Who is entitled to organise a funeral?

When someone dies, who is entitled to claim the body and to organise the funeral? This question was raised in the case of Re Estate of Lu Han Lung [2010] 3 HKLRD 651. In that case, the wife and eldest son of the deceased wanted…Read More

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

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 vitiated in some way, provided…Read More

28Aug2018

Legal update: 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