matrimonial law


Q&A with Samantha Chu – Matrimonial Lawyer

Samantha obtained her BA from The University of British Columbia and her PCLL from The City University of Hong Kong. Samantha joined Tanner De Witt in September 2017 after completing her training at a renowned matrimonial law firm in Hong Kong. Why did you choose…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 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


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


Tanner De Witt further develops China and Matrimonial Practices

PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 For immediate release Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the promotion of solicitors Joanne Brown and River Stone to its partnership; the promotions were effective Wednesday 1 November. Joanne will serve as Head of the Matrimonial and Family Department….Read More