Tanner De Witt supports Hong Kong Family Law Association’s 30th Year Anniversary Celebrations


Tanner De Witt was proud to support the Hong Kong Family Law Association’s 30th Year Anniversary Celebration 2016. Following our silver sponsorship of the HKFLA 30th Anniversary Cocktail held at the Helena May on Thursday 10 November which was attended by Head of our Matrimonial Practice Mark Side, Russell Bennett, Eddie Look, Joanne Brown and Hayley Hui, we then supported the HKFLA Anniversary Dinner at the Hong Kong Club on Friday 11 November. Tanner De Witt matrimonial Partner Joanne Brown and Elizabeth Seymour-Jones of our Litigation Practice were delighted to meet Baroness Hale at this special dinner.

Baroness Brenda Hale of Richmond DBE PC QC FBA was called to the bar in 1969 and has been the Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom since 2013. She was listed as the fourth most powerful woman in the UK in the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour 100 Power List in 2013. Upon her appointment as judge in the Family Division of the High Court of Justice she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). In 1999, Hale become only the second woman to be appointed to the Court of Appeal. She was later appointed the first female Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created a life peer as Baroness Hale of Richmond, of Easby in the County of North Yorkshire.

Tanner De Witt's Joanne Brown and Elizabeth Seymour-Jones with Baroness Hale
Tanner De Witt’s Joanne Brown and Elizabeth Seymour-Jones with Baroness Hale

About Tanner De Witt’s Family and Private Client Practice

Tanner De Witt advises families on divorce and associated matters in Hong Kong, often involving international considerations. For companies in the SME sector divorce of owners is frequently a major corporate event. Visit the practice area page here.

The approach of Tanner De Witt to divorce and family law is to reduce the impact on all concerned of the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next chapter of life. To achieve this lawyers in Tanner De Witt work to the best modern professional practice in putting the interests of children first and encouraging reasoned compromise and negotiations as first principles.

The areas of legal and practical interest include financial maintenance (sometimes known as alimony), estate distribution, child custody and child access. Many of the instructions in this area come from commercial clients who are expatriates in Hong Kong and are concerned about the implications of divorce for their employment visas and the immigration status of family members.

Tanner De Witt has professional relationships with law firms in other countries closely connected with Hong Kong where international divorces may lead to issues and works with a group of experienced mediators, counsellors and child psychiatrists where appropriate.

For more information or to arrange an initial consultation with a lawyer, please contact us.