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About our firm

We are here for Hong Kong

We care about our clients

Whatever your legal need, we are ready to assist. Established in 1985, we are an independent law firm equipped with Hong Kong knowledge and global reach.

Polished and professional, we are your friend and ally, guiding you through the legal process with care, sympathy and diligence.

Introducing our family of lawyers

Our accomplished legal team offers a comprehensive range of services to a broad cross section of clients, from private individuals to multinational companies.

No request is too small, no issue too large, no case too complex.

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The world is our office

Beyond Hong Kong’s borders, we are an active member of Ally Law, a global network of selected law firms committed to helping you meet your international business challenges.

With a collective commitment to service excellence, we can refer you in total confidence to our trusted colleagues when you need help overseas.

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Achievements

Hong Kong Law Awards

Winner

  • Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year – 2018, 2019

Finalist

  • Criminal Law Firm of the Year – 2003 to 2013, 2015 to 2019
  • Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year – 2003 to 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 to 2019
  • Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year – 2017 to 2017
  • Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year – 2017
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year – 2003

Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme

  • Gold Award, Improvement Award – 2019
  • Silver Award – 2017, 2018
  • Bronze Award – 2016

Home Affairs Bureau Recognition Scheme for Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services

  • Commendation – 2018

Our Fees

Our fees are based on criteria with regard to the complexity of cases and the nature of work.

The concerns of our client are of paramount importance to us. As a client, you will be informed of our fee structure from the outset. We are happy to give a breakdown of fees charged by us such as fixed fees, hourly rates, and charges for services such as nominee and company secretarial services.

Please note that Hong Kong lawyers are not allowed to charge contingent or conditional fees, unlike in the US or UK.

35+ years of legal experience is just a click away.

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Failing to meet our great expectations

Hong Kong, 1 December 2021: “Please, sir, I want some more.” These, of course, are the famous words spoken by the eponymous young orphan in Charles Dickens’ celebrated novel Oliver Twist as he timidly asks the master of the workhouse for a further helping of gruel. As with many of his epic works, the lauded […]

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Law & More: Episode 8 – Cliff Buddle

Hong Kong, 29 November 2021: We’re delighted to publish our latest episode of Law & More, the podcast that explores issues in the legal world and beyond. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen speaks with South China Morning Post columnist Cliff Buddle. Having been with the Post for 27 years, Cliff is ideally positioned […]

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Helpers facing heightened scrutiny

By Arthur Chan and Jasmine Kwong Hong Kong, 24 November 2021: The Immigration Department appears to be taking a stronger stance over its requirement that foreign domestic helpers should have a clear criminal record in order to obtain a work visa. However, this toughening of attitude gives rise to fresh questions about how future applications […]

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CFA upholds Small House Policy in full

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 19 November 2021: In a much-anticipated judgment, the Court of Final Appeal has upheld the exclusive right of male indigenous villagers in the New Territories to build their own homes, ruling that the so-called Small House Policy is constitutional in its entirety. The judges have declared this right is protected […]

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Come cry with me, let’s lament this disarray

Hong Kong, 17 November 2021: Do you think Carrie Lam listens to music? Unlikely, given that our famously workaholic Chief Executive insists she never relaxes. A pity, because an hour with Frank Sinatra and his swinging songs certainly puts a spring in your step and makes you think wistfully of happier times and alluring locations. […]

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