Gall sponsors the Hong Kong Family Law Association’s 30th anniversary celebrations

Gall was delighted to support the recent celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA), of which Partner Caroline McNally is the Honorary Secretary.

As part of the celebrations, the HKFLA held a cocktail reception at The Helena May on Thursday 9 November and a gala dinner at The Hong Kong Club on Friday 10 November with Baroness Hale of Richmond in attendance as Guest of Honour. Caroline McNally, Lydia Pilati and Rachel Mocatta from Gall’s Family and Divorce practice were delighted to be involved in both events.

Lady Hale is the UK’s most senior female judge and is currently Deputy President of The Supreme Court (formerly the House of Lords). Her career has been marked by a number of ‘firsts’, including that she was the first woman to sit in The Supreme Court and the first family lawyer to fill the post. Lady Hale will be one of the 11 Supreme Court Justices who will hear the Article 50 (‘Brexit’) appeal starting on 5 December 2016.

Lady Hale’s recent visit to Hong Kong was an occasion few family lawyers in the territory will forget. During her visit Lady Hale gave a number of speeches including to The Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong on ‘Life in The Supreme Court’ and to the Hong Kong Judiciary and invited associations on ‘A Child’s Human Rights’. Her final speech at the gala dinner held at The Hong Kong Club was a fascinating look at her dissenting judgments during her time in The Supreme Court.

You can find more details on Baroness Hale’s visit to Hong Kong in our Family and Divorce newsletter:

Gall’s Family and Divorce team are experts in financial and children matters relating to relationship breakdown. Although we are experienced litigators, we also actively promote alternative dispute resolution options such mediation and collaborative law.

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Caroline McNally, Partner
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