March 6, 2023 – Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today that Kelly Merris has joined the firm’s Family & Divorce practice as a Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales). Previously she was working at Farrer & Co in London for five years. Kelly’s practice focuses on high-net
Caroline McNally Recognised as Top Divorce Lawyer by Little Steps Asia
Executive Partner Caroline McNally has been recognised as a Top Divorce Lawyer in Hong Kong by Little Steps Asia. Described as having ‘long-term experience in family law’, Caroline is ranked alongside other leading family lawyers. The full list can be found here: Top Divorce Lawyers In Hong Kong – Costs, Contacts, Info – Little Steps
International Family Law – Hong Kong
Caroline McNally wrote an article for LexisPSL in the first of a series of News Analysis considering family law provisions in other Jurisdictions. Caroline outlines the key principles in Hong Kong in relation to jurisdiction, divorce, financial provision, private children and non-court dispute resolution as well as recent and forthcoming law reform. Click here to read the
Gall Ranked in Chambers Greater China 2023 Guide
Chambers Greater China has published its 2023 guide and Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution (Band 4) and Family/Matrimonial (Band 2). Chris Wong, Caroline McNally and Kajal Aswani are all recognised as Ranked Lawyers. Dispute Resolution What the firm is known for Local firm Gall is well known and respected for
Gall Recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific’s 2023 Directory
Legal 500 has published its Asia Pacific 2023 guide and Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for Litigation (Band 4), Labour & Employment (Band 4), Restructuring & Insolvency (Band 5) and Private Client & Family (Band 3). Litigation Summary and Testimonials ‘Small but very strong’ conflict-free specialist litigation boutique Gall‘s ‘well organised and effective team of
Relocating Overseas with Children During a Divorce
Pre-Marital and Post-Separation Assets (Including Deferred Bonuses) – Are These Matrimonial Assets to Be Shared?
Kajal Aswani and Kim Macnamara wrote an article for Hong Kong Lawyer’s website and September 2022 magazine issue on pre-marital and post-separation assets, including deferred bonuses, and whether these matrimonial assets are to be shared. Click here to read the article.
5 Things to Know about Financial Arrangements upon Separation or Divorce
When parties separate they will need to address the future financial arrangements If the parties cannot come to an agreement themselves, they will need to make an application to the Family Courts in Hong Kong. Senior Associate Chantelle Woo from Gall outlines 5 important things to know about financial arrangements in divorce proceedings. Contacts:
5 Things to Know About the International Relocation of Children in a Divorce
The pandemic has created an increase in the number of families permanently leaving Hong Kong. But what happens when a separated or divorced parent wants to leave with the child, while the other parent wants to stay in Hong Kong, and wants the child to stay here with them? Senior Associate Chantelle Woo from Gall
Keeping it in the Family
At present, the law in Hong Kong does not provide for any third party, whether related to the child by blood or otherwise, to make an application to the court to be appointed as a child’s guardian on divorce or legal separation if the child’s parents are still alive.