Family and Divorce

We 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.

The firm combines specialist knowledge with first class client care and pragmatic solutions. We offer each client a tailor-made approach to their particular circumstances and we deal with every matter sensitively and constructively.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Divorce
  • Financial consequences of divorce
  • Judicial separation
  • Separation agreements
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Jurisdiction disputes
  • Children/ parenting disputes
  • Child abduction
  • International relocation of children
  • Unmarried co-habitants and parents
  • Enforcement and/or variation of court orders

Finalist, BDO Limited Award for Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018

Tier 2 Firm – Family and Probate, Caroline McNally named “Dispute Resolution Star”

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018

Gall listed as a Recommended Firm and Caroline McNally named a “Leading Lawyer”

Doyle’s Guide to Leading Family Lawyer and Law Firm Rankings – Hong Kong 2018

Compact team known for its expertise in dealing with the breakdown of relationships. Acts for clients going through a divorce, assisting them in the financial aspects, also usually handling complex international relocations where children are involved. Renowned for its emphasis on using collaborative law and mediation as alternative methods to resolve a dispute.

“They are very good and organised and they have the right amount of empathy with clients.”

Another market source highlights the team’s key strengths: “Approachable and very professional. No-nonsense.”

Leading Firm, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Head of practice Caroline McNally is renowned for her work in the family law field, and particularly recognised for her negotiating skills while working on prenuptial agreements. She was also elected chair of the Hong Kong Family Law Association in 2017. One market commentator states: “She is fantastic to work with: she is measured, reassuring to clients and has a very quick command of the important issues of the case.”

Leading Individual, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Caroline McNally of Gall is commended for her expertise in matrimonial, cohabitation and child-related matters. She is well regarded for high-stakes cross-border matters. One impressed interviewee states: “She is crystal clear in her approach and highly confident, approachable and reasonable, picking up on any key issues immediately”.

Leading Individual, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Hailed as both “a force to be reckoned with” and “efficient and confident”, Caroline McNally’s time practising in London has equipped her with “international training at the highest level. She is an expert on complex, high-stakes matrimonial disputes and has also acted on matters concerning relocation and cohabitation.”

Leading Individual, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

“Caroline is outstanding”; “a wise, clever head on young shoulders”; “extremely knowledgeable, the very safest pair of hands to guide one through a testing time of life”.

Distinguished in Field for Divorce, Nuptial Agreements and Children – Spears Asia Family Law Index