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
Relocating Overseas with Children During a Divorce
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a surge in families wishing to permanently relocate overseas. Where families mutually agree to relocate, the process is simple. However, a common problem faced by separated or divorced parents is that one parent wants to leave with the child whereas the other parent wants the child to remain in Hong Kong. This article by Chantelle Woo deals with some of the commonly asked questions faced by parents in such situations.
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
Gall Welcomes Associate to Family & Divorce Practice￼
March 28th, 2022 - Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today that Kim Macnamara has joined the firm as an Associate in the Family & Divorce practice.
Gall Ranked in Chambers Greater China 2022 Guide
Chambers Greater China has published its 2022 guide and Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution (Band 4), Employment (Band 4) and Family/Matrimonial (Band 2). Nick Gall, Chris Wong, Matthew Durham and Caroline McNally are all recognised as Ranked Lawyers.
Caroline McNally Explores Heirlooms and Gifts in Divorce for STEP
In financial proceedings on divorce, both spouses will be required to disclose their personal belongings, which may include items that they have received by way of gift, including family heirlooms. Such assets usually attach high sentimental value and have been given to the spouse with a general understanding that they will be kept ‘within the family’ and passed down through generations. Therefore, it is understandable that tensions often arise in respect of the treatment of gifts and heirlooms on divorce.
International Child Abduction and The Hague Convention
What is International Child Abduction? According to the Report on International Parental Child Abduction published by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in April 2002, international child abduction is when a child has been wrongly removed or retained across an international border. It usually occurs when there is a relationship breakdown between the parents.
Parental Rights for Same-Sex Partners in Hong Kong
At present, same-sex marriages and civil partnerships are not recognised under the laws of Hong Kong. This means that same-sex couples do not currently enjoy the same parental rights as opposite-sex couples in Hong Kong. Consequently, same-sex parents are not attributed equal parental rights.
5 Things to Know about Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Discussing finances can be a sensitive matter for many couples but making sure parties are ‘on the same page’ before marriage is crucial. Here are 5 important things to know about pre-nuptial agreements before deciding whether they are right for you and your partner.
Gall Co-Hosts Webinar with Courage Through Coaching
2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone – for many a wake-up call, for some a write-off, for others an opportunity to learn and grow. Join Monica Browning, Leadership and Life Coach & Founder of Courage Through Coaching, and Caroline McNally, Executive Partner and Head of the Family & Divorce team at boutique dispute resolution law firm Gall, to learn more about how you can set realistic goals for your career and relationships as we move into 2021, and how to understand your core values so you feel empowered in the decisions you make and the way you live your life.