The pillars of the Chancery jurisdiction include trusts, probate, and administration of estates. Many have turned to DVC’s members for assistance in this area, given their breadth of involvement in cases, including high-profile cases like the Nina Wang litigations.
Many of DVC’s members have been at the leading edge of developments in this sector. Barristers have also been involved in recent advancements shaping the mental health panaroma in Hong Kong including in the area of management of the property and affairs of Mentally Incapacitated Persons.
What the directories say:
She is lauded for her "very sensible and reasonable advocacy" and for her "calm and measured" courtroom demeanour which ensures that "judges really listen to her." She maintains a broad civil practice, and is noted for her “stellar reputation” and her particular experience in the handling of property, probate and land-related cases.
He is singled out for being "the ideal junior" and for being “very meticulous; you never have to worry that he's missed something or not looked at something properly; he's the kind of person you can always trust." He is commended for his wide-ranging civil, company law and financial services practice, and also handles contentious private client matters and disputes in the trust and probate sphere.
Chambers & Partners Greater China Region (2022)
'He is noted for his experience in acting high-value probate and trusts cases, often featuring international elements.'
Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2022)
Frequently sought out to act as counsel in contentious trusts and probate cases, this junior has been recognised for being “a joy to work with,” and for being “knowledgeable, approachable, hard-working and responsive” with “a knack for making lay clients feel at ease.” She is described as “mindful of details” and has “excellent people skills.” “She is everything you want from a junior: she’s very meticulous, thorough and works well in a team.”
“He is the kind of person you could put into an infinite number of scenarios and he would flourish.” This junior focuses his practice on multi-jurisdictional cases, with experience across a wide range of civil and commercial instructions, covering company law and insolvency disputes in addition to contentious real estate, trusts and probate matters. “People think highly of him” and “he is considered to be very intelligent and meticulous counsel.” “He is switched-on and able to accommodate tight deadlines. He’s been presenting very well in court and has been key in getting us a favourable result.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2021)
This up and coming counsel is perceived as a “a very strong junior” - an assessment borne out by his very active caseload and the frequency with which he is selected to support distinguished senior counsel on significant [cases] to High Court level.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2020)
One of DVC's members is identified as a “very tenacious advocate with impeccable academic credentials whose clear and focussed presentation skills ensures she hits all the right points in a case.” Another member stood out for being “obviously very sought after”....“seen in many high profile cases, with the ability to “come up with extremely persuasive arguments that no one else could think of and which could turn a bad case into a good one.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)
One advocate specialising in probate and trust has been recognised for “stand[ing] her ground” and for being “feisty and smart.” A Silk stands out for being “extremely bright, very knowledgeable and user-friendly and easy to work with.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2017)
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