Leading Silks

Jeremy Bartlett SC – Prince's Chambers ‘Jeremy is a tremendous help and support in preparing for hearings and his contributions produce successful results.’
Bernard Man SCTemple Chambers 'Bernard is a well sought-after barrister.'
Deepak Nagpal KCTemple Chambers ‘Deepak is an absolutely sensational barrister. He is streets ahead of the competition in Hong Kong and has brought top-drawer, London quality to the local Bar.’

2022 Silks

Mairéad Rattigan SCDes Voeux Chambers ‘A reputable senior family barrister in Hong Kong.’

Leading Juniors

Bonnie ChengTemple Chambers ‘Bonnie is meticulous, analytical, and hard working. She has excellent drafting skills and is very sound in law.'
Robin EgertonParkside Chambers 'Robin is excellent at handling difficult clients and judges. He is unfailingly polite and manages to sooth frayed tempers and bring matters back to the relevant issues, and he does not allow himself to be sidetracked by unnecessary drama, especially in court.'
Azan MarwahPantheon Chambers 'Azan is a reliable barrister most suited for complex and high-conflict divorce matters. He has a calming presence for emotional clients and is able to deconstruct complex legal technicalities into laymen terms, and while advocating for the client, his approach is always fair and non-inflammatory.’
Jonathan Ah-WengParkside ChambersJonathan is very hands-on, thorough and pragmatic, and can usually provide some very useful and practical advice to lay client in resolving matters. In terms of advocacy, his approach is very practical, and he is firm but not aggressive, which makes it easier to extract information from witnesses.'
Theresa ChowTemple Chambers ‘Theresa is absolutely a leading junior in the family law field. Extremely knowledgeable in family law and practice, a very effective advocate, fearless, conscientious, and unflustered at all times.'
Lareina J. Chan – Parkside Chambers 'Lareina is a person who looks into the details of each and every fact of the case and she is good at meeting the tight deadlines of demanding clients. The quality of her work has improved a lot over the years and her native English has made her stand out when she makes submissions in court.'
Kerby LauDes Voeux Chambers 'Kerby is fast in picking up the legal issues of a matter and giving digest of the legal issues. His preparation for hearings is thorough and he is meticulous in addressing the court on the legal issues; he reacts accurately to the questions from court and responds swiftly to the opponent's submission.'
Joyce LeungRede Chambers ‘Joyce is strong in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the matter at hand, and she is thus always able to focus on strategy and give insightful advice accordingly. One particular strength is her ability to establish good rapport with the clients and gain their confidence, and her legal work is invariably of a very high quality.'
Jeffrey Li – Parkside Chambers 'Jeffrey makes strong and succinct arguments that are extremely clear and easy to understand and he is very persuasive in court without being aggressive. He has great cross-examination skills where he can catch a person being dishonest or inconsistent easily.'
Ronald Pang – Pantheon Chambers 'Ronald has shown his ability to express himself in plain and simple language, enabling both the court and the clients to easily understand the issues of a case, and he is always prepared to think outside the box to deal with the special needs of the clients.'

Rising Stars

Madeleine Booth – Bernacchi Chambers 'Madeleine is a real star to watch.'
Joshua Chan – Temple Chambers ‘Joshua is a bright and hardworking junior. He is very thorough in his legal research and his advice is always to the point and practical.’
Abel LamSir Oswald Cheung's Chambers ‘Abel is a very impressive and pleasant barrister. A very enthusiastic and a pro-active team player, his commitment and dedication to work is of a high degree and his writing style and intellect is also commendable.’
Vivien Leung – Denis Chang’s Chambers ‘Vivien has a strong presence in court and does not shy away from a battle. She has never been intimidated by an opponent or witness and she is meticulous, having covered the key points in cross-examinations and re-examinations.’

Family and private client in Hong Kong Bar

Temple Chambers

Temple Chambers is praised as ‘the best set in Hong Kong in family law and private client disputes‘ and it houses experts in matrimonial and family law matters, from junior to silk. Matrimonial finance specialists Deepak Nagpal KC - a silk in England and a co-tenant with 1 King's Bench Walk - and Putonghua speaker Bernard Man SC are notable silks. At the junior level, Bonnie Cheng is strong in ancillary relief disputes, as well as representing parties in children, mental health, and contentious probate cases. Cheng acted in the case of Choo Pin, Tan Cheng Gay & Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan & Ng Giok Oh, which concerned contentious probate proceedings regrading the validity of two wills. Theresa Chow stands out for her demonstrable experience across a wide range of family and private client matters, including divorce and children-related disputes, mental health committee and enduring power of attorney cases, and probate issues.


‘Temple Chambers is the top barristers’ set in Hong Kong.’

‘All members of the chambers are leaders in the legal industry.’

‘Temple Chambers are the top set comprising of very capable barristers in Hong Kong.’

‘Temple Chambers is the leader in the market.’

‘The set is the best set in Hong Kong in family law and private client disputes. There is no difficulty in finding suitable barristers from the set.’

‘The set has many competent junior barristers to choose from.’

‘Temple Chambers undisputedly has the most quality and depth at all levels.’

‘Temple Chambers have an excellent set of counsel, covering different levels of seniority. Counsel from Temple Chambers consistently deliver top-level quality work.’

Work highlights

Des Voeux Chambers

Des Voeux Chambers has demonstrable expertise in family law mandates, especially cases involving multi-jurisdictional elements. Kerby Lau is a strong member of the set with experience in cases concerning contentious probate, wills, estates, and trusts. Notably, Lau acted for one of the plaintiffs in a case regarding the administration and division of Henry Fok's estate. Jacqueline Law is also another key member of the set.


‘The counsel at Des Voeux Chambers are all-rounded and elites in the legal field.’

Work highlights

Pantheon Chambers

Pantheon Chambers has an active family law team that is home to Azan Marwah, who joined the set in January 2023 from Resolution Chambers. His practice focuses on public law and family litigation, including cases regarding child custody, adoption and wardship, ancillary relief, inheritance and probate, and international child abduction. In RM v AY, Marwah acted for the claimant in successfully annulling her forced marriage on the grounds of duress, the first case of its kind in Hong Kong. Shaphan Marwah also has a notable family law practice, covering matrimonial finance matters, children-related disputes, and issues concerning the Hague Convention. He also appears regularly before the High Court and District Court in high-value financial remedy cases. Ronald Pang has a growing practice with expertise in handling high-net-worth family assets.


‘The members of Pantheon Chambers give prompt responses and are helpful.’

‘Counsel at Pantheon Chambers are all highly diligent and experienced in different landmark cases in this area.’

‘Their understanding of the law, combined with creative mindsets and strong advocacy skills, are always able to act in the best interests of clients.’

Parkside Chambers

Parkside Chambers boasts a range of family and private client law barristers who have significant expertise across a variety of mandates, including matrimonial litigation, financial disputes, and children-related cases. Johnathan Ah-Weng has substantial experience handling cases involving trusts, probate, and matrimonial disputes, and Robin Egerton is a specialist in family law with a particular focus on children and finance matters, as well as cases regarding the Hague Convention. The set also houses Jeffrey Li, who is skilled in children and matrimonial finance work. Li acted for the respondent wife in SBE-S v HKL, a case regarding the successful reinstatement of spousal maintenance following the discovery of the petitioner’s business in Canada.


‘Parkside Chambers is a well-regarded chambers. There are a number of counsel who are experienced in family.’

‘The set has very good barristers practising family law.’

‘Parkside Chambers is a reputable chambers with good barristers that you can trust.’

‘There is a good family law team of barristers at Parkside Chambers and they are increasingly making it known they are accessible to solicitors.’