Temple Chambers excels in matrimonial and family law matters. From the silks, Deepak Nagpal KC remains in high demand for his ‘forensic mind and his attention to detail’ which sees him regularly undertake highly complex and sensitive matrimonial finance matters. The strength of the juniors is equally evident; Bonnie Cheng’s matrimonial and private client practice sees her frequently instructed on complex disputes. As of August 2022, she is currently representing the administrators of a will dated 1954 in Re Estate of Li Sing Kui. Theresa Chow was praised as ‘a robust and reliable counsel’. 2022 saw her undertake several high-value and challenging cases across the practice area. The set has strong crossover with the top level of the London family Bar – Nagpal KC is also a member of London elite family set 1 King's Bench Walk, and the set also includes Richard Todd KC, who also practices in London from 1 Hare Court.
Family and private client in Hong Kong Bar
‘One of the largest sets with all the top and high-calibre counsel.’
‘Temple Chambers have a lot of talent.’
‘Temple Chambers continues to offer the best counsel at all levels.’
‘Temple Chambers is a very strong set in Hong Kong. They have different talents and have in recent years also built up a strong matrimonial practice.’
‘Known as being top-of-the-class and deservedly so.’
‘One of the most well-established in Hong Kong.’
Des Voeux Chambers
At the top end, Des Voeux Chambers was bolstered by Mairéad Rattigan SC taking silk in 2022. She is regularly instructed in a broad range of cases, lending particular expertise to ancillary relief and child law matters. From the juniors, Kerby Lau is a key name for chancery law, acting in high-value trust and probate matters.