Leading Silks

Edward Chan SCSir Oswald Cheung's Chambers ‘One of the best silks in Hong Kong.’
Richard Todd KCTemple ChambersA very top silk specialising in the practice of family law.'

2022 Silks

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

Leading Juniors

Jeremy ChanDenis Chang’s Chambers 'Jeremy is very diligent and has had exposure in major cases over the years. As a result, he is highly regarded and has also gained the respect of the judiciary.'
Bonnie ChengTemple Chambers ‘Bonnie is a superstar matrimonial junior in Hong Kong. She works phenomenally hard and has impeccable judgement; she is streets ahead of other matrimonial juniors.’
Frances IrvingDes Voeux Chambers 'A reputable senior family law barrister in Hong Kong.'
Giles SurmanPlowman Chambers 'His advocacy is of excellent quality. His understanding of the law, grasp of the essential facts and principles are exceptional.'
Jonathan Ah-WengParkside Chambers 'Jonathan is very well-respected and liked by lay clients as he can use very user-friendly language to explain difficult ideas to them. He is also always skilful in extracting what he wants from his opponents' witnesses without appearing to be aggressive.'
Theresa ChowTemple Chambers 'Theresa is fast becoming one of the leading family law juniors in Hong Kong. She has star quality.'
Joyce LeungRede Chambers ‘Joyce is a seasoned family lawyer who is very knowledgeable.’
Azan MarwahPantheon Chambers  ‘Azan is responsive and very practical. He is the kind of lawyer who can see the big picture clearly and offers great strategic advice.’
Shaphan MarwahPantheon Chambers  ‘He is very strong on his feet and shares a great rapport with the family court judges. He is extremely thorough in his advice and produces excellent written submissions.’

Rising Stars

Madeleine Booth – Bernacchi Chambers 'Madeleine is extremely learned and bright. She is an eloquent advocate and is very good at thinking on her feet. She is a leading junior barrister in the family field.'

Family and private client in Hong Kong Bar

Temple Chambers

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.


‘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.