Sherlynn Chan > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Deacons
5TH FLOOR, ALEXANDRA HOUSE
18 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group

Position

Partner

Career

Sherlynn is a seasoned family lawyer and a leading lawyer in mental capacity law in Hong Kong. She handles complex and sensitive matrimonial cases including divorce, separation, cohabitation, financial claims as well as children matters (access, custody, relocation, and international child abduction) and injunctive relief for preservation of assets.

Her family practice includes trust and probate disputes including dependents’ applications for financial provisions under Cap 481 as well as advisory work in relation to trusts, succession planning and wealth protection.

Sherlynn is also a leading lawyer in acting for vulnerable clients and has been appointed by the High Court on multiple occasions as Committee for a Mentally Incapacitated Person, to manage their property and affairs; advises Committees and represents applicants in contested and non-contested applications under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance, Cap 136.

Sherlynn’s experience includes:

  • Advising on matrimonial matters including financial claims under the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Ordinance (Cap 192)
  • Advising on children matters, including access, custody, relocation and child abduction cases under Hague Convention (Cap 512)
  • Advising on claims under the Guardianship of Minors Ordinance (Cap 13)
  • Advising on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Resolving complex family, probate and trust disputes
  • Advising on financial claims by family members and dependents of deceased estates under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Ordinance (Cap 481)
  • Acting for litigants under disability in high value litigation

Languages

English
Cantonese
Mandarin

Memberships

Chairman of the Mental Health Law Committee, the Law Society of Hong Kong (LSHK)

Member of Legal Aid Committee, LSHK

Full STEP member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Co-chairman of the Mental Health, Elder and Capacity Law Sub-committee, STEP HK

Member of STEP’s Mental Capacity, Philanthropy, Contentious Trusts & Estate Special Interest Groups

Fellow of IAFL (the International Academy of Family Lawyers)

Deputy District Judge in the Hong Kong Family court (2014)

Education

LLB, University of Hong Kong

PCLL, University of Hong Kong