Ms Linda Heathfield > Howse Williams > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Howse Williams
Hong Kong

Work Department

Family and Matrimonial.


Linda is a Consultant in Howse Williams’ family and matrimonial practice. Linda’s cases often involve families with assets in multiple jurisdictions around the world. She practices across the board in family law cases involving children and finances. Cases relating to children include disputes over custody, care and control and other parenting disputes both in respect of married and unmarried couples and cohabitants. An increasing number of her cases involve international relocation of children. She has acted in applications for private adoptions, usually with extended families or step-families and cases involving the abduction or return of children to or from Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention countries. Her cases in respect of family finances include maintenance claims made for or against her clients, substantial capital claims, including property transfers as well as applications to restrain disposal of assets or to set aside dispositions of assets made to defeat her client’s claims. She is involved in an increasing number of cases involving third party resources and an increasing number of pre-nuptial and post nuptial settlements. Linda is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is collaboratively trained and was a founding member and office holder of the Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group. She is an active member of and past Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Family Law Association.


2012 Howse Williams
2008 Ip & Heathfield
1994 Boase, Cohen & Collins




Member, International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners Member of Lawasia Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


University of Hong Kong, 1991 to 1992; University of Liverpool, 1973 to 1976. Linda was admitted in Hong Kong in 1994, in England and Wales in 1995 and in Australia (Queensland) in 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family

The family law practice at Howse Williams comprises ‘a compact team with verve and imagination’, assisting high-net-worth individuals with complex disputes over nuptial deeds, international child abductions and related wealth matters of contentious probate and wills. Linda Heathfield leads the team, having spent close to three decades representing spouses and vulnerable children. Stacey Devoy has been meeting the growing trend of families in the Asia Pacific region seeking guidance on the governance of interpersonal and international family dynamics.