Ms Winnie Chow
Winnie Chow is one of Hong Kong’s foremost matrimonial lawyers. She joined Hampton, Winter and Glynn in 1999 and became a Partner in 2006.
Winnie has played a leading role in seeking to improve the resolution of family conflict, and has been prominent in introducing and developing Collaborative Practice as an alternative means of dispute resolution in Hong Kong.
Amongst her public roles, Winnie is a Civil Celebrant of Marriages. She was also a Member of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology of the Government of Hong Kong SAR; and a Member of the Sub-group of the Working Group on Children in Family Proceedings, which was set up by the Chief Justice of Hong Kong to explore the feasibility of a children’s dispute resolution process in Hong Kong.
She has further provided pro-bono support to the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers’ family law advice hotline. She has been recognised by The Law Society of Hong Kong for 5 years in a row for her pro bono and community services. Most recently, in December 2014, Winnie was presented with the Gold Award for her efforts in this regard.
Winnie was the first Hong Kong member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and a founding member of the Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group, of which she was appointed Vice Chair in May 2012. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was appointed into the executive committee of the Academy in 2013 as the parliamentarian, and as Vice-President in 2014. She is also a Member of the International Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is further an executive committee member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association; and a member of the Hong Kong Law Society’s Family Law Committee. Winnie is a case reporter of the Hong Kong Family Law Reports and co-author of “Family Law and Practice in Hong Kong”. She has also shared her experiences as a family lawyer through a number of talks, both locally and internationally.
Winnie was involved in the landmark decision of LKW v. DD on a pro bono basis, which laid down the principles for the Courts to follow in determining financial relief upon the breakdown of the marriage.
Winnie is trained in Family Mediation and has been a trained Collaborative Practitioner since 2010. In February 2015, she also underwent a Parenting Coordination Course, and is a trained Parenting Coordinator. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2001.
Her contribution and dedication to the family law field has been recognised locally and internationally, having been ranked as one of the top ten Hong Kong family lawyers by Spear’s Magazine (Asia) and as a notable practitioner by Chambers and Partners Asia Practice Guide in 2015.
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