Miss Corinne Remedios
Corinne is a practising member of the Hong Kong Bar, specialising in Family Law. She has for many years been a member of the Bar Association’s Special Committee on Family Law, a member of the Family Court Users Committee and a member of the HK Committee on Children’s Rights. She is a CEDR-trained mediator and has recently attended a Family Mediation Conversion course. She is also a Collaborative lawyer.
Corinne was born in Hong Kong and was the first of 5 children. She recalls a childhood spent largely outdoors in the wilds then of Clear Water Bay. Having completed her schooling here, she travelled for the first time abroad, to England, where she read Law at King’s College London. After a stint as a summer student with the brilliant Charles Ching QC, she eschewed the largely non-contentious life as a solicitor in her father’s firm, for life as an advocate at the Bar. Corinne thoroughly enjoyed having to make impromptu speeches during Dinners at Gray’s Inn. She attended 6 months of her pupillage in England, was called to the English Bar and later the Hong Kong Bar. For Corinne, the most endearing part of practice at the Family Bar is the interface between law and humanity: searching for compromises with which the parties and their children can live. However, the adversarial system remains for her a great source of excitement.
Corinne is married and has 2 children. Her hobbies include cooking, travelling and watching rugby.
Six years ago, Corinne presented a paper at the First Children’s Issues Forum, outlining the recommendations in the HK Law Reform Commission’s Consultation Report in 1998 and its Report on Custody and Access in 2005. She observed then, and notes now, that the recommendations had yet to be implemented.