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Family Group


Areas of Experience

  • Guardianship

  • Custody, Care & Control, Access orders

  • Surrogacy and parental orders

  • Adoption, International adoption

  • Rights of unmarried fathers

  • Declarations of parentage, legitimacy etc.

  • International Child Abduction (Hague)

  • Child abuse, domestic violence

  • Wardship, Care or Protection Orders

  • Foster care

Our chambers houses Hong Kong’s leading experts on child law.  Chambers has dealt with many of the most difficult disputes over children’s welfare and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of child law.  Our members have regularly acted as experts in foreign proceedings in relation to adoption and child abduction [See here].

We particularly excel in matters which require patient and creative management and in those which involve serious allegations of harm to children. A large proportion of our cases concerning children contain an international element. We are also regularly instructed in cases concerning international child abduction and cases of international relocation. The enforcement of orders concerning children, in this jurisdiction and overseas, is a regular part of our work.

Examples of the work that we have regular experience of doing include:

  • Disputes over contact and residence

  • Relocation overseas

  • Child abduction

  • Disputes over children’s schooling

  • Changes of children’s names

  • Disputes between parents over children’s health care

  • Enforcement of orders, domestically and internationally

  • Adoption & foster care

For more information about our experience, please contact our support team or see the profiles of our members.

Pantheon Family

Pantheon Family has the depth and breadth of expertise and experience to deal with the full range of family work through its main specialist sub-groups. From the most complex disputes to smaller and lower value ones, every case is treated with the utmost importance and respect. We also provide a full and bespoke out of court Dispute Resolution service which utilises the expert skills of our family barristers as mediators, arbitrators and through private FDR hearings. The expertise of several members is recognised by the most prominent legal directories.

Our Ethos

We aim to provide the highest levels of service, with the emphasis on quality, approachability and accessibility. We aim to provide excellent and cost–effective advice and representation. We recognise the pressures that our solicitor clients face daily and the emotional pressures upon our lay clients. Our objective is to ease the burden on both.

As a team, we hold regular meetings and conduct in–house training to build expertise and excellence through shared experience. We also provide updating for our regular solicitors through our publications and lectures (in–house by arrangement – please contact us). Our publications are praised and much sought–after.

Many members of the team also blog on issues relating to family law. You will find links to their social media feeds on their profile pages.

Support Team

Please contact our Practive Development Manager, Sukie Cheung at


Sukie Cheung
Phone | 2105 8400
Email |

Relevant Barristers

Azan Marwah
Shaphan Marwah
Ronald Pang
Linda Cho
Romain Pierre Levaire
Ying Ni
Christie Lee


“Azan [arwah is responsive and very practical. He is the kind of lawyer who can see the big picture clearly and offers great strategic advice."
– Legal 500


"Shaphan Marwah] 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."

– Legal 500

“Ronald Pang … is an all-round counsel. He is responsive, analytical and efficient.”

– Legal 500

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