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Call: 1991 (NZ)
Admitted as a solicitor: 2001 (England & Wales)


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Stacey joined Pantheon Chambers after a stellar career as a partner at the top commercial and private client firms in London, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Formerly at Howse Williams, Withers, Mishcon de Reya and Clifford Chance, she brings 30-plus-years of experience as a litigator, specialising in all issues confronting families when new relationships are formed or when relationships break down including marital agreements, separation, divorce, children disputes, international relocation of children and all financial arrangements.

Before specializing in family law, Stacey worked in London's 'Magic Circle' dealing with complex, high-value offshore trust litigation including the reported cases of Alhamrani in the Channel Islands and Minwalla, a leading family law decision of the High Court in London on 'sham' trusts that was enforced against a Jersey Trust and led to a change of legislation in Jersey.

Stacey is particularly known for her skilled handling of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and cases involving substantial wealth, offshore assets or trust structures. Stacey advises trustees caught up in divorce litigation and families engaged in trust disputes in Hong Kong and abroad. She has extensive experience advising in matters of wealth preservation, including the preparation of domestic and/or international nuptial agreements.

Stacey is an experienced and sought-after family mediator trained by Resolution in London. She assists parties to make informed decisions and reach agreed outcomes concerning issues relating to separation, divorce, children, finance or property, by negotiation and without recourse to the courts. Resolution describes Stacey's mediation style as 'insightful', 'balanced' and 'warm'.
Stacey accepts appointments as an adjudicator and arbitrator in private FDRs and Private Adjudication under PDSL9.

Stacey was elected a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers in 2017 and is the author of 'Divorce in Hong Kong' for LexisNexis Practical Law. She is also a Registered Trusts & Estates Practitioner with STEP (the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) and was chairperson of STEP's Matrimonial Sub-Committee in Hong Kong. Stacey has been awarded the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management with distinction.
A ranked Family and Matrimonial practitioner for many years in the legal directories, Stacey has been described by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide as ‘someone who is making an impact on family law’ (2020); ‘excellent - very committed with sound judgement and a terrific client manner’ (2021), and by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide as ‘meeting the growing trend of families in the Asia Pacific region seeking guidance on the governance of interpersonal and international family dynamics’ (2023). The Chambers Greater China Region Guide notes ‘she is immensely professional and very, very smart’ (2023)

Stacey is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales and a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand and is in the process of qualifying for the Hong Kong Bar, having previously practised as a solicitor. She was granted an exceptional reduced 6-month pupillage by the Chief Justice and is expected to begin her full practice in November 2024.

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Stacey Devoy 
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