Lawyers at Leisure

Everyone believes in second chances, whether in a professional or personal context. A renewed opportunity is something we have all been thankful for at some point but what if you could provide a...
July 2021
There is a widely accepted theory that people are either left-brained or right-brained, meaning that one side of their brain is dominant. If you are mostly analytical and methodical in your thinking...
June 2021
Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing change, hope, and life. These beautiful flying insects have been the subject of numerous pieces and forms of art and it is no surprise that...
May 2021
Precision, attention to detail and the strive for perfection – these are some of the things Deirdre Fu, Special Counsel in Withers’ private client and tax team, believes are common between the...
April 2021
It’s a sport played by royals, sultans, tycoons, and sports enthusiasts. Polo is arguably one of the oldest team sports, and Taylor Hui, partner at Deacons, is a vocal proponent of it in Hong Kong...
March 2021
Picture yourself onstage, in front of an audience waiting to hear you interpret the lyrics of the song that you are about to sing. Then picture yourself a few hours later in a conference room working...
February 2021
Standing in front of the wardrobe to choose an outfit to wear, some may play by the rules. If you are Chris Chuang, however, even a small accessory can be a way to defy convention. Lawyers,...
January 2021
HKFO Chairman and Music Director Sean Li in 2020 Barrister Sean Li pursues his passion for music as conductor of the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, which he founded. What do you do, as an up-and...
December 2020
“How much will I get?” or “What’s my claim worth?”. That and the flip side of the coin: “How much should I expect to pay?” These are the questions that have been asked for as long as there have been...
November 2020
I believe very few of you would have never heard of the sport of table tennis or ping pong, in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small rackets....
October 2020
Balance Flexibility is essential for a lawyer aspiring to balance the scales of professional life. Achieving a balance between professional life and private life is not easy. Addressing...
September 2020
  I was scared when I was approached by the Law Society to contribute an article on mindfulness in Hong Kong Lawyer. I have been reading the magazine for years but have never thought of...
August 2020
I’ve kept order among Cambridge dons when they’ve overstepped the mark on the touchline while students have been kicking lumps out of each other. I’ve refereed international players in Cuba’s...
July 2020
  About two years ago, I was hiking with a good friend along the Wilson Trail when I told her I was looking for a regular weekend activity to stay fit. Being new to Hong Kong, she had just...
June 2020
My late father used to teach me that crisis creates opportunities. The COVID-19 crisis provided me an excellent opportunity to set up my cooking blog – something which I had never imagined I would do...
May 2020
Darts, looks fun and easy right? I however, know of no other sport looking as easy as darts for outsiders but in reality being so demanding for a player. Darts is the type of sport where mental...
April 2020
We all know the life of a lawyer is not the easiest: long hours, late night calls (especially in Asia), high pressure to perform, the list goes on. Added to that the pressures of having something of...
March 2020
Enzo Ferrari (founder of Ferrari) had a dream and he said, “the dream became bigger, much bigger to build a car, that doesn’t slow in the curves, that flies without leaving the ground...” and owning...
February 2020
‘Postcards are an anonymous art. They represent a collective taste; their idiosyncrasy is of the times, not of a particular individual.’ – Ian Buruma: introduction to ‘Historical Postcards of Hong...
January 2020
The Enduroman Arch 2 Arc challenge is a journey that connects two of the world’s most beautiful cities by running, swimming and cycling. It’s the world’s longest point to point triathlon. The clock...
December 2019