Lawyers at Leisure

Central Park, New York, USA For Deputy Law Draftsman Gilbert Mo, a hobby that emerged after getting inspired by a movie has now become a way of life. Running, specifically marathon running, has led…
January 2022
“Mirror”, Yosemite National Park, USA (2015)  For Loretta Ho, photography is more than just a hobby. Ever since her father passed away in 2009, photography has been a way of staying connected to him…
December 2021
The word “soprano” comes from the Italian word sopra (meaning above, over, on top of), as the soprano is the highest pitch human voice. A staple of classical music, soprano singing is mostly…
November 2021
Reputed to be one of the most ancient artistic type in oriental world history, Chinese calligraphy is the writing of Chinese characters as an art form, combining purely visual art and interpretation…
October 2021
DLA Piper’s Arthur Tso spends his free time riding along Hong Kong’s best cycling routes. He took to two wheels in Thailand on a cycling holiday a few years ago and now he cycles every week with…
September 2021
Impressionist art aficionado, Manuel Ng, shares details about his painting hobby, his inspirations and why he enjoys the activity. As a legislative drafter for the Law Drafting Division of the…
August 2021
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 conflicting…
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 writing…
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 found…
June 2020