Hong Kong’s top court is still awaiting its first female judge. It is a situation that reflects the city’s slow pace of diversification in the upper echelons of the legal profession, writes Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Usha Casewell.
When the United Kingdom’s most senior female judge, Baroness Hale of Richmond, visited Hong Kong last November for two days, she radiated authority, wisdom and practical common sense in equal measure. Long respected as a pioneering figure in the male-dominated UK legal establishment and an inspiration for female law practitioners everywhere, Lady Hale was the perfect choice to be guest of honour for the Hong Kong Family Law Association’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Read more.