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Associate (Family)

We are currently recruiting for an Associate to join our Hong Kong's Famly - Dispute Resolution team!

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Permanent - Full Time


Hong Kong

Job Role

Dispute Resolution - Family

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Practice Group: Family  

Job title: Associate

Location: Hong Kong

About WithersWorldwide


A law firm focused on people and collaboration

For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives.

We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes.

Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future.

To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones.

We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first.

Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.


What are we looking for?

We are looking to hire an Associate to join the Withers Hong Kong Family team. The ideal candidate will have around 4-7 years PQE and will have worked in a Family team and have experience with matrimonial litigation. The role will at times be demanding and fast paced so you will need to be an efficient worker who can prioritise, multi-task and remain calm under pressure. 


Areas of focus and responsibilities

The role is focused on advising and assisting an exceptional client base and will involve:

  • Working in a team of Family lawyers of diverse backgrounds and expertise. 
  • Drafting of legal documents and correspondence
  • Legal research
  • Attending and doing advocacy at court hearings
  • Giving advice to clients both in writing and orally in meetings
  • Attending mediation or other settlement meetings
  • Managing the case file and running the case with supervision of a partner

Given our multi-disciplinary approach in providing our clients with solutions, you will also get to collaborate with colleagues with an exceptional wealth of experience both in the Hong Kong office and other offices, and other practice groups.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance of this job and, as such, the role may include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.


Skills and Experience

  • four to seven years PQE with experience in family law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Analytical, organised and can demonstrate initiative
  • Able to work as part of a dynamic team and also independently
  • Good command of English
  • Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin and the ability to read and write in Chinese
  • Proficient in PC skills e.g., Word, Excel & etc


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.


Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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