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Old Age and Beyond: Powers of Attorney, Mental Health Ordinance Part II and Beddoe Applications


Age brings with it specific legal issues and challenges. On Friday 19 April 2024, speakers from Denis Chang’s Chambers, Jeremy Chan, Valerie Tang and Jason Ko, will examine issues which arise from three specific areas of the law namely the use of powers of attorney, mental capacity as well as disputes after death. Speakers will share their observations on these areas and suggest best practices when facing such problems as well as examine what might be lessons for the future.

Details of the talk:

Date: Friday 19 April 2024
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Talk), 5:30 pm onwards (Cocktail Reception)
Venue: Denis Chang’s Chambers, 9/F, Lippo Centre Tower 1, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
CPD Accreditation: 1.5 points have been applied for from the Law Society of Hong Kong

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Jeremy Chan

Jeremy Chan has featured in Doyle’s “Leading Family & Divorce Law Barristers” Guide for a consecutive year, with the directory again featuring him as only ‘Market Leader’ Junior Counsel in Hong Kong.

Jeremy is a leading Junior Counsel specializing in all areas of Family Law with a particular focus on the areas of Matrimonial Finance, Private Client, Inheritance, Probate and Trusts.

Called to the Bar in 2000, Jeremy has forged a career as a “go-to Junior” for Family matters and is oted for his “tough and very thorough” advocacy, he is “one of the top three Juniors in the field” and is considered to be “one of the most prominent Counsel here” in Hong Kong.

Jeremy is particular noted for being “very numerate” “with a good commercial sense” which “equip him particularly well in tackling high-value or financially complex case”. Jeremy’s flourishing career has seen him be involved in the largest Family disputes in Hong Kong and often see him representing clients within the Court of Appeal, often not associated with Family proceedings.

More details can be found in Jeremy’s Profile.

Valerie Tang

Valerie was called to the Bar in 2019. Since joining Chambers, Valerie has established a broad civil practice with an emphasis on commercial and matrimonial matters. She has also been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2020.

In Atkins China Limited v China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited [2020] HKCFI 2092, Valerie successfully resisted an application for an interim injunction to stay arbitration proceedings, which concerned a dispute over the design of certain sections of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

More recently, Valerie obtained a return and non-removal order for children abducted from Hong Kong to a non-Hague Convention contracting state in MF v LJL (FCMC 655/2023).

Valerie also regularly acts as sole advocate in land, trust and probate matters. She also has experience in matters relating to mentally incapacitated persons, including Part II inquiries and other contentious applications.

Valerie obtained her law degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and read International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science prior to her legal studies. She also served as a Legislative Council assistant for the Legal Sector Constituency office from 2015 to 2018.

More details can be found in Valerie’s profile.

Jason Ko

Jason is a Charles Ching Scholar. He has been recognised by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024 as a Rising Star in both “Commercial Disputes” and “Regulatory, Investigations and Crime” categories.​

Since joining Chambers in 2019, Jason has acted in a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including successfully seeking injunctions restraining acts of harassment and defamation. He also acted for the defendant in the first Hong Kong trial of disclosing personal data without data subject’s consent, contrary to section 64 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486): HKSAR v Ip Anthony Chun Hin (WKCC 1638/2022) (led by Philip Dykes SC). 

Recently, Jason acted for the successful Plaintiffs in civil contempt proceedings where the Defendant has acted in breach of an anti-harassment injunction order: Chuang’s China Investments Limited v Zhou Changchun [2023] HKCFI 2427 (with Mr Richard Yip).

Find out more from Jason’s profile.


This article was first published on 28 March 2024.

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice and seeks to set out the general principles of the law. Detailed advice should therefore be sought from a legal professional relating to the individual merits and facts of a particular case. The photographs which appear in this article are included for decorative purposes only and should not be taken as a depiction of any matter to which the case is related. The views and opinions expressed in this article/material are solely those of the members authoring it and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Denis Chang’s Chambers, or of any other member or members of Denis Chang’s Chambers.