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Embracing LGBTIQ+ Communities in Hong Kong Family Law: Latest Issues in Gender Recognition and Sexual Orientation Discrimination – 25 May 2022, 6.30pm

In this talk organised by the Hong Kong Family Law Association (“HKFLA”), Tim Parker and Geoffrey Yeung will shine a light on the challenges that confront members of the LGBTIQ+ community in respect of gender recognition, and sexual orientation discrimination in the context of adoption and surrogacy. 

This is an in-person event to be held at the Hong Kong Club with a maximum capacity of 70 people. Please register for the talk by 23 May 2022.

Date:  25 May 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30pm HKT 
Venue : Victoria Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong

Note: This event is only open to physical attendees and will not be streamed online.

In-Person Attendance

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is a maximum capacity of 70 people who may attend at the Hong Kong Club. This will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Registration starts at 6.00pm.


• Members — HK$150.00
• Invited guests — HK$200.00 
• Students —HK$75.00
• Judges may attend gratis

Please register for the Talk by 23 May 2022

To register, kindly download and complete the registration form and return it by post or fax to The Secretary, The Hong Kong Family Law Association, G.P.O. Box 11417, Hong Kong (Fax No. 2529 5035). 

Attendees are reminded to follow the dress code of the Hong Kong Club. 

Only guests who are fully vaccinated, i.e. have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days prior to the function date, will be allowed to enter the Club. In order to safeguard all Members and staff, guests who are medically exempt will not be allowed to enter the Club.

Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be able to attend private events in our banqueting suites. Children aged 12 years and over will only be allowed in the banqueting suites if they have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days prior.

To avoid any embarrassment, please ensure that your guests have their vaccination record on hand in either digital or printed form so that our staff can scan their QR code by the government mandated record system when entering the individual outlets. This also applies to children older than 12 as explained above. Guests who are not in possession of the necessary vaccination documents will not be able to enter the Club.

Also, upon entering your function room, you and your guests must scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” 1/F QR code using the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app. This is a mandatory requirement by the government for all zones operating under Group D operation regulations.


Enquiries to Lisa Wong, Chairman, on 2531 3412 or Allison Lee, Secretary, on 3416 1754.



Tim Parker


Tim Parker’s practice focuses on public and international law, competition and regulatory disputes, and civil / commercial matters. He has also appeared in a number of family cases. Tim practices both in Hong Kong (at Denis Chang’s Chambers) and the United Kingdom (at Blackstone Chambers). Tim is a Bar Scholar (2008), and was elected to the Whewell Scholarship for International Law at the University of Cambridge.

Tim is ranked as a leading junior in Chambers and Partners 2022 and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 in the areas of Administrative & Public Law, Commercial Disputes, and Competition Law. Legal 500 states: “Tim is a star. A measured yet forceful advocate who has a very tactical mind. He easily holds his own with the most senior of judges.”

In the field of discrimination law, Tim’s notable cases include QT v Director of Immigration (2018) 21 HKCFAR 324 (exclusion of same-sex couples from Director’s policy of granting dependant visas); Day & Anor v The Governor of the Cayman Islands [2022] UKPC 6 and Kattina Anglin v The Governor of the Cayman Islands (Cause No. G169 of 2020) (both concerning same-sex marriage and partnership rights in the Cayman Islands).

Visit Tim’s profile for more details on his experience.

Geoffrey Yeung

Geoffrey Yeung was called to the Bar in 2018, and is a Bar Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar. He has a broad practice in general civil and commercial litigation, with a particular interest in constitutional and administrative law and cases with public law dimensions. 

Geoffrey has been ranked as a Rising Star in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 in the area of Administrative & Public Law. His notable cases include Infinger, Nick v The Hong Kong Housing Authority [2020] 1 HKLRD 1188 (exclusion of same-sex couples from public rental housing); and MK v Government of the HKSAR (Leave to Intervene) [2019] 2 HKLRD 978 (a transgender lesbian woman’s application to intervene in proceedings concerning same-sex marriage).

Find out more from Geoffrey’s profile