Admiralty Chambers

Keith Hotten 賀傑峰

Year of Call

  • Middle Temple, England & Wales (1990)
  • Hong Kong (2000)

 

Specialist Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law – all areas relating to Divorce and Matrimonial Finance, Trusts and MPS and the Law relating to Children: Custody, Access, Child Maintenance, Lawful and Unlawful Removal (Hague), Warship, Injunctions, Domestic Violence, Marital Agreements, Enforcement and Cohabitees
  • Criminal Defence: all areas of criminal trial advocacy
  • General Civil – Contract, Injunctions and Recovery
  • CEDR & HKIAC Accredited Mediator – Matrimonial and Commercial

 

Website

 

Publications:

  • Hotten & Ho ‘On Family & Divorce Law in Hong Kong’ Vols. I, II, III, & IV LexisNexis, (2020, updated March & December)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, (2nd Edition)  ‘Legal Practitioners’ Vol. 37 LexisNexis (2021)
  • Hotten & Ho “Hong Kong Family Court Practice” (Single Vol) LexisNexis (2020)
  • Hotten & Ho Family Law Practice & Procedure in Hong Kong (Student Edition) LexisNexis (2019)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong ‘ (2nd Edition) ‘Contempt of Court’ Vol. 16 LexisNexis (2019)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong (2nd Edition) ‘Criminal Law’ Vol 20 (2019)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong (2nd Edition) ‘Criminal Procedure’ Vol 21 (2019)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong (2nd Edition) ‘Family Law’ Vol 28, LexisNexis (2018)
  • On Family Law – Hong Kong Practice & Procedure Website – (updated when I can!)
  • The Hong Kong Family Court Practice, (2nd Edition) with Azan Marwah & Shaphan Marwah, LexisNexis, (2015)
  • ‘Family Law Practice & Procedure in Hong Kong’, (2nd Edition) with Azan Marwah & Shaphan Marwah, LexisNexis, (2015)
  • ‘Right to Family’ Chapter 26, The Law of the Hong Kong Constitution Johannes Chan SC (Ed) 2nd Edition, Sweet & Maxwell 2015
  • ‘The Hong Kong Family Court Practice’ LexisNexis, 1st Edition, LexisNexis, (2010)
  • ‘Taking the Law into our Own Hands: Children & Collaborative Practice in Hong Kong’ Hong Kong Lawyer, (Feb 2009, p.57)
  • ‘The Essential Statutes on Hong Kong Matrimonial Law and Procedure’, LexisNexis (2008)
  •  Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong ‘Evidence’ (2006) LexisNexis, Vol. 12(1)

Over the past 30 years as a trial advocate I have specialised almost exclusively in criminal defence and family law. I practised from Chambers, 23 Essex Street, in the Middle Temple in London, undertaking over 800 jury trials as a criminal trial advocate in the Crown Courts. I also had a smaller civil practice concentrating mainly on family law in the County Court. I was Called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 2000 and practiced for a few years before going back to London in 2003. I returned to Hong Kong to practise full-time in 2006, since when my work has focused almost exclusively criminal trial advocacy in all the criminal courts in Hong Kong and all aspects of family law and matrimonial finance in the Family Court. I was junior counsel in Court of Final Appeal in LKW v. DD FACV 16/2008; (2010) 13 HKCFAR 537. This landmark CFA judgment is now the leading authority on the division of matrimonial assets in ancillary relief cases in Hong Kong. I am also very honoured to hold the post of Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong, where I teach criminal procedure and professional practice and, since 2008, have been responsible for Matrimonial Practice & Procedure Elective on the PCLL. My post at HKU has also given me the time and opportunity to publish widely in matrimonial and criminal law.


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