Linklaters sponsored LGBT rights panel discussion in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Attorneys Network (HKGALA) held its first panel discussion in Cantonese on LGBT rights in Hong Kong on 6 June 2017.

HKGALA is the leading organisation dedicated to promoting LGBT diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Hong Kong. We are proud to have sponsored the event, which was well attended. Victor Wan, Partner, welcomed panel guests Alfred Ip, Partner at Oldham, Li & Nie; Dr Marco Wan from The University of Hong Kong; Professor Suen Yiu Ting from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Angus Leung, a civil servant.

Panellists shared their views and perspective on LGBT rights in Hong Kong. They also discussed court cases and legislation from both Hong Kong and overseas. Angus Leung shared his recent experience as the applicant to the judicial review on civil service spouse benefits  - and the journey that led to his ultimate victory in the recent High Court case.

HKGALA represents a network of 36 supporting firms and over 500 individual members and supporters, including lawyers, trainees, law firm staff and in-house legal departments, law students, legal recruiters, and those in the legal field in academia, government and non-profit organisations in Hong Kong.

For further information please contact Cecilia Linn.