Deacons has hired family lawyer Sherlynn Chan as partner in its litigation and dispute resolution practice. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at Stevenson Wong & Co for almost 12 years.

Chan specialises in advising private clients on wealth and succession planning, probate, and estate administration. Her family practice includes family-related financial disputes, children’s custody and wardship proceedings.

Along with Chan, Hazel Wong and Melissa Tang also join firm as senior associate and principal forensic accountant, respectively.

Head of Deacon’s litigation and dispute resolution Joseph Kwan comments in a press release: “We are delighted to have Sherlynn and her team joining us. Together with our Consultant Cecilia Lau, they will play an important role in making Deacons a significant player in advising clients on matters relating to Family Law as well as on issues relating to mental capacity and vulnerable clients.”