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Frances Cheng

Frances Cheng has practised family law since her time as a trainee solicitor. She has had exposure to a broad range of private family matters including divorce, financial disputes, surrogacy, child contact, maintenance, and leave to remove children from the jurisdiction permanently. She has experience in dealing with complex and high net worth cases involving assets located outside the jurisdiction of Hong Kong. Frances is acutely aware of the practical and emotional issues her clients face and is passionate about ensuring her clients are fully supported throughout their legal journey.

Frances was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in March 2017. She joined CRB in October 2017, citing the fact that the two principals of the firm – Winnie Chow and Jain Ruskin Brown - are always watching out for the best interests of their clients, are skillful in negotiations, and display both character and integrity in their day-to-day work.

Frances graduated from the Law School of the University of Bristol, England in 2012 and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the University of Hong Kong in 2014.

Frances spent substantial parts of her traineeship in dealing with matrimonial and general civil litigation cases. She also has experience in handling contentious probate and property matters. Her current practice focuses on matrimonial law.

Frances’s practice areas are:

  • Custody disputes, care and control proceedings

  • Divorce

  • Domestic violence relief

  • Financial settlements

  • Parentage issues arising from human reproductive technology / surrogacy

  • Parental rights and responsibilities for married and unmarried parents

  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

  • Removal from Hong Kong jurisdiction applications

  • Separation agreements

  • Wardship proceedings

Besides work, Frances regularly volunteers and gives talks for charities including Hong Kong Against Child Abuse and Harmony House. Frances is a member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association. She is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.


Frances Cheng
Tel +852 3953 3005
Fax +852 2899 2727