Family law doyen Sharon Ser joins RKS in July 2022, bringing with her 40 years of experience in family and divorce matters, and a strong commitment to providing essential legal and life solutions to private clients. Sharon’s experience in the Hong Kong family law practice makes her an authoritative voice in the industry, witnessing the intricacies and complications of family matters faced by her clients, and representing clients in many ground-breaking matrimonial cases paramount to the development of the family law practice in the city.
Sharon takes a pragmatic and three-dimensional approach to her cases, explaining the law and the options available to her clients in their unique contexts, and adopts the three Bs values of Believing – to be assertive and fair to achieve peace; Behaving – to ensure the very best professional and personal standards are available, and Belonging – committing to the right team that shares similar goals and values to strive for success together with her clients.
Helming the family law practice in an international law firm for over a decade prior to her latest move to RKS, Sharon successfully established the firm’s family team to be the largest and top ranked family teams in Hong Kong. Having considerable experience in both contentious and non-contentious family matters, Sharon is recognised as both a Forceful Courtroom Advocate, as well as a Facilitator of settlements. She is highly respected and has a highly regarded reputation amongst members of the family law community in Hong Kong, known to fight for the best interests of her clients and their families.
Sharon will dedicate her aspirations, ambitions and concerns in family law to generate a positive impact for clients as well as ensuring RKS is recognised as the premier law firm in Hong Kong. In this further and evolving stage of her legal career, Sharon is committed to providing essential life solutions to private clients combining her professional knowledge and philanthropic aspirations. The extensive international connections that Sharon has firmly established will ensure the international needs, PRC needs, and Hong Kong needs of families are met and safeguarded.
Language – English
Language – English
Of note was the case before the Court of Final Appeal which established that prenuptial agreements would be enforced in Hong Kong in line with the English Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino :
Extensive knowledge in both forum disputes and international jurisdictional issues, this was tested in the leading case before the Court of Final Appeal and also in the seminal Court of Appeal case of DGC v SLC  HKEC 2079 which preceded it. Other leading cases involving jurisdiction issues are:
She was called upon to be an expert witness on Hong Kong Family Law and jurisdictional issues in overseas courts.
Such cases before the Court of Appeal include:
I was successful in obtaining one of the highest awards for an unmarried mother for child maintenance:
My recent case before the Court of Appeal involved resisting the incessant attempts of a husband from setting aside a Consent Order, this case has involved securing assets and complex questions on jurisdiction and the transfer of the cases in the High and Family Courts and still has to be finally pdetermined by the court: