HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 November 2018 - In less than three months the firm has grown from two
founding partners - Adam Hugill and Alfred Ip - and a total of fifteen
headcounts to two more partners, who joined in September, and now adds a fifth
one -- Freda Lim -- who brings with her a small team specialized in Private
Client, Estate & Trust practice area.
The firm has now twenty-two headcounts
and in the next few months only plans to add few more solicitors as it wants to
remain a very focused boutique firm which offers tailor-made legal services,
while keeping a readily adaptable attitude, an innovative approach and a great
value for its clients.
Alfred Ip has greatly benefitted from
a growing inflow of Private Client work in the past decade, due to the growing
level of wealth in Hong Kong and across the border, and the rising need for
more complex trust structures and sophisticated estate planning. Now this
practice area has been further reinforced with Freda's joining with the scope
of creating one of the biggest Private Client platforms, yet still keeping the
boutique law firm footprint and a more approachable attitude.
Moreover, Adam Hugill's Employment
practice is constantly developing and gaining a respected position with
employers, employees and among other legal peers. Being at the forefront of
providing practical and straightforward advice in a complex and developing area
of law in today's fast-paced Hong Kong environment.
Whether advising individuals or
companies, Adam Hugill provides advice that is result-driven. With
extensive knowledge and experience of employment law in Hong Kong and the Asia
Pacific region, he advises on all options but also come off-the-fence and offer
advice that achieves a practical solution.
Indeed, the beauty of being small
while having the upside of being specialised are extremely positive elements,
in fact they allow the firm to provide personalized and hands-on attention in
the areas that the five partners master, focusing in putting clients' interests
first. A great sense of freedom and renewed joy was there since the start, also
due to the firm choice of concentrating in Hugill & Ip's four main pillars:
Private Client & Family -- Employment -- Corporate & Commercial -- Dispute
Planning was also quite crucial. The
use of technology was one of the main aspects of a more streamlined and
efficient way of managing day-to-day business: from creating clients' matters
within the system, to recording fee-earners time, from issuing invoices to
communicating both internally and externally, from managing accounting tasks to
the commitment to be almost a paperless office, Hugill & Ip has greatly
benefitted from technology but also from all employees embracing change and
Meanwhile, Hugill & Ip is
reinforcing its social responsibility commitment - not only by having created a
diverse and inclusive workplace - but
also as it has launched The #foodwill Campaign, a joint charity collaboration
with Feeding Hong Kong.
The campaign will
raise funds to fight hunger and reduce the amount of quality food going to
waste in Hong Kong landfills. Both organisations are excited to join hands and
raising awareness about food waste, hunger and food banking. Until the end of
2018, donations to Feeding Hong Kong will benefit this important cause while
Hugill & Ip will write free wills in return. For further details, please
check the following link.
Hugill & Ip's view is long term and
endeavours to build lasting client relationships based on trust,
professionalism and discretion.
As a young independent law firm, yet its
lawyers bring decades of experience providing bespoke legal advice and
exceptional client service to individuals, families, entrepreneurs and
businesses, in Hong Kong and internationally.