September 26, 2018
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Usha Casewall, Boase Cohen & Collins

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A beneficiary of British Colonialism, Usha was born in Kenya, raised in England and is a Permanent Resident of Hong Kong. Usha completed her law degree at the University of Hull, where she studied Family Law under the renowned family law academic Professor Hugh Bevan, considered a great authority on the subject. She graduated with Honours in 1980 and was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1984 and worked in London before relocating to Hong Kong the following year. She initially worked in legal education before being admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1993. From then, Usha worked in private practice before a spell with the Law Society of Hong Kong as Director of Professional Development from 1997-98, after which she joined Boase Cohen & Collins where she has been a Partner since 2001. She is a long-standing committee member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association and is currently Deputy Chairman, having previously served as Chairman from 2013-16. A mother of three grown-up children, she remains extensively involved in extracurricular activities in church and education. Away from the office, Usha enjoys hiking, reading and food, and she is a member of the Food & Beverage Committee at the Helena May, the elegant ladies club in Central.

Professional Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons), 1980
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1984
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1993
  • Trained Mediator
  • Trained in Collaborative Practice

Honours and Appointments

  • Chairman of Hong Kong Family Law Association
  • Treasurer of Hong Kong Family Law Association 2010 - 2013
  • Member of Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group
  • Appointed as Civil Celebrant of Marriages, 2006

Key Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Custody and Wardship, Financial Applications
  • Injunctions
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Settlements

Languages

  • English

 

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