Presentation by Michael Vidler and Tim Parker

On 12 June 2018, the HKFLA invited Michael Vidler and Tim Parker to discuss QT and what it means for family law. The presentation was held at The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong.

Michael Vidler is solicitor for the applicant in ‘QT’, the recent landmark CFA appeal on LGBT discrimination in visa applications. Michael was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1990 and the High Court of Hong Kong in 1992. he established Vidler & Co., Solicitors in 2003, specializing in criminal and civil rights law, and acted for the applicant in W v The Registrar of Marriages (the transsexual marriage case).

Tim Parker is counsel for the applicant in ‘QT’. Tim is a member of Blackstone Chambers in London, and Denis Chang’s Chambers in Hong Kong. Tim was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 2009, and called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2017. Tim’s practice spans public international law, constitutional and administrative law, competition and civil / commercial matters. Tim has appeared in a number of landmark public law cases ad regularly appears in judicial review matters involving human rights and civil liberties issues.

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