The FLA is a non-profit making association, registered under the Societies Ordinance.


The Hong Kong Family Law Association was founded in 1986 by a small group of concerned practitioners and judges, at the instigation of the then Attorney-General Michael Thomas.

Mission Statement

The Association is established solely for education and social purposes as follows:-

(a) To promote:-
(i) The study of family law and practice in Hong Kong and all matters relevant thereto.
(ii) The improvement and development of family law and practice in Hong Kong.

(b) To conduct or carry out any research work on family law.

(c) To make representations to the Government or any other relevant authority relating to family law.

(d) To conduct or participate in any seminar, meeting, study group or any other function in connection with family law.

(e) To organise such activity and to perform and do such act deed matter or thing which is incidental necessary or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.


Since inception, the FLA has grown considerably and today comprises a wide spectrum of professionals, including lawyers, academics, mediators, mental health professionals (both psychologists and counsellors), accountants, and social workers. Many of our members are trained mediators and collaborative practitioners.