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CASE STUDY: Milly Hung, Partner, Stevenson, Wong & Co., Hong Kong

Why did you want to be a lawyer?

I always wanted a career where I could act as ‘protector’ for my family and friends. Training as a responsible lawyer meant I could protect the legal rights of those I care about – my friends, family, and now my clients! 

What was the best piece of advice given to you during your career?

“The life of a responsible lawyer is not easy at all. But the beauty to be found inside is more than you can imagine.” 

What’s your best piece of advice to other women wanting a legal career?

Keep a balance between your family and your career, each can support the other with incredible force. 

What has been your career highlight?

There are too many to mention! I am a litigator in both civil and criminal matters, and I specialise in commercial dispute resolution, such as arbitration and construction, internet fraud and shareholders’ disputes.  

What are your future goals?

I have over 20 years’ experience working in the legal sector, across a variety of different areas of litigation. I would like to dedicate more time to sharing my experiences with the next generation - particularly mentoring young female lawyers who may have had a difficult path to realizing their career ambitions.  Only by nurturing the next generation of talent can we secure the future of the legal system in Hong Kong.