Ally Leow

Trainee Solicitor


Bachelor of Laws, London School of Economics & Political Science

My first Deacons Encounter

Joining the firm as a Vacation Student

I Chose Deacons

As the largest independent law firm in Hong Kong, Deacons has successfully established its prestigious reputation with businesses not only in the city, but also in the Greater China Market.

I believe that Hong Kong serves as an important hinge coordinating commercial developments in the APAC region – Deacons’ second-to-none reputation in Hong Kong, combined with the city’s strategic importance as Asia’s regional hub, offer the opportunity for lawyers to work on cutting-edge work and provide an ideal start to my legal career.

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What makes Deacons distinctive?

At Deacons, everyone is treated as part of a team. Its inclusivity and people-oriented culture I have personally experienced during my one month internship empowered my personal and professional growth. Not only was there abundant feedback and constant guidance from my supervising partner and buddies, I had also received countless support from other partners and associates in the team. The encouragement I received had allowed me to flourish and perform to my very best.

Where did my story with Deacons begin?

I was a vacation student in Deacons’ Finance and Insolvency practice group in June 2020. The internship helped me gain in-depth insight and hands-on experience; not only was I involved in drafting and reviewing documents, I also had the opportunity to join calls and draft legal advice on various issues. The responsibilities and real work were challenging, yet the constructive and supportive feedback from my supervising partner and buddies rewarded me with a true sense of achievement. The fact that I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my internship proved that Deacons was the right firm for me.

Are you the one?

There is no “type” that you should try to become – you will be “the one” if you be yourself and give your 100% from the application process to the internship. If you show true dedication and devotion to your work, that will show and work towards your favour. Deacons is all about embracing one’s uniqueness while working as a team. If you wish to flourish and reach your maximum potential, definitely grasp the chance to experience Deacons first-hand by joining the vacation student programme!


A Day In The Life


Arrive at office, check emails and deadlines


Continue drafting grounds of opposition to a trade mark registration


Discussion with senior associate regarding ongoing research


A Day In The Life


Draft reporting email to client on Trade Mark Registry’s decision


Legal Putonghua training session over lunch


Research on NFTs and Web3 domain names


Prepare letter to HKIAC for an arbitration matter


Teleconference with client and PRC lawyers to discuss Mainland and HK proceedings


Discuss with associate regarding draft grounds of opposition


Draft bundle index and prepare bundle for Court of Appeal case


Dinner at home


My Story

Enjoyed my vacation scheme at Deacons


My Story

Elected as President of the University of London Intercollegiate Law Society

Undertook a month of legal internship in Beijing


My Story

Commenced my LL.B. studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science


My Story

Began my GCSE and A Level studies in the UK


My Story

Started practising archery and participated in the Hong Kong Interschool Archery Competition

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