Bachelor of Laws, The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Business Administration (Law), The University of Hong Kong
My first Deacons Encounter
Joining the firm as a Vacation Student
Deacons is Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm embracing both diversity and specialisation. The two seemingly contradictory elements are crucial to my legal career.
On the one hand, the firm delivers quality legal services across a full-service spectrum, being a perfect incubator for future lawyers who would wish to maximise their exposures and pursue the suitable ones.
On the other hand, the firm is renowned for its different specialty practice groups and comprehensive understanding of the legal and commercial issues facing clients today. Its deep industry experience spanning over more than 170 years of practice attracts the very best legal elites, significant cases and cutting-edge transactions to the firm.
I am confident that this challenging yet dynamic environment, together with the firm’s unique combination of scale and history, is an ideal place for me to begin my legal career.
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Deacons is very inclusive. The ambitions and desires of young lawyers are encouraged and respected in this big family. During my stay at Deacons, partners and buddies are always ready to give a helping hand when I encountered difficulties, be it a trivial or material one; willing to give constructive feedback for my work, from which I acquired invaluable experience and knowledge; enabling interns to practically apply their skills in collaboration with lawyers, trainees and fellow interns. I actually feel like a valued member of the team.
The firm cares about colleagues’ well-being, inputs and efforts, and it is this people-oriented environment which makes Deacons more than just an ordinarily reputable firm.
I started off at Deacons as a vacation student – but this is just an umbrella term covering many more other roles during the internship. My placement with the firm is a truly intellectually-stimulating experience. Besides legal research tasks, I was encouraged to provide substantial inputs through discussion with lawyers on tactics and strategies. The holistic programme provides me with not just a taste of a lawyer’s life at Deacons, but also plenty of opportunities to interact with my fellow batchmates and buddies, and appreciate the importance of teamwork.
Be the one, but never aim to be the “only one”. You have to appreciate the importance of teamwork and be a good team player. At Deacons, your legal knowledge and exposure will be taken to a new level. In addition to that, it is equally material to students to embrace team spirit in a collaborative work environment. Seize the opportunity to join the vacation programme to explore yourself, the legal practice and Deacons – and make it part of your story as an aspiring law student and future lawyer!
Arrive at office, check emails and plan for the day
Draft correspondences for client against defamatory content
Conduct an urgent research on tenancy dispute at the firm’s library
Lunch with batchmates
Prepare a witness statement as per previous meetings
Read the documents for a Beddoe application hearing to be attended by a partner and me
Discuss with an associate my research findings
Get home and prepare to cook myself a good dinner
Joined Deacons as a trainee solicitor
Exploring tea appreciation
Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Double First Class Honours in BBA (Law) and LL.B.
Started to enjoy hiking
Enjoyed my summer internship at Deacons
Started learning ukulele
Joined different case competitions ranging from technology to wealth management, and got into the finals
Tried out my first legal internship
Entered the University of Hong Kong as a BBA (Law) freshman with Scholarship
Passed the Grade 8 cello examination