With a history tracing back to 1883, Wilkinson & Grist is best known for handling contentious probate matters, shareholders’ disputes and insolvency litigation. Banks consider it a go-to firm for handling claims arising from default loans. Heading the dispute resolution and litigation practice group is commercial disputes and insolvency specialist Keith Ho. Ivan Chu, Lawrence Chan and Florence Chan are other notable names in the team.
During the research period, case highlights saw the firm representing a leading banking institution on the potential enforcement actions against the debtor and the possible impacts that those enforcement actions might have on the different types of securities given by the debtor; acting for Golong in a commercial dispute against Sesderma; and representing Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and successfully resisting the judicial review proceedings commenced by SUNeVision Holdings, a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Group, one of the leading developers in Hong Kong.
The firm lost partners Chloe Ma and Lawrence Chan to Chungs Lawyers in 2021. Partners Lai Lee and Rebecca Lau also left firm in the same year.