Madeleine Booth


2017 (Hong Kong)

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Equity & Trusts
Family & Matrimonial Law
Injunction & Contempt
Probate & Succession
Public Law & Judicial Review


Secretary: Ms. Alice Wong
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Madeleine’s practice encompasses both civil litigation and criminal law, with a particular specialisation in matrimonial work.

In the Family Court, Madeleine has experience in contested financial and child related matters, and family related company and trust cases.

Having represented clients at Financial Dispute Resolution hearings, Children’s Dispute Resolution hearings, as well as at trial for preliminary issues (third party interests/property/companies), financial issues (MPS applications, ancillary relief trials) and child related matters (such as custody disputes, and applications under the Guardianship of Minors Ordinance), Madeleine’s experience is broad.

Madeleine is often called upon to make applications under s.17 of the MPPO, setting aside dispositions or applying for injunctions, on an urgent basis.

Madeleine also has experience in a number of other areas of legal practice, including civil litigation and criminal law. She has assisted senior counsel, and acted as sole legal counsel, in multiple hearings and trials at each level of court in Hong Kong, from its magistracies to the Court of Final Appeal. Madeleine appears in the High Court of Hong Kong regularly with respect to civil litigation matters, including trust related cases, injunctions, summary judgment applications, garnishee orders, as well as bankruptcy proceedings.

Madeleine’s experience extends beyond advocacy to include providing written opinions and legal advice, as well as participating in mediation and arbitration.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Law (PCLL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    – Distinguished Scholarship Placement
  • Juris Doctor (JD), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    – Sole recipient of JSM Prize in Jurisprudence
    – International Criminal Court Moot at the Hague
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Language Program, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • BA (English and History) (Hons.), The University of York, United Kingdom
  • Siu Nai Ying and Another v. Octagon Workshop Ltd. & Ors [2019] HKCFI 2952. Claim concerning conspiracy to injure by unlawful means, harassment, intimidation, and negligence. Secured ex-parte injunction (and its continuation). Represented the successful plaintiffs in defending a strike out application, led by Mr. Robert Whitehead SC
  • SSLT v SMFC [2019] HKFC 250 and [2020] HKFC 42. Ancillary relief trial and costs application. Represented the successful petitioner
  • IDC v SSA [2019] HKFC 255. Appeared for the successful applicant seeking litigation funding under the Guardianship of Minors Ordinance (Cap.13)
  • C v F FCMC 5954/2012. Appeared for the successful respondent in securing an ex-parte injunction (and its continuation) and opposing a leave to appeal application
  • AK v MYNT [2019] HKFC62. Secured an ex parte injunction (and its continuation) for approximately HK$62 million. Represented the successful petitioner in opposing leave to appeal the same, lead by Mr. John Scott SC