Hong Kong’s Howse Williams Bowers has added two partners.
Stacey Devoy is joining the firm from global private client boutique Withers where she was a Hong Kong partner. She advises on family law matters including marital agreements, divorce and custody disputes, often involving complex financial structures, trusts and offshore assets. She became a partner and relocated from London in July 2012. Before joining Withers in 2008, she also worked for Mishcon de Raya and Clifford Chance in London.
Alison Scott is joining Howse Williams Bowers’ litigation practice. She was mostly recently chair of the Residential Property Tribunal in Wales. Before that she was a tribunal judge in the U.K. hearing appeals in respect of matters including asylum support, social security, child support and criminal injuries compensation. Before returning to England in 1998, she was a Hong Kong partner at former Richards Butler where she joined in 1991. Earlier in her career, she also worked in the Hong Kong offices of the former McKenna & Co and former Herbert Smith.
Howse Williams Bowers has about 70 lawyers including 18 partners.