Hastings & Co. enjoys a rich history dating back to the early
years of Hong Kong's development as a leading international trade,
finance and commercial centre.
John Hastings (from whom the name of the firm is derived) was admitted
as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature in England on
22nd May 1885. He became the 45th solicitor to join the Roll of
Proctors, Attorneys and Solicitors practising in Hong Kong when
he was admitted on 10th November 1886 shortly after his arrival
in the territory.
In 1887, he joined the partnership of Wotton and Deacon and became
the senior partner of Deacon & Hastings in 1897.
He ventured out on his own on 1st January 1904 as Hastings, John,
Solicitor, Conveyancer, Proctor, Notary Public, Patent
and Trade Mark Agent. In 1906, George Andrew Hastings, a solicitor
and notary public, joined the firm.
By January 1907, the partnership became Hastings & Hastings.
John Hastings was one of the seven subscribers to the Articles of
Association of the Law Society of Hong Kong on 19th March 1907 and
retired 4 years later.
In 1923, with the retirement of George Andrew Hastings, the firm
was re-named Hastings & Hastings, Dennys & Bowley, and adopted
the name of Hastings, Dennys & Bowley in 1926.
The firm acquired its present name of Hastings & Co. in 1934
and the first two Chinese solicitors admitted as partners were Peter
Ping-Lam Li in November 1967 and Tony Kai-Tung Wong in April 1972.
In 1993, Hastings & Co. expanded its comprehensive coverage
to China with the opening of the Shenzhen Branch Office approved
by the Ministry of Justice of Beijing.
Hastings & Co., with a long and established history of which
we are proud, is yet a dynamic firm moving with the times.
The Partners have looked beyond the turn of the 21st century and
have developed an extensive and comprehensive practice in recent
years to meet the ever-increasing needs of our clients for full
Major areas of practice of the firm include Civil & Criminal
Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injuries, Banking, Corporate Finance,
Acquisition, Commercial, Company Secretarial, Intellectual Property,
Conveyancing, Employment, Landlord & Tenant, Family, Will, &
Probate and China-related Services.
Our long-standing history has demonstrated our commitment to Hong
Kong. Experienced Partners, Consultants and Associates together
with the effective use of information technology has positioned
Hastings & Co. as a firm fully capable of providing the highest
standard of professional and efficient services to our clients now
and in the future.