Azan was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2012 and was appointed as a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Final Appeal in the same year.

Azan practices as a barrister in a broad spectrum of civil litigation, with particular focus on public law and family litigation, especially in cases involving child custody, ancillary relief, inheritance and probate, adoption, judicial review, discrimination, wardship, and international child abduction.

Azan is available to conduct mediation and private FDRs.

Azan is author and editor of several leading legal texts and is regularly asked to lecture in law, history and medical ethics. He is currently appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. He is the General Editor and Author of the Hong Kong Family Court Tables.

He is the current chair of the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights, and acts as honorary legal advisor to Mother’s Choice and Hong Kong Marriage Equality.


Azan is responsive and very practical. He is the kind of lawyer who can see the big picture clearly and offers great strategic advice.The Legal 500 (Asia Pacific - Hong Kong Bar, 2023) Family and Private Client

Further information

Lecture (annual): ‘Child Welfare & Social Work’, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Social Work Department
Sharia Marriage & Divorce in Hong Kong – ‘RM v AY’
The Law and Practice on Children Issues and New Practice and Procedure in Family Courts, CPD for LexOmnibus
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse – What Family Lawyers Need to Know
Child Protection – Implications and challenges for schools, for English Schools Foundation (Hong Kong)
Panel seminar: Against Child Abuse, “Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse Bill 2023”
Seminar: “Sports Arbitration and Mediation for the Hong Kong Sports Federation & Olympic Committee (“SFOC”)”, co-organised by The Hong Kong Bar Association and The Law Society of Hong Kong
Lecture: Training Course of Expert Witnesses, Module 7.2, Children’s Rights, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Panel: Macquarie Law School and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Asia in Focus ‘Access to justice for LGBTI+ people: Comparative perspectives’
Moderator: Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law 9th Annual Conference 2022 (Workshop B25)
Webinar: Protecting Children in Divorce, LexisNexis
Panel Moderator: Marriage Equality Forum, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong (Panel Discussion I: Shared Traditions and Challenges – U.S., Taiwan and Hong Kong) ​
Panel Speaker and VIP Guest: Roundtable on Safeguarding Children’s Best Interests: Translating Policies into Local Practices – Combating Violence Against Children, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
CPD: Modern Families and the Law – Developments from QT and Leung Chun Kwong
Panel Moderator: Forum on Gender Recognition Legislation in Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, HKU (Panel 2 – Transgender Community Voices) ​
Panel speaker: Child Protection Conference, 2017, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU (Working together towards permanency)
Conference Panel Chair: Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU and the Centre for Law, Medicine & Life Sciences of the University of Cambridge
Lecture: ‘Child Protection laws – United Kingdom vs Hong Kong’, Sharing Forum on Child Protection Legislation in Hong Kong, Against Child Abuse
CPD: Child Protection for Social Workers
Speaker and presenting paper: Conference on Teaching and Learning in Law “Directions in Legal Education”, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Speaker: Public Interest Law Conference, University of Hong Kong, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, 18 January 2014

Excellence Award – The India Association Hong Kong 2023
Diversity List – The Zubin Foundation 2016
Middle Temple Society Advocacy Scholarship – Middle Temple Society of Hong Kong 2013
Honorary Lifetime Member – London School of Economics and Political Science Student Union 2006
Nippon Club Team Trophy (British Open Go Tournament 2004) – British Go Association 2004
Dean’s List – Grorge Washington University 2001
Best Advocate – London Universities Mooting Shield

Appointments & Memberships

Hong Kong Family Law Association Member
Hong Kong Bar Association, Member of Standing Committees on International Practice, Sports Law (previously member of Equality & Diversity, Practice Development, Technology, Legal Aid Reform); Bar Council (Elected Member 2021–)
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Academic Panel for Admissions to Postgraduate Certificate of Law (2021–)
Chinese University of Hong Kong / New Territory East Cluster (CUHK-NTEC), Clinical Research Ethics Committee, Member (2021–2022)
Advisory Committee on Legal Advice for Unrepresented Litigants (in the Chief Secretary’s Office), Member (2020–2022)
Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights, Executive Committee, Member (2018–), Vice Chairman (2020–2021), Chairman (2021–) Hong Kong Marriage Equality, Founder & Honorary Legal Advisor (2019–)
Appeal Tribunal Panel under section 48 of the Buildings Ordinance, Chairman (2018–)
United Muslim Association of Hong Kong, Honorary Legal Advisor (2017–2021)
Mother’s Choice, Hong Kong, Honorary Legal Advisor (2012–)
PathFinders Hong Kong, Honorary Legal Advisor (2012–2017)