15 Sep 2022 by JC Legal

JC Legal Celebrates 2nd Office Move in 4 Years – Legal Service Made Easy by Virtual Legal Clinic and Startup Steward Programme

New chapter at a new office

JC Legal relocated its office to Strand 50, Sheung Wan, in June 2022 with an expanding team. This marked the law firm’s second move in four (4) years and a sign of its extraordinary growth as one of the top 30 fastest-growing firms in Asia, despite prolonged disruptions by the pandemic. Ms Janice Chew, Principal of JC Legal, remarks on the milestone, “It’s never easy as a startup and boutique firm, especially under such global crisis, but I am really proud that our team made it, and I am so excited for everything that awaits.”

The team is dedicated and committed to doing greater things through bespoke services at a bigger space. Thanks to the continuous support of clients and strategic partners, JC Legal is a finalist for multiple entries at the Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2022, namely:

  • Kingfisher Rising Law Firm of the Year;
  • Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year;
  • Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year; and
  • Young Lawyer of the Year (Janice Chew, Principal).


Award-winning Virtual Legal Clinic empowers the distressed during and beyond the pandemic

In 2020, JC Legal launched the Virtual Legal Clinic to ease the public frustration for not being able to consult a lawyer face-to-face. The Virtual Legal Clinic enables anyone to ask a lawyer online for as brief as 20 minutes for instant directions at a fraction of hourly rates and pay online by credit card. With positive feedbacks from clients, JC Legal now offers an additional loyalty privilege to waive the consultation fee for clients who engage legal service within seven (7) days after the Virtual Legal Clinic.

The Virtual Legal Clinic has won multiple recognitions, such as the Gold Award for Best Service to Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19 at the 2022 CEO and Executive World Awards. Ms Janice Chew, as the mastermind behind the initiative, received a Bronze Award for Executive Hero of the Year – Effective Leadership During COVID-19.


Upgraded Startup Steward Programme highlights expanded partnership offers

JC Legal supports startups and SMEs through its flagship Startup Steward Programme, a monthly legal retainer programme that provides a comprehensive one-stop solution for high-growth companies, whereby the service scope is customised according to business needs. The firm recently upgraded this programme to provide more exclusive privileges to clients.

On top of the usual legal service provided for employment advisory, intellectual property, drafting and review of general commercial agreements, JC Legal extends their service partnership network and share additional offers to clients. These include but are not limited to service providers and partners for corporate services, accounting, taxation, recruitment and flexible workspaces. Clients would also be able to gain marketing exposure through features and interviews on JC Legal’s blog and Startup Stories podcast or speaking opportunities at in-house or external events to reach a global audience. The increased networking opportunities allow clients to build connections with JC Legal’s cross-border professional networks in Hong Kong, ASEAN and the UK.


Photo Download: JC Legal Office Warming Party 2022

JC Legal hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony with honorary guests to officially celebrate its move to a new office

From left:

Mr Yap Wei Sin, Former Consul General of Malaysia in Hong Kong and Macao)

Ms Janice Chew, Principal of JC Legal

Ms Gina Wong, Honorary Treasurer of the Malaysian Association of Hong Kong and Executive Committee member of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong & Macau)

Ms Yuki Wong, Associate of JC Legal

JC Legal organises an office warming party with catering and cocktail service
Thanks to the support from partners, clients and friends as the prize sponsors, JC Legal conducts a raffle session to showcase their products and services to all guests
Ms Janice Chew, Principal of JC Legal, delivers a warm thank you speech to all the guests and thank their continued support over the past 4 years
Guests enjoy a long overdue in-person event to catch up with old faces and build new connections


About JC Legal

Headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in the UK and Malaysia, JC Legal has established a broad practice in cross-border corporate and commercial law, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution in Hong Kong. Since 2018, our flagship Startup Steward Programme has nurtured and empowered 100+ startups with flexible and affordable legal solutions. We have been shortlisted as Rising Law Firm of the Year at the Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2022 and named a Caring Company 2019-2021. Visit our website and follow our LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube channel.