Daly and Associates : About Us

Daly & Associates was founded on 1 April 2013. The firm is a continuation of its predecessor, Barnes & Daly. We are a specialised firm dedicated to work in the areas of administrative law, immigration law, refugee law, human rights law, international public law and family law. We are committed to upholding the cause of justice, human rights and the rule of law in Hong Kong. In order to remain true to the principles we hold onto, we will take on worthy cases on a pro bono basis.


Daly & Associates (formerly Barnes & Daly) has litigated the major test cases in the area of human rights/refugee rights in Hong Kong, resulting in the Hong Kong Government setting up a Unified Screening Mechanism (“USM”) for non-refoulement claims in 2014 and trying human rights cases in Hong Kong’s highest court, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”), which included:Sakthevel Prabakar v Secretary for Security (FACV 16 of 2003, Judgment 8th June 2004)—refugees, the UNHCR and the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). C & Ors v The Director of Immigration & Anor, UNHCR Intervener (FACV 18-20 of 2011, Judgment 25th March 2013)-the principle


Patricia Ho joined our firm in 2009 after obtaining her LLB from University College London and the PCLL in Hong Kong. She specialises in administrative law work, family law and has experience in human rights, asylum, immigration and public international law.