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Dispute Resolution
Private Client


Notary Public



John Budge joined Wilkinson & Grist as an Associate in 1980, became a partner in 1984 and retired as Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in 2014. John specializes in commercial, employment, trust and probate litigation, and has extensive experience in handling multi-jurisdictional claims. He is also very involved in arbitration and mediation. He has for many years been involved in public service.

  • Featured in Asia Law Leading Lawyers, The Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal: Mediation and Guides to the World’s Law Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Litigation and Product Liability and Commercial Mediation
  • Chairman of The Hong Kong Club Foundation Limited
  • Chairman of Voice for Prisoners
  • Honorary Secretary of St. James’ Settlement
  • Member of the Audit Committee of Croucher Foundation
  • Trustee of the Sir Lindsay & Lady Ride Memorial Fund
  • Member of Hong Kong Foundations Exchange
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited
  • Former Chairman of Hong Chi Association
  • Former Member of the Law Reform Commission
  • Former Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission


  • Admitted in Hong Kong, 1979
  • Also admitted in England and Wales and Victoria, Australia (non-practising)
  • Notary Public
  • Accredited Mediator of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd.


Past and Present Honour and Appointment

  • JP (1989), MBE (1995), SBS (2004).