Describing her husband, Dr Edmund Woo, and her three children as being '101 per cent behind me', Audrey Eu's face breaks into a smile whenever her family is mentioned. With a pile of work on her plate, it is little wonder that when asked to discuss her leisure activities, she responds with a laugh: 'I don't have much of it.' But she is quick to add: 'My family likes staying at home together. Occasionally, we will go out to have dinner or to see a movie.' Ms Eu's 10-year-old daughter is studying primary four at a local school, while her other daughters, aged 16 and 18, are studying in Britain and the United States. She is constantly in touch with them via e-mail. Ms Eu believes it is important to understand children from their perspective; to be sensitive to their feelings and treat them equally. 'Credibility is very important. You have to act in a way that you want them to act. They learn from your example more than from what you say,' she says. Will she encourage any of her children to become a lawyer then? 'I've never asked any of my kids to be a lawyer. They can be if they want to, but so far, none of them has expressed a wish to. 'I always told them the problem with being a lawyer is that there is always somebody who can disagree with you. If that person has more authority, more power, even if you are right, you can be overruled. 'But if you are a mathematician or scientist, it has nothing to do with hierarchy, authority and seniority.'