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Mental health — compulsory detention at hospital — action for alleged personal injury arising out of compulsory detention — application for leave to commence proceedings under s. 69(2) — reasonably...
10 July 2020
Administrative law — Director of Administration — scheme requiring applications for use of East Wing Forecourt of Central Government Offices (CGO) for public meetings and processions — forecourt not...
10 July 2020
Family law — divorce — ancillary relief — litigation funding — appeal against order requiring payment of funding per month without temporal limit and backdating of monthly payments — evidential...
11 June 2020
The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their...
10 June 2020
Civil procedure — costs — sanctioned offer or payment — plaintiff accepted defendant’s sanctioned payment — exceptional circumstances justifying departure from general rule under O. 22 r. 20(1) that...
6 May 2020
Criminal law and procedure — trial — summing-up — summing-up on issue as to drawing of inferences would be unbalanced if it did not deal with defence case, as well as prosecution case, on issue...
6 May 2020
Arbitration — court-ordered interim measures — anti-suit injunction as interim measure under s. 45 — Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) There were pending arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong...
6 May 2020
  COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic transcending national borders, race, skin colour, culture, language, social status, religious beliefs, political ideologies, poverty divide, and digital...
5 May 2020
It may surprise many that the Honourable Justice Walter Sofronoff’s first languages were Russian and Cantonese. The president of the Queensland Court of Appeal was raised in a Russian-speaking...
7 April 2020
The Solomon Islands are named after the biblical figure, King Solomon, who is perhaps best known for his wise judgement. It is perhaps fitting that the cover story for this issue of Hong Kong...
13 February 2020
Here’s the great thing about habits. They make action almost effortless. When we open our inbox or pull out our phone, for instance, our fingers, mind, and body know exactly what to do. The emails,...
15 January 2020
Hong Kong and Kazakhstan, each has been trying to establish its position as a financial power in the region and globally. The Central Asian country currently accounts for about 60 percent of the...
14 January 2020
Being a successful lawyer requires an elite-level mind. It demands extreme focus, attention to detail, innovative thinking, and the ability to think quickly in the midst of intense stress. Each day,...
13 December 2019
Effective writing powers society. It provides guidance and instructions, memorialises history, and voices our most personal opinions and feelings. Within the legal community, lawyers obsess over...
14 November 2019
Sebastian Ko likes to find new ways to apply technology to boost his productivity. This is kind of his obsession. Technology, he believes, allows him to leave the office during more sociable hours...
18 July 2019
An expatriate in Hong Kong, Scott Thiel has a unique way to explore the city that he now calls home. After having left his footprints on many of the hiking trails throughout the territory, he is now...
11 June 2019
Errol Bong is the APAC Head of Legal & Compliance at Liquidnet and believes that progressive organisations understand the benefits of their employees having a healthy work-life balance. Errol...
21 May 2019
Generally, the importance of personal branding is knowing who you are, what you stand for, your professional strengths and what clients can expect when they hire you. What is often overlooked,...
21 May 2019
Softball is a popular variant of baseball that originated in Chicago over a century ago. The sport travelled to Asia and got a foothold in Hong Kong. Although limited by space constraints and a...
3 April 2019
What Leadership Messages Are You Sending? Whether you are a managing partner or practice head, act like you are on stage at all times… because you are! Everything you do and say will send messages...
3 April 2019
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