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Rowan Varty first began playing rugby at the age of nine and it was the draw of playing in the Hong Kong Sevens which introduced him to the game at an early age. His parents took him to the Hong Kong...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
April 2018
Rowan Varty
Most of us are aware of the fact that technology, crowdfunding, and ICOs are hot topics at the moment. But what exactly are they and how do they work? Imagine browsing online and you somehow land...
[Editor's Note]
March 2018
Navin G. Ahuja
The last few months have witnessed many firsts for Hong Kong in one of the world’s toughest sporting competitions: the Volvo Ocean Race (‘VOR’). Hong Kong’s first time being a host city, first time...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
March 2018
Bo Lee
I would like to start by wishing you, our readers, a Happy Chinese New Year! As you may be aware, 2018 is the Year of the Dog which represents luck. This month’s issue comprises various...
[Editor's Note]
February 2018
Navin G. Ahuja
Elaine is an in-house lawyer and sings with the Diocesan Choral Society and the Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus. Recent concerts include Chanson Éloignée in July 2017 and French Connection Hong...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
February 2018
Elaine Mok
In 2012, Jonathan Crompton, was attending his third white collar boxing event as a spectator. A few years of playing recreational rugby and post-game socialising helped him to his heaviest weight...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
January 2018
Jonathan Crompton
It comes as no surprise that legal professionals in Hong Kong handle a great deal of stress.  The nature of our work demands it.  In one day, we review and draft legal documents that...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
December 2017
Angela Tsui
Stress, long hours of work, emotional and physical exhaustion… This cannot be what we want the life of a lawyer to be! Legal practice is a demanding profession. It requires a high level of work...
[From the Secretariat]
December 2017
Heidi Chu
From an early age, I have always had a fascination for the martial arts – its mystique, and the superhuman feats performed by its practitioners such as Bruce Lee and the Shaolin Temple monks. My...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
November 2017
Kam-Wing Pang
Jeffrey Sham, Barrister-at-Law and Choir Conductor, prides himself on his ability to remain composed as an advocate and a maestro, drawing parallels between what is expected of him on and off the...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
October 2017
Cynthia G. Claytor
In 1977, Mark Roberts left England to join Deacons as a newly-qualified shipping lawyer. Mr. Roberts specialised in shipping litigation cases dealing with cargo claims, marine insurance matters...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
September 2017
Cynthia G. Claytor
For years firm leaders have whispered that female lawyers leave before making partner because they want families. These same lawyers claim that diverse lawyers leave because they “can’t hack it.” If...
[Practice Management]
September 2017
Sharon Meit Abrahams, Ed.D.
Do you know the real reasons why lawyers and staff are leaving your firm? Do they want a better work-life balance? Or maybe they just aren’t cut out for the job? Should you care about the real...
[Editor's Note]
September 2017
Cynthia G. Claytor
Interview with Kenneth Ng, President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association and Chairman of the Formula E Working Group On 2 and 3 December 2017, Formula E, the world’s premiere electric street...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
August 2017
Cynthia G. Claytor
In bridge, you either play a “trump” contract or a “no-trump” contract for each hand, and it’s up to the four players at the bridge table to make the choice. To start a bridge game, all you need is a...
[Features]
August 2017
My Tesla Model X test drive was scheduled on a day a severe thunderstorm was approaching, but luckily the day turned out to be gloriously sunny. Since I have never been an electric car fanatic, I...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
July 2017
William Tong
Upon arriving at the Aston Martin showroom in Happy Valley, I saw the DB11 slowly swing by and park on the side of the road. A man got out and introduced himself. Another female representative from...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
June 2017
Raphael Hui
The first thing that springs to mind whenever I hear the brand Aston Martin is James Bond. For more than five decades, the Aston Martin DB series have been featured in many James Bond films....
[Lawyers at Leisure]
June 2017
Maggie Fung
Lai Chi Wo, a village of nearly 400 years old whose name literally means “Lychee Nest”, rests deep in Plover Cove Country Park near the border of Sha Tau Kok, within sight of Mainland, China. While...
[Lawyers at Leisure]
May 2017
Cynthia G. Claytor
With the surge in coffee production and consumption in Asia in recent years, the coffee bean seems primed to stage a coup in Eastern markets that have for centuries kowtowed to the tea leaf....
[Lawyers at Leisure]
April 2017