Antony Sassi

Partner, RPC

UPDATE As readers may remember, all was not so quiet on “Christmas Eve” last year in some parts of Hong Kong. The Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong moved quickly to intervene in the practice…
August 2021
SNAPSHOT In a judgment of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (England) in the matter of Re Claire, Case No. 12005-2019, dated 25 March 2020, a junior solicitor (the respondent) was found to have…
July 2021
SNAPSHOT Secretary for Justice v Wong [2021] HKCFI 162, confirms that for a communication to be protected by without prejudice privilege it must have been made in the context of a “relevant dispute…
June 2021
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance, Cap. 481 (“the Ordinance”) allows dependant to make an application for the Court to order “reasonable financial provision” from the estate…
June 2021
SUMMARY Against the backdrop of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Judiciary Administration’s consultations on the greater use of remote hearings for court proceedings, the recent case…
April 2021
Summary In Ng v The Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong [2021] HKCFI 379, the High Court held that Schedule 2 of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159) provides a complete statutory scheme…
March 2021
In the matter of a Solicitor v Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) [2020] EWHC 3231 (Admin), the appellant solicitor successfully appealed a judgment of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal before…
March 2021
At the time of writing, the Hong Kong Bar Association’s “Report of the Standing Committee on Overseas Admissions 2020” is yet to be published on its website. Once published, it will be interesting to…
February 2021
Background Stoffel & Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42 is the first authoritative application of the common law principles underpinning an illegality defence in a professional negligence setting,…
January 2021
“Without prejudice to the provisions of Part IIA of this Ordinance and this Schedule, the Council may apply to the Court of First Instance for an order as to the disposal or destruction of any…
January 2021
In Kim Min Ju v Law Society of Hong Kong [2020] HKCFI 2367, the Chief Judge of the High Court affirmed the respondent's decision to reject an application for a waiver pursuant to s. 6(6A) of the…
October 2020
The Law Society’s confirmation of the outcome regarding the consultation on proposed amendments to the regime for foreign lawyers in Hong Kong was as welcome (in many quarters) as it was timely. In…
August 2019
In September 2019 the Insurance Authority is due to take over responsibility for the supervision and regulation of licensed insurance intermediaries. Insurance intermediaries fall into two broad…
July 2019
Hong Kong’s lack of a statutory regime for cross-border insolvency is in stark contrast with Singapore, which adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in 2017. It is worth…
July 2019