Letters to Hong Kong Lawyer

This article explores why it is critical for family lawyers to support colleagues with mental-health challenges, how to identify when peers or clients may need help, and the need for removing the...
February 2020
It’s the best of times, and yet the worst of times. Momentum for marriage equality in Hong Kong has never been stronger. The coalition of businesses, organisations, community groups, and...
December 2019
A poll conducted at Lewis Silkin’s October conference on Mental Health in the Workplace revealed that 89 percent of attendees felt that mental health issues were on the rise in their organisation and...
December 2019
A report by Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK), the industry non-profit, shows that Hong Kong’s legal industry has increased the access to flexible and agile working. Half of Hong Kong’s legal...
August 2019
A report by Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK), the industry non-profit, shows that Hong Kong’s legal industry has increased the access to flexible and agile working. Half of Hong Kong’s legal...
August 2019
Increasing Access to Justice Pro bono publico legal work, or simply ‘pro bono’ refers to lawyers assisting, without fee, those in our community who cannot otherwise access justice. However in...
June 2019
In April 2013, we wrote a letter to Hong Kong Lawyer in reference to the joint consultation conclusions published by the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) and The Stock Exchange of Hong...
November 2018
“Future world leaders will view each other differently, for they will have met here first as friends.” This is the motto of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world...
June 2018
Melamine in the infant formula, Fipronil Dutch eggs, and mad cow disease: Hong Kong’s and China’s counterattack in food safety crises Food scandals, involving Hong Kong, China, and their trade...
May 2018
At its Annual General Meeting on 11th October 2017, the Hong Kong Society of Notaries appointed 13 Councilors for the coming term. In February 2018, Mr. Chu Kuo Fai and Ms. Lam Yuet Ming Emily...
May 2018
The catch cry ‘pro bono’ is increasingly used in the wider community as a synonym for free, but this is not actually what it is. Short for ‘pro bono publico’, or ‘for the public good’, pro bono...
April 2018
The business concept of disruptive innovation becomes noteworthy in the legal practice. It refers to a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom...
March 2018
In the August issue of Hong Kong Lawyer, Damien Laracy and Fontaine Lai explored the effect and scope of the recently enacted Apology Bill in an interesting insight. The Bill’s scheme and intent...
October 2017
I recently read Michael Jackson’s article “HKSAR v Chan Kam Shing: CFA Finds ‘No Wrong Turning’” in the March edition of Hong Kong Lawyer. While the feature provides a good summary of HKSAR...
April 2017
As a leading global finance firm focused on law and the world’s largest publicly traded provider of litigation finance, it will come as no surprise that Burford Capital welcomes the Law Reform...
December 2016
This letter is written in response to Davyd Wong’s article, While We Wait: Using Consumer Protection Provisions in Insolvency, published in the Hong Kong Lawyer’s August 2016 issue (the “Article”),...
September 2016
Dear Editor, The ruling of no jurisdiction of the paternal grandmother’s application of minor’s custody in CLP v CSN [2015] HKEC 2503 may raise the eyebrows of the family practitioners (...
May 2016
Dear Editor of Hong Kong Lawyer, As one of the world’s leading litigation finance companies, we write further to Kim Rooney’s article as Chair of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-...
March 2016
Dr. Rajesh Sharma, Assistant Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong This is a review of John Shijian Mo, “Transfer of Sovereignty and Application of an International Convention:...
July 2015