Hong Kong

For the last few years the term “Artificial Intelligence” or “AI” has been bandied around legal conferences with the presumption that everyone knows exactly what is meant. As a long time software...
February 2020
Given the limitations of legal aid, it is not uncommon for claimants to give up the claim due to a lack of financial support even though there are sufficient grounds. Regrettably, litigation funding...
February 2020
Date: 7 February 2020 (Fri) Time: 7 pm – Lecture; 8 pm – Cocktails Venue: Moot Court, 2/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong Registration: https://qrgo.page...
January 2020
This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match answers to photos. This year we feature historical photos of Hong Kong’s main court building, the former Supreme Court, now the Court of...
January 2020
The Gala Dinner, co-organized by the Faculty of Law and the HKU Law Alumni Association, was successfully held on 24 November 2019. We celebrated our achievements, thanked our teachers and renewed our...
January 2020
During this festive season, the Faculty is thrilled to see many colleagues are receiving honours and awards from both the University and other institution for their outstanding achievements. A big...
January 2020
A Happy 2020 to all our readers! It has been said that on average, a majority of disputes referred to mediation are generally resolved or rather settled subject to having an effective mediator to...
January 2020
Civil procedure — costs — sanctioned offer or payment — approach to awarding of enhanced interest and indemnity costs when plaintiff did better than sanctioned offer By an order nisi it...
January 2020
Company law — scheme of arrangement — sanction by court — modifications to scheme and scheme document after distribution of scheme document, before and at scheme meeting — whether modifications...
January 2020
A barrister and a firm of solicitors were initially retained on a private basis for an Applicant in his appeal against his indecent assault conviction in the High Court. One of the grounds of appeal...
January 2020
Administrative law — Appeals Tribunal of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers — Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Insurance Agents Registration Board — failure of administrative tribunal to seek proper...
January 2020
It’s always a mistake to be too greedy in life. If you get a Big Mac, and then eat it, don’t complain that it’s all gone. You can’t have it both ways. It’s well known that the population of...
January 2020
On 20 November 2019, the Member Benefit Committee organised a health talk entitled “Master your Stress and Anxiety” to raise members’ awareness of mental health issues and the importance of balanced...
January 2020
In October 2019, the Insurance Authority (“IA”) issued a stakeholder discussion paper (“Discussion Paper”) on proposals to update the approach to supervise insurance groups (referred to as Group-Wide...
January 2020
Introduction This article considers the way in which small and medium sized law firms can achieve growth. It also examines the reasons for such firms to grow and the issues to consider before...
January 2020
The employment law outlook for 2020 indicates that there would likely be some significant changes to the employment-related legislation in Hong Kong on various areas, including anti-discrimination,...
January 2020
On behalf of the Law Society, Mr. CM Chan, Vice President and Chairman of the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee, attended the 11th Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau Law Seminar in Guangzhou on 9 – 11...
January 2020
Whilst personal injuries cases are often known to have a greater tendency to settle out of Court, practitioners should be reminded the need for thorough and hands on preparation from early on, with a...
January 2020
On 25 October 2019, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) hosted its “Meet the Practitioners Drinks Reception for Law Students” at the Law Society. The reception was well attended by over 60 law...
January 2020
The Law Society studied a consultation paper issued by the Food and Health Bureau (“Bureau”) in September 2019 (“Consultation Paper”) on “advance directives” and “dying in place”. An “advance...
January 2020