Gall’s Family and Divorce practice and its practice head Caroline McNally have been recommended again by Doyle’s in their Leading Family Lawyer, Law Firm & Barrister Rankings - Hong Kong, 2016. Caroline is named as a Leading Lawyer and the firm is a Recommended Firm.
This chapter first appeared in the first edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2016; published by Global Legal Group, London (www.iclg.co.uk)
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) has recently released a Practice Note on Consolidation of Arbitrations which serves to supplement the consolidation regime contained in the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (“Rules”).
On 2 March 2016, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2016 (the “Bill”) was introduced to the Legislative Council. The Bill seeks to empower the Labour Tribunal to make an order for reinstatement or re-engagement as requested by an employee in a case of unreasonable and unlawful dismissal without the need to first secure the employer's agreement. The Bill does not change the current framework in regards to unreasonable dismissals that are not unlawful.