Gall is delighted to be a finalist in the Hong Kong Firm of the Year category at this year’s China Law & Practice Awards. The awards ceremony, which is hosted by China Law & Practice and sister titles The American Lawyer and The Asian Lawyer, will take place on Thursday September 13 at the The St Regis, Beijing.
Sanctioned offers are a significant feature of the litigation landscape in Hong Kong, providing parties a strong incentive to settle their disputes at earlier stages (Rules of High Court and Rules of District Court, O.22).
Catherine Tso examines the decision handed down today by The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom which compels Mrs Owens to stay in a loveless and unhappy marriage until 2020.
It is common for parties to a commercial contract to insert a clause stating that “all variations to the contract must be agreed, set out in writing and signed on behalf of both parties before they take effect” (commonly known as a “No Oral Modification” or “NOM” clause). If the parties subsequently have a purported oral agreement to vary a particular term of the contract but do not say anything about the NOM clause, will such a variation be effective?
We are delighted to announce that Caroline McNally, head of the Family and Divorce practice at Gall has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). The IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.