The Labour and Welfare Bureau (the “Bureau”) has recently announced measures to extend the statutory maternity leave in Hong Kong from 10 weeks to 14 weeks.
Caroline McNally and Chantelle Woo outline the steps to register and enforce England and Wales maintenance orders in Hong Kong in the context of the growing number of international families, amidst recent changes in procedure. The new procedure for enforcement of a maintenance order in Hong Kong by way of judgment summons is complex and will take time to be dealt with by the Hong Kong Courts.
Nick Gall, Evelyn Chan, Kenix Yuen and Kritika Sethia recently contributed the Hong Kong chapter for Chambers Litigation 2019 Second Edition Guide where they covered topics including: litigation funding, initiating a law suit, discovery, trials and hearings, settlements, damages and judgements, appeals, costs and alternative dispute resolution.
Associates Chantelle Woo, Catherine Tso and Loretta Ho hosted an "Associates in Family Law" Christmas lunch on December 10, 2019 and invited some of our peers along to catch up before the holiday season.
The Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2020 has been released and Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution (Band 4) and Family/Matrimonial (Band 3). Nick Gall (Band 3), Caroline McNally (Band 1) and Andrea Randall (Band 3) are named as Leading Individuals and Chris Wong as a Recognised Practitioner.
We hosted our first Women’s Disputes Christmas Dinner on December 5th, 2019, at Mott 32 and enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones over Peking Duck and plenty of wine. This will become an annual Gall event where we hope to create a relaxed, informal environment for women in disputes to connect.