Month: January 2020

Kenix Yuen Interviewed by Conventus Law on Mediation Gaining Traction in Hong Kong’s Legal Landscape

Hong Kong has long attracted business to its shores thanks to its robust, independent and highly respected legal system. Investors enjoy a high degree of confidence that they will be able to resolve their disputes through litigation and arbitration. Hong Kong, however, has been trying for more than a decade to grow the commercial space’s appetite for mediation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism.

GALL RANKED IN LEGAL 500 ASIA PACIFIC 2020 GUIDE

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Guide has been released and Gall is ranked in Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Tier 4), Labour and Employment (Tier 3), and Restructuring and Insolvency (Tier 4). Nick Gall, Chris Wong and Evelyn Chan are Recommended Lawyers and Andrea Randall is a Next Generation Partner.

Employment Spotlight: Applicability of the Apology Ordinance in the Workplace

Increasingly, there has been a spotlight on issues and complaints which arise in the workplace. Common issues might include complaints relating to harassment, bullying, discrimination and preferential treatment. When tensions run high, an apology is often valuable in helping to diffuse conflict and amend relationships. However, there is often a general reluctance to apologise for fear that it might constitute an admission of fault which might be used against a party in legal proceedings.