Andrea Randall was interviewed by RTHK Radio where she explored The Labour Department’s code of practice on work arrangements during typhoons which have left people confused about whether companies can order staff to work from home when a number eight storm signal is issued. The code stipulates that while essential workers have to continue to go to work, everyone else should stay in a safe place. But now that most people are used to working from home, do bosses have the right to order their staff to do so during a typhoon?
Caroline McNally has written part one of a two-part article on British expats divorcing in Hong Kong, for Family Law in Partnership (FLIP). The article examines the key differences to bear in mind when considering divorcing in England and Wales or Hong Kong.
Caroline McNally and Kajal Aswani have written an article on the potential legal implications of having multiple weddings for Sassy Media Group. The article explores things newlyweds should be aware of to ensure everything is in order legally.
Kajal Aswani has been profiled in a Hong Kong Economic Journal article exploring her career as a family lawyer, her involvement in pro bono work and her role as the founder of the South Asian Lawyers Group (SALG).
Chris Wong and Kenix Yuen have been quoted in an article in Economic Digest on winding up. The article touches on points to note on various situations of winding up including compulsory winding-up and voluntary winding-up.
Chantelle Woo has been quoted in article on alternatives taken by courts in Hong Kong during the closure amid the pandemic. The article mentions Gall’s involvement in the first private financial adjudication case in Hong Kong, highlights its process and introduces other alternatives to handle divorce cases such as mediation.
Chris Wong and Kenix Yuen have been quoted in an Economic Digest article on commercial disputes and PPE scams. They explore four case studies on PPE scams and remind SMEs to stay cautious, maintain clear internal communication, and include relevant terms in purchase agreements when ordering PPE.
Kajal Aswani and Chantelle Woo have written an article on cross-border divorce and disputes relating to child custody for Hong Kong Economic Times – TOPick, exploring how the court process works in cross-border divorce cases, how the Hong Kong courts handle divorce cases and child custody disputes, and the key takeaways for parents, especially relating to how to protect their children.
Kenix Yuen and May Leung have authored an article for the Hong Kong Economic Times which explores the rise of PPE scams in Hong Kong. In the article they provide useful tips on how to recover lost funds, briefly outlining the relevant legal procedures and the applications which can be made.
Post Termination Restrictions (PTRs) can be an effective way of protecting an employer’s business by restricting the post-termination activities of a departing employee. Courts in Hong Kong have readily enforced PTRs for the benefit of ex-employers, but what can an employer do to ensure best practices are met and a PTR is upheld?