Caroline McNally has written a Case Summary on a recent international relocation case H v W  HKCA 733 for Hong Kong Lawyer magazine. In relocation cases, the paramount consideration is whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child. When considering whether to agree to relocation, parents should be mindful that it is no longer possible to easily shuttle between countries as was the case in pre-pandemic times and there is a real possibility they may be separated from their children for prolonged periods of time.
Being able to apply for interim measures in an international arbitration can be crucial for parties, especially in a constantly evolving Covid-19 world. The Hong Kong-Mainland China Interim Measures Arrangement was introduced in October 2019 and has been a game changer for parties to arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong.
1st June, 2021 – Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today the promotions of Felda Yeung from Senior Associate to Of Counsel, and Yandy Lam, Chantelle Woo and Ashima Sood from Associate to Senior Associate. The promotions take place with immediate effect.
Chantelle Woo has collaborated with AlixPartners to produce a series of informative short videos in Cantonese on the divorce process. The first video explores how assets are dealt with and/or divided upon a divorce and financial disclosure during the divorce process.
The Hong Kong Government recently opened the Covid-19 vaccination programme up to all adults over the age of 16 with the aim of safeguarding public health and helping to allow further easing of restrictions and a gradual return to normal life and activities.The vaccination programme raises important and unprecedented questions for employers, however, in terms of protecting their personnel, workplaces and businesses. Can (or should) an employer require an employee to have a vaccination?Registered Foreign Lawyer Matthew Durham from boutique dispute resolution firm Gall will provide his insights on how employers can approach this sensitive topic so that they are aware of specific legal issues as well as potential concerns individuals may have.
The employment team at Gall are pleased to share their new "Hong Kong Employment Law Handbook - Covid-19 Edition" which addresses your most asked queries including those relating to working from home (WFH), working from abroad, unpaid leave and annual leave, redundancies and restructurings, as well as occupational health and safety.
Executive Partner Caroline McNally and Associate Loretta Ho have written an article for Hong Kong Lawyer’s e-newsletter exploring parental disputes surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine. They explain how the question of whether a child can be vaccinated is a custodial issue and share two recent UK decisions which they conclude are likely to be followed in Hong Kong if parental disagreements over Covid-19 vaccinations arise in similar situations.
Partner Nick Dealy and Legal Analyst Kritika Sethia have written an article for the British Chamber of Commerce’s latest magazine issue on how to safely work from home. They explore security risks involved in working from home, explain new guidance from the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, and share key takeaways for employers and staff in protecting data.
Since the pandemic started, we have received a growing number of enquiries about cybercrimes including email scams targeting individuals or corporates in Hong Kong.Our Partner Kenix Yuen recently spoke to HK01 about the common types of cyber scams in Hong Kong and provided some suggestions for how citizens can avoid them.
January 11th, 2021 - Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today that Matthew Durham has joined the firm as an England and Wales qualified Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Employment practice. Matthew joins from Simmons & Simmons in Shanghai where he has lived since 1999.