Gall is a proud long-term sponsor of The University of Hong Kong Law Faculty’s Advocacy and Mooting Society (“AMS”). AMS is a non-profit-making student-run organisation. Since its establishment in 2002, AMS is dedicated to developing advocacy skills and promoting mooting among law students.
This article considers the pro-arbitration approach of courts in Hong Kong in the context of two recent cases. It also considers other significant initiatives and developments in the arbitration regime concerning third party funding, consolidation, and costs of arbitrations.
The shortlist has just been released for the Asia Legal Awards 2019. We are delighted to have been nominated in the Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year category in these regional awards.
Gall has been recommended in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019. The firm was ranked for dispute resolution, employment and for restructuring and insolvency in the Hong Kong chapter. The firm maintained its rank as a Leading Firm in these core practice areas, receiving positive feedback from both clients and peers.
A demotion normally involves a reduction in rank or status, or a decrease in job responsibilities and/or salary. An employer may wish to demote an employee for a variety of reasons including poor performance, capability and/or as an alternative to termination.Regardless of the reason for the demotion, an employer should be careful when demoting an employee. Any demotion should be managed professionally and lawfully; failure to do so may expose the employer to an unwanted claim.
In the recently released Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 Guide, Gall is ranked as a Leading Firm for the Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial practices and a Recognised Firm for the Employment practice. Nick Gall and Caroline McNally are named as Leading Individuals, Chris Wong and Andrea Randall as Recognised Practitioners.
The Legislative Council passed resolutions on 27 June 2018 to raise the upper financial limits on the civil jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal (“SCT”) and the District Court (“DC”) in certain matters. In other words, both the SCT and DC will have the power to deal with claims of a larger amount. Such resolutions will come into operation on 3 December 2018.
The Secretary for Labour and Welfare has recently announced that the Employment (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance 2018, which increases statutory paternity leave to five days, will come into operation on 18 January 2019.
Nick Gall and Ashima Sood analyse the laws and regulations in Hong Kong to freeze and repatriate the proceeds of fraud and corruption in the latest edition of Getting The Deal Through: Asset Recovery 2019.
The Labour Tribunal is intended to be a quick and informal venue for hearing disputes between an employer and employee.