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Gall recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019 for dispute resolution, employment and restructuring and insolvency

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.

Employment Spotlight: The law on demotions in Hong Kong

The employment team looks at some of the key issues and practical tips when considering demoting an employee in Hong Kong.

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.

Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2019: Gall ranked Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial, Recognised Firm for Employment. Nick Gall and Caroline McNally named as Leading Individuals, Chris Wong and Andrea Randall as Recognised Practitioners

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.

Litigation Update: Increases in the civil jurisdictional limits of the District Court and the Small Claims Tribunal

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.