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Failing to meet our great expectations

Hong Kong, 1 December 2021: “Please, sir, I want some more.” These, of course, are the famous words spoken by the eponymous young orphan in Charles Dickens’ celebrated novel Oliver Twist as he timidly asks the master of the workhouse for a further helping of gruel. As with many of his epic works, the lauded […]

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Law & More: Episode 8 – Cliff Buddle

Hong Kong, 29 November 2021: We’re delighted to publish our latest episode of Law & More, the podcast that explores issues in the legal world and beyond. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen speaks with South China Morning Post columnist Cliff Buddle. Having been with the Post for 27 years, Cliff is ideally positioned […]

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Helpers facing heightened scrutiny

By Arthur Chan and Jasmine Kwong Hong Kong, 24 November 2021: The Immigration Department appears to be taking a stronger stance over its requirement that foreign domestic helpers should have a clear criminal record in order to obtain a work visa. However, this toughening of attitude gives rise to fresh questions about how future applications […]

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CFA upholds Small House Policy in full

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 19 November 2021: In a much-anticipated judgment, the Court of Final Appeal has upheld the exclusive right of male indigenous villagers in the New Territories to build their own homes, ruling that the so-called Small House Policy is constitutional in its entirety. The judges have declared this right is protected […]

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Come cry with me, let’s lament this disarray

Hong Kong, 17 November 2021: Do you think Carrie Lam listens to music? Unlikely, given that our famously workaholic Chief Executive insists she never relaxes. A pity, because an hour with Frank Sinatra and his swinging songs certainly puts a spring in your step and makes you think wistfully of happier times and alluring locations. […]

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Helpers’ hardships highlighted in lecture

Hong Kong, 11 November 2021: Melville Boase called upon four decades of experience in dealing with migrant worker issues when he gave a lecture to University of Hong Kong students this week about the difficulties faced by domestic helpers in the territory. Mel, co-founder of Boase Cohen & Collins in 1985, detailed the three core […]

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Riot ruling gives courts greater certainty

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 10 November 2021: A landmark Court of Final Appeal judgment has provided welcome clarity on the question of prosecutions for unlawful assembly and rioting, ruling that the doctrine of “joint enterprise” does not apply but stressing that anyone involved – whether directly or indirectly – in such activities could face […]

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Law & More: Episode 7 – Winnie Tam SC

Hong Kong, 9 November 2021: In the latest episode of our Law & More podcast, we meet Senior Counsel Winnie Tam, who dovetails her successful career as a barrister with outstanding public service, which includes chairing the Communications Authority. Winnie talks about her busy life, love of music and her hopes for the future of […]

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Anti-voyeurism laws close legal loophole

By Arthur Chan and Gabriel Brettell  Hong Kong, 5 November 2021: The non-consensual photography of intimate parts (colloquially known as up-skirting) and the recording of others engaging in intimate acts when they have a reasonable expectation of privacy (voyeurism) are acts that should be punished in a civilised society. They offend a person’s privacy and […]

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LAWASIA Moot showcases future legal stars

Hong Kong, 4 November 2021: Colin Cohen has hailed the quality of emerging legal talent across the continent after acting as a judge in the 16th LAWASIA International Moot Competition. “I’m delighted to confirm the students taking part were, as always, highly competent and extremely well prepared, displaying extensive knowledge of the law and possessing […]

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Failing to meet our great expectations

Hong Kong, 1 December 2021: “Please, sir, I want some more.” These, of course, are the famous words spoken by the eponymous young orphan in Charles Dickens’ celebrated novel Oliver Twist as he timidly asks the master of the workhouse for a further helping of gruel. As with many of his epic works, the lauded […]

Read more

Law & More: Episode 8 – Cliff Buddle

Hong Kong, 29 November 2021: We’re delighted to publish our latest episode of Law & More, the podcast that explores issues in the legal world and beyond. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen speaks with South China Morning Post columnist Cliff Buddle. Having been with the Post for 27 years, Cliff is ideally positioned […]

Read more

Helpers facing heightened scrutiny

By Arthur Chan and Jasmine Kwong Hong Kong, 24 November 2021: The Immigration Department appears to be taking a stronger stance over its requirement that foreign domestic helpers should have a clear criminal record in order to obtain a work visa. However, this toughening of attitude gives rise to fresh questions about how future applications […]

Read more

CFA upholds Small House Policy in full

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 19 November 2021: In a much-anticipated judgment, the Court of Final Appeal has upheld the exclusive right of male indigenous villagers in the New Territories to build their own homes, ruling that the so-called Small House Policy is constitutional in its entirety. The judges have declared this right is protected […]

Read more

Come cry with me, let’s lament this disarray

Hong Kong, 17 November 2021: Do you think Carrie Lam listens to music? Unlikely, given that our famously workaholic Chief Executive insists she never relaxes. A pity, because an hour with Frank Sinatra and his swinging songs certainly puts a spring in your step and makes you think wistfully of happier times and alluring locations. […]

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