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Pandemic response impacting children

By Alice Cabrelli Hong Kong, 11 April 2022: A disturbing video clip of plainclothes Hong Kong police officers forcibly subduing and arresting a 15-year-old went viral recently. The teenager and his younger brother had been playing basketball on a public court in Wong Tai Sin which was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions when they were […]

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Law & More: Episode 13 – Gladys Li SC

Hong Kong, 8 April 2022: We’re delighted to publish our latest Law & More podcast. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen welcomes one of Hong Kong’s most eminent barristers, Senior Counsel Gladys Li. In a wide-ranging discussion, Gladys reflects on her days studying law at Cambridge University, early work experiences in London and her […]

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Only one outcome when losses mount up

Hong Kong, 6 April 2022: When American football coach John Ralston stood down from the Denver Broncos in 1976, he told reporters: “I resigned due to illness and fatigue – the fans were sick and tired of me.” Carrie Lam, of course, doesn’t do humour, and this week she simply cited family reasons for not […]

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Permanent residency: a useful guide

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 4 April 2022: The Covid-19 pandemic has seen many non-Chinese citizens returning to Hong Kong from overseas and enduring mandatory hotel quarantine, sometimes for as long as three weeks, solely for the purpose of retaining their permanent residency. They undertake the trip believing they need to comply with the so-called […]

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Legal 500 ranking ‘highlights excellence’

Hong Kong, 1 April 2022: Colin Cohen has hailed Boase Cohen & Collins’ inclusion in the latest Legal 500 rankings as further proof of the firm’s high standards and commitment to excellence. BC&C is praised for its services in Private Client (Tax, Trusts, Wealth Management and Contentious Probate) while Colin is highlighted as the key […]

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Beware dubious online sales practices

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 31 March 2022: Online shopping has surged during the Covid-19 pandemic as cautious citizens avoid crowded streets and malls, but dubious sales practices – and, in some cases, fraudulent schemes – are also on the rise. The Consumer Council is handling an increasing number of complaints due to unscrupulous vendors […]

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A weight – and wait – just too much to bear

Hong Kong, 23 March 2022: “I can stand the despair, it’s the hope!” So wails angst-ridden school headmaster Brian Stimpson (played by John Cleese), famed for his obsession with punctuality, in the 1986 British comedy movie Clockwise. His day unravels spectacularly after he boards the wrong train to a conference and endures a catalogue of […]

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Moot showcases Asia-Pacific legal talent

Hong Kong, 21 March 2022: Colin Cohen has praised the standard of competing teams after acting as a judge in the 20th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot. Legal scholars from 24 universities and tertiary institutions across Asia-Pacific took part in the five-day event. “As in previous moots, the students showed tremendous knowledge of the […]

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End beckons for MPF ‘offsetting’

By Allison Lee  Hong Kong, 11 March 2022: Hong Kong is to abolish the regulation that allows employers to use Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) contributions to make severance and long-service payments to workers. The practice, known as “offsetting”, has been a concern raised by trade unions and NGOs. Concrete proposals were presented to the Legislative Council […]

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Leading us a walk on the wild side

Hong Kong, 9 March 2022: Hiking in Hong Kong brings you closer to nature. This city offers diverse flora and fauna, not to mention a vast range of exotic wildlife. Porcupines, civet cats, wild boar, snakes, monkeys and more, we see them all on our regular outings with the Stumblers. I didn’t need my walking […]

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Talk affirms sensible estate planning

Hong Kong, 24 May 2022: Our Partner Alex Liu highlighted the importance of making a will and safeguarding family assets in a presentation to members of the Hong Kong business community. Alex covered such topics as the differences between wills and trusts, protecting your children’s future and guardianship of elders, highlighting his talk – entitled […]

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Covid replays test our endurance

Paris, 18 May 2022: German film director and football fan Wim Wenders once made a movie called The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty. I’m no lover of spot-kicks either, especially when it’s a shootout to decide a big match involving my beloved Chelsea. Doubt becomes dread which turns into despair. Such was my fate at […]

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Human trafficking flaws exposed

By Melville Boase Hong Kong, 13 May 2022: Migrant worker activists have long argued Hong Kong needs an effective, bespoke law to combat human trafficking and forced labour. Now, a landmark High Court judgment has given renewed hope this may finally happen. In a comprehensive defeat for the government, Mr Justice Russell Coleman ruled this […]

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BC&C’s young footballers shine on

Hong Kong, 11 May 2022: Congratulations to the Boase Cohen & Collins-sponsored VCD Athletic U23s, a group of young footballers making their mark in Southeast England’s highly competitive football scene. The team have just finished runners-up in the Isthmian Development League South, continuing their upward trajectory after six years of continuous backing from BC&C. “It’s […]

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Law & More: Episode 14 – Robbie McRobbie

Hong Kong, 10 May 2022: We are pleased to welcome Robbie McRobbie, CEO of the Hong Kong Rugby Union, as our latest guest on Law & More. Robbie tells our Senior Partner Colin Cohen about his upbringing in Scotland, days at Oxford University and his entertaining first career as a Hong Kong police officer. He […]

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