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Court technology remains a work in progress

Court technology remains a work in progress Hong Kong, 10 June 2020: Finding silver linings amid the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult, to put it mildly, with almost every aspect of our daily lives disrupted. But one positive development – for the legal profession, at least – came in March with our Judiciary’s recognition that […]

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Case cluster gives cause for concern

Case cluster gives cause for concern Hong Kong, 3 June 2020: The coronavirus is nothing if not tenacious. While Hong Kong has dealt with the pandemic better than almost any other jurisdiction, it would appear that new cases are inevitable. Therefore, our government’s extreme caution with regard to social distancing rules, quarantine arrangements and travel […]

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Time for us to be good neighbours?

Time for us to be good neighbours? Hong Kong, 27 May 2020: As Hong Kong continues its gradual return to some sort of normality amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the subject of relaxing border controls – on a highly selective basis, of course – is being increasingly discussed. Creating a so-called “travel bubble” with mainland China, […]

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Upsurge in referrals bolsters Ally Law

Upsurge in referrals bolsters Ally Law Hong Kong, 22 May 2020: Global legal services organisation Ally Law is in a strong position to ride out the coronavirus storm after reporting a significant increase in referral business between member firms in 2019. The value of referrals rose 33% from US$4.4 million in 2018 to almost US$5.9 […]

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Staying grounded and logging in

Staying grounded and logging in Hong Kong, 20 May 2020: There has been a lot of talk about the “new normal” as the world wrestles with Covid-19 and its impact on everyday business and social life. In adapting to this unprecedented emergency, we recognise that some of the changes forced on us may be here […]

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Reminder the fight is far from over

Reminder the fight is far from over Hong Kong, 13 May 2020: The overall feeling of optimism in Hong Kong, generated by a relaxing of social distancing measures amid just a trickle of imported Covid-19 infections, has been slightly dented by the confirmation yesterday of a new locally transmitted case. This, coupled with a fresh […]

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Emergency brings some home comforts

Emergency brings some home comforts Hong Kong has escaped the rigid lockdowns imposed in many parts of the world but Covid-19 has still forced large numbers of employees in the city to work from home. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu examines the pros and cons of working remotely and how it affects law […]

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Zooming in on video conferencing

Zooming in on video conferencing Worldwide usage of Zoom has increased 30-fold during the coronavirus pandemic, but the application has been plagued by security concerns. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Joshua Tong and Trainee Jennifer Lee outline the safety measures which users of all video conferencing software should adopt. Hong Kong, 7 May 2020: Covid-19 […]

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Sunshine brings us brighter news

Sunshine brings us brighter news Hong Kong, 6 May 2020: Summer is coming and, at least in Hong Kong, it would appear the coronavirus may be going. While always stressing the need for caution and acknowledging the immense disruption Covid-19 continues to cause around the world, it does appear our city has turned the corner in […]

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Ruling expands possibilities for paraplegics

Ruling expands possibilities for paraplegics An elite rock climber left paralysed by a traffic accident has won his High Court claim for a hi-tech exoskeleton to improve his mobility. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Stephanie Lai and Trainee Mandy Tsang examine the case and its implications. Hong Kong, 5 May 2020: The High Court recently handed down […]

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A reminder about wage obligations

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 29 November 2022: The impact of Covid-19 on Hong Kong’s economy has been underscored by media stories about firms failing to pay wages on time and falling behind with pension fund contributions. But even in these difficult times, the government has made it clear employers are expected to meet their […]

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BC&C duo are admitted as Solicitors

Hong Kong, 28 November 2022: There were scenes of celebration outside the High Court in Admiralty on Saturday as Nicole Chong and Kyle Ho became the latest talented legal professionals with Boase Cohen & Collins to be admitted as Solicitors in Hong Kong. Family, friends and work colleagues were on hand to share their landmark […]

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Kicking Covid thoughts into touch

Doha, 23 November 2022: Brazilian football icon Pele popularised the phrase “the beautiful game” – o jogo bonito in his native Portuguese – although its exact origin is unclear. He had every reason to love his chosen sport: one of the finest players of all time, he won the World Cup on three occasions. His […]

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Equality drama reflects real life

By Gabriella Chan Hong Kong, 17 November 2022: The staging of an acclaimed play, We Are Gay, at the West Kowloon Cultural District’s Xiqu Centre last week coincided with another landmark moment for Hong Kong’s LGBTQ+ community. While the drama – a highlight of the 2022 Hong Kong Arts Festival – was being acted out […]

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Gabriella Chan enhances BC&C team

Hong Kong, 10 November 2022: We are pleased to welcome experienced lawyer Gabriella Chan to Boase Cohen & Collins as a key addition to our Family Law team. Gabriella, who joins as an Associate, is proficient in a range of matters arising from the matrimonial context, including divorce and separation, children and financial applications, committal […]

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