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Listen to the facts, not the rumours

Listen to the facts, not the rumours With the Covid-19 epidemic spreading from Mainland China and causing widespread disruption in Hong Kong and elsewhere, Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen calls for calm heads and explains that it is business as usual in the firm’s office. Hong Kong, 17 February 2020: Hong Kong has […]

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When the deceased may not have final say

When the deceased may not have final say Inheritance or financial disputes can add to the pain of a spouse or close relative’s passing. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Fiona Chan outlines the legal options available to anyone who wishes to challenge a Will or the rules of intestacy. Hong Kong, 5 February 2020: Bereavement brings considerable […]

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Minor issue causes major headache

Minor issue causes major headache The wheels of justice can turn slowly, especially in complicated inheritance matters where family members may have conflicting interests and a minor is involved. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Fiona Chan describes one such case. Hong Kong, 17 January 2020: Protecting the rights of a minor involved in legal proceedings […]

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BC&C scores again in youth football

BC&C scores again in youth football Hong Kong, 2 January 2020: A group of talented teenagers in southeast England have embarked on the latest stage of their football adventure thanks to the continuing generosity of Boase Cohen & Collins. Starting out as Glebe U14s and then appearing as Bromley FC at U15s and U16s level, […]

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My return to primitive thinking

Hong Kong, 17 August 2022: In the classic 1974 fantasy film The Land That Time Forgot, a World War I German U-boat crew and their American captives veer off course in the South Atlantic and end up in Caprona, an uncharted subcontinent populated by dinosaurs and ancient tribes. Their reaction is one of amazement: how […]

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Covid triggers employment law changes

By Allison Lee  Hong Kong, 8 August 2022: Significant changes to Hong Kong’s employment regulations have been made to address workplace-related issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Employers now have scope to dismiss a member of staff who refuses, without a valid excuse, to be vaccinated. As well, employees who fail to attend […]

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Flight to HK cancelled? Read this …

By Pádraig Seif Hong Kong, 2 August 2022: One direct effect of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic is that living in Hong Kong has been somewhat of a challenge since early 2020. Especially if you need to travel. Maybe the following sounds all too familiar to the esteemed reader: flights into Hong Kong […]

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Law & More: Episode 17 – Amanda Whitfort

Hong Kong, 1 August 2022: In the latest episode of Law & More, we focus on the law relating to animal welfare with our guest, Professor Amanda Whitfort. A barrister and university lecturer who has co-authored major reports on animal welfare, Amanda discusses Hong Kong’s outdated laws, issues surrounding cruelty and neglect, and major problems […]

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A timely boost for common law

By Arthur Chan Hong Kong, 29 July 2022: In a landmark ruling, the Court of Final Appeal has overturned Hong Kong’s first conviction for carrying zip ties. The judges ruled that lower courts had erroneously applied the law too widely, meaning anyone found carrying an instrument deemed fit for unlawful purpose could be penalised for […]

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