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BC&C legal team welcomes new trainees

BC&C legal team welcomes new trainees Hong Kong, 3 September 2020: Colin Cohen has hailed Boase Cohen & Collins’ proud tradition of nurturing young legal talent after the firm welcomed two new Trainee Solicitors, Kyle Ho and Nicole Chong, to the team. “Since Melville Boase and I co-founded this firm in 1985, we have welcomed […]

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Seeking a society fit for purpose

Seeking a society fit for purpose Hong Kong, 2 September 2020: Health has been uppermost in my mind in recent weeks. Not just mine, you understand, but that of the community as a whole as Covid-19 brings enforced restrictions that affect our physical and mental wellbeing. As readers of my travel blog will know, being […]

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Creating a buzz about your business

Creating a buzz about your business Fast-evolving social media habits are changing the way people find, consult and engage law firms. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu examines how the legal profession, like every other business sector, is adapting to the digital revolution. Hong Kong, 28 August 2020: Around 83% of Hong Kong’s population […]

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Free to make our own decision

Free to make our own decision Hong Kong, 26 August 2020: Hong Kong residents may have been frustrated in their right to vote on 6 September with the postponement of the Legislative Council election for 12 months, but citizens will still be applying their freedom of choice in a much-scrutinised public exercise next week. Our […]

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Teachers briefed about national security law

Teachers briefed about national security law Hong Kong, 24 August 2020: Hong Kong’s new national security law and its potential impact on schools were discussed when Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu gave an online presentation to teachers. Mr Liu outlined the law’s main provisions and highlighted areas of particular interest to educators. “The […]

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Probate and the question of domicile

Probate and the question of domicile Settling the estate of a deceased person is not always straightforward, especially if their domicile is not Hong Kong. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Fiona Chan explains the issues. Hong Kong, 20 August 2020: There are many people who live in Hong Kong but are domiciled overseas. Domicile is […]

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An ill wind continues to blow

An ill wind continues to blow Hong Kong, 19 August 2020: Hong Kong experienced its own kind of lockdown this morning – just for a few hours – as Typhoon Higos swept through the territory. The vast majority of residents stayed home, much of our transport system was suspended and most shops remained closed, as […]

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How fraud victims can recover their funds

How fraud victims can recover their funds Someone who has been duped in a scam can commence a civil action to get their money back. In the second of their two-part series examining cyber fraud, Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Arthur Chan and Trainee Vivian Yu outline the steps to be taken. Hong Kong, 18 […]

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Pandemic placing a strain on marriages

Pandemic placing a strain on marriages Around the world, Covid-19 is putting relationships on the rocks. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Lisa Wong examines this growing trend and outlines the options available for couples considering going their separate ways. Hong Kong, 13 August 2020: One aspect of my practice has become more prominent since the […]

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Much to consider in these testing times

Much to consider in these testing times Hong Kong, 12 August 2020: We can all look forward to a free coronavirus test in the next few weeks – should we wish to take one – as the Hong Kong government rolls out a massive voluntary testing programme. This will be done with the assistance of […]

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A quickstep towards tighter restrictions

Hong Kong, 25 November 2020: It takes two to tango, we’re told, but only one infected person is needed to act as a “super spreader” of Covid-19. As a consequence, Hong Kong has danced its way into a renewed coronavirus crisis and we face a tightening of social distancing restrictions once more. Our government confirmed […]

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BC&C maintains support for legal education

Hong Kong, 24 November 2020: Lisa Wong has hailed Boase Cohen & Collins’ ongoing support for legal education after presenting the firm’s annual student prize at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law. The BC&C Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Michelle Tsang for her excellent work while studying […]

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Talk is cheap, understanding is priceless

Hong Kong, 18 November 2020: Some people won’t listen. They simply refuse to countenance another point of view. They are deaf to reasoned, logical analysis and, when others fail to agree with them, bitterness and resentment set in. This can lead to recriminations and, occasionally, unlawful conduct. With Hong Kong society polarised by civil unrest […]

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BC&C shortlisted for five awards

Hong Kong, 16 November 2020: Boase Cohen & Collins has been shortlisted in five categories – a record for the firm – at the forthcoming Hong Kong Law Awards. The firm is again nominated for Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year, an award it has won for the past two years, and is […]

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An injection of hope amid travel impasse

Hong Kong, 11 November 2020: This pandemic-weary world could do with a shot in the arm right now and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer believes it can provide one. The American firm and German partner BioNTech this week announced their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective in trials involving some 43,000 volunteers, an impressive statistic considering […]

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