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Covid-19 – an update from Boase Cohen & Collins

Covid-19 – an update from Boase Cohen & Collins Hong Kong, 18 March 2020: We are now seeing most parts of the world grapple with problems which have been affecting Hong Kong for two months, namely living with and trying to contain the Covid-19 outbreak while attempting to alleviate the widespread panic that it generates. […]

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Another step forward’ for LGBT+ rights

‘Another step forward’ for LGBT+ rights Hong Kong, 12 March 2020: Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Lisa Wong has welcomed a landmark High Court ruling on a judicial review application against the government’s policy of denying legally married same-sex couples the right to apply for public housing. Mr Justice Anderson Chow ruled the Housing Authority had […]

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BC&C mourns the passing of Charles Cook

BC&C mourns the passing of Charles Cook Hong Kong, 5 March 2020: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and work colleague Charles Cook following a long illness. Charles, an outstanding lawyer widely admired in the profession, had been a Consultant with Boase Cohen & Collins for 16 […]

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When the world is our office

When the world is our office Hong Kong’s status as a major business and trade hub means law firms in the city have to be international in their outlook. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu explains how the firm achieves this through its membership of global legal services organisation Ally Law. Hong Kong, 25 February 2020: […]

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A dilemma for claimant employees

A dilemma for claimant employees The long-standing issue of costs in proceedings involving the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board has been clarified by a significant Court of Final Appeal ruling. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Teddy Lam examines an intriguing case. Hong Kong, 19 February 2020: The issue of whether the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund […]

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Arbitration built on solid foundations

Arbitration built on solid foundations When it comes to settling disputes in Hong Kong’s multi-billion-dollar construction sector, arbitration plays a significant role. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Wendy Kwan explains why the process is so attractive to industry stakeholders. Hong Kong, 18 February 2020: The construction industry is a hugely significant part of Hong Kong’s economy. […]

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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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Move along, nothing to see here

Hong Kong, 1 February 2023: There is a wonderful sketch in BBC comedy classic The Two Ronnies where Messrs Corbett and Barker send up the uber-serious quiz show, Mastermind. Contestant Charlie Smithers (Corbett), having previously replied to questions before they were asked, this time answers the question before last, with hilarious results. Alas, nothing so […]

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Seeking a divorce? It’s good to talk

By Gabriella Chan  Hong Kong, 30 January 2023: Separation and divorce are, by nature, stressful. Couples who choose to go their separate ways inevitably have differences over matters such as children arrangements, assets, maintenance and numerous other personal issues to resolve.  In such circumstances, protracted court proceedings, with perceived taking of sides and associated costs, […]

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Ten takeaways from a month in Qatar

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 26 January 2023: It is several weeks since I boarded my Qatar Airways flight out of Doha to Brisbane for a festive break Down Under. Time enough to reflect on my trip to the World Cup, where the off-field experience was just as brilliant as the football. 1. When less […]

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Rankings recognition for Family Law team

Hong Kong, 20 January 2023: We are delighted to announce that our Family Law team has once again been recognised by Chambers and Partners, publishers of the world’s premier legal guide. Welcoming the news, Senior Partner Colin Cohen comments: “Family Law is a core practice area for our firm and we have a particularly strong […]

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The rule that bugs our bunny celebrations

Hong Kong, 18 January 2023: “You do things and do things and nobody really has a clue.” So opines novelist John Updike in the first volume of his feted Rabbit tetralogy chronicling the mundane life of fictional post-war American everyman Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. As our government continues to impose its science-denying mask mandate, wonders what […]

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