Legal Updates

24May2005

Legal update: Are Hong Kong’s Tenants Being Left Out in the Cold?

Post-SARS Hong Kong is experiencing a revival in the residential property market, with many people taking the plunge and buying their first apartment. However, for a large majority of the population, particularly the expatriate community, renting a flat is the most practical option. The rights…Read More

01Sep2004

Legal Update: A Practical Guide to Construction Insurance Claims

Introduction The basic concept of construction insurance is simple. Insurance transfers the risk of defined unforeseen events from the contractor to its insurers. However, a combination of poor drafting, a failure to ensure that the insurance contract reflects the construction contract and an increasingly complex…Read More

24Jul2004

Legal update: Leading case of negligence by an investment adviser sets standard of care

Field v Barber Asia Last week the Hong Kong Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Barber Asia Limited, an SFC-licensed professional investment advisor, to try to overturn an earlier Judgment where Barber Asia were found to have been negligent when advising an investor, Ms…Read More