public interest

25Oct2018

Legal update: UK Supreme Court held no discrimination by bakery shop not producing cake with “Support Gay Marriage” message

The recent judgment handed down by the UK Supreme Court in the case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd & Others [2018] UKSC 49 (“Lee”) provided some important guidance concerning direct discrimination and how other competing rights should be weighed. In Lee, Mr. Lee…Read More

24Oct2018

Tanner De Witt attends HKRU celebration of men’s Sevens wins

On 19 October 2018, Partner Eddie Look, Solicitors Herman Pang and Jonathan Yeung and Trainee Solicitor Joanne Lam attended a reception hosted by the Hong Kong Rugby Union (“HKRU”) to celebrate the recent Gold medal wins of the Hong Kong national men’s Sevens team in…Read More

18Oct2018

Mark Side and Winnie Wat judge ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition 2018

Partner Mark Side and Solicitor Winnie Wat, both of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice,  recently had the opportunity to judge submissions at the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition – HK. Winnie judged a preliminary round, while Mark judged one of the Semi-final rounds. In…Read More

20Sep2018

Legal update: Same sex spouses to receive dependant visas after policy reversal by Immigration Department

In its judgment handed down on 4 July 2018 the Court of Final Appeal upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that the Director of Immigration’s exclusion of same-sex married or otherwise formalised couples from the dependant visa policy was unlawful. Effective 19 September 2018, the…Read More

01Aug2018

Kimberly Dasse attends launch of the Handbook on Initial Victim Identification and Assistance for Trafficked Persons

Family and Private Client Solicitor Kimberly Dasse recently attended the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)’s launch event for the Handbook on Initial Victim Identification and Assistance for Trafficked Persons. The Handbook was developed by Hong Kong’s Civil Society Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, which was founded…Read More