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Insights

View our latest publications, articles, case reviews and events.

Publications

25 October 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief.
6 April 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
2 December 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

Articles

30 November 2017
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market. Dawn Miller (CEO of AXA Insurance Company) and Mary O’Connor (Head of Client, Industry and Business Development Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson) participated in our second ‘Women in Insurance’ event, hosted in London by Kennedys’ partner Suzanne Liversidge.
10 October 2017
Successful claims for discrimination on the basis of sex, family status, race and disability in Hong Kong can result in damages being awarded to the Claimant, including compensation for ‘injury to feelings’.
21 July 2017
Following our update in the April 2017 edition of our Medical Law Brief – the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passed the long-awaited Apology Legislation Bill on 13 July 2017 - with 46-2 votes in favour.

Case reviews

16 June 2017
In this case, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) has ruled that a PRC State-owned enterprise was not entitled to invoke Crown immunity against the execution of a charging order of assets in Hong Kong.
6 April 2017
The United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal overturns High Court’s decision where the judge had erred in his approach regarding the nature of a doctor’s duty to advise the patient. The application of the Bolam test when determining the level of information to give to a patient was no longer appropriate. Applying Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [11.03.15] the treating obstetrician should have advised the patient of the option of early induction and the increased risks associated with prolonging the pregnancy.
6 April 2017
The United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal, upholding the High Court’s decision, rules that the Trial Judge had not erred in finding that a consultant neuroradiologist had been negligent. Further, the Judge had been entitled to find that the independence and objectivity of the Appellant’s expert witness had been undermined by a failure to disclose that they had previously worked together.
 

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