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Publications

11 November 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

In this edition we open with a guidance note for doctors as to the tricky situation medical professionals may find themselves in when asked to release medical records or other confidential information provided by a patient who subsequently dies. In this scenario the doctor must balance their duty of confidentiality owed to the deceased patient, with the overriding public interest in disclosing the records.
25 September 2015
Welcome to this month’s bumper edition of Insurance Brief.
3 September 2015
In this edition we have sought to emphasise the wide reaching impact of recent developments in the professional indemnity and financial lines business across the globe. How better to do this than have our APAC team introduce the recent developments in this area?

Articles

15 December 2015
Welcome to the December 2015 edition of the Personal injury and fatal accident brief.
11 November 2015
Doctors may question if they are permitted to release medical records or other confidential information provided by a patient who subsequently dies. This involves a balance between the duty of confidentially owed to the (deceased) patient, and the needs of the person, often a family member, requesting information about the deceased’s treatment/management.
8 October 2015
Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the Personal injury and fatal accident brief.

Case reviews

22 January 2016
The Hong Kong Court of First Instance recently handed down the highly anticipated judgment for the case of Li Kwok Heem John v Standard Chartered International (USA) Limited HCA 498/2010 which a client (the “Client”) of Standard Chartered International (USA) Limited (the “Bank”) tried to recover his losses resulted from investing in a fund introduced to him by the Bank.
21 January 2016
Introduction

In a judgment dated 17 December 2015, Deputy High Court Judge Nicholas Conney SC held that AIA International Limited (“AIA”), upon termination of its contract with an insurance agent (the “Defendant”), is entitled to the refund of paid bonuses from the Defendant. The Judge pointed to the proper construction of the contract as a key reason behind the decision.
28 December 2015
In the recent case of Official Receiver v Zhi Charles, formerly known as Chang Hyun Chi, and Joint and Several Trustees of the Estate of Chan Hyun Chi, the Bankrupt (FACV 8/2015), the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) effectively allowed a bankrupt to walk away scot-free from a debt in excess of HK$255 million just by virtue of his being away from Hong Kong for a sufficiently long period of time.
 

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