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Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm

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

Publications

20 April 2016
We are delighted to publish a quick guideline and comparison chart on Data Privacy principles in different APAC jurisdictions.
24 March 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

In our case law round up we discuss two recent decisions from the the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and the District Court in Hong Kong.
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.

Articles

15 March 2016
Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Personal injury and fatal accident brief.
15 March 2016
We are delighted to introduce our legal guide to corporate insurance for South and South-East Asia.
15 December 2015
Welcome to the December 2015 edition of the Personal injury and fatal accident brief.

Case reviews

26 April 2016
In its judgment in Super Speed Ltd (in liquidation) v Bank of Baroda (HCCW 273/2012) and Marshel Exports Limited (in liquidation) v Bank of Baroda (HCCW 274/2012), the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) declined to hold liquidators personally liable for costs arising out of the claims they brought on behalf of two insolvent companies (the “Companies”). The CFI did, however, order costs against the third party funding the liquidators’ claim.
24 March 2016
Implications

The District Court in Hong Kong held that whilst a duty of care was owed by the defendant to the plaintiff to perform the services of a beauty clinic with reasonable skill and care, there was no broader duty in the nature of that to be expected for medical, nursing or healthcare providers. Both parties had instructed medically qualified experts to support their respective cases but the court could not apply either of those experts’ opinions to the treatment of a non-medically qualified beauty clinic staff member.
24 March 2016
Implications

The Privy Council of the United Kingdom has affirmed that in order to succeed on causation in a medical negligence claim where there are cumulative causative factors, a claimant needs not prove the negligent act was, on the balance of probabilities, the cause of the injury, but must show that the negligence made a material contribution to the injury.
 

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