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Divorce and the Right to Live in the Matrimonial Home 900 643 Alfred Ip

Divorce and the Right to Live in the Matrimonial Home

Separation and divorce generally require specific arrangements related to the home that a couple shares: rented or owned, in one or in both names, you may still have rights to live there.

How Can Divorce Affect Inheritance Assets? 900 675 Alfred Ip

How Can Divorce Affect Inheritance Assets?

In divorce proceedings everything owned or controlled by the parties is to be considered as part of the matrimonial pool. However, there is a difference regarding the assets which have been inherited.

Hugill & Ip and Alfred Ip Nominated in Three Categories in Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards Asia Pacific 2020 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Hugill & Ip and Alfred Ip Nominated in Three Categories in Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards Asia Pacific 2020

We are delighted to announce details of the inaugural Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards Asia Pacific 2020 which will take place on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, India. The charity partner will be MLDI – Media Legal Defence Initiative. The Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards celebrate in-house legal teams…

Increasing the Enforceability of Post-Termination Restrictions 1080 718 Adam Hugill

Increasing the Enforceability of Post-Termination Restrictions

The uncertainty regarding the enforceability of post-termination restrictions is gradually decreasing thanks to landmark cases. In particular, U.K. judgments still carry a strong impact on Hong Kong Courts.

Two Partners at Hugill & Ip Solicitors Recognized for their Pro-bono and Community Work 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Two Partners at Hugill & Ip Solicitors Recognized for their Pro-bono and Community Work

The Law Society of Hong Kong has presented the 2019 Awards for the Pro-bono and Community Recognition Programme to two of the firm’s partners: Alfred Ip (Ip Woon Shun – 葉煥信) Gary Wong The Law Society supports and encourages a wide variety of pro bono legal services provided by lawyers to the public of Hong…

HIV Status and Confidentiality 1200 795 Carmen Tang

HIV Status and Confidentiality

In Hong Kong the current legal protection afforded to victim of discrimination because of HIV status exists in the form of confidentiality rule and anti-discrimination law

Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements 1600 1006 Adam Hugill

Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements

Although Hong Kong boasts that it is Asia’s World City, in many respects it has fallen behind most developed jurisdictions, not least on the issue of protection from discrimination and – specifically for this article – protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.   Hong Kong has not passed any laws to prevent…

Protection from Discrimination and HIV Status 1800 1200 Adam Hugill

Protection from Discrimination and HIV Status

In Hong Kong HIV status is protected as a being a disability under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance

Commercial Radio Hong Kong | The Importance of Estate Planning – 遺產規劃的重要性 1200 1200 Alfred Ip

Commercial Radio Hong Kong | The Importance of Estate Planning – 遺產規劃的重要性

Kengo and Alfred Ip discuss Estate Planning, same-sex marriage and LGBT rights on Commercial Radio 903 National Education. 商業電台903國民教育,健吾與葉煥信律師討論遺產規劃及同性平權。

Discrimination in the Workplace 1080 720 Adam Hugill

Discrimination in the Workplace

In Hong Kong four different ordinances protect against discrimination on the grounds of sex, pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability and race.

LGBT Rights: A Personal Story 1277 679 Hugill & Ip

LGBT Rights: A Personal Story

Angus Leung and Scott Adams discuss their fight for civil rights that resulted in progress for same-sex couples in Hong Kong: spousal benefits in civil service & joint tax returns.

LGBT Rights Progress in Hong Kong 1280 680 Matthew Love

LGBT Rights Progress in Hong Kong

A few landmark cases in hong Kong have allowed same-sex couples to apply for dependent visas, to receive spousal benefits in the civil service and to jointly file tax returns.

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