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Managing Property and Affairs of the Mentally Incapacitated 500 667 Alfred Ip

Managing Property and Affairs of the Mentally Incapacitated

Caring for aged loved ones often imposes a heavy burdens on friends and family. The burden increases significantly if the loved one becomes mentally incapacitated.

Global Data Review | Former Hong Kong enforcer promoted to partner in private practice 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Global Data Review | Former Hong Kong enforcer promoted to partner in private practice

Former Hong Kong privacy enforcer Carmen Tang has become a partner at Hugill & Ip. Tang has been at the Hong Kong firm since its founding in 2018. She was previously regulatory counsel at Hong Kong’s data watchdog, where she advised on personal data protection issues arising from complaints and compliance checks. Tang is qualified…

Is Big Data the Cause or the Cure to Modern Mental Health Issues? 1200 677 Carmen Tang

Is Big Data the Cause or the Cure to Modern Mental Health Issues?

The availability of big data can save the life of a person experiencing depression who is about to commit suicide; on the other hand, data subjects will then be kept in the dark once they realize their personal information has been disclosed to third parties, leading to mental health issues.

Mental Health Issues in Divorce and Children Custody Proceedings 1050 701 Alfred Ip

Mental Health Issues in Divorce and Children Custody Proceedings

There are many cases where mental illness is actually one of the main factors causing a relationship to break up and lead couples to separation and divorce

Asian Legal Business | Hugill & Ip adds disputes resolution specialist in HK 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Asian Legal Business | Hugill & Ip adds disputes resolution specialist in HK

Boutique Hong Kong law firm Hugill & Ip has added dispute resolution specialist Jonathan Gray as a partner in Hong Kong. He previously worked as a consultant with FitzGerald Lawyers from 2014 to 2019. Gray specialises in general commercial litigation, arbitration and employment law. He regularly acts as counsel in arbitrations conducted under various arbitration…

Business Insider – Singapore | Hugill & Ip, Solicitors Continues to Expand its Practice – Enhancing Private Client & Family and Employment Flagship Areas 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Business Insider – Singapore | Hugill & Ip, Solicitors Continues to Expand its Practice – Enhancing Private Client & Family and Employment Flagship Areas

HONG KONG, CHINA – 9 October 2019 – In the past twelve months the firm has experienced tremendous growth, doubling its overall workforce and expanded to six partners. The firm’s headcount has grown to thirty, with plans to add more solicitors with a focus on the Family practice area. However, it still wishes to remain…

The Impact of Divorce on Parents’ and Children’s Mental Health 1800 1200 Alfred Ip

The Impact of Divorce on Parents’ and Children’s Mental Health

Divorce can be linked to specific and long-term impacts on health and overall mental well-being. Naturally when the main caregiver is emotionally stressed, his or her children would inevitably suffer too.

Mainland-Hong Kong Interim Measures Arrangement Takes Effect Today 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Mainland-Hong Kong Interim Measures Arrangement Takes Effect Today

The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the HKSAR (the Arrangement), which was signed on 2 April 2019, came into effect in Mainland China and HKSAR on 1 October 2019. The Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China…

Data Privacy Focus Monday: Data Protection Principle (6) – Data Access and Correction Principle 900 605 Carmen Tang

Data Privacy Focus Monday: Data Protection Principle (6) – Data Access and Correction Principle

Data subjects are entitled to access to the data held by the data users and allow to make corrections if it is discovered the data is inaccurate under Data Protection Principle 6 (“DPP6”)

Consequences Related to Hiding or Dissipating Assets in Matrimonial Proceedings 1800 1197 Alfred Ip

Consequences Related to Hiding or Dissipating Assets in Matrimonial Proceedings

Many spouses are surprised to learn just how commonplace it is for the counterpart to hide assets before or during divorce proceedings. Despite being illegal, similar situations and despicable behaviours keep happening time and time again.

Business Insider – Singapore | BRACE Program Launched by Asian Fund for Cancer Research 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Business Insider – Singapore | BRACE Program Launched by Asian Fund for Cancer Research

SINGAPORE – 23 September 2019 – The Hong Kong-based Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) last Thursday, September 19, introduced Bridging Research from Academia to Cancer Entrepreneurship. The program was inaugurated in Singapore as the first of what will be a series of BRACE Award Competitions throughout Asia. Conducted over the course of the day,…

Data Privacy Focus Monday: Data Protection Principles (4) and (5) – Data Security and Openness 800 533 Carmen Tang

Data Privacy Focus Monday: Data Protection Principles (4) and (5) – Data Security and Openness

Another area of public concern is the security of data processing. Data loss not only will cause serious disruption to daily business operation, but also make company properties vanish in a split second.

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