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Execute the Executor! How To Replace An Executor in Hong Kong 1601 899 Alfred Ip

Execute the Executor! How To Replace An Executor in Hong Kong

When Estate Administration Goes Wrong: We take you through the process of making changes to your estate’s executor

HKFP | Hong Kong’s Public Universities Split on Spousal Benefits for Employees in Same-sex Marriages 1200 803 Hugill & Ip

HKFP | Hong Kong’s Public Universities Split on Spousal Benefits for Employees in Same-sex Marriages

Alfred Ip, Chairman of NGO Pink Alliance and Hugill & Ip Partner, talks to HKFP about Hong Kong’s public universities’ policies on spousal benefits to employees in same-sex marriages

American Lawyer | Six-Lawyers Leave Hong Kong’s OLN to Form New Firm 1200 795 Hugill & Ip

American Lawyer | Six-Lawyers Leave Hong Kong’s OLN to Form New Firm

Employment partner Adam Hugill and private client partner Alfred Ip have left the midsized firm with a team that includes corporate partner Christopher Hooley, consultant Gary Wong, and two associates.

Product Liability and Artificial Intelligence 1600 900 Christopher Hooley

Product Liability and Artificial Intelligence

The law always has difficulty keeping pace with advances in technology – product liability is no exception. There is much established law on product liability for traditional products but what has happened with the increasing use of software, apps and related artificial intelligence? These laws are founded in contract, for a direct supplier. In statute, the…

Asian Legal Business | Ex-Oldham, Li & Nie Lawyers Launch New Hong Kong Boutique 900 599 Hugill & Ip

Asian Legal Business | Ex-Oldham, Li & Nie Lawyers Launch New Hong Kong Boutique

A team of six lawyers, led by partners Adam Hugill and Alfred Ip, has left Hong Kong law firm Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN) to set up a new boutique named Hugill & Ip.

Give Me My Personal Data! 1200 677 Carmen Tang

Give Me My Personal Data!

Your company may have collected, held, processed or used the personal data of employees or other individuals – learn how to handle their requests for a copy.

Uncertain Distinction Between Employees and Independent Contractors 1602 900 Adam Hugill

Uncertain Distinction Between Employees and Independent Contractors

In the event of a dispute, usually regarding pay, benefits, dismissal or following a work place accident, the actual status of the worker can become extremely contentious.

Resealing Foreign Grants of Probate in Hong Kong 1601 898 Alfred Ip

Resealing Foreign Grants of Probate in Hong Kong

In order to be able to deal with any estate property in Hong Kong, you must first obtain a grant of probate from the Hong Kong Court.

Protecting Rights and Assets in a Same Sex Marriage 1200 675 Alfred Ip

Protecting Rights and Assets in a Same Sex Marriage

Same sex couples in Hong Kong may not be entitled to marriage rights and benefits but those who plan ahead can still achieve much of the same ends through proper estate planning.

Vicarious Liability: A Pitfall for Employers 800 450 Adam Hugill

Vicarious Liability: A Pitfall for Employers

The Hong Kong Employment Ordinance is silent on the matter of vicarious responsibility but, given it is a common law issue, Hong Kong employers are bound by it and should be conscious of its scope and application.

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