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Applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution - the way forward

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • January 11 2012

The Court of Final Appeal has, in Liquidator of Wing Fai Construction Company Limited v Yip Kwong Robert and Others (FACV 32011, 8 December 2011), informed practitioners of the approach the courts must now take when faced with applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution on the part of the plaintiff

UK Supreme Court removes immunity for expert witnesses in litigation. Will Hong Kong follow suit?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • April 28 2011

The UK Supreme Court (the successor to the House of Lords) has, in Jones v Kaney 2011 UKSC 13 (Jones), abolished the long-standing immunity experts have enjoyed in respect of liability for negligence arising from giving or assisting with evidence in litigation

Hong Kong employers may now face English employment tribunal claims from Hong Kong employees seconded to work in England

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2011

The English Employment Appeal Tribunal (the "Appeal Tribunal") recently held that a Hong Kong employee seconded to work in England can bring statutory claims in the English Employment Tribunal (the "Tribunal") against a Hong Kong employer (Pervez v Macquarie Bank (2010