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Implication of Pre-action Settlement Offers by Insurer Clients

Hong Kong - April 15 2016 In the personal injuries case of Ku Suet Yu Amy v. JV Fitness Ltd (HCPI No. 266 of 2015, Judgment on 5 February 2016), the defendant invited the…

Marina O.K. Fung

Mother found guilty of insurance fraud - HKSAR v. Man Choi-wa

Hong Kong - November 13 2013 A Hong Kong mother who took out two life insurance policies for her baby was found guilty of one count of fraud and one of attempted fraud for…

Court of Appeal reaffirms meaning of ‘injury by accident’ under employees’ compensation ordinance

Hong Kong - September 9 2013 On 10 May 2013, the Court of Final Appeal handed down a ruling in Sit Wing Yi Sibly (acting for herself and on behalf of the other members of the…

Marina O.K. Fung

Levels of compensation under the ECO increased in view of statutory minimum wage

Hong Kong - July 18 2012 All EC insurers and employers are advised to take note that the Legislative Council passed a resolution on 17 July 2012 to increase the amounts of eight compensation items payable under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance Cap. 282.

Derek M. T. Lee

Fraud exception in incontestability clause of life insurance policy upheld

Hong Kong - July 4 2012 The Court of First Instance held in Ma Kim Ying v Manulife (International) Limited (HCA 1989/2008) that the incontestability clause was not applicable because of fraudulent misrepresentations by the life insured in the proposal form.

Tow Lu Lim