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18 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
18 July 2014
In this edition, we take a look at the practical experience we, and our clients, have gained of the Health and Safety Executive's Fee For Intervention scheme since its introduction and consider the scheme’s future. We assess the likely impact of important new guidelines for the sentencing of environmental offences and we provide an update on Government plans to exempt certain self-employed workers from health and safety regulation.
9 July 2014
Welcome to this, our second bi-annual Motor Brief for 2014.
Last month at the Practical Law Insurance Forum 2014, Huw Evans, Deputy Director General of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), set out the five key issues and challenges facing the insurance industry: (i) the scale and pace of change, including in technology and geopolitics (ii) data protection and clarity of data ownership (iii) regulation, including cross-border and international capital standards for insurers (iv) political risk (v) evolution of consumers, including purchasing habits and risk profile.
7 July 2014
Welcome to the July 2014 edition of the Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Brief.
26 June 2014
Welcome to this month’s issue of Insurance Brief.
In this edition, we report on a recent Court of Appeal decision that revisited the issue of strict liability in nuisance claims, as well as a High Court decision concerning the application of conditions precedent.

Latest articles

24 July 2014
In the case of Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd v Pacific Equity Partners Pty Ltd (No.2) [2014] FCA 481, the Federal Court reminded the Australian legal and insurance community of the importance of keeping a tight control over the dissemination of confidential documents to third parties.
18 July 2014

Recently, the discount rates and the new approach to ascertain multipliers as laid down in last year’s landmark judgment have been upheld in a recent Court of Appeal Case: Chan Wai Ming v. Leung Shing Wah CACV 266/2013, judgment handed down on 3 July 2014.  

16 July 2014
HSE statistics suggest that it is becoming more and more common for individual directors and managers to be targeted for prosecution in serious health and safety cases.
16 July 2014
Do three recent decisions in the Court of Appeal herald a new, harsher approach to the sentencing of large organisations convicted of health, safety and environmental offences? We review those decisions here, and their significance for the future.
16 July 2014
Eighteen months on from the introduction of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Fee For Intervention scheme (FFI), an independent review (the Department for Work and Pensions Triennial Review Report) has criticised FFI as a "dangerous model" which links, directly or indirectly, the funding of the HSE to its income from "fines".