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4 April 2014
Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Brief.
4 March 2014
The new law

The new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) (the “new CO”) came into force on 3 March 2014. Amongst other things, it introduced a new offence in relation to certain omissions in auditors' reports.
7 February 2014
"Happy Year of the Horse!" Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous year ahead. We trust you are refreshed after the festivities.


28 February 2014
The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (the “new CO”) substantially comes into force on 3 March 2014 and will consist of 21 Parts (921 sections), 11 Schedules and 12 pieces of subsidiary legislation providing for administrative, technical and procedural matters.
7 February 2014
The phenomenon of social networking has changed the way people interact with each other in every-day life. Communications between medical practitioners and patients are no exception. Whilst social media provides a valuable source of health information allowing patients to be engaged in health issues and to interact more readily with practitioners, practitioners should note the potential risks arising from such communications.
7 February 2014
The healthcare profession has lagged far behind other industries in adopting electronic record-keeping. In recent years this trend has started to shift with the introduction of and governments’ push for online medical records in clinical practices and hospitals and the granting of access to patients. Whilst ready access to online medical records brings numerous benefits and helps to improve efficiency and quality of care, practitioners must manage the potential risks of an online system. Here we take a look at the developments in Hong Kong and the UK and highlight the risks to be managed in implementing such a system in Hong Kong.


19 August 2013
In 2009 we discussed the UK House of Lords decision in Stone & Rolls v Moore Stephens and the application of the ex turpi causa principle. To recap, that case involved a negligence claim by a company against its former auditors for damages.
9 July 2013
The Judge in this decision sets out the principles involved in adducing expert evidence in personal injury and medical negligence cases.
23 April 2013
On 12 April 2013, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal re-affirmed the decision of Mr Justice Reyes given in May 2012 on a landmark decision defining the meaning of 'control' of a vessel in the context of ship arrests.