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Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Brief - May 2013
14 May 2013
In this edition, we look at recent judgements on disclosure of accident reports and interim payment in an EC case.
Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Brief - February 2013
1 February 2013
In this month's Brief, we look at three recent judgments in Hong Kong. The first case concerns costs for issuing proceedings prematurely. The second case relates to psychiatric evidence and the third is a Court of Appeal judgment which upheld the employer was not liable for a simple everyday act.
Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Brief - August 2012
24 August 2012
In this edition, we highlight a recent decision where the Judge dismissed the Plaintiff’s application in seeking leave to raise a new case on quantum and to adduce reports from pain specialists at the stage when the case was about to set down for trial.
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Privacy Commissioner issues guidance on new direct marketing rules
28 February 2013
On 1 April 2013, the way in which direct marketing is conducted in Hong Kong will change, with the commencement of the new direct marketing provisions in the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data recently produced a Guidance Note on Direct Marketing which provides practical guidance for businesses and some insights into the Commissioner’s interpretation of the new rules. This article highlights a few of the more interesting points raised in the Guidance Note.
Data User Return Scheme - update
30 January 2013
The Data User Return Scheme for personal data (DURS), which was due to be implemented by the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong during 2012, has now been put on hold.
GN14 for insurers now in operation
9 January 2013
The Guidance Note on Outsourcing (GN14) officially came into operation on 1 January 2013. GN14 sets out the key issues which an insurer should take into account when formulating and monitoring its outsourcing arrangements.
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Definition of 'control' of a vessel in the context of ship arrests re-affirmed by Hong Kong Court of Appeal
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.
New discount rates for personal injury awards
7 February 2013
The long awaited judgment in the "Discount Rate case" (Li Ka Wai HCPI 671/2007 and Yuen Hiu Tung HCPI 228/2010) has just been handed down.
1 February 2013
This was an appeal from the decision of a Master who refused the Plaintiff’s application for leave to adduce psychiatric evidence, for the reason that the relapse of the Plaintiff’s psychiatric illness was not caused by the accident but by her anxiety over litigation - Lai Yuk Shim v Hung Ling Kwok HCPI 684/2010.
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Hong Kong Healthcare Seminar Programme 2013
19 July 2013
Kennedys' Hong Kong Healthcare team will be hosting a series of seminars for medical practitioners starting this Summer 2013.
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