Practice Development & Seminars
Practice Development & Seminars
In this section you will find a selection of items which illustrate or comment on legal developments, recent news and events, industry trends affecting businesses and organizations, and relevant educational seminars.
Date: 12 December 2009

A new provision was introduced to the Building Management Ordinance (Cap. 344) vide the Building Management (Amendment) Ordinance 2000 (section 28(1)) which requires all owners' corporations to procure and keep in force third party risk insurance. To implement this new provision which has yet to come into operation, there will also be a set of regulations vide the Building Management (Third Party Risks Insurance) Regulation ( "the Regulation") to prescribe the requirements with which a policy must comply and to provide for the related matters.

Date: 19 December 2009

The Civil Justice Reform (CJR) came into effect on 2nd April, 2009 after a decade of debate. The principal aims of the CJR are to reduce delays, improve the cost-effective of proceedings, ensure fair allocation of court resources, and to facilitate early settlement of disputes. The increase in court's case management powers involves a different role for the Judiciary in Hong Kong. Claimants are required to be better prepared before they commence court proceedings. Parties to litigation need to appreciate that there are uncertainties as the new rules are interpreted and applied.

Date: 16 December 2009

One of the underlying objectives of the new High Court and District Court rules, which commenced on April 2, 2009, is to facilitate settlement of disputes. The new court rules place a duty on the Court to actively managing cases. Such case management includes, where appropriate, encouraging the parties to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve their dispute. The most common ADR procedure is mediation. The Practice Direction replica watches on mediation will come into effect on 1st January 2010.

Date: 15 December 2009

The Civil Justice Reform (CJR) came into effect on 2nd April, 2009 after a decade of debate. The principal aims of the CJR are to reduce delays, improve the cost-effectiveness of proceedings, ensure fair allocation of court resources, and to facilitate early settlement of disputes. The increase in court's case management powers involves a different role for the Judiciary in Hong Kong. Claimants are required to be better prepared before they commence court proceedings. Parties to litigation need to appreciate that there are uncertainties as the new rules are interpreted and applied.

Date: 23 October 2009

Cheng, Yeung & Co. fosters a culture of shared learning so that everyone contributes to improving the way we work. We are committed to ongoing learning and professional development. We provide both in-house and external training opportunities to promote individual development. We schedule regular in-house CPD seminars accredited by The Law Society of Hong Kong.





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