Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Civil Litigation relates to the legal rights and obligations between two or more persons or institutions. The legal rights and obligations are mainly driven by the Law of Contract, Law of Tort and Statutory Duties.
When the parties concerned cannot resolve a dispute themselves, either party may bring an action against the other to seek compensation and remedy. Below are the common types of civil actions:
- Breach of Contract / Negligence
- Commercial Disputes
- Matrimonial Causes
- Landlord & Tenant Disputes
- Shareholders’ Disputes
- Trust & Probate Disputes
- Land Disputes including: Recovery of Possession; Adverse Possession
- Employment Disputes
- Appeal Proceedings
- Injunction Application
- Administrative Law & Judicial Review
Personal Injury, Employees’ Compensation Claim and Insurance
In pursuing a claim against wrongdoers, victims who are not financially well-off are generally eligible for application of legal aid assistance provided by the Legal Aid Department. We welcome legal aid assignments and are always willing to assist our clients in their application.
Personal Injury (PI)
The Personal Injury cases are also known as the common law claim governed by the Personal Injury List.
A personal injury occurs when a person suffers bodily injuries during an accident. It covers both physical and psychological damages. When a person’s injury or death is caused solely or partly by the fault of another person or agent, the injured victim can institute legal action for personal injuries to obtain compensation from the wrongdoer. Below are some of the common types of PI claims:
- Claim against Employer (Actionable under BOTH Personal Injury & Employees’ Compensation Claim)
- Claim against Driver and Vehicle Owner
- Claim against Hospital and Medical Practitioners
- Claim against Insurer
Employees’ Compensation Claim (ECC)
EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 282)
The Employees’ Compensation Ordinance establishes a no-fault, non-contributory employee compensation system for work injuries.
- An employer is liable to pay compensation in respect of injuries sustained by his employees as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of employment; or in respect of occupational diseases specified in the Ordinance suffered by the employees.
- ECC applies to employees who are employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship. Employees who are injured while working outside Hong Kong are also covered if they are employed in Hong Kong by local employers.