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Employment Disputes: Litigation update and strategy

  • 17 Sep 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • 17th Floor, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
  • 8

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The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by DLA Piper.

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for.  New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.


TOPIC:  Employment Disputes: Litigation update and strategy.

Managing disputes with employees is becoming more and more challenging in an increasingly regulated and litigious environment in Hong Kong.

How should employers prepare for the litigation process and adopt an effective strategy for dispute management?

This seminar will discuss key Employment Litigation process points and current market trends, as well as tips and pitfalls in managing dispute strategy.

You will walk away from this seminar with insights to help you on the following:

  • How to prepare for litigation in the Tribunal and High Court;
  • Understanding the use of technologies in dealing with employment disputes;
  • How witnesses should be prepared;
  • The importance of strategy and preparation;
  • Understanding the latest trends in disputes (stress induced illness, exercise of discretion); and
  • Key tips on effective strategy for handling disputes.

SPEAKERS: 

Julie Gorham
DLA Piper
 
Head of Employment
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 +852 2103 0818 
julia.gorham@dlapiper.com

Julia Gorham practises across all areas of employment law, with a particular focus on contentious employment disputes, conducting internal and regulatory investigations for both regional and international clients and strategic Boardroom level advice. Her clients include companies in a range of sectors including investment banking, financial services and technology. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Julia gained experience working for another international law firm in London and Hong Kong for almost 10 years, before taking on the role of Executive Director for a global investment bank in Hong Kong. Julia was recognised by the Asian Lawyer as "in-house counsel of distinction" for 2014; and recognised as one of the top 100 Women in Global Investigations by "GIR Women in Investigations" 2015.

Anita Lam
DLA Piper

Of Counsel, Solicitor Advocate
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+852 2103 0650 anita.lam@dlapiper.com

Anita Lampractises across all areas of employment law, with a particular focus on contentious employment disputes. Anita is one of very few solicitors in Hong Kong who has been granted Higher Rights of Audience in civil proceedings by the Higher Rights Assessment Board of Hong Kong, giving her the right to conduct trials in the High Court and argue cases in the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. Anita is also an accredited mediator, a certified fraud examiner of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner and has significant experience across the spectrum of employment law. She has handled a number of high-profile employment and discrimination court cases as well as cases relating to data privacy. Anita has been recognised as a leading Employment lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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