Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We understand that both personal and commercial disputes can be stressful and expensive.  Handling a dispute in a professional and commercial way has never been more important. Ho Tse Wai has the experience to provide a bespoke service in times of difficulty.

Our well-established litigation team have extensive experience in quickly and effectively resolving all manners of disputes, many of which are of high complexity and sensitivity.  We assist our clients, be they plaintiffs or defendants alike, achieve successful outcome in all kinds of disputes by the avenues of litigation, negotiations, mediation and/or arbitration.

Ho Tse Wai is pre-eminent in acting for a broad spectrum of individual and commercial clients in a wide range of complex disputes in areas as diverse as :-

  • Commercial and contract disputes
  • Employment-related matters
  • Land and property litigation
  • Insurance claim and disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Building and constructions matter
  • Libel and defamation
  • Debt recovery and enforcement
  • Fraud-related claims
  • Financial institution and service disputes
  • Intellectual property rights,
  • Wills, trust and inheritance

We treat every case from its inception as though it were to be taken to trial, preparing prior to the commencement of the legal proceedings at Court, and going through the evidence and legal strategy with our clients at each stage of the litigation process in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

We advise the most appropriate ways to deal with and resolve your dispute as quickly and as cost effectively as possible, which include the various methods of alternative disputes resolution available.

When litigation is inevitable, we will fight your case vigorously.  We have a proven track record in representing clients in complex litigation at all levels of court.   We advise clients in taking proactive measures to protect a client’s interest in light of urgency.

We understand that our clients are often concerned about the financial consequences of being involved in a dispute.  We recognize that the issues of preserving a commercial or personal relationship or avoiding any adverse publicity are also concerns of litigating parties.    We therefore also adopt a pragmatic approach and help our clients evaluate costs, benefits and risks of litigation against settlement at all stages of a dispute when we consider it in our client’s best interest to do so, and aim at enabling our clients to make informed decisions.  We are skillful at amicably and promptly resolving highly contentious matters.


What to do if a dispute arises?

Once a dispute arises, it is sensible to go back to the agreement or contract first made between the parties. You may need legal advice as to the agreement itself and the events that follow the signing of the agreement. It is most practical to keep and organise all relevant documents such as letters, emails, chat records and telephone notes, as well as a chronology of events to assist your claim.

Initial legal advice would be followed by a demand letter or a Writ of Summons to initiate legal proceedings. Depending on the urgency and nature of the matters involved, you may need to apply for an injunction or other reliefs to facilitate your claim. It is now much encouraged to settle the dispute in a cost effective way outside of Court, for example, by means of mediation or arbitration. However you should get full legal advice before accepting any settlement offers and consider any risks of costs to litigation.

The benefit of getting a lawyer is that lawyers will draft or scrutinize the letters, documents or settlement agreements with client’s interest and potential risks in mind. Lawyers will also communicate with lawyers of the respective parties to ensure a cost-effective and well informed decision-making process towards reaching a resolution of the dispute.

The levels of Court vary by the amount of the monetary claim. However, if the dispute involves a monetary claim of HK$75,000 or less, you can lodge your claim at the Small Claims Tribunal, where legal representation is not allowed.

Please contact Mr. Frederick Ho or Mr. Jonathan Man for advice.