Room 228 News
Here are our latest announcements and newsletters
The do’s and don’ts of the office Christmas party…Bah humbug!
Santa FINALLY says Ho Ho Ho at this year’s office Christmas party!Read more
Warning: Don’t use emojis when negotiating a contract !
In this edition of the bowers.law Room 228 Newsletter, we analyse and give our Top Tips following a Canadian Judge recently ruling that a thumbs-up emoji 👍 is just as good as a signature, can represent a contractual agreement, and so ordering the 👍 using party to pay for an unfulfilled contract.Read more
The dos and the don’ts of the office Christmas party…Bah humbug!
Santa STILL says No No No at this 3rd COVID-impacted office Christmas party!Read more
Ruder Finn Asia and bowers.law Join Forces in Hong Kong to Offer Crisis Management Planning and Solutions
Powerful Combination of Legal, Communications Resources Immediately Available to Clients Experiencing High Risk EventsRead more
Ooops, my phone fell in the harbour !
In this latest edition of our Room 228 Newsletter, the bowers.law team takes a look at the recent high profile UK libel case nick-named Wagatha Christie with some Top Tips on what to do and what not to do with your electronic data in a contentious situation if you want to avoid your claims of accidental loss or destruction of electronic information having more than a whiff of "the dog ate my homework" !Read more
Death, Taxes….. and disagreements
Death, taxes…and disagreement. In this latest edition of our Room 228 Newsletter, the bowers.law team takes a look at the reasons why business owners may be reluctant to pay for legal advice on their way into a new venture, and then end up paying far, far more on their way out !Read more
More new starters at bowers.law !
Don’t become a fraud statistic !
The criminal fraud numbers reported in the 18 June 2022 edition of the South China Morning Post are staggering with the headline reading “Fraudsters swindled HK$1.28 billion from more than 6,000 Hongkongers through online, phone scams in first 4 months of the year”.Read more
Guide to Giving Evidence in Court
The bowers.law team have produced a Guide to Giving Evidence in Court which contains some Top Tips as well as some Dos and Don’ts if you’re ever unlucky enough to have to give ‘live’ evidence from a witness box in a courtroom, which (we know from personal experience) is one of the most stressful and difficult things that anyone can do, ever. We hope this helps !Read more
The dos and don’ts of the office Christmas party
Santa STILL says "No No No" at this 2nd socially-distanced COVID office Christmas party!Read more
bowers.law partner Kevin Bowers recently returned to Hong Kong from the USA and shares his Top Tips for surviving (enduring) the covid-screening at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and mandatory 21-day Hong Kong hotel quarantine when arriving into Hong Kong from a high-risk designated covid country.Read more
There is more to the UK than England
Are you considering relocating to the UK? Do you want to explore property and education options across different locations, but not sure where to start?Read more
Is your employer considering seconding you to the UK?
Are you currently in talks with your employer about a secondment to the UK? Do you have concerns about how to make things work for your family? Would you like to understand both your short and longer term options?Read more
bowers.law UK-based immigration consultant, Antonia Grant summarises recent UK Government policy guidance to UK local authorities which will be of interest to BNO citizens relocating to the UK in need of financial assistance.Read more
Relocating to the UK – The Tier 1 Investor Visa Option
In this Room 228 Newsletter we feature the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa.Read more
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is !
In this latest edition of our Room 228 Newsletter, we analyse a recent case in which the title of this Newsletter are the exact words used by the High Court Judge in the opening paragraph of his Judgment.Read more
UK remains in the top 5 desirable countries for relocation
Let GOHK2UK create a smooth seamless relocation experience designed just for you!Read more
Don’t be a victim of a Rom-Con…If it looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is!
Let's look at the increasing phenomenon of romantic scams (Rom-Cons), and our Top Tips to avoid it!Read more
Government makes further changes to Immigration Rules for BN(O) Nationals
bowers.law UK Immigration Consultant, Antonia Grant quoted in the South China Morning Post on the UK Government's most recent Statement of Changes to the UK Immigration Rules, including further changes to the BN(O) visa route for Hong Kong BN(O) citizens.Read more
bowers.law supports International Women’s Day 2021
In support of International Women's Day, the bowers.law team remind everyone (especially Hong Kong lawyers) of its July 2020 Room 228 Newsletter (bowers.law advises Snoopy on how to write a letter!)Read more
Let’s Talk Bitcoin
For this latest Room 228 Newsletter the bowers.law team decided to take a closer look at Bitcoin, the technology and ideas powering the cryptocurrency revolution.Read more
bowers.law provides construction legal services!
The firm is pleased to announce the launch of construction legal services with Shalean Sen joining as a ConsultantRead more
UK BN(O) Visa – Eligibility, Applying with Confidence (and in Confidence), and What to Expect During the Process
As the UK Government rolls out more information about the BN(O) visa category and the application process, many applicants are finding that the information they need for their own specific circumstances is simply unavailable.Read more
The UK’s new BN(O) Visa category is now open for applications
On the 31 January, the UK Government opened the new visa category for British National (Overseas) Citizens. Applications are now being accepted online.Read more
COVID-19 Vaccination – Can my employer make me take it?
In this Room 228 Newsletter we look at the knotty issue of whether employers can require their employees to be injected with one of the certified COVID-19 vaccines…a difficult one!Read more
I’m a victim of an email bank fraud, please help me to get my money back!
In this latest Room 228 Newsletter we look at the legal tools which we use to try to help (usually overseas) victims of e-fraud retrieve the money which fraudsters have (usually all too easily) stolen from them.Read more
Santa Says No No No at this Year’s Office Christmas Party (COVID-allowing)!
Although the office Christmas party is THE highlight of the year, here are some pointers both employers and employees alike should be very aware.Read more
If you’re thinking of moving from Hong Kong to the UK, read this!
The UK BN(O) visa scheme - taking the right steps and avoiding the pitfalls to secure your family’s future in the UKRead more
You really, really don’t want to hire a lawyer, but have no choice!
It’s usually a bad news story which means you have no choice but to hire a lawyer to help solve a personal or business problem. These tips should help lessen the pain!Read more
bowers.law now provides Intellectual Property legal services!
bowers.law is pleased to announce the launch of Intellectual Property (IP) services at the firm.Read more
UK Immigration FAQs
Let us answer some of the most frequently asked questions about UK Immigration!Read more
Don’t make it easy for the hackers!
Take a look at some of the risks associated with using public Wi-Fi in your personal and business lives!Read more
Hong Kong Businesses Need a Bespoke bowers.law Data Retention Policy!
Be prepared for new personal data privacy rules which are expected to become effective next year.Read more
You Need a Bespoke bowers.law Working From Home Plan!
Does your organization have sufficient policies and procedures in place to enable its staff to safely and productively work from home or remotely (WFH)?Read more
Dance like no one is watching, but text like it’ll be read out in court one day…
In this Room 228 Newsletter, we highlight some of the pitfalls of using instant messaging apps for business. It is estimated that around 65 billion Whatapp messages are sent each day!Read more
bowers.law launches UK and Ireland Immigration Services
bowers.law is pleased to announce that the firm now provides Immigration Services for the United Kingdom and Ireland.Read more
When Winning Feels Like Losing…Or does it?
Explore the feelings and emotions experienced on a settlement of any hard-fought dispute, especially cases involving close (sometimes intense) relationships between family members, shareholders and employers / employees.Read more
Watch out, watch out, there’s a fraudster about!
bowers.law's Top (Practical) Tips to minimising fraud riskRead more
Shopaholics go into Rehab
As Hong Kong shoppers and foodies continue to stay away from their favourite stores and restaurants, retailers and restaurant operators are finding it hard to keep up with their sky-high monthly rents.Read more
bowers.law advises Snoopy on how to write a letter!
The bowers.law team has decided as a group that we will no longer be using anachronistic salutations such as “Dear Sirs”, “Messrs” or “Dear Sir/Madam” as the default setting in any letters, emails etc.Read more
Why do employees commit fraud?
Find out now, and stop it…Quick!Read more
Show Me The Money!
Someone owes you money. How do you get it off them?Read more
Beat the cyber bullies at their own (computer) game!
The advent of mass ‘working from home’ and widespread remote working practices has brought with it a host of new issues for employers to grapple with, including cyber bullying and harassment of their workforce in the new virtual workplace.Read more
The Phones Have Ears!
Whether an audio recording of a conversation is admissible as evidence in a Hong Kong Court?Read more
Ruder Finn 2020 Crisis Management Briefing
Kevin Bowers on the panel of the Ruder Finn 2020 Crisis Management BriefingRead more
What is Room 228?
First edition of our Room 228 Newsletter, where we explain everything you need to know!Read more
Asian Legal Business interview with Kevin Bowers
Kevin Bowers explains the concept of bowers.law and its "New Way of Thinking"Read more
We are delighted to announce the launch of bowers.law
A new independent Hong Kong law firm with no hourly rates (just fixed, staged and retainer fees), and alinea our specialist 'one-stop-shop' crisis management, public relations and media service.Read more