InternetSolicitor.com and Corporate Social Responsibility

InternetSolicitor.com was set up by Yip, Tse & Tang, Solicitors and launched in 1999. It is constituted by partners and solicitors of Yip, Tse & Tang, Solicitors. Its objective is to serve the public and its clients through the Internet as an open and freely accessible international infrastructure. Yip, Tse & Tang was selected by the ITS Department, HKSAR Government as a Reference Case on use of e-commerce on professional services.

Yip, Tse & Tang was awarded the Caring Company Logo for 5 consecutive years since 2003 by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service in recognition of their effort in demonstrating good corporate citizenship and contributing to a caring community. In addition, the law firm was award by the Council with the Outstanding Partnership Award. The Award was granted to the firm in recognition of its joint effort with The Family Crisis Service Centre - Caritas Hong Kong. This debt counselling programme has been a pioneer on giving debt counselling advice to the general public for free.


Yip, Tse & Tang launched IVA.com.hk for IVA Debt Service

In March 2002, Yip, Tse & Tang launched a debt legal service serving debtors' need. The service is known as Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) which is a statutory alternative to bankruptcy under the laws.

IVA has the benefit of avoiding bankruptcy. "IVA is a 'win-win' debt solution to creditors and debtors. Some debtors, such as civil servants, well-paid managers or professionals don't like bankruptcy," said Mr. Thomas Tse, inventor of IVA.com.hk and partner of Yip, Tse & Tang . IVA applicants can be credit card debtors or undischarged bankrupts. The firm has teamed up with skilled debt analyst and experienced certified public accountant to provide this new kind of legal service.

IVA applicants are only required to pay $2,000 as initial cost to start with a repayment proposal. "Our IVA service is built upon the solid foundation we have acquired on our bankruptcy legal service. We are experienced in communicating with banks and finance companies. That can facilitate our early reach of a compromise repayment plan between debtors and creditors," said Mr. Thomas Tse. The firm is now processing a large number of IVA cases. Proposal has been prepared and application for interim order has been made on a number of cases. Many IVA proposals have also been passed to creditors' meetings' approval. Approved IVAs can be verified in the public register placed with the Official Receiver's Office.

"The new service is proven to be very successful. By April, 2008, we have applied to the Court over 1,200 interim orders for the purpose of convening creditors' meetings and creditors meetings have been summoned and held at the offices of Yip, Tse & Tang for consideration of the debtors' proposals," said Mr. Thomas Tse.


Henry Chung, Partner: Civil Litigations, Commercial Contracts & Criminal Defence

Tel: 64199999

  • Partner
  • Solicitor Hong Kong
  • Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Certified Notary Public, Maryland
  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown Law Center, Washington DC PCLL, University of Hong Kong, Hong KongB.A. Government and Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca NY Arnold & Porter, Washington DC, Staff Attorney in 2006Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research, Rockville MD 
  • Litigation/Trade Secrets Attorney in 2003-6

Capabilities:

  • Comprehensive handling of personal injuries and employees’ compensation cases including drafting of pleadings and correspondences, attending Check List Review and 3-minute hearings, negotiation of settlement, attending trials and assessment of damages hearings.
  • Comprehensive handling of civil litigation cases including drafting of pleadings and correspondences, attending Check List Review and 3-minute hearings, negotiation of settlement, and arranging mediation.
  • Comprehensive handling of criminal litigation cases including taking instructions from clients, attending trials, mitigation, plea and sentencing hearings.
  • Acting for vendors and purchasers in conveyancing transactions including raising and answering requisitions and comprehensive study of title deeds.
  • Extensive handling of family law cases including drafting of pleadings and obtaining Divorce Order Nisi and Order Absolute.
  • Extensive handling of probate cases including drafting of wills and obtaining letters of administration for clients.
  • Conducted legal research and client interviews

Personal Injuries: Employees' Compensation, Workplace Negligence and Traffic Accidents

accident_injuryThe firm represents a large number of workers or employees in claiming against employers on their negligent liability. The firm also seeks compensation for employees under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance. It has a track record of claiming for hundreds of employees.

The Personal Injuries Claims Department is headed by Mr. Charles Tse, partner of the firm, leading several solicitors and trainee solicitors. Click and visit our website at www.injury.com.hk.


Debt Restructuring by Debt Relief Plan (DRP) or Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)

DRP.com.hk and IVA.com.hk were launched for these services as a result of the increase of demand on non-bankruptcy approach to solve the debt problem.

Since its inception, we held discussion on the subject in the press and electronic media, including Hong Kong Economic Times, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Singtao Daily, Cable TV, Radio Television Hong Kong and MetroRadio. If a detor does not wish to bankrupt, he may think about whether IVA is a desirable measure to solve his debt problem.

By May 2005, Yip, Tse & Tang has handled more than 1,200 IVA and about 1,000 DRP applications having restructured hundreds of millions of dollars.