The challenges facing all businesses in Hong Kong that interact with employees and the environment are increasing on a daily basis.
Hong Kong has complex and far-reaching workplace health and safety legislation. All factories, industrial undertakings, construction sites, and workplaces are covered. This includes; airport, ports, cargo and container handling, factories and retail. Most offences under these ordinances are either absolute liability or strict liability.
There also exists comprehensive legislation in respect of air, noise, water pollution and other environmental hazards.
Criminal liability under the ordinances that relate to these matters, frequently extends to managers, directors and corporate officers.
Members of Liberty Chambers have extensive experience in defending prosecutions brought under these ordinances. The cases often involve complex technical evidence, with expert witnesses and forensic reports involved.