HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 November 2019 - Following
a year of impressive growth, the firm is adding a red ribbon to its logo to
support World AIDS Day on 1 December.
While there's a lot to celebrate for advances in the
treatment and fight against HIV and AIDS, there's also much more to achieve
both globally and in Hong Kong. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have
acquired the infection, and about 35 million people have died. Today, around 38
million worldwide live with HIV, of whom 23 million are receiving treatment. One
of the biggest challenges in the fight against HIV has remained unchanged for
30 years: HIV disproportionally impacts people in vulnerable situations and
geographic areas. Affected individuals are often highly marginalized and
stigmatized, including in rather open societies as Hong Kong.
Social responsibility has been an integral part of
Hugill & Ip credo since its founding days. The firm is committed to advancing its policies to address and monitor all aspects
of social responsibility that are relevant to the practice. These include good
ethical behaviour, concern for employees' well-being, care for the environment
and involvement in the community. Social, environmental and ethical
conduct has an impact not only on reputation, but especially in creating a chain
of personal and professional behaviours that positively impact the world we
The firm actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and
in the community. It believes in recognising and promoting talent and
opportunities for every member of the firm, regardless of gender, race, family
status, disability, sexual orientation, identity or expression, age, religion
Next week will be dedicated to a series of educational videos where
several Hugill & Ip solicitors focus on issues like estate planning and
probate, employment rights, discrimination and the progress of LGBT rights in
funding partners Adam Hugill and Alfred Ip have reiterated, the firm is
thrilled to join hands with AIDS Concern this year for the "Wills of
Concern" campaign during which they hope to
raise as many donations as possible for achieving a fall of the
annual HIV new infection rate, to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and eliminate
stigma for people living with HIV. Until
the end of 2019, direct donations to AIDS Concern will benefit this important
cause, while Hugill & Ip will write free wills in return. For further
details, please check the following link.
Bespoke Legal Solutions
Hugill & Ip's view is long term and endeavours
to build lasting client relationships based on trust, professionalism and
As a young independent law firm, yet its lawyers
bring decades of experience providing bespoke legal advice and exceptional
client service to individuals, families, entrepreneurs and businesses, in Hong
Kong and internationally.
Working for a 'TRIPLE ZERO' Hong Kong
AIDS Concern (HK Registered Charity IR No: 91/3554) leads social change by individuals, organisations and society to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and eliminate stigma for people living with HIV.
AIDS Concern works with groups at risk for HIV infection through outreach, workshops, and peer-counselling to provide them with free HIV/AIDS education and testing services. It also promotes the importance of safer sex among at risk communities and strengthens their knowledge regarding sexual health in order to reduce their risk of HIV infection.