Law of Business and Carriage

Alan is the owner of a small logistics company located in a factory building in Kwun Tong. Due to the change of the overall economic market, many restaurants moved in his office location. Emily has moved in a flat next to Alans office running a Japanese restaurant recently. Business is growing and she plans to expand.

Due to unattended cooking at one night, a fire occurred in Emilys restaurant. The fire went into the conference room of Alans office. It was stopped promptly and minimal damage of the conference room was resulted, but an antique in the room was found to be burnt. The antique was valued at HKD1 million based on the auction price.

Now Emily seeks for your legal advice based on her situation. Please send an email to Emily explaining about her current position from a legal perspective and also the possible action(s) taken on Alans side.