Morley Chow Seto

In HKSAR v Wan Thomas & Ors (HCMA 700/2013), the first defendant had set up a company to “assist the family and friends of persons in custody so that mutual communication can be...
7 November 2016
Trial – jury – jury required by trial judge to deliberate overnight – whether lack of appropriate direction from judge gave rise to risk of placing jury under unacceptable pressure to deliver verdict...
20 September 2016
Upon being convicted of burglary by a District Court Judge, MD Emran Hossain (“Hossain”) was sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment. He sought leave to appeal against conviction and sentence (the “leave...
14 September 2016
In May of this year, we reported on the consideration by the Court of Appeal of the practice in sentencing whereby an applicant is afforded a full one-third discount from the starting point for...
7 September 2016
On 11 July 2016, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) handed down its judgment in two much anticipated decisions concerning money laundering (see FACC 5 & 6/2015 and FACC 1/2015, heard together)....
4 August 2016
The decision in HKSAR v Chan Huandai highlighted the problems of running jury trials in the Internet age. In this article, Morley Chow Seto examines the decision and the possible solutions...
11 July 2016
The current practice of sentencing whereby almost every Defendant who pleads guilty before trial is given a one-third reduction from the starting point for sentencing is being reconsidered by the...
6 May 2016
In HKSAR v Mak Chai Kwong & Tsang King Man, the Appellants were convicted by a District Court Judge of conspiring to defraud the Government under common law, and using documents as agents...
5 April 2016
Evidence of uncharged acts – prejudicial effect – specific directions required At his trial before a judge and jury in 2012, the Applicant was convicted of one count of conspiracy to traffic in...
30 March 2016
The courts have for a long time been presented with difficulties if an overseas witness is able and willing to give evidence but is either unable or unwilling to travel to Hong Kong to give that...
9 March 2016
On 7 December 2015, the Court of Appeal (“CA”) ordered a District Court Judge to convict Stephen Chan, the General Manager of TVB and his assistant Tseng Pei-kun, following protracted proceedings (...
22 February 2016
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