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Facts X sought leave to apply for judicial review against two decisions by the Secretary for Justice (the SJ) to withdraw two private prosecutions taken out by X (the Decisions). The private summons…
September 2021
Facts X was an asylum seeker, and as such, without the prior approval from the Director of Immigration, could not be lawfully employed in Hong Kong. X had not obtained such approval. X commenced…
August 2021
Facts L and C were the respective defendants in two cases concerning conspiracy to transfer forged identity cards. L originally faced three charges. In the original third charge, it was alleged that…
August 2021
Facts On a mid-morning in April 2017, the deceased, aged 46, was found in an unresponsive state in her room at the flat where she had been employed as a domestic helper since December 2016. She was…
August 2021
Facts A motorcycle ridden by P came into collision with a taxi owned by D1 and driven by D2 who had hired the taxi from D1. P brought a personal injuries action against Ds. Held, dismissing the…
July 2021
Facts On 30 June 2020, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (the NPCSC) added the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special…
July 2021
Facts Y, a holder of a bond issued by C, petitioned in Hong Kong to wind up C, a Bermuda-incorporated company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd, on the grounds of…
July 2021
Facts X was licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the HKMA) to issue and operate prepaid cards, namely, anonymous cards, personal cards and co-brand cards. X decided to cease business in…
June 2021
Facts X, the sole equity partner and managing partner of a firm of solicitors, applied for leave to apply for judicial review of four decisions by the Council of The Law Society. The first decision…
June 2021
At first instance and on appeal, these judicial review applicants (Xs) contended that the New Territories Small House Policy (the SHP) was unconstitutional in its entirety for three reasons. First,…
May 2021
[Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap.32) s.182] C, an insolvent company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd, applied for a validation order…
May 2021
P, a shareholder of Convoy Global Holdings Ltd (CG), commenced two common law derivative actions. The claim in HCA 1479/2018 related to the fact that between February and October 2016, Forthwise…
May 2021
Facts D pleaded guilty to a charge under s.17 of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap.228) of possession of an offensive weapon with intent to use it for an unlawful purpose and was sentenced to 4…
April 2021
Facts After a police constable (PW1) used his firearm during a public order event and a 21-year-old person was injured by one shot, D posted on his Facebook account four doxxing messages containing…
April 2021
It’s a sport played by royals, sultans, tycoons, and sports enthusiasts. Polo is arguably one of the oldest team sports, and Taylor Hui, partner at Deacons, is a vocal proponent of it in Hong Kong.…
March 2021
Facts D1 and D2 (Ds), aged 14 at the time of the offence, each pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful assembly, which lasted over an hour and involved about 100 protestors. Most protestors were…
March 2021
Facts D was unanimously convicted on two counts of trafficking in dangerous drugs after trial before a Judge and a jury in the High Court. Police officers apprehended D outside a flat of which D was…
March 2021
Facts The Hong Kong Journalists Association (the HKJA) sought judicial review of what it complained of as a failure of the Police to facilitate, and not to hinder, lawful journalistic activities at…
March 2021
Ada Chung, who was appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data last September, already has an accomplished career till date. Besides being a qualified barrister and a Certified Public…
March 2021
Facts C was a listed company incorporated in Hong Kong held by AGL, also a listed company in Hong Kong. A direct wholly-owned subsidiary of AGL (the Offeror) put forward a scheme of arrangement to…
February 2021