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Defamation – slander – in answer to question put to her by lawyer in course of giving evidence at high-profile trial, defendant mentioned plaintiff’s name, which was then republished in media,...
11 December 2017
Divorce – ancillary relief – duty to give full and frank disclosure – whether breach by petitioner – whether judge erred in drawing adverse inferences against petitioner In ancillary relief...
11 December 2017
Conspiracy to deal with property known or believed to represent proceeds of indictable offence – mens rea – although judge erred as to mental element of offence, he had, by correct route, found...
11 December 2017
Appeal – abandonment of appeal – application to treat abandonment of appeal against sentence as nullity – mind did not go with act of abandonment – application refused D pleaded guilty to...
11 December 2017
Action commenced by company without authority – ratification by board resolution to validate action – ratification effective D1 applied for the striking-out of the action of the plaintiff company...
11 December 2017
Costs – striking-out application – admiralty actions – whether actions sustainable – whether striking-out applications properly brought such that defendant should be awarded costs of such...
11 December 2017
Administrative Appeals Board – appeal against decision of Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation refusing to register local fishing vessel – appeal by way of case stated as to proper...
11 December 2017
Government lease – conditions – grantee under obligation to take over maintenance and responsibility for road – whether, on proper construction of special condition, obligation extended to man-made...
6 November 2017
Recent complaint – question of whether recent complaint admissible where offence charged not sexual offence but act underlying it was – however, evidence in present case not of recent complaint as...
6 November 2017
Directors – listed company – disqualification – breaches of duty by chairman and non-executive directors – arising from contracts between listed company and holding company/affiliates also controlled...
6 November 2017
Company documents – inspection by director under s. 374 – whether applicant no longer director by time of application and hence lacked locus standi – inspection by shareholder under s. 740 – whether...
6 November 2017
Case management – appeal – lengthy delay – Master should set and enforce timetable for preparation, particularly if litigants unrepresented – where party uncooperative, Registrar of Civil Appeals...
6 November 2017
Notice of appeal – extension of time for service after leave to appeal granted – delay due to oversight by solicitors acting for appellant – considerations relevant to exercise of court’s discretion...
6 November 2017
Proof of debt – taxed costs incurred by creditor in presenting petition – whether debt provable in bankruptcy under s. 34 or costs and charges under s. 37 – Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) The...
2 November 2017
Constructive trust – common intention constructive trust – family home – not uncommon in context of Hong Kong Chinese family for parents to acquire property in name of child and yet retain control...
4 October 2017
Insider dealing – whether s.213(2)(b) engaged – whether consent order to be made under s. 213(2)(b) restoring counterparties to pre-transaction position and/or compensating counterparties –...
4 October 2017
District Court – jurisdiction – jurisdiction under s. 36 to hear application for declaratory relief as to beneficial ownership of real property – s. 36 to be liberally construed as jurisdiction-...
4 October 2017
Nature of transaction – whether outright sale of interest in premises or in nature of secured bridging loan – characterisation of transaction matter of law not fact – specific performance sought by...
4 October 2017
Expert evidence – personal injuries claim – whether, given earlier consent order prohibiting expert evidence on liability, court had jurisdiction to grant leave – whether “sufficient cause” to vary...
4 October 2017
Appeal Panel (Housing) – decision upholding decision of Housing Authority to issue notice to quit – whether breach of Tameside duty to investigate by Appeal Panel (Housing) X was a tenant of a...
4 October 2017
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