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Thomson Reuters – Sweet & Maxwell are the publishers of the Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest ("HKLRD") and the Authorised Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Reports ("HKCFAR"), and providers of Westlaw HK (www.sweetandmaxwell.com.hk / www.westlaw.com.hk).

Criminal sentencing — conspiracy to make explosive substances — possessing explosive substances — conspiracy to make smoke bombs for use at impending public demonstrations — possessing explosive...
7 March 2018
Criminal law and procedure — arraignment — defendant’s personal attendance at his arraignment necessary even if he resided abroad and arraignment only for purpose of his formal acquittal Words and...
7 March 2018
Contempt of court — committal for contempt — undertaking given by defendants against diminishing value of their shares in holding company — no breach of undertaking as defendants were ignorant of...
6 March 2018
Company law — liquidators — ex parte application in writing for appointment — failure to disclose finding of contempt against one of three proposed liquidators — whether new insolvency practitioners...
6 March 2018
Civil procedure — pleadings — further and better particulars — denial of negative allegation — whether amounted to mere traverse (in respect of which no particulars would be ordered) or pregnant...
6 March 2018
Town planning — Town Planning Board — decision rejecting application under s. 12A to rezone site from “open space” to “residential” — whether procedural irregularity by taking into account irrelevant...
6 March 2018
Land law — resumption — compensation — Government lease — restriction of user to “dwelling house” prohibited shop use — acquiescence/abandonment of user covenant by Government — s. 12(b) did not bar...
13 February 2018
Intellectual property — trade marks — infringement — passing off — use of infringing marks by separate former offshoot of charity — similarity likely to confuse public, particularly donors and...
13 February 2018
Civil procedure — discovery — legal professional privilege — joint privilege — documents sought subject to privilege jointly owned by any of plaintiffs and other lay clients of solicitors’ firm — no...
13 February 2018
Civil procedure — costs — appeal — substitution of appellant where wrongly named by solicitor — limits of solicitor’s warranty of authority — liability for costs — whether indemnity costs appropriate...
13 February 2018
Civil evidence — expert evidence — change of expert — whether to grant permission to replace one expert with another — application of principles — securing payment of costs to be ordered in favour of...
13 February 2018
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
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