Case Updates

Facts The prosecution applied for leave to add a Count 3 for the offence of “causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving”, contrary to s.36A of the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap.374) as an…
October 2021
Extradition: Statutory Construction: Nature and Scope of Extraditable Offences Procedural History The Republic of India requested the arrest and surrender of Mr. Singh in respect of a number of…
October 2021
Facts In 2017, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR and the Governor of Guangdong signed the Co-operation Arrangement between the Mainland and the HKSAR on the Establishment of the Port at the West…
October 2021
Facts These proceedings consisted of a challenge to the constitutionality of a policy of the Housing Authority (the Policy) and to the lawfulness of a decision made by the Authority pursuant to that…
October 2021
Enough Is Enough Facts There was no dispute that the Appellant killed the deceased on 12th September 2009 in the flat where they cohabited by chopping her approximately 213 times. The Appellant…
September 2021
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
Background The Petitioner Father appealed against a judgment handed down on 10 November 2020 granting leave to the Respondent Mother to relocate with their 5-year-old daughter (A) to Singapore with…
July 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
Background The plaintiff, Ms Luk, was a customer of the defendant bank, CMB Wing Luk Bank (“the Bank”). Ms Luk was a victim of a fraudulent investment scheme that was conducted by an employee of the…
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
Background This was the second application by the Petitioner Father to relocate with his two children, L (a boy aged 13.5) and B (a boy nearly 11), to Denmark. The Father was Danish and worked as a…
April 2021