Case Updates

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 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
Facts These were five applications for judicial review. One issue was common to all the applications. Two additional issues were raised in HCAL 2915/2019 brought by the Hong Kong Journalists...
February 2021
Facts In light of the increased doxxing activities directed at judges and judicial officers and their family members arising from recent protests and public order events, the Secretary for Justice...
February 2021
Background The respondent was a company incorporated in Hong Kong with three directors, one BVI company and two natural persons, namely Ms. Wang and Ms. Yang. The two directors, Ms. Wang and Ms....
February 2021
Facts The appellant, L, was a foreign domestic helper (FDH). L was required to apply to the Director of Immigration (the Director) for a visa, which was issued to her, in accordance with the FDH...
January 2021
In light of protests at the Hong Kong International Airport (the Airport), P, the Airport Authority, obtained an ex parte interim injunction against Ds, persons unlawfully and wilfully obstructing...
January 2021
Facts D3 applied for security for costs against P, a Cayman Islands company now in liquidation. P had been listed in Hong Kong, but trading in its shares had long been suspended. It resisted the...
January 2021
  In each of five actions (the Actions), Ps sued D, a corporation licensed to carry on business in dealing in securities and asset management in Hong Kong, for dishonoured cheques drawn in Ps...
January 2021
Background The Defendants in this case applied by their summons of 24 June 2020 (“Summons”) for me to recuse myself from hearing the substantive hearing of the Originating Summons (“OS...
December 2020
Parties Yung Wai Tak Abraham William (“employee”) worked as a company secretary at Nation Resources Limited (“Nation Resources”) before his employment was terminated. During his employment, he...
December 2020
Parties The Claimant was an employee in a solicitor firm, who worked as a secretary under an employment contract with a three-month probation period (“Employee”). The Defendant was the...
November 2020
Editor’s Note: This digital version replaces the printed English and Chinese versions in the Journal. Please treat is as the correct and most updated version of the article. Ms Chu Ang (“Ms...
November 2020
Introduction Section 6(6) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance, Cap 159 ("the LPO") enjoins the Law Society to impose a two-year requirement when issuing a practising certificate to a solicitor....
October 2020
In this Court of Appeal case of Xu Yi Jun v GF Capital (Hong Kong) Limited (CACV 502 & 577 / 2019), the Court considered whether an employer can withhold a bonus payment after the payment due...
October 2020
Facts The applicant and the 4 interested parties took part in the annual march organized by the Civil Human Rights Front on 1st July 2014. On 4th July 2020, they were arrested by the police for (a...
October 2020
Parties The 1st Plaintiff, Music Holdings, is a company beneficially owned by Mr Behringer. In 1999, Music Holdings purchased and at all material times thereafter owned a residential...
September 2020
Procedural History Ms. Chu (the Respondent in this appeal) was charged with accepting an advantage as an agent contrary to section 9(1)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (“POBO”). At the...
September 2020
Introduction This recent case laid down the principles on what a defendant should do in order to secure an appropriate discount for early pleas to lesser offences or alternative charges....
September 2020
Administrative law — Torture Claims Appeals Board — judicial review — abuse of process — appeal against striking-out of second application for leave to apply for judicial review in respect of same...
August 2020