Case Updates

FACTS In 1995, X fully funded the acquisition of a property by C, a Hong Kong company. C did not have any other asset. In the same year, the shares in C (the Subject Shares) were transferred to…
December 2021
FACTS This was an application by the Director of Social Welfare under the Adoption Ordinance (Cap.290) for: (i) a declaration under s.5A that a child was free for adoption; and (ii) dispensation…
December 2021
Facts [Mental Health Ordinance (Cap.136) s.2, Pt.II] NLS, aged over 90, was a widower and had five children. He used to be a successful businessman running a chain of restaurants. He was the main…
November 2021
Facts [Human Reproductive Technology Ordinance (Cap.561) s.17] The applicants were a married couple. They had one child, a daughter (C) in secondary school. Not wanting C to be alone when they…
November 2021
Facts D, a Kenyan national, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug, namely 691 g of cocaine, and was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. D appealed against sentence mainly…
November 2021
Facts C, a company incorporated in Hong Kong, was wound up by its shareholders in Hong Kong on the grounds of insolvency. In order to deal with C’s assets located in Shenzhen, its liquidators (Ls)…
November 2021
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