Case Updates

Chinese customary law — succession — principles under Qing Code — deceased survived by daughters — succession to daughters as last resort Wills, probate and succession — administration of estate...
June 2019
Criminal sentencing — dangerous drugs — trafficking — 107 g cocaine — sentencing guidelines — not unconstitutional for amounting to arbitrary imprisonment — failure to give defendant discount for...
June 2019
Civil procedure — costs — matrimonial proceedings — preliminary issue trial involving third party interest — application for leave to appeal against decision on costs — refused Family law —...
June 2019
Administrative law — Independent Commission Against Corruption — decisions refusing criminal investigation of complaint and explanation for decision — refusal to grant leave to apply for judicial...
June 2019
Contempt of court — civil contempt — false admission in pleadings verified by signed statements of truth — whether constituted contempt — whether distinction between false admission and false...
June 2019
Bankruptcy — petition — jurisdiction over foreign debtor — debtor personally present in Hong Kong on day petition presented pursuant to jurisdictional gateway under Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) s. 4...
June 2019
Courts and judicial system — judge — recusal — plaintiff had been witness and interested party in earlier arbitral proceedings in which deputy judge had acted as counsel for other side and cross-...
June 2019
Human rights — liberty and security of person — Pt. XII of Crimes Ordinance — whether provisions relating to prostitution and vice establishments contravened Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap....
April 2019
Reversal of Guilty Plea/Equivocal Plea/Discretion The Appellant was driving a private car when his offside front wheel pressed against the left foot of a pedestrian who was crossing the road from...
April 2019
Criminal sentencing — road traffic offences — dangerous driving — driving whilst disqualified — using motor vehicle without third party insurance — reckless driving worst of its kind — sentence not...
April 2019
Civil procedure — summary judgment — copyright infringement — authorisation by copyright owner to licensing body withdrawn — licensing scheme expired — defendants admitted to using copyright...
April 2019
Company law — liquidation — order for production under Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) [repealed] s. 221 — Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) s. 286B — contempt...
April 2019
Civil procedure — costs — perfected costs order — variation on ground order failed to provide for immediate taxation — whether court had no power to vary order by reason of functus officio — whether...
April 2019
Company law — directors — right to inspect documents — application by director whose removal inevitable — whether application made for improper purpose — inference to be drawn from inevitable removal...
March 2019
Civil procedure — stay of proceedings — abuse of process —application to stay proceedings pending payment of costs in previous actions — whether present action concerned same subject matter as...
March 2019
Criminal law and procedure —directions to jury — whether directions on dealing with defence evidence, drawing inferences, previous convictions and lies inappropriate and inadequate Criminal...
March 2019
Civil procedure — striking-out — action pursuant to Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap. 219) s. 60 for order setting aside assignment of real property — whether claim should be struck out —...
March 2019
Civil procedure — costs — taxation — stale employees’ compensation claim — legal aid certificate of applicant discharged — former solicitors seeking taxation of costs — construction of “upon...
March 2019
Administrative law - Communications Authority - Director of Information Services Department - decisions directing TV and radio licensees to broadcast Government advertisements on electoral reform -...
February 2019
Company law — statutory derivative action — written notice to company of intention to commence action — bare assertions of breach of fiduciary duties without reasons inadequate under s.733(4) —leave...
February 2019