Case Updates

D pleaded not guilty to common assault and was acquitted by the Magistrate. D, a District Councillor, was refused access to the District Council office to continue a sit-in protest and attempted to...
January 2018
T was a certified public accountant and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the Institute). He was engaged by the Institute to act as a Workshop Facilitator and an...
January 2018
R1–4 admitted liability for criminal contempt of court. During the Occupy Movement, Rs participated in a protest and refused to leave despite repeated announcements by the police and bailiffs...
January 2018
X unsuccessfully applied for leave to apply for judicial review (the Application) of the decision of the Building Authority (the BA) (the Decision) refusing a company’s application to appoint him to...
January 2018
Having on legal advice abandoned his application for leave to appeal against sentence, D sought, in reliance upon his assertion that he had subsequently given assistance which led to arrests abroad,...
January 2018
A contributory of C, a company in liquidation, sought a stay of the winding-up and the discharge of the Official Receiver as provisional liquidator on the ground that its principal asset held by a...
January 2018
L owned a market in premises (the Premises) in a retail and car park development (the Building). L leased the Premises together with the use of common areas to T under a tenancy agreement (the...
January 2018
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...
December 2017
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 2017
Case management – appeal – lengthy delay – Master should set and enforce timetable for preparation, particularly if litigants unrepresented – where party uncooperative, Registrar of Civil Appeals...
November 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...
November 2017
Company documents – inspection by director under s. 374 – whether applicant no longer director by time of application and hence lacked locus standi – inspection by shareholder under s. 740 – whether...
November 2017
Directors – listed company – disqualification – breaches of duty by chairman and non-executive directors – arising from contracts between listed company and holding company/affiliates also controlled...
November 2017
Notice of appeal – extension of time for service after leave to appeal granted – delay due to oversight by solicitors acting for appellant – considerations relevant to exercise of court’s discretion...
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...
November 2017