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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
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
Picture yourself onstage, in front of an audience waiting to hear you interpret the lyrics of the song that you are about to sing. Then picture yourself a few hours later in a conference room working…
February 2021
Standing in front of the wardrobe to choose an outfit to wear, some may play by the rules. If you are Chris Chuang, however, even a small accessory can be a way to defy convention. Lawyers,…
January 2021
Curiosity has led Bonnie Chan Yiting through the myriad of zig zags in her career. The current Head of Listing at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) was born and bred in Hong Kong. After…
January 2021
AGM on 18 November This year, Hong Kong Society of Notaries’ Annual General Meeting was held on 18 November at The Hong Kong Club, followed by the Members’ Dinner Gathering.  Ms. Au Miu Po (Vice…
January 2021
HKFO Chairman and Music Director Sean Li in 2020 Barrister Sean Li pursues his passion for music as conductor of the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, which he founded. What do you do, as an up-and-…
December 2020
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”) which was…
December 2020
As Hong Kong seeks to excel as a knowledge-based economy, it has become increasingly important to develop a robust and comprehensive intellectual property (IP) regime. David Wong, the director of…
December 2020
  In the first week of September, a trio of Hong Kong lawyers made history by becoming the first all-Hong Kong relay team to swim across the English Channel. They also raised more than HK$1.5…
October 2020
  Ashley Alder took over as CEO of the SFC in October 2011, just as Hong Kong was emerging from the effects of the global financial crisis. In this wide-ranging interview with the Hong Kong Lawyer,…
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
Mental health — compulsory detention at hospital — action for alleged personal injury arising out of compulsory detention — application for leave to commence proceedings under s. 69(2) — reasonably…
July 2020
Administrative law — Director of Administration — scheme requiring applications for use of East Wing Forecourt of Central Government Offices (CGO) for public meetings and processions — forecourt not…
July 2020
Family law — divorce — ancillary relief — litigation funding — appeal against order requiring payment of funding per month without temporal limit and backdating of monthly payments — evidential…
June 2020
The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their…
June 2020
Civil procedure — costs — sanctioned offer or payment — plaintiff accepted defendant’s sanctioned payment — exceptional circumstances justifying departure from general rule under O. 22 r. 20(1) that…
May 2020
Criminal law and procedure — trial — summing-up — summing-up on issue as to drawing of inferences would be unbalanced if it did not deal with defence case, as well as prosecution case, on issue…
May 2020
Arbitration — court-ordered interim measures — anti-suit injunction as interim measure under s. 45 — Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) There were pending arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong between…
May 2020
  COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic transcending national borders, race, skin colour, culture, language, social status, religious beliefs, political ideologies, poverty divide, and digital divide.…
May 2020