Administrative Law

Facts X, the sole equity partner and managing partner of a firm of solicitors, applied for leave to apply for judicial review of four decisions by the Council of The Law Society. The first...
June 2021
Facts The Hong Kong Journalists Association (the HKJA) sought judicial review of what it complained of as a failure of the Police to facilitate, and not to hinder, lawful journalistic activities...
March 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
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
On 18th October 2019, the High Court of Hong Kong handed down judgment on a judicial review challenging the definition of marriage, namely MK v the Government of HKSAR (HCAL 1077/2018)....
March 2020
Administrative law — Appeals Tribunal of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers — Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Insurance Agents Registration Board — failure of administrative tribunal to seek proper...
January 2020
Re Madbar Abdul Salam [2019] 3 HKLRD 725, [2019] HKCA 640 Court of Appeal Civil Appeal No 57 of 2019 Yeung ACJHC and Lisa Wong J 28 May, 4 June 2019 Administrative law — Torture Claims Appeal...
September 2019
Human rights — equality before the law — sexual offences involving male homosexual conduct — Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) ss. 118G, 118H, 118J(1) and 118K unconstitutional as discriminatory against...
September 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
Administrative law - Communications Authority - Director of Information Services Department - decisions directing TV and radio licensees to broadcast Government advertisements on electoral reform -...
February 2019
Lucien Masset v Secretary for Justice (for Director of Environmental Protection) [2018] 5 HKLRD 55 Court of First Instance Constitutional and Administrative Law List No 41 of...
January 2019
Administrative law — Commissioner for Correctional Services — standing order issued by Commissioner requiring male prisoners, but not female prisoners, to have their hair cut — not direct sexual...
July 2018
Town planning — Town Planning Board — decision rejecting application under s. 12A to rezone site from “open space” to “residential” — whether procedural irregularity by taking into account irrelevant...
March 2018
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
Appeal Panel (Housing) – decision upholding decision of Housing Authority to issue notice to quit – whether breach of Tameside duty to investigate by Appeal Panel (Housing) X was a tenant of a...
October 2017
Judicial review – costs – successful application for judicial review against President of Legislative Council by Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice – whether President not to bear costs on...
May 2017
Director of Immigration – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passports Appeal Board – decisions refusing application for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport on basis applicant not...
April 2017
Commissioner of Correctional Services – decision dismissing applicant without retirement benefits following disciplinary proceedings – whether erred in treating previous cases of disciplinary...
November 2016
Judicial review – role of inferior tribunal – whether should appear at judicial review application – whether “neutral” stance appropriate P brought proceedings claiming entitlement to the credit...
November 2016
Judicial review — dismissal by Chairman and Deputy Chairman of PIC of Medical Council of complaint against registered medical practitioner — whether PIC’s decision to refer complaint to Medical...
October 2016