Morley Chow Seto

Criminal Law and Procedure HKSAR v Moala Alipate [2019] HKCA 537 Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 135 of 2017 Before: Hon McWalters JA, Poon JA and Zervos JA Date of Judgment: 26 February...
23 August 2019
The Digital Age and the Rise of Upskirting In 1999, when Kyocera marketing executive, Hajimi Kimura introduced the world’s first mobile videophone – The VisualPhone VP-210, he said: “Users can...
21 May 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...
12 April 2019
HKSAR v Chan Chi Ho Lincoln [2018] HKCFA 64 Court of Final Appeal FACC No. 18 of 2018 Ma CJ, Ribiero PJ, Fok PJ, Cheung PJ, Phillips NPJ 21 December 2018 The Appellant was driving a private...
11 April 2019
An opportunity to review the current sentencing practice in drug trafficking cases presented itself to the Court of Appeal (Hon Lunn VP, Macrae VP and McWalters JA) in HKSAR v Kilima Abubakar Abbas [...
9 November 2018
Criminal law and procedure - sexual offences - indecent assault, contrary to s.122 - indecent acts with girl aged 13 but whom defendant believed was aged 17 - defence of honest and reasonable belief...
9 July 2018
Criminal evidence - expert evidence - admissibility - testimony of specialist psychiatrist on consumption rates of certain drugs in Hong Kong - whether testimony relevant and reliable - whether...
9 July 2018
Appeal grounds – appeal procedure In Wiwik Lestari, Counsel for the Applicant had advanced 10 grounds of appeal. The Court had not found it necessary to invite the Prosecution to reply to any...
17 May 2018
Dangerous drugs – trafficking - knowledge The Applicant was convicted after trial of trafficking in 572 grammes of cocaine. The issue at trial was the Applicant’s knowledge that she was carrying...
17 May 2018
Criminal Sentencing - Dangerous Drugs – previous convictions - very different offences calling for very different levels of punishment and/or types of sentence D was convicted, on his own plea, of...
7 March 2018
Meanings of "drive" and "use" an unlicensed vehicle - Road Traffic Ordinance The Defendant was charged with the offence of using an unlicensed vehicle contrary to ss. 52(1)(a) and 52(10)(a) of the...
13 February 2018
In HKSAR v Tam Ho Nam, FACC 3/2017, it was not in dispute that the appellant (then aged 18) killed his girlfriend who was found to have sustained 64 wounds. The appellant claimed that at the time of...
7 November 2017
HKSAR v Choi Wai Lun, HCMA 620/2016 involved an under-aged girl ("PW1") offering sex services with a fee schedule through an adult website. PW1 falsely represented that she was aged 17. The...
7 November 2017
Hearsay – admissibility – directions to the jury Customs Officers intercepted a parcel arriving in Hong Kong finding that it contained 1.07 kg of cocaine. A name, address and telephone number was...
4 October 2017
In HKSAR v Nguyen Anh Nga, FACC 17 of 2016 (on appeal from CACC 424 of 2012), the Court of Final Appeal addressed directions that must be given by a Judge in relation to inferences, holding that...
15 September 2017
In HKSAR v Law Wing Fai (HCMA 476 of 2016) and HKSAR v Gilbert Henry Collins (HCMA 21 of 2017), the Court of Appeal answered the following question: whether a driver who drink-drives, and has a valid...
25 August 2017
On 26 January 2017, the Court of First Instance handed down a judgment on s.35G of Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) (“PDPO”) in HKSAR v Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited, HCMA 624/...
10 April 2017
Admissions – equivocal or ambiguous statements The Appellant was directed to go through a customs inspection when she arrived at Hong Kong International Airport from Kuala Lumpur in 2012. ...
8 March 2017
Corruption and bribery offences – meaning of “agent” and “other document” for the purpose of s. 9(3) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance – deception on company by sole directors of that company...
8 February 2017
In September 2016, we reported on the decision by the Appeal Committee of the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) to grant leave to appeal to the CFA on the following question: “May a single Justice of...
7 February 2017
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